One clams, that there was a gentleman's agreement and the other denied. No matter how irrelevant this claim and the subsequent denial is, who do you believe?
One is old and senile and the other is a sleepyhead. One thing they share in common though is that both are liars. The Senile one could not remember very important things that happened during his Reign of Terror. These are very important events in a person's life and if you don't remember that, something is very-very wrong with you. I mean, it's akin to forgetting the first time you had sex.
Let's say he truly forgot what happened, how are we to say that he is speaking the truth now? Selective amnesia seems to be the in thing today. How come he could remember this claim of his very vividly? Is it because he gains by remembering? How come he forgot in front of the pussies in the RCI? Is it because he stood to lose if he had remembered? Looks like he is a liar.
The other is a blatant liar, period. Remember "There will be no school fees" live on National TV. We all know what happened next. He couldn't have been misquoted because he was reading from a prepared and definitely vetted text. If he had meant only RM4.50 and RM9.00, why didn't he say so? Was there an attempt at deception? A liar is one thing, a deceiver is very dangerous.
I don't want to go into other things which we all already know. Supporters of old sleepyhead would stop at nothing to say that their boss was right when he denied the claim of the old dictator. Supporters of the old dictator too would practice selective amnesia, choosing to sidestep the issue that what old sleepyhead had done was learnt from The Senile One.
What I really want to highlight here is that who the f*** gave these two aresholes the right to decide who becomes king? Who do they think they are? Do they think that this is their father's country where they can bargain and trade and kill each other to decide who becomes king?
In the first place, the position they are haggling over is not the position of KING but rather Chief Civil Servant. Arseholes don't decide who becomes Chief Civil Servant. Arseholes just serve, period.
Stop treating like this country belongs to your father which you can broker between you. This country is ours.
And to the real owners of the country, look at what you have done by employing arseholes as Chief Civil Servant? You are an arsehole yourself.