The above is anews report in 2006 when Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad was humiliated (borrowing Datuk Mokhzani's words in the report) in his own Division of Kubang Pasu in Kedah.
The former president of Umno (who quit barely three years earlier in Oct 2003) was denied a seat to be a Kubang Pasu delegate to the 2006 Umno General Assembly in Kuala Lumpur.
Dr Mahathir was very critical of the then Mr Clean who was Umno president and Prime Minister and it was an open secret that 'all the president's men' were out to prevent Dr M from appearing as a delegate at the party's general assembly.
The new Kubang Pasu division chief then was someone subservient to the new president and 'all the president's men' were initially confident of the new chief preventing his former boss from appearing in PWTC as a delegate.
Talks of those white envelopes changing hands in some clubhouse is an open secret now but there seems to be a few more untold secrets about the Kubang Pasu saga.
Those hidden hands which approved, funded and eventually 'fixed' Dr Mahathir in his own division in Kedah by threatening and bribing the delegates remains unknown, or at least the secret remains well kept.
Some new evidence and testimony points that the main culprit who 'fixed' and humiliated Tun Dr Mahathir could be those who have been pretending to be close to the former Prime Minister and Umno president of 22 years.
These could be the same guys who kiss Dr Mahathir's hands at the slightest available opportunity.
Cerita nidah lama dah. But who unleashed Johari Baharom, Osman Aroff and particularly Saad Man to sabotage Dr Mahathir?
It could well be a classic case of gunting dalam lipatan but we could have been looking at the wrong gunting all these years. The real culprits could still be smiling, sitting in comfortable positions.