Did he mean that the intention of the whole thing was to blackmail him? It couldn't be to blackmail Lingam because he was the one who received the whacking, justly so.
So when he said that they wanted to blackmail him, what has he got to do in return as to not be blackmailed? Stop bugging the PM? Blackmail works along the premise that the blackmailer has knowledge of something bad about someone and threatens to divulge that info unless that someone does something or gives something in return.
Has the blackmailer asked anything from him yet? Hey, blackmail is an offence. If he/she has, then he should report it to the police. Could it be that he is saying all these because he is afraid that he would be blackmailed? Funny, blackmail victims or those who fear blackmail would not speak out in public but he did.
Now lets see this new development. This is reported in The Star:
“By charging me in court, I will have the opportunity to explain many things that the judges did, including lobbying,” Dr Mahathir said.
Did he say this with the wish to be charged? To me it sounds more of a warning than a request. What he is implying is, you charge me and I will sing like a canary, Now this is an open blackmail. A blackmail in public.
First he said that they wanted to blackmail him and now it looks like he wants to blackmail them. Funny fellow this desperate old man. Okay lets say that what he said about including lobbying did happen, why didn't he initiate action against them? The Tribunal in the 80s did not try those judges for lobbying. Nowhere was it mentioned that they were guilty of lobbying.
When he said including lobbying he means that there are other wrongs beside lobbying so why were they not charged for those other wrongs?
What the people could see was that since that episode, the quality of the Judiciary went down the drain. The people could guess the outcome of cases depending on the personalities put on trial and the Judges presiding over them.
Funny, by getting rid of bad apples, as he implied in his explain many things that the judges did, including lobbying, he replaced them with down right rotten and toxic ones.
He is so desperate that he is turning into a joker and no one is laughing. What is he really afraid of?
Oh yes, how come suddenly he can remember so many things but lost his memory when confronted by the commission?