I have never come across even one good comment about Mahathir. Probably, Mahathir wants to go to court to save Ling. When it suits him he will say that he cannot remember.
Otherwise, he will say that Ling has never lied to the Cabinet. This is like the case of Salman Majid the Pakistani who was born in Pakistan & came to Ranau, Sabah, when he was 23 years old.
Later he collected a MyKad by claiming that he was born in Ranau. It's only in M'sia that u can be born twice. When the Immigration Dept caught up with him in KL & wanted to deport him, he went to court.
Harris Salleh testified on his behalf. He uttered the magic line that Salman had been a loyal voter for the Barisan Nasional. The court declared him a Malaysian & released him.
Now, he's suing the Malaysian Gov't & the Immigration Dept for wrongful detention & the latter also for fleecing him of RM one million that he claimed he had in his bank account. He will probably win given the kind of judges we have.