To avoid the intolerable situation of two tigers in a mountain, Mahathir should gracefully pass the baton to Anwar as soon as he has set the broken house of Bolehland in order.
Many now see Mahathir as their saviour and regard him as a demigod or magical in leading Pakatan Harapan to topple BN.
That is shallow. The PH victory was not the result of one man's magic. A combination of factors was responsible for the victory.
Anwar's 20 years reformasi work that slowly but surely chipped away at BN's support. Lim Kit Siang's bold move to capture Penang, Perak and recently Johore that helped in bringing down BN.
The previous regime's mind boggling corruption and abuse of power and their indifference to the cries of the rakyat.
And most importantly, the proverbial straw that finally broke the camel's back - the suffocating yoke of the goods and services tax.
Mahathir was the rallying figure - one that was significant no doubt. All these things coming together to create history.
Surely not solely because of one man.
Without the pain of the GST at the back of the rakyat's final awakening, BN might just as well continue to strut the stage despite all the scandals, Mahathir or not.
So, let's give due where due and not forget the work and sacrifices of all the parties coming together to work the magic.
But now Bolehland is faced with two tigers. There is a Chinese idiom that says a mountain cannot contain two tigers.
How true that seems to be.
Six days after the general election, Bolehland still has no cabinet in sight!
Anwar was supposed to have been released today after he was supposed to have been pardoned by the king. Then, most inexplicably, the pardon is now slated to take place tomorrow allegedly at the Pm's request because procedures must be followed.
There is the rumour that Zahid was trying to make a deal with Anwar although Zahid has denied meeting Anwar.
No one knows for sure what is happening. That is not good for the nation - uncertainty.
Are there problems brewing between the tigers?
In this situation of uncertainty it will be good for everyone that Mahathir assures all that he will pass the baton to Anwar as soon as he has put the Bolehland house in order and not a second longer than it is necessary. And that surely must not be longer than two years.
Right, Bolehland won't know for sure how Anwar will turn out to be as a Pm. But no one knows for sure how a person will turn out to be as a Pm.
However, he should be given a chance after all the sacrifices he has put in and gone through. After all, Anwar is no greenhorn in government matters or lacking experience. He was the deputy Prime Minister and the Finance Minister when he was sacked by Mahathir himself.
If he fails to perform, the rakyat can vote him out come the next general election.
Mahathir has had his chance. Bolehland is not against giving him a second chance to right what has gone wrong.
But when the work is done, the baton must be passed on to Anwar gracefully.