PETALING JAYA - The appointment of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad as the chairman of Pakatan Harapan or the "top dog" of the Opposition coalition is the biggest betrayal of the reformasi movement, said social activist Kua Kia Soong (pic).
He said it was bad enough when Pakatan Harapan made an alliance with the "unrepentant former autocrat" but also must answer for all his previous scandals.
"Harapan must be prepared for more than the RM30 billion (S$9.6 billion) forex (foreign exchange) losses incurred during Dr Mahathir's term," said the Suaram adviser in a statement yesterday.
Last week, Dr Mahathir was named Pakatan Harapan chairman, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim its de facto leader and Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail its president.
Referring himself as "top dog" by virtue of being Pakatan Harapan chairman, Dr Mahathir had also challenged Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak to a debate, adding that doing so could clear their names.