Mahathir speaks at a press conference.

LANGKAWI: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today reminded the people to be cautious in choosing their leaders so as to prevent the country from being administered by crooks.

The prime minister and Pakatan Harapan chairman said he fails to understand why some people are letting themselves to be easily swayed by someone who is currently facing trial over alleged theft.

“We have come to a stage where people are kissing the hands of a thief, calling him bossku (my boss), saying that it’s okay when bossku swindles money, that it’s okay to steal,” he said with sarcasm.

“I don’t understand how people can be influenced by someone who is facing trial for cheating, for stealing money,” he told a press conference after visiting a 5G demonstration project here today. – Bernama

Mahathir speaks at a press conference.