Project IC anger makes Dr Mahathir a liability for Shafie

Bernard Saw

Prime Minister Dr Mahathir and Sabah Chief Minister Shafie Apdal in Likas, Sabah in September last year. Analysts say Dr Mahathir did not campaign in Sabah for the 14th general election in 2018 to avoid questions about Project IC. - The Malaysian Insight pic by Irwan Majid, August 10, 2020.

DR Mahathir Mohamad’s presence in Sabah to support Mohd Shafie Apdal and Warisan in the state elections can backfire due to the lingering anger over Project IC, said analysts.

They told The Malaysian Insight Sabahans were still smarting over the purportedly government-sanctioned effort in the 1980s and 1990s to give citizenship to foreigners in Sabah.

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