Mahathir to visit Najib's base despite threats

Dr Mahathir Mohamad plans to visit farmers under the Felda scheme who have voted for the ruling Barisan Nasional for generations.
Dr Mahathir Mohamad plans to visit farmers under the Felda scheme who have voted for the ruling Barisan Nasional for generations.

Opposition chief dismisses Umno warnings of potential trouble

Former premier and now opposition leader Mahathir Mohamad will go ahead with his visit today to Pekan, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak's parliamentary constituency, despite warnings from ruling party Umno that there may be trouble.

"People are waiting to see me, to welcome me, but Umno is saying that there would be unrest. Who else would spark unrest if it's not them?" he told reporters at a press conference yesterday.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 28, 2018, with the headline 'Mahathir to visit Najib's base despite threats'. Print Edition | Subscribe