Mahathir has been snapping at Najib's heels, so to speak, for some time already, effectively telling the Pm to get lost.
And obviously exasperated and desperate at Ah Jib's continued insolence at not responding, Mahathir had to finally invoke the ghost of Altantuya.
If 1MDB and GST could not do the job, the ghost of Altantuya at least did finally elicit some sort
of a response from the Pm.
Tellingly (?), it was only to deny that he knew Altantuya.
Mahathir is more afraid of dUMNo losing with Ah Jib around as the Pm.
Mahathir is more concerned about saving dUMNo.
If Ah Jib is eventually ousted, will that save Bolehland?
If dUMNo is 'saved,' nothing is going to change.
Whoever replaces Ah Jib, it will be more of the same.
dUMNo has become so set in its ways that for it to change will be like asking it to turn into a butterfly.
The only way to save Bolehland, come Ge 14, is to vote in the opposition, sans Pas, and consign dUMNo to the dustbin of history where they could ossify themselves for the erudition of future political paleontologists.