Updated 2.20pm, 6 April 2009
TAIPING, 6 April 2009: Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad started campaigning for the Barisan Nasional (BN) today, beginning in Bukit Gantang.
Mahathir endorsed Datuk Seri Najib Razak as prime minister and Datuk Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir as the new Perak menteri besar.
He said the BN-installed government in Perak was now a matter of fact and must be accepted unless a court finds it wrong.
The former Umno president returned to Umno as a member on 4 April 2009 after having resigned on 19 May 2008 citing loss of faith in the party’s leadership then under Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.
Mahathir had said he would help BN in its campaigning for the Bukit Gantang and Bukit Selambau by-elections which will be held tomorrow.
He is expected to travel to Bukit Selambau this afternoon to campaign there.
Dr M endorses Perak takeover