Nothing new in M'sian politics, yesterday RSIS fellow, Dr Oh Ei Sun said regarding Dr Mahathir the same thing on what I said in his interview on The Straits Times: "He has become totally irrelevant against the exhibited power of incumbency".
(my saying: "This reflects to the power deterioration of Dr Mahathir on his power contest against Najib." https://www.facebook.com/kan.yuenyong/posts/101548... )
But what I was curious was about the donating money from Saudi to Najib, according to BBC: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-35409424
"The purpose of the donation was simple, said the Saudi source - it was to help Mr Najib and his coalition win the election, employing a strategic communications team with international experience, focusing on the province of Sarawak, and funding social programmes through party campaigning.
But why should the Saudis care about an election in a non-Arab country more than 6,000 km (3,700 miles) away? The answer, the source said, lay in their concerns over the rising power of the Muslim Brotherhood, which they consider a terrorist organisation."
The problem is from this news, the US and Saudi have worked together since cold-war era: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/24/world/middleeast...
"The support for the Syrian rebels is only the latest chapter in the decadeslong relationship between the spy services of Saudi Arabia and the United States, an alliance that has endured through the Iran-contra scandal, support for the mujahedeen against the Soviets in Afghanistan and proxy fights in Africa. Sometimes, as in Syria, the two countries have worked in concert. In others, Saudi Arabia has simply written checks underwriting American covert activities."
And from Brzezinski's interview, it was him to project "operation cyclone" to "draw the Soviet into Afghan" trap.
Q: When the Soviets justified their intervention by asserting that they intended to fight against a secret involvement of the United States in Afghanistan, people didn’t believe them. However, there was a basis of truth. You don’t regret anything today?
Brzezinski: Regret what? That secret operation was an excellent idea. It had the effect of drawing the Russians into the Afghan trap and you want me to regret it? The day that the Soviets officially crossed the border, I wrote to President Carter: We now have the opportunity of giving to the USSR its Vietnam war. Indeed, for almost 10 years, Moscow had to carry on a war unsupportable by the government, a conflict that brought about the demoralization and finally the breakup of the Soviet empire.