The Mahathir Dilemma: When to speak up and when not to.

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THE MAHATHIR DILEMMA: WHEN TO SPEAK UP AND WHEN NOT TO.

He says the most outrageous things…AND SOME OF THE MOST STUPID THINGS!

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ONE OF THE MOST UNKIND AND OUTRAGEOUS THINGS THAT DR MAHATHIR SAID WAS that THE TUNKU SIMPLY Gave CITIZENSHIP TO A MILLION NON-DESERVING CHINESE AND INDIANS.

Here is a rebuttal. In simple English, the writer says that Dr Mahathir is ignorant.

MALAYSIAN CITIZENSHIP: One million met criteria

By S. Sundareson
Letters to the Editor
New Straits Times

I REFER to Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s article on the Chinese dilemma published in the New Straits Times on July 26 and 27.

Dr Mahathir said: “Buoyed by the success of the Alliance party in the 1955 elections, the Tunku looked more kindly at the proposal of Sir Cheng Lock that citizenship should be based on jus soli (citizenship by being born in the country). The Tunku did not quite agree but he nevertheless decided to give one million citizenships to unqualified Chinese and Indians.”

As a former registrar of citizens, I wish to comment on Dr Mahathir’s views.

From the above, it is clear that the basic constitutional requirements have been complied with and the established procedure rigidly followed by the authorities before the granting of citizenship.

In the circumstances, it is inconceivable how Tunku could have given one million citizenships to unqualified Chinese and Indians.

For the whole letter, click on

http://blog.limkitsiang.com/2013/08/01/malaysian-citizenship-one-million-met-criteria/#more-24887

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Not content with The Malay Dilemma, he now offers us The Chinese Dilemma.

“The dilemma for the Chinese is whether to make a grab for political power while dominating economic power or to adhere to the principle of sharing which has made this country what it is today…That is the Chinese dilemma,” he wrote.

http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/now-the-chinese-dilemma-sharing-or-grabbing-power-says-dr-m

Lim Kit Siang, “The future of Malaysia will depend on whether we have increasingly more Malaysians united in pursuit of a common Malaysian Dream, and not for a Malay Dream, Chinese Dream, Kadazan Dream or Iban Dream.”

Malaysiakini

‘Dr M pitting Malays against Chinese ahead of Umno polls’
5:09PM Jul 27, 2013

DAP national adviser Lim Kit Siang has accused former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad of pitting Malays against Chinese ahead of the Umno party elections.

“Mahathir is again up to his mischief… concocting the dangerous and false myth of the ‘Chinese dilemma’ of the Chinese making a grab to oust the political power of the Malays in Malaysia and trying to set the agenda for the coming Umno party elections,” Lim said in a statement today.

Lim said the elder statesman knew very well that the political and demographic realities of the country meant that Malay political power would never be in danger.

“What is at stake is whether Umno and the Umnoputras can continue with their politics of race, cronyism, corruption, abuses of power and impunity or whether they have to give way to a new Malaysian politics of multi-racialism, good governance, public integrity, freedom and justice,” he said.

‘Dr M pitting Malays against Chinese ahead of Umno polls’

Malaysian Insider

No dilemma, Dr Mahathir, just the need for a better Malaysia

NEWS ANALYSIS BY THE MALAYSIAN INSIDER
July 27, 2013
Latest Update: July 27, 2013 05:25 pm

Maybe a decade ago, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pic, right) could have counted on having the last word on everything; where the adoring millions would have devoured all his half-truths and fibs and allowed him the luxury of shoveling his porous theories of life in Malaysia on the masses.

Maybe a decade ago he could have got away with the self-serving opinion piece published in the Umno-controlled New Straits Times today, where he talked about a so-called Chinese dilemma, accusing the DAP of trying to set up Singapore in Malaysia, with the Chinese wielding economic and political power instead of sharing power.

Memo to Dr Mahathir: The Chinese do not have any dilemma. For that matter, the more than 51 per cent who voted for Pakatan Rakyat in GE13 do not have a dilemma: they just wanted to oust a coalition which over a period of time had become corrupt and atrophied and allowed this country to be riven with racial and religious polarisation.

So strong was the antipathy against Barisan Nasional (BN) and all it represents that Chinese and other non-Malays were willing to vote for turbaned candidates from Parti Islam SeMalaysia (PAS), something which Chinese voters were unwilling to do in large numbers as recently as the 1999 GE, when the Chinese vote saved Dr Mahathir from being scalped.

Dr Mahathir knows this but accepting this reality would force him to accept a harsher reality: that he as prime minister of Malaysia for 22 years contributed much to the decaying of the BN brand name and is culpable for the disillusionment many Malaysians feel towards Umno and the soulless component parties.

Corruption. Abuse of Power. Poor Governance. Fraying Race Relations. Declining Standard of Education. It was a culmination of all these factors and others which led many voters away from BN.

No dilemma, Dr Mahathir, just the need for a better Malaysia

Malaysiakini

Mahathir: Do Chinese want to share or seize power?

Dr Mahathir’s article comes in two parts.

Part 1

NST

26 July 2013| last updated at 11:44PM

The Chinese dilemma

’KONGSI’ CONCEPT: Each side has to sacrifice something so that the other can gain something.

IN response to the emergence of a Malay political party,  Umno and its success in rejecting the British inspired Malayan Union, the Chinese community of the 1940s saw the need for a political party of their own to present their views to the British government.

Thus was the MCA conceived and born, led by Malacca’s Sir Cheng-Lock Tan. Although it was intended to counter the influence of Umno and protect the interests of the Chinese community, events changed the strategy and role of the MCA.

In the 1964 elections the MCA and Malaysian Chinese generally valued their cooperation with the Malays. They rejected the PAP and its chauvinistic appeal, giving it only one seat.

The Tunku realised what the PAP was up to and decided that Singapore should not be a part of Malaysia. But the PAP was not done. The remnant of the party in Malaysia set up the DAP to carry on the Malaysian Malaysia meritocratic formula for undermining Chinese support for the MCA.

Harping continuously on the so-called Malay privileges and the unfairness to the Chinese, the DAP slowly eroded the idea of kongsi in the multi-racial coalition of the Barisan Nasional.

Despite the fact that the Barisan Nasional supported Chinese education and the use of the Chinese language, the DAP convinced many Chinese that the Chinese, their culture and language are not given proper treatment by the Barisan Nasional coalition.

The MCA was attacked for not doing enough for the Chinese.

Part 2

NST

27 July 2013| last updated at 01:40AM

Chinese better off after Merdeka

WIN-WIN DEAL: Accusations that the Chinese are sidelined politically ignore the fact that it is power sharing that has made this country prosper

AS more young Chinese grow up without the experience of British rule, they are not able to appreciate their gains upon independence.

They were, therefore, easily influenced by DAP’s argument that the Chinese had gained nothing from independence.

They did not see any benefit from the role of the coalition of Chinese, Malays and others upon independence. The believe in the merit of meritocracy, in the ablest and the most qualified taking all.

Whatever, the “kongsi” government has benefited Malaysia greatly.  It has brought peace and stability without which economic growth and development would not be possible.  It is unthinkable for any race, Chinese or Malay, to take everything for themselves, to dominate the economy as well as the politics of Malaysia.

But, nevertheless,  DAP believes and strives to make a Singapore out of Malaysia where the Chinese wield political as well as economic power.

Battered, accused of being lackeys of Umno,  MCA has gradually lost the support of the Chinese.  It is now but a shadow of its former self.  And with its weakening, the idea of sharing with the Malays political and economic power has become insupportable.

For more than half a century of independence, the Chinese have shared  wealth and power with the Malays.  The idea of a Singapore-like Malaysia seems tempting and Penang has shown the way.

The dilemma for the Chinese is whether to make a grab for political power while dominating economic power or to adhere to the principle of sharing which has made this country what it is today.  That is the Chinese dilemma.

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Malaysian Insider

Side Views

Dr M, on media and lies — The Malaysian Insider

February 17, 2013

FEB 17 — Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad wrote today about the media – and how governments were able to exercise control through licensing and laws.

But then came the alternative media, or rather online media, he wrote, ironically, on his blog which is online.

“In the alternative media just about anyone can put anything they like to say on the internet directly, with no managers, editors or sub-editors changing any of the contents. The freedom is almost total. This is the essence of democracy?” he says.

Thank you, Dr Mahathir. Your views are always welcome because thanks to you, we are here. Without your foresight, the internet would have taken its time to come to Malaysia.

But your hindsight is another thing. You speak of the alternative media where anyone can put anything, without checks and balances.

Perhaps you are speaking about bloggers. Or those in the print and television media who put out news without verification or even a comment from the other side.

Take for example the recent cases of Utusan Malaysia and TV3, both controlled by your party Umno. Their editors have admitted they don’t verify claims, paraphrase comments and will even lie to make their party look good.

Contrast that with news portals like Malaysiakini and The Malaysian Insider.

We have editors and sub-editors and reporters who are asked to check and counter-check and verify reports in real-time, unlike print which has a 24-hour news cycle and television where the prime time news bulletins is broadcast at 8pm.

And we have made mistakes and have been sued. But we have apologised when mistakes are made and have also gone to court.

Because, no matter the medium, there are some of us in the media who are professional and have integrity. We write facts, not fiction.

And we are only as good as our next byline.

Dr M, on media and lies — The Malaysian Insider

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Malaysian Insider

Side Views

The alternative media — Mahathir Mohamed

UPDATED @ 05:21:42 PM 17-02-2013
February 17, 2013

FEB 17 —1. In the days of the print and electronic media Governments were able to exercise some control through licensing and laws. Liberal people condemn these controls because they deny freedom of the press. Freedom of the press is one of the fundamentals of democracy.

2. Then came the alternative media via the Internet. Governments not only find themselves almost incapable of controlling but the belief now rejects any attempt at control by the authorities. Actually there was always control by the owners, editors and even sub-editors.

3. In the alternative media just about anyone can put anything they like to say on the internet directly, with no managers, editors or sub-editors changing any of the contents. The freedom is almost total. This is the essence of democracy?
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9. While the alternative media gives everyone freedom to publicise whatever, the hackers and others can also block out the entrees of whomever they chose to. So far I have to change five sites for my blogs as somehow or other they were tampered with. People could not access my blog and effectively I was silenced. I lost the freedom of the media even more than when Government could deprive me of my freedom.

20. Frankly I would rather have the Government censoring me. The Government of this country is elected. If I don’t like what the Government is doing I can work for the rejection of the party which forms the Government. But there is nothing I can do to stop people who may wish to deprive me of my freedom through the alternative media.

* This is the personal opinion of the writer or publication and does not necessarily represent the views of The Malaysian Insider.

The alternative media — Mahathir Mohamed

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Brisbane Times

Feb 16, 2013

Mahathir enters fray as Malaysia braces for poll

Lindsay Murdoch

South-East Asia correspondent for Fairfax Media

KUALA LUMPUR: As Malaysia approaches its tightest election in half a century, the opposition activist Ambiga Sreenevasan has shrugged off calls for her to be stripped of her Malaysian citizenship.

”This will be the dirtiest election ever because it is the most closely fought … Cheating and fraud could be the deciding factor,” Ms Ambiga, who heads Bersih, a group campaigning for free and fair polling, said.

This will be the dirtiest election ever because it is the most closely fought.

”There are many discrepancies appearing on electoral rolls, particularly with the sudden registering of foreigners, many of whom appear to be migrant workers.

Ambiga Sreenevasan“Cheating and fraud could be the deciding factor” … opposition activist Ambiga Sreenevasan. Photo: AFP

”The mainstream media is far from free and fair … [The ruling parties] are doing everything they can to stay in power.”

Mahathir Mohamad, the former prime minister who ruled for 22 years, last week called for Ms Ambiga to be stripped of her citizenship.

Ms Ambiga said she and her family had lived in Malaysia for generations and she would leave it to others to judge whether Dr Mahathir – who broke a promise to stay out of politics when he left office in 2002 – was playing race politics in a country where ethnic Malays made up about 65 per cent of the population of 28 million. Ethnic Chinese account for another 25 per cent and ethnic Indians 8 per cent.

Opinion polls show the ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition has lost much of the support of the Chinese, who have been alienated by corruption and policies favouring ethnic Malays, leaving the coalition heavily reliant on Malay votes to stay in power.

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Malaysiakini

Amend constitution to strip Ambiga’s citizenship’

The government needs to amend the constitution if it wants to strip off the citizenship of lawyers such as Bersih co-chair S Ambiga who go against the government.

“To strip a person’s citizenship, you need to amend the constitution. And to amend the constitution you need two-thirds majority in Parliament,” said former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad today.

“So, I ask that you give two-thirds majority to the BN government,” Mahathir said, in response to a question after giving a talk on national security and the constitution in Cheras, Kuala Lumpur today.

He was asked how the government would go about stripping away the citizenship of errant lawyers like Bar Council leaders and Ambiga, who continued to challenge the government and question the constitution.

http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/221114

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Free Malaysia Today

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Remember your roots, Mahathir

G Vinod | January 23, 2013

NGO tells the former premier that he would not have been a Malaysian if Tunku had not granted citizenships to non-Malays during Merdeka

KUALA LUMPUR: If Tunku Abdul Rahman did not grant citizenships to non-Malays during Merdeka, Dr Mahathir Mohamad would not have been a Malaysian, claimed an NGO.

Malaysian Indian Progressive Association (Mipas) chairman A Rajaretinam made this known during a protest in Brickfields against Mahathir’s call to probe citizenships given during Independence.
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Rajaretinam was hinting at Mahathir’s Indian heritage, where the latter’s father was an Indian Muslim immigrant.

Rajaretinam said that not only did Mahathir insult the Tunku with his statement but also the entire Indian community.

He added that the Indians in Malaysia got their citizenships by sacrificing their blood, sweat and tears for the sake of national development, as opposed to the immigrants in Sabah.

“Our ancestors were not refugees. We were brought in by the British government to Malaya to build the country.

“When you talk about plantation, railway and building roads, you will see our ancestors’ sacrifice for the country,” said Rajaretinam.

Remember your roots, Mahathir

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“It seems that thousands of Indians are left in limbo over their citizenship unlike in Sabah where immigrants were given citizenship for his political agenda.”

Malaysiakini

‘Take care of your grandkids, Mahathir’

RK Anand | January 22, 2013

Indian NGOs are staging a protest against the ex-PM tomorrow over his call to form a RCI to probe the granting of citizenship prior to independence.

PETALING JAYA: A coalition of Indian NGOs is incensed with former premier Dr Mahathir Mohamad over his call to investigate the granting of citizenship prior to independence.

“Mahathir should just stay at home, keep quiet and take care of his grandchildren… enough…enough….enough! The rakyat are really fed-up.
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Malaysian Indian Progressive Association (Mipas) several other groups will stage a protest against Mahathir tomorrow (Wednesday, 23 January 2012) at Brickfields around noon. The public can join in.

‘Take care of your grandkids, Mahathir’

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Malaysiakini

Ignore Dr M’s pre-Merdeka citizenship claims, says KJ

There is no need to focus on Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s allegations on the awarding of citizenship in the country prior to Merdeka, at least until the completion of the ongoing royal commission of inquiry (RCI) in Sabah said Khairy Jamaluddin Abu Bakar.

NONEThe Umno Youth chief said, instead, attention should be given towards the ongoing RCI, on illegal immigrants in Sabah, as it unfolds as it could reveal more witnesses that may provide a more rounded description of the issue.

“We need not answer any comments on the RCI, including comparisons between this RCI and the pre-independence citizenship programme, until the inquiry is complete and the RCI is done with its work,” he said.

Ignore Dr M’s pre-Merdeka citizenship claims, says KJ

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Malaysiakini

Sabah Bersih chief: RCI should subpoena Mahathir

All prominent federal and state government figures who held office when the alleged ‘citizenship-for-votes’ operation took place – including then premier Dr Mahathir Mohamad – “should be subpoenaed” by the royal commission of inquiry (RCI) on immigrants in Sabah.

“Sabah Bersih feels the RCI should introduce new witnesses and we call upon the commissioners to subpoena …  Mahathir, Sabah Chief Minister Musa Aman, Attorney-General Abdul Gani Patail, Herman Luping, and KY Mustafa,” said Sabah Bersih chief Andrew Ambrose (right).

Ambrose’s remarks were in a video recording that was played at a press conference in Kuala Lumpur this morning.

Sabah Bersih chief: RCI should subpoena Mahathir

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Malaysiakini

Vast difference between citizenship in 1957 and 1990s

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To put it plainly, there is no parallel between these two episodes in the nation’s history.

Malaya in 1957

Under the Federation of Malaya Agreement of 1948, Malays automatically became federal citizens, while non-Malays acquired citizenship by fulfilling residential qualifications.

In 1953, out of the total population of Malaya of 5.7 million, some 1.3 million (nearly all of whom were non-Malays) were not citizens. Thus, for the non-Malays, ‘citizenship’ based on the doctrine of jus soli was a critical matter.
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When the British very reluctantly accepted, by about 1955, that independence had to be granted to Malaya, lengthy negotiations began between the British government, the Malay rulers and the Alliance coalition led by Tunku Abdul Rahman.

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The issue of citizenship to non-Malays in 1957 cannot therefore be seen in isolation or in a vacuum. Instead, it was the result of a ‘give-and-take’ bargain among the various communities reached through consensus.
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Thus, the social contract reached by the three communities under the watchful eye of the British imperial power prior to Merdeka was, in essence, a bargain whereby in exchange for a place under the Malayan sun with full citizenship, a right to use their language and observe their religion, the non-Malays had to concede special privileges to the Malays to assist the latter to ascend the economic ladder.

It was a quid pro quo. In this equilibrium, the non-Malays were not to be relegated to second-class citizens: citizenship was not on a two-tier basis and there was going to be no apartheid, partition or repatriation.

What was required from the non-Malays at the time of Merdeka was undivided loyalty to the new nation.
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Sabah in the 1990s

What happened in Sabah when Mahathir was prime minister was entirely different.

The decision to give Malaysian citizenship liberally and generously to nationals of Philippines and other countries was done secretly, with the sole purpose of securing and maintaining political power in Sabah.

It was naked, partisan politics to give electoral advantage to one party that underpinned the decision.

TOMMY THOMAS specialises in constitutional law. He conducted substantial research in the events leading up to Merdeka in the course of preparing two papers presented at the Malaysian Law Conferences in 2005 and 2007, subsequently published as ‘Is Malaysia an Islamic State?’ and ‘The Social Contract: Malaysia’s Constitutional Covenant’ in [2006] 4 MLJ xv and [2008] 1 MLJ cxxxii.

Vast difference between citizenship in 1957 and 1990s

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The decision made by first prime minister Tunku Abdul Rahman as the country’s founding father should not be questioned.

Sundaily

‘Respect principles of Merdeka’: Subramaniam

Posted on 21 January 2013 – 09:59pm

Alyaa Alhadjri
newsdesk@thesundaily.com

KUALA LUMPUR (Jan 21, 2013): The MIC has responded to former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s suggestion for a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) on pre-Independence immigrants in Malaysia, by asserting that the historic decision based on “principles of Independence” must be respected.

Its deputy president Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam said solving the current problem of stateless Indians in Malaysia is a more pressing concern for the MIC than dredging up ghosts of the past, on a matter which has been accepted as a historical fact.

He was commenting on the proposal by Mahathir for a RCI to investigate the awarding of citizenship to one million immigrants in the then Federation of Malaya.

“During the discussions for Independence, one of the issues the British at that time had to handle was the status of non-Malays who they had brought in to work in the country,” he said.

Respect principles of Merdeka’: Subramaniam

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Mahathir, “We should look back and remember, Tunku Abdul Rahman was worse than I. He gave out a million citizenships to those who were not qualified (to receive it).” (Citizenship given due to Reid panel as well as Tunku)

Yesterday, Mahathir suggested that a royal commission of inquiry (RCI) be set up to investigate the granting of citizenship to one million foreign immigrants in the Federation of Malaya, before Malaysia gained independence. (Citizenship given due to Reid panel as well as Tunku)

YES, HE SAYS THE MOST OUTRAGEOUS THINGS…BUT THIS IS ONE OF THE WORST YET!

Does he not think at all before he speaks? I’m sure he does, so why does he say this?

To divert attention from HIS act to those of others….

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ONCE UPON A TIME, NOT LONG AGO..IN FACT, ON 3 FEBRUARY 2012, THIS WAS WHAT MAHATHIR WAS QUOTED AS SAYING:

Don’t question Indian, Chinese Malaysians citizenship: Dr Mahathir

By ANI
Wednesday, February 3, 2010

PETALING JAYA – Malaysia’s former Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad has said that the citizenship of non-Malays in the country should never be questioned.

Dr Mahathir was commenting on the alleged racist remarks made by special officer to the Prime Minister, Nasir Safar, during a 1Malaysia seminar in Malacca.

Nasir allegedly made remarks about Indian and Chinese Malaysians being “immigrants” when referring to these communities and their feedback on certain government education policies, and also threatened to revoke their citizenship.

“This is a very bad statement to make. Even if it’s true, we don’t say things like that. These people have been here all these years. They are in fact the descendants of the people who came here. They have not just arrived,” Dr Mahathir said.

Don’t question Indian, Chinese Malaysians citizenship: Dr

NOW, HE CALLS INTO QUESTION THE CITIZENSHIP OF THOSE CHINESE AND INDIANS GRANTED CITIZENSHIP BY TUNKU ABDUL RAHMAN!

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“Umno, MCA and MIC should not keep quiet. They must state their position. Mahathir has virtually said that the Chinese and Indians got their citizenship through immoral and illegal means,” he said in a statement today.

Malaysiakini

Ex-don: BN parties and rulers should respond to Dr M
1:57PM Jan 20, 2013

Umno, MCA, MIC, and the Conference of Rulers should respond to former prime minister Dr Mahathir Muhamad’s statement yesterday because it undermines the social contract between Malaysia’s three main races, said constitutional law expert Abdul Aziz Bari.

He said that when Mahathir mooted a royal commission of inquiry on first prime minister Tunku Abdul Rahman’s granting of a million citizenships to a million immigrants in pre-independence Malaya, it was tantamount to saying that they had obtained citizenship illegally.

“Funnily enough, Mahathir, in his attempt to save his skin has somehow shot Umno’s own foot.

“When he said that Tunku has committed the same crime he has actually undermined the notion of social contract which among others include the acceptance of the Malay special privilege position on the part of Chinese and Indians in return for the citizenship status.

Ex-don: BN parties and rulers should respond to Dr M

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Malaysian Insider

Dr M’s racist rants ‘destroying’ BN’s image, says MIC man

By Mohd Farhan Darwis
January 20, 2013

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 20 — Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s racist remarks are destroying rather than helping the ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) build up its reputation for Election 2013, MIC’s strategy chief S. Vell Paari said today.

The still influential former prime minister had called Malays to defend their special rights and ticked off the other races in this mainly Muslim country for challenging the community’s religious claims in the run-up to polls.
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Vell had earlier today written a strongly-worded essay chiding his father’s ex-boss after Dr Mahathir raised a pre-independence dispute over the granting of citizenship to one million immigrants who formed the country’s first-generation in what is widely seen as a bid to deflect fire from an ongoing royal inquiry into Sabah’s questionable population boom.
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Vell, who is also MIC Youth advisor, is the first politician from the BN to openly castigate the octogenarian and label his remarks as racist.

Dr M’s racist rants ‘destroying’ BN’s image, says MIC man

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Malaysiakini

The pity of Tunku Abdul Rahman

When the Tunku and his team agreed with colonial policy to grant citizenship to one million migrants, making them full citizens of the Federation of Malaya, he did so openly and in the full light of day. There was no secrecy in the matter, no project IC, and he took on his critics head-on. An another thing, the Tunku operated under colonial rule, while Dr Mahathir acted as prime minister of an independent Malaysia.

Yet we are only learning about the granting of citizenship to migrants in Sabah some twenty years after it happened. That they were granted citizenship just before crucial state elections is, according to Dr Mahathir, mere coincidence. Whilst all of this was done ‘legally’, he should have done things openly, so that Malaysians have a chance to endorse or reject this governmental action.

Dr Mahathir also questions the ‘qualifications’ of the one million migrants that the Tunku and his team granted citizenship to, whilst the people he approved as citizens had lived in Sabah for 20 years, could speak Malay and, what is not said, were Muslims.

In contrast, what he did not say, but nonetheless implied, was that the one million migrants that the Tunku and his team caused to elect citizenship to did not have the right skin colour, religion and ability to speak the Malay language.

The pity of Tunku Abdul Rahman

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Malaysian Insider

Dr M moots RCI for Merdeka citizenship

January 19, 2013

BUKIT MERTAJAM, Jan 19 – Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has proposed a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) to investigate the granting of citizenships to one million foreign immigrants in the Federation of Malaya, before it gained independence in 1957.

However, the former prime minister emphasised that it was merely a suggestion, because any such investigation should be comprehensive and not focused on just one side.

“I’m just suggesting it, and not really serious about (implementing) it. But if there’s an investigation it must be comprehensive, it’s not fair to focus on only one matter,” he was quoted as saying by state news agency Bernama.

He was speaking to reporters after delivering the keynote address at the ‘2013 Penang Malays Economic and Education Transformation’ convention at Universiti Teknologi Mara, here today.

Dr M moots RCI for Merdeka citizenship

Mahathir moots RCI on pre-Merdeka citizenship

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Malaysiakini

Citizenship given due to Reid panel as well as Tunku

COMMENT Former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad must remember that his father was an immigrant from Kerala and was given citizenship together with Indians, Indian Muslims, Chinese and others because of the fair and just gesture by Tunku Abdul Rahman and the Reid Commission.

Thanks to the commission and Tunku, Mahathir is a citizen of Malaya then, and now Malaysia.
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Salient points of the article

1 In March 1956 a commission chaired by Lord Reid was set up to formulate a draft and refine the constitution of the Federation of Malaya.

2 The Reid Commission was entrusted with drafting the constitution after taking into account the views of different groups. The tripartite working party, which included representatives from the Alliance, the Malay rulers and the British, met between Feb 22 and April 27, 1957 to go through each item in the draft constitution.

3 “Tunku never gave out citizenship to subvert the electoral process but  to ensure that in the run-up to Merdeka in 1957, non-Malays who resided in Malaya had a right to citizenship, which was agreed to by all including the Conference of Rulers – all done in an open and transparent manner,” said DAP party Supremo Lim Kit Siang.

4 Lim Kit Siang: Mahathir conducted the Project IC or Project M in secrecy unlike Tunku, who followed the Reid Commission’s findings and accepted its recommendations in an open and transparent process.

Citizenship given due to Reid panel as well as Tunku

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Malaysia Chronicle

Tuesday, 18 December 2012 11:16

CASE OF THE MISSING NAME: So is Dr M the world’s 2nd richest ex-leader with $ 44 BILLION?

Written by  Joe Fernandez, Wong Choon Mei, Malaysia Chronicle

The oddest thing happened a day ago when former Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad’s name was mysteriously removed from a Wikipedia  list detailing the wealth of former and current heads of state and government in the world.

Citing 53 references, the Wikipedia page had listed Mahathir as the second richest former head of government after deposed Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak whose wealth stands at somewhere between US$ 40 billion and US$ 70 billion.

However, while the Wikipedia page is still available in Malaysia, Mahathir’s name appears to have been mysteriously removed on Mon 17 Dec 2012 minutes after Malaysia Chronicle ran a story with the headline Mahathir now the world’s second richest ex-leader with US$ 44 BILLION? Alerted by a staff that Mahathir’s name had been replaced on the No. 2 spot by the late Indonesian president Suharto, the editors decided to withdraw the story pending further checks and granting that information on Wikipedia can sometimes be manipulated.

To read the rest of the article, click on
CASE OF THE MISSING NAME: So is Dr M the world’s 2nd richest ex-leader with $ 44 BILLION?

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Malaysia Chronicle

Monday, 17 December 2012 17:32

CAN IT BE TRUE? Dr M set to be the world’s wealthiest man if BN continues to rule?

Written by  FinanceTwitter

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But if you think Hosni Mubarak is the richest man on earth, wait till you hear what has former dictator Mahathir Mohamad plundered. How about US$100 billion?

Then there is Malaysia’s Mahathir

Using the same rule of thumb that Mubarak “earned” about US1 billion to US2 billion annually, Mahathir’s wealth easily top US$22 to US$44 billion over his 22-year of iron-fist rule. However Malaysia has more natural resources than Egypt and economically, Malaysia is richer although not necessary less corrupted than Egypt. Just like Egypt, corruption in Malaysia is so entrenched that every institutions are tainted – from the monarchy, judiciary, executive, legislature to the lowest ranking policemen on the street. Hence Mahathir is easily worth more than that.

If there’s one factor that is separating Malaysia from Egypt, that’s unemployment. The present government of Malaysia may be more corrupt than previous Mubarak’s administration but Malaysia’s ruling party is smart enough to generate jobs in various government departments especially to cater for the ethnic-Malay, though the jobs created are not needed. If there’s one group that would take to the street just like the Egypt uprising, it would be the ethnic-Malay themselves.

As long as the Malaysia government can provide them with jobs, the scale of demonstration seen in Egypt would not happen in Malaysia. And as long as PM Najib Razak and his mentor Mahathir Mohamad can keep the pace in feeding these mouths and play the racial cards in their “divide and rule” doctrine, they can rule the country for many more decades and in the process continue to plunder the country.

By the time they’re ousted from the country the same way as Marcos and Mubarak, provided there would be an uprising of the same scale as Egypt in the first place, Mahathir and his followers could easily become the richest man on earth. And if there’s an uprising in Malaysia, do not expect any friendly police or military men in sympathy of the demonstrators. Again, Malaysia is very different from Egypt so an uprising of such stamina and scale is very distant.

http://www.financetwitter.com/2011/02/marcos-mubarak-mahathir-whos-the-richest-man.html

CAN IT BE TRUE? Dr M set to be the world’s wealthiest man if BN continues to rule?

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Malaysian Insider

Dr M interfered in police probe on Anwar sex scandal, alleges ex-cop

Free Malaysia Today

‘Dr M, a damning book and prostitutes’

RK Anand | December 17, 2012

Former KL CID chief Mat Zain Ibrahim says Mahathir admitted in his memoirs of having interfered in the police investigation concerning a book on Anwar.

PETALING JAYA: The revelations of former inspector-general of police Musa Hassan regarding political intervention in police work continues to stir the hornet’s nest.

In the latest twist to the saga, a former high-ranking police officer criticised Home Minister Hishammuddin Hussein over the latter’s reaction and also roped in Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

In an open letter to Inspector-General of Police Ismail Omar, copies of which were also sent to Hishammuddin and Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak, Mat Zain Ibrahim recalled Mahathir’s role in the investigation concerning a book which contained a slew of allegations against Anwar Ibrahim.
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“In Chapter 53, he explains his role when the police were investigating the book, clearly proving that he not only interfered in the probe but also issued orders to Musa Hassan, to the point that it is believed to have influenced the outcome of the investigation.

“Mahathir admitted interviewing several witnesses at his official residence in Sri Perdana. Among them was star witness [in Anwar's sodomy trial] Azizan Abu Bakar and four women,” he said.

Mat Zain said it is believed that Musa had briefed Mahathir that the women were prostitutes who were, through the connection of businessman KS Nallakaruppan, used for the sexual gratification of a particular VIP.

Dr M, a damning book and prostitutes’

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Free Malaysia Today

Dr Mahathir, Dr Mahathir!

November 27, 2012

FMT LETTER: From Stephen Ng, via e-mail

After reading the article, Dr M: PAS is backed by the devil’, in The Malaysian Insider, I have only one conclusion: Either this man is senile or we are giving him too much face.

Mahathir Mohamad has singlehandedly changed the course of this country to bring it down the path of ruin, while others in the region such as Indonesia and Vietnam, are forging ahead.
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..It is one thing for a politician to criticise his opponent, but it is another thing to say that he is backed by the devil.

By saying this, Mahathir is essentially saying that PAS, being an Islamic party, is ‘wicked, evil and devilish’, whereas PAS’ record through the years, going back to even 1969, has shown that they are a more peaceable and reasonable group of people, compared to some corrupted and arrogant Umno leaders, past and present.
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Umno has indeed become a four-letter word in many Malaysian urban households. People talk about the cows and condos, about the Scorpene, about Altantuya’s sudden death, and about all sorts of corruption cases that you can imagine – the latest being the ICAC’s investigation into the RM40 million political fund from overseas given to Umno Sabah. I wonder if the fund had come from a Jewish source since the fund is not local!
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The former PM accusing that PAS is backed by the devil, is, I think, almost unthinkable – that a man of his stature should utter such words. The late Tunku Abdul Rahman, Bapa Malaysia and a well-respected Prime Minister for all Malaysians, would not have said such utterly despicable words, not to mention that it would not even have crossed his mind!

Dr Mahathir, Dr Mahathir!

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Who were the perpetrators of 911? Mahathir lays the blame on…YES, the CIA or MOSSAD!

Malaysiakini

Dr M: Arabs incapable of 9/11, but CIA, Mossad are
  • Aidila Razak
  • 10:44AM Nov 19, 2012

Former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad today said that the Arabs are by nature incapable of the detailed execution of the Sept 11, 2001 attacks which has been blamed on Arab terrorists.

However, Mahathir said the kind of “detailed planning, precise training and execution” required for the attack are something that agents trained by the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and Israeli’s Institute of Intelligence and Special Operations (Mossad) are capable of.
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“I can imagine trained operatives like those in the CIA and Mossad planning and executing this complex operation but I cannot imagine an Arab like (al-Qaeda leader) Osama bin Laden, planning from some remote place in Afghanistan,” he said.

Mahathir had said this in his keynote speech at the Perdana Global Peace Foundation conference to uncover the truth about the 9/11 attacks in PWTC, Kuala Lumpur today.

Dr M: Arabs incapable of 9/11, but CIA, Mossad are

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Mahathir’s view gets backing from researchers…

Malaysiakini

‘9/11 conspiracy theories are conspiracy fact’

A cover up of a financial scandal or a plot to justify invasion of an oil-rich region? Researchers who have poured through the details of the Sept 11, 2001 tragedy claim it could be both.

Backing their claims with a decade worth of research at the Perdana Global Peace Foundation conference on the matter in Kuala Lumpur today, they agree that while the theories over why it happened may vary, evidence suggest the incident was orchestrated.

For freelance journalist James Corbett, the attacks were an elaborate plot to distract the public from what was making headlines just before – US$2.3 trillion of unaccounted Pentagon funds.
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Offering a scientific explanation using principles of physics and chemistry was architect of 23 years Richard Gage, who founded Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth.

Gage and his colleagues compared videos of the collapse of the World Trade Centre towers to controlled demolitions, and along with eye-witness testimony, concluded that there were detonators placed in the building.
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Separately, answering a question from the floor, Mumbai University professor Niloufer Bhagwat claims that the US and its allies invaded Afghanistan after the 9/11 attacks “to launder drug money”.

She also argued that the US had no proof that the attacks were at all linked to Afghanistan when they launched the attack.

“They went into Afghanistan to take control of the drug trade and to launder this money through Western institutions,” she claimed.

The 9/11 attacks launched the global war on terror, which saw wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

‘9/11 conspiracy theories are conspiracy fact’

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Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamed.
His father was of mixed Malay and Malayalidescent; his mother, Wan Tempawan, was Malay.

Wife: Tun Dr Siti Hasmah binti Haji Mohamad Ali

Children:
1 Marina Mahathir
She is well known as a leader in many non-governmental organizations such as the Malaysian AIDS Foundation and is currently an active socio-political blogger.  She also writes in her bi-weekly column called Musings in The Star newspaper since 1989. Some of her pieces in the column have been published in her books such as 50 Days: Rantings by MM, published in 1997 and Telling It Straight, published in 2012 by Editions Didier Millet.

2 Mirzan Mahathir
He is the second eldest child but the eldest son of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad was appointed to the board of San Miguel Corp, the biggest food and beverage conglomerate in the Philippines and the owner of San Miguel Brewery Inc. He resigned from the board of San Miguel Corp in April 2010.

Mirzan is a director of Petron Corporation — an associated company of San Miguel Corp that owns a network of refineries and petrol dealership in the Philippines.

Petron acquired the oil refiner Exxon Mobil Malaysia Bhd in April, when it bought 65% of the firm, and now has full ownership of the subsidiaries Exxon Mobil Malaysia Sdn Bhd and Exxon Mobil Borneo Sdn Bhd.

3 Melinda Mahathir (adopted)

4 Mokhzani Mahathir
He is a businessman and had played an active role in UMNO, and at one time serving as the Youth’s Wing treasurer. Mokhzani has been listed as the 14th richest person in Malaysia by Forbes Asia with an estimated net worth of US$685 million in 2012. Mokhzani is also the chairman of the Sepang International Circuit.

5 Mukhriz Mahathir
He is currently the Malaysian Deputy Minister of International Trade and Industry. He held various posts of several business firms, which include Opcom Holdings, Kosmo Tech as well as the Malaysian Franchise Association. He is also the executive director of Perdana Peace Global Organization.

6 Maizura Mahathir (adopted)

7 Mazhar Mahathir (adopted)

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Mahathir, former Prime Minister of Malaysia  
Dr Mahathir, former Prime Minister of Malaysia, and his wife, Dr Siti Hasmah, have 7 children, 3 of them adopted. Daughter Melinda started out the couple’s god child. Her biological parents approached the Mahathirs about being Melinda’s godparents after Dr Mahathir healed the infant Melinda, then named Siti Aishah. Some years later, Aishah expressed a wish to follow Dr Mahathir home after Dr Mahathir visited her household to treat her younger brother. This led to her official adoption by the Mahathirs.

The Mahathirs’ youngest children were adopted from Pakistan as infants. The Mahathirs had been interested in adopting orphans from either Afghanistan or Pakistan. In 1983, Maizura, then a six-month-old girl, and Mazhar, then a nine-month-old boy, came to live with the Mahathirs.

Dr Mahathir, former Prime Minister of Malaysia, and his wife, Dr Siti Hasmah, have 7 children, 3 of them adopted. Daughter Melinda started out the couple’s god child.

www.colorq.org/ChildrenOfMySoul/stories.aspx?s=history – Cached

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Malaysiakini

Mirzan Mahathir is ‘entrepreneur of the year’
  • Hazlan Zakaria
  • 4:43PM Nov 12, 2012

Mirzan Mahathir, the son of former premier Dr Mahathir Mohamad, will be honoured as ‘entrepreneur of the year’ at the ‘Malaysian Business Awards 2012′ ceremony on Nov 30.

Kuala Lumpur Malay Chamber of Commerce (DPMKL) president Syed Amin Aljeffri said the award is “to recognise individuals and companies that contribute to the economic development of Malaysia”.

Mahathir, who is DPMKL ‘grand fellow’, is scheduled to attend the ceremony which will be graced by the Agong and opened by International Trade and Industry Minister Mustapa Mohamad.

Syed Amin extolled the business attributes of Mirzan who – via a San Miguel Corp subsidiary – recently acquired a majority stake in Esso Malaysia Bhd, now known as Petron Malaysia Sdn Bhd.

Mirzan Mahathir is ‘entrepreneur of the year’

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Malaysia Chronicle

Sunday, 11 November 2012 07:20

How Dr M ‘castrated’ the MCA & spawned BN’s corrupt crony business system

Written by  Wong Choon Mei, Malaysia Chronicle

Excerpts

Mahathir Mohamad….the former prime minister has been blamed for seizing on Koon Swan’s Pan-El crisis and the MCA’s misguided foray into a disastrous deposit-taking venture to further his own political ambitions.
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..the recent release of Glenn’s book has rehashed the entire episode that many observers of Malaysian politics believed was exploited and played up by former premier Mahathir Mohamad to split the Chinese and keep them disunited.

“Which MCA leader will dare to deny that after Koon Swan stepped down, the party never fully recovered. Team A and Team B politics became a permanent fixture in the MCA and this worked to Mahathir’s advantage. He wanted to control who would be the MCA president and indirectly call the shots in the party. For example, who would say it isn’t true that current president Chua Soi Lek takes his orders from Umno and not from the Chinese community?” PKR vice president Chua Jui Meng told Malaysia Chronicle.
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With the help of former Finance minister Daim Zainuddin and a compliant mainstream media, Mahathir ‘created’ a special breed of Malay entrepreneurs to compete with the Chinese tycoons. At the same time, he also ‘elevated’ several non-Malay businessmen by giving them opportunities and access to government contracts.

Mahathir’s coterie of cronies included Tajudin Ramli, Halim Saad, Rashid Hussain, Vincent Tan and Ananda Krishnan. Since then, all of Mahathir’s cronies and Daim’s ‘boys’ have been dogged by scandal and the powerful duo have been accused of using billions of public money to bail them out at the expense of the ordinary and low-income folk.

Read the whole article by clicking on the link below:

How Dr M 'castrated' the MCA & spawned BN's corrupt crony business system

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This was the second time Mahathir had openly criticised Najib just ahead of the 13th general election, but he said (the) current premier cannot take the blame alone.

Free Malaysia Today

Dr M’s attack on Najib tactical, say analysts

Syed Jaymal Zahiid | October 25, 2012

Only the rural Malays will buy the former premier’s attempt to rally the electorate behind the ruling coalition with communal politics.

KUALA LUMPUR: Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s attempt to scare the Malays through communal politicking will not work, said analysts who viewed the former prime minister’s recent criticism against the Najib government as “tactical”.

Yesterday, Dr Mahathir, the influential former Umno president, speaking at the 2012 Malay Economic Congress, called Prime Minister Najib Razak’s administration “weak” and hinted that it was making too much concessions to non-Malays.

Malaysia’s longest-serving premier argued that the country’s majority race is now divided and is fast becoming a “beggar” dependent on the support and sympathy of the minorities.

This was the second time Mahathir had openly criticised Najib just ahead of the 13th general election, but he said current premier cannot take the blame alone.

He cited Malay disunity as key to the current government’s predicament.

Political observers noted that Mahathir’s strategy had often been used in the past, but the tactic may still be effective in driving the Malays away from the opposition.

“This is apparently a scare tactic. It may work on the rural Malays but not the urban Malays,” said analyst James Chin of Monash University.

“If you look at the key institutions of the government, they are still held by the Malays,” he said, adding that much of Mahathir’s race rhetoric has the least impact on an informed and decided electorate.

Dr M’s attack on Najib tactical, say analys…

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“I do not believe this government will take your demands seriously,” he told the 2012 Malay Economic Congress held here.

Free Malaysia Today

Dr M: ‘Weak’ Najib won’t heed Malay concerns

Syed Jaymal Zahiid | October 24, 2012

The former premier said this is because the Malays are no longer the kingmakers and are now reduced to being ‘beggars’ in their own land.

KUALA LUMPUR: Dr Mahathir Mohamad today called the Najib administration “weak” and said it will not entertain the concerns of the Malays, especially its business community, as they are no longer the country’s kingmakers.

The former premier said the division among the country’s majority electorate has made them fragile and forced the present government to depend on the support of “others” in an apparent reference to the non-Malays.

This is the second time Mahathir had openly called Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak’s government “frail”, saying it is forced to make key concessions to non-Malay demands in the hope of winning their support in the upcoming national polls.
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Dr M: ‘Weak’ Najib won’t heed Malay concerns

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“Their purpose is to frighten the Chinese, not the Malays or Muslims… MCA wants to scare the Chinese so they will shun DAP.

Malaysiakini

Dr M absolves MCA of insulting Muslims
  • Ahmad Fadli KC
  • 4:36PM Oct 23, 2012

Former premier Dr Mahathir Mohamad said MCA’s hardline stance against hudud law was merely aimed at “scaring” the Chinese community.

Speaking to reporters after a function in Kuala Lumpur today, Mahathir said MCA’s message was not aimed at the Malays or Muslims.

“Their purpose is to frighten the Chinese, not the Malays or Muslims… MCA wants to scare the Chinese so they will shun DAP.

“In the past, MCA never objected when we declared this country to be an Islamic state and that we will practice Islamic values,” he said.

Dr M absolves MCA of insulting Muslims

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It is not all impossible that Najib might name Mahathir for a parliamentary seat in Kedah on the basis that UMNO was facing the fight of its life and needs to have all reliable hands on deck. Whispers about secret talks and negotiations have been in the air for the past year.

Malaysia Chronicle

Wednesday, 26 September 2012 13:55

DR M WANTS TO BE PM AGAIN – will he contest in GE13 so that he can ‘SAVE’ Umno

Written by  Wong Choon Mei, Nawawi Mohamad, Malaysia Chronicle

It is getting too obvious even for UMNO diehards to deny – former premier Mahathir Mohamad wants to lead the country again!

To some, it is embarrassing to see a past topmost leader displaying such raw ambition and thirst for the limelight. However, what is at stake is not only power but survival and escape from sure disgrace and even possible imprisonment for alleged abuses and wrongdoings to the country.

There have been all sorts of rationalizing about why such a supposition cannot be true or is sheer speculation by political enemies. One key reason often cited is the corruption-tainted leader’s age. At 87, Mahathir is certainly the grand old man of his political party but he is still physically fit and mentally alert. Another frequent argument is why would he bother when he is already the ‘power behind the throne’!

But the fact is, one can never pin down a man like Mahathir. His thoughts, motives and goals are murkier than a bottomless pool. Those who are sure that Mahathir is doing all he can to retake the seat of power believe that it is ambition and desire to once again be at the center of national and international attention that burns paramount in him.

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Will Dr M be offered a seat to contest in GE-13

All eyes are also on whether Najib will name Mahathir as a contestant in GE-13. The older man wants his son Mukhriz to be the Kedah chief minister and this means Muhkriz will go for a state seat. Will Mukhriz surrender his existing Jerlun parliamentary seat?

It is not all impossible that Najib might name Mahathir for a parliamentary seat in Kedah on the basis that UMNO was facing the fight of its life and needs to have all reliable hands on deck. Whispers about secret talks and negotiations have been in the air for the past year.

If Najib bows to Tun’s wishes on this, then the path is set and Malaysians who fear a return to hard line and corrupt rule may find their worst nightmare coming true!

Malaysia Chronicle

DR M WANTS TO BE PM AGAIN – will he contest in GE13 so that he can ‘SAVE’ Umno

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Dr Mahathir and his ‘good pal’, Soros…

The 2006 letter, which Malaysiakini has a copy, indicates that it was Mahathir who first approached Soros with an olive branch in hand.

Apparently, Mahathir was taken by Soros’ view on the war in Iraq, for which he had funded campaigns against the re-election bid by then United States president George W Bush in 2004.

Malaysiakini

Dr M asked for Soros’ help in peace project
  • Steven Gan
  • 7:41AM Sep 26, 2012

EXCLUSIVE “I am glad that your opinion of me has changed,” wrote former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad in a personal letter to then nemesis George Soros six years ago – 11 months before he met the billionaire financier for the first time.

In the letter, Mahathir referred to the Jan 7, 2006 interview with Soros by New Straits Times when the philanthropist visited Jakarta for an interfaith meeting, where he said he agreed with the measures the Malaysian premier had taken to deal with the regional financial crisis of 1997-98.

NONEFour days later, Mahathir wrote a three-page letter to Soros urging the much-maligned currency speculator to join him in his Global Peace Forum project, which sought to criminalise war and outlaw it as an option to settle international conflict.

“I write to invite you to lend your name to this effort to achieve the ultimate human rights – the right to life,” said Mahathir in his Jan 11, 2006 letter.
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It is not known what Soros had said in his response to Mahathir, but it is likely to be a polite “no” given that he did not join the Global Peace Forum.

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Dr M asked for Soros’ help in peace project

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uppercaise

Say, about those promiscuous American women…

Sat 2012-Sep-22 @ MYT 11:00:50 am

American mothers sleep around with just about anybody
Mahathir Mohd K

“I think Western values have gone crazy… [American] mothers sleep around with just about anybody” and American fathers behave much the same way. “It is an expression of the equality of the sexes.”
» Insider report

You must have heard what Umno’s G.O.M. (Great Offensive Mouth) said in making another one of his foul attacks on values such as freedom of speech held dear in the west, especially in the United States. Mahathir the Mouth wrote the above in his blog on Monday.

What a funny coincidence…

Also on Monday, a real-life American mother was in Ulu Tiram, Johor. Brigadier-General Michelle Compton, commander of the US Army 9th Mission Support Command (reserves), based in Hawaii, was here for the opening ceremony of a military exercise with Malaysia.
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Gen. Compton is a spook — a military intelligence officer since receiving her commission.
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General Compton said the military leadership of the US and Malaysia were always on the lookout for efforts to increase relationship between both armed forces.

“Our relationship is great and very good and it’s been enhanced over the years.”

No one had asked her about promiscuous American mothers, though…

Who brought in the American military?

Barry Wain, in his biography of the old mad hatter, said:

“…in 1984, three years after becoming Prime Minister, Dr Mahathir threw in his lot with the Americans, agreeing to naval ship visits, ship and aircraft repairs, joint military exercises in Malaysia and close cooperation between the two militaries. Thereafter, Dr Mahathir could launch regular rhetorical broadsides at the US, winning a name in Malaysia and the rest of the developing world for his courage in standing up to Washington, knowing his relations with the Americans rested on a secure footing.

The US played along with Mahathir’s need to keep the deal secret so as not to damage Malaysia’s non-aligned posturing.

The US used Malaysia’s jungle warfare school in Johore, the US Navy built a small-ship repair facility at Lumut on Malaysia’s west coast and the US Air Force established a facility to repair transport aircraft in Kuala Lumpur. … Malaysia became a secret inspiration for the US ‘places not bases’ strategy.

The US needed our facilities, Mahathir needed a secret ally to protect his back — and now he gets to insult all their mothers as well.I wonder if Gen. Compton really believes that’s “a great relationship”.

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Malaysian Insider

Dr M predicts weak BN government after GE13

UPDATED @ 08:41:42 PM 19-09-2012
By Clara Chooi
September 19, 2012

KUALA LUMPUR,

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 19 — Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today predicted that Barisan Nasional (BN) was “likely” to continue its rule after the next polls with a weak government but said this would be an undesirable outcome as the pact would be preoccupied with its own survival instead of the country’s development.

The country’s former prime minister pointed out that without a strong two-thirds majority in Parliament, a government could easily be toppled from its perch through mass defections.

“So the government is more interested in trying to survive and not ensuring that this country grows and prospers.

“When a leader is preoccupied with survival, then attention to businesses, the commercial industry, would be much less,” he told the Perdana Leadership’s CEO Forum 2012 here

Dr M predicts weak BN government after GE13

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Malaysia Chronicle

Did these women sleep around, Dr? — Ice Cream Seller

September 18, 2012

SEPT 18 — Let’s get straight to the point.

Are you suggesting that the mothers of the following Americans slept around?

1) B Obama

2) George Bush — Senior & Junior

3) Hillary Clinton

4) Neil Armstrong

6) Muhammad Ali

7) Bill Gates

8) Henry Kissinger

9) Billy Graham

10) Steve Jobs

Presumably, their mothers cannot light a candle to our Malaysian women of virtue — such as mothers who throw their newborns out of the balcony, mothers who flush their newborns down the toilet, mothers who stuff their newborns in bags and abandon them in drains and on road kerbs.

* Ice Cream Seller reads The Malaysian Insider.

* This is the personal opinion of the writer or publication and does not necessarily represent the views of The Malaysian Insider.

Did these women sleep around, Dr? — Ice Cream Seller

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He continues to say the most outrageous things, once again revealing his bigotry!

This is what he is reported to have said:
The Americans would feel nothing (when someone calls them ‘bastards’) because in their society this is normal. Their mothers sleep around with just about anybody,” said the controversial political veteran.

Malaysiakini

Dr M says American mothers are promiscuous in attack against US free speech

By Clara Chooi
September 18, 2012

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 18 — Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad suggested today that American mothers “sleep around with just about anybody” when he attacked the United States for defending free speech while PKR warned governments against exploiting Muslim anger to restrict freedoms as protests continued to spread across the Muslim world over a controversial film mocking the Prophet Muhammad.

Malaysia’s outspoken former prime minister said the West’s idea of freedom of expression as being a part of human rights was one that may not be accepted in the cultures of Asians or Muslims worldwide.
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“How would one feel if someone comes up to you and calls you ‘a bastard, the offspring of sex between your mother and some man who is not your legally wedded father’?”

“The Americans would feel nothing because in their society this is normal. Their mothers sleep around with just about anybody,” said the controversial political veteran.

Such a practice would be considered a norm in an American society, he said, adding that apart from American mothers, fathers behave much the same way.

“It is an expression of the equality of the sexes,” he said.

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Dr M says American mothers are promiscuous in attack against US free speech

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The former premier had written in his memoirs ‘A Doctor in the House’ that he was convinced that Anwar was involved in homosexual activities, based on information he had gathered from both Musa and then IGP Abdul Rahim Noor (chapter 53, page 684).

Malaysiakini

Ex-top cop: Mahathir could be probed for abetment
  • Hafiz Yatim
  • 9:06AM Sep 17, 2012

EXCLUSIVE Former premier Dr Mahathir Mohamad, who had played an instrumental role in the sacking of his then deputy, Anwar Ibrahim, could be investigated for abetting present attorney-general (AG) Abdul Gani Patail and former inspector-general of police (IGP) Musa Hassan in fabricating or concealing material facts.

This is unless Mahathir can show proof that he had taken necessary action to prevent the two from doing so, said former Kuala Lumpur Criminal Investigation Department chief Mat Zain Ibrahim, who was the man in charge in the investigation of Anwar’s black-eye incident.

This, he said, follows the admission by Musa in an interview with Malaysiakini last May that he took Anwar’s blood sample from Mat Zain’s black-eye probe to conduct DNA test for another case – the one involving allegations of sodomy – which Musa was the investigator.
Read the article!

Ex-top cop: Mahathir could be probed for abetment

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DEVIL OR ANGEL: Dr Mahathir – how will history JUDGE him

The article is long but worth reading…

Click on the link at the end.

Rather he will most be remembered for his extraordinary long record of leadership in the country. It is a 22 year record of political opportunism and survival secured through appealing to the baser instincts of self aggrandizement and greed and the manipulation of the major institutions of government.

Malaysia Chronicle

Saturday, 01 September 2012 17:12

DEVIL OR ANGEL: Dr Mahathir – how will history JUDGE him

Written by  Koon Yew Yin

Some friends have asked me as to how history will remember Dr. Mahathir. This has led me to thinking about Ho Chi Minh, Sukarno, Nehru, Lee Kuan Yew and other Asian giants of colonial and post colonial history, and how Dr. Mahathir measures up to them. However, comparing him to other leaders in our Asian neighbourhood may be unfair to Dr. Mahathir as it may be demanding too high a standard in leadership, given the unusual and extraordinary crop of leaders in our part of the world.

Instead, I am now more inclined to compare him with leaders from other countries of the world where the comparison may be more appropriate. One leader with whom I am sure Dr. Mahathir would not mind comparison is Kwame Nkrumah, a giant of contemporary African history who Dr Mahathir is probably hoping – when his own obituary is written – for future generations to put him in the company of.

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This is why history will not judge him so kindly but will place him in the company of lesser and even failed leaders such as Marcos, Suharto and Mugabe.

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Koon Yew Yin is a prominent citizen and a business leader

DEVIL OR ANGEL: Dr Mahathir – how will history JUDGE him

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weehingthong didn’t escape this time!

Taman Kaya Mob goes amok again and attacks Blogger, 14 July 2012

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View what happened to weehingthong recently. He got to safety – inside his compound – just in time!

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Friday, 10 August 2012 09:19

After Dr M’s SLAP IN THE FACE, can Sabahans expect any justice from Najib’s RCI

Written by  Joe Fernandez, Malaysia Chronicle

Excerpts:

1 PROJECT M

Project M or Project Mykad or Project Mahathir is the codename for an extensive and prolonged government operation launched in Sabah in the 80s, whereby illegal workers and migrants were offered citizenship in exchange for voting the BN.

Sabahans have long protested the move as it not only thwarted their political wishes but also brought on widespread social and economic misery. Overcrowding, rising crime, shortage of housing and facilities, fighting for jobs and educational opportunities amid an economic pie shrunk by political corruption have kept Sabah one of the poorest of Malaysia’s 13 states despite it owning massive oil and timber wealth.

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Even as former premier Mahathir Mohamad cautioned Prime Minister Najib Razak to be careful not to antagonize coalition partners and spark further defections, the less-than-tactful veteran leader came in for a tongue lashing for his own insensitivity and “crude racist remarks”.

2 Chua Jui Meng:

“When the Chinese supported him, he praised us and said the Malays should learn from the Chinese schools’ system. When the Chinese see through him as they do, he denigrates us. Why should we vote for him and the BN ever again? He has been double-crossing the races and using the Chinese as the bogeyman to keep the Malays suspicious and wary. He is now trying the same sort of tactics in Sabah to justify his Project M. What is there left to say about such a man – that he is an incorrigible liar and hypocrite, a racist who will not stop at anything to stay in power? Sadly, all these have already been said,” PKR vice president Chua Jui Meng told Malaysia Chronicle.

“The Chinese have contributed greatly to the development of Malaysia. I don’t think any of us feel so insecure or the need to defend what is already very clear to everyone. It is Dr Mahathir who is sick. He needs to take his medicine and for his information, the vast majority of Chinese can speak Malay as well, if not better than him. It is the first-generation migrants and the old-timers who spoke market Malay and even then they could cope and enjoy cordial relations with the Malays until Dr Mahathir and his Malay Dilemma book came about. It was then that he started to systematically destroy racial unity for the sake of political power.”

3 PKR vice president Tian Chua:

“We can understand Mahathir’s panic. He was the founder of Project M and Project M is one of the key grouses Sabahans feel towards BN. Obviously Mahathir is trying worm his way out of blame but that he can do so in a way that is so disrespectful and contemptuous of the Chinese who have worked hard and contributed tremendously to the nation really shows that he is beyond redemption,” PKR vice president Tian Chua, who is also the Pakatan chief negotiator for the latest Sabah defections, told Malaysia Chronicle.

“The Chinese have no rhyme or reason to respect him in turn. He has done nothing for them except make their lives difficult. This is a good lesson for all Sabahans, especially the indigenous people, as well as for all the others races living in this country. If Mahathir can treat the Chinese like toilet paper and throw after using them, what would he and his Umno successors not dare to do with the other races who have less economic clout.”

Joe Fernandez, Malaysia Chronicle | 10 Aug 2012

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir bin Mohamad Anak Lelaki Iskandar Kutty of humble peasant origins in Kerala, India has done it again! He has shot himself in the foot, as usual, and this time by pontificating sanctimoniously on the issue of citizenship in Malaysia.

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Sinar Harian ran an online poll to find out whether readers agreed that Mahathir should be labelled a dictator.

As at 3.00 pm, 76 percent out of some 1200 readers agreed that Mahathir was a dictator.

Malaysia Chronicle

Thursday, 19 July 2012 21:13

Why am I a dictator? Dr M gets his answers

Dr Mahathir Mohamad, who asked his blog readers to furnish proof that he was a dictator as alleged by many quarters, has received immediate response through a poll conducted by a Malay daily.

“When I was the prime minister, I had been called by many labels. Mahazalim, Firaun [Pharaoh], dictator – are some of the titles invented by my political enemies.

“What have I done which could be compared to a dictator’s traits and actions?” the former prime minister asked yesterday on his popular blog.

Sinar Harian then ran an online poll to find out whether readers agreed that Mahathir should be labelled a dictator.

As at 3.00 pm, 76 percent out of some 1200 readers agreed that Mahathir was a dictator.

Comments also flowed in from readers of several new portals who reported about Mahathir’s question.

“All of a sudden? Anyway, damage has been done and continued to be worsen by your successor. No need proof, the present scenario speaks for itself. We are not deaf and blind,” says Harakahdaily reader Ibrahim Che Embi.

“A dictator is never wrong. It is always someone else who is the problem,” goes a comment appended a report carried by The Malaysian Insider.

Another on Free Malaysia Today attacks Mahathir: “It is very sad that a person of your intelligence cannot figure out the reasons why people consider you as a dictator.”

One reader suggests that the label ‘tyrant’ is more appropriate on Mahathir.

Why am I a dictator? Dr M gets his answers

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Malaysian Insider

Dr M: Prove I was a dictator

By Hafidz Baharom
July 18, 2012

Dr Mahathir contrasted Mubarak’s practices against his own. — File pic

KUALA LUMPUR, July 18 ― Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad challenged his detractors today to show how he had been a “dictator” during his 22 years as prime minister, as he continued to defend his legacy following a recent spat with Lim Kit Siang over the alleged revival of Mahathirism.

“I wish to know from the visitors of my blog, what [I did] during my tenure as prime minister that proves I am a dictator,” he said in his latest posting on his blog, chedet.co.cc.

Dr Mahathir noted other leaders labelled as such included Saddam Hussein, Muammar Gaddafi, Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, Ferdinand Marcos and Nicolae Ceausescu.

“I was given many nicknames when I was prime minister. ‘Mahazalim’, ‘Pharaoh,’ and ‘Dictator’ were among the few used by my political enemies,” he wrote.

Dr M: Prove I was a dictator

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Malaysia Chronicle

Thursday, 05 July 2012 23:11

Mahathir, a racist and Malay chauvinist – TRUE OR FALSE?

Written by  Christopher Fernandez, Malaysia Chronicle

However, what is certain is the way and manner of governing Malaysia since the days of the establishment of the Mahathir regime which has definitely witnessed a major blow and setback for democracy and race relations.

The real “pengkhianat Bangsa Melayu”?

It is an undeniable fact that while Mahathir governed Malaysia with impunity, he was also guilty of being a racist and a Malay chauvinist.

By often calling upon and using the racial card, he caused gullible and unsuspecting Malays and other bumiputras to believe that their common enemy is the non-bumiputras especially the Chinese and Indians.

Mahathir, a racist and Malay chauvinist – TRUE OR FALSE?

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NO, Dr MAHATHIR!
YOU’RE WRONG: TODAY’S VOTERS ARE MOVING AWAY FROM RACE-BASED POLITICS.

Malaysian Insider

Voters shifting from race politics, say analysts

By Ida Lim
July 04, 2012

KUALA LUMPUR, July 4 — Although race-based politics will still be a part of the Malaysian political landscape, analysts have said that voters are more “mature” and moving away from casting their votes based on their ethnicity.

The analysts were responding to former premier Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s recent remark that race will be the main issue in the 13th general election that must called by next April.

“It won’t be racial issues, but issues like the economy, justice, alternative media, corruption and young voters,” said Datuk Dr Mohammad Agus Yusoff, a political analyst from UKM, in disagreement with Dr Mahathir’s view.

Pointing out that “these are universal issues that transcend ethnic boundaries”, Agus said that “both sides are going to face an uphill task” to win support from the Malaysian electorate.

Faisal Hazis, a political scientist from Unimas, said “racial politics has been in Malaysia for a long time” due to the “kind of policies the ruling party has adopted”.

“But racial politics has been slowly diluted,” Faisal said, adding that “there has been an emergence of new multiracial politics” over the past decade while agreeing that people now “discuss more on issues rather than race”.

Voters shifting from race politics, say analysts … Although race-based politics will still be a part of the Malaysian political landscape, analysts have said that voters

www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/print/voters… – Cached

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With Mahathir, there is no simple statement and there is always a purpose in what he says.

WHAT IS HE UP TO?

Is he trying to SCARE Malays into running back under UMNO’s SARONG?

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Malaysian Insider

Dr M: Privilege for non-Malays to keep race image

 
By Shazwan Mustafa Kamal
June 29, 2012
Shoppers look at Chinese New Year decorations at a shopping mall in Kuala Lumpur, January 18, 2012. — File pic

KUALA LUMPUR, June 29 — Non-Malays should consider themselves privileged as the government still allows them to retain their racial identities, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamed has said.

The former prime minister told online television station The Malaysian Observer (MobTV) that Malaysians were currently “more race conscious” than ever before, and that people were still segregated.

“Non-Malays are still privileged. Only in this country do people who still identify themselves in their country of origin… and are allowed to have their language, their culture, their school system,” said Dr Mahathir.

“At the moment, people are still talking about themselves, their rights and their privileges, and not just about Bumiputeras.

Read ‘Dr M: Privilege for non-Malays to keep race image‘ on Yahoo! News Malaysia. KUALA LUMPUR, June 29 — Non-Malays should consider themselves privileged as the …

my.news.yahoo.com/dr-m-privilege-for-malays-to-keep-race… – Cached

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Malaysian Insider

Dr M backs Mukhriz as next Kedah MB

By Shazwan Mustafa Kamal
June 29, 2012

KUALA LUMPUR, June 29 — Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has voiced his support for his son Datuk Mukhriz Mahathir to become the next Kedah mentri besar should Barisan Nasional (BN) win back the state in the 13th general election.

The former prime minister’s endorsement of his son will likely add pressure for the state Umno leadership to decide on whether to back Mukhriz (picture) as a potential candidate, as support within the party for the deputy international trade and industry minister appears divided at best

KUALA LUMPUR, June 29 — Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has voiced his support for his son Datuk Mukhriz Mahathir to become the next Kedah mentri besar should Barisan …

www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/dr-m-backs… – Cached

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Malaysia Chronicle

Thursday, 28 June 2012 12:44

At 86, what’s left for Dr M: An era of FEAR and SCARING his countrymen into docility

Written by  Moaz Nair, Malaysia Chronicle

As recently reported in the media, Mahathir was quoted as saying, “Malaysians were clamouring to push for a revolution to topple the government”. To most people, only the disorientated among Malaysians would be advocating such a devious theory.

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Mahathir has to be told that the 13th general election will see no ‘revolution to topple the government’.  He just has to do everyone a favour by getting UMNO to clean up the electoral process and uphold real democracy for the people to decide – without any political oppression – which coalition should be chosen in the next general election.

The people are not asking for a revolution but a normal democracy where there is free and fair elections.

Malaysia Chronicle

At 86, what’s left for Dr M: An era of FEAR and SCARING his countrymen into docility

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Malaysia Chronicle

Thursday, 28 June 2012 16:05

M’sia is more racist than before, says Dr M, but who was the Father of Racism?

Written by  Stan Lee, Malaysia Chronicle

Former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad predicts that the next general election will be all about race because Malaysia has become more racist than before. However, the 86-year strongman widely blamed for pioneering the current brand of nearly apartheid politics did not say why such a situation had come about.

“In this country, we are very racist, even more than before. The next election is going to be about race. Who gives what, who gets what based on race. When the government is weak, it caters to demands which are not going to be good for the country in the long run,” said Mahathir, who still wields great influence in Prime Minister Najib Razak’s ruling Umno party.

In typical fashion, Mahathir indirectly blamed his predecessor Abdullah Badawi. Although, he did not mention names, Mahathir made it clear that Umno and the BN coalition it leads had no choice but to cater to the different ethnic groups following the 2008 general election, in which the BN had sunk to its worst electoral performance clawing only a simple majority.

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Thursday, 28 June 2012 16:05

M’sia is more racist than before, says Dr M, but who was the Father of Racism?

Written by  Stan Lee, Malaysia Chronicle

Former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad predicts that the next general election will be all about race because Malaysia has become more racist than before. However, the 86-year strongman widely blamed for pioneering the current brand of nearly apartheid politics did not say why such a situation had come about.

“In this country, we are very racist, even more than before. The next election is going to be about race. Who gives what, who gets what based on race. When the government is weak, it caters to demands which are not going to be good for the country in the long run,” said Mahathir, who still wields great influence in Prime Minister Najib Razak’s ruling Umno party.

In typical fashion, Mahathir indirectly blamed his predecessor Abdullah Badawi. Although, he did not mention names, Mahathir made it clear that Umno and the BN coalition it leads had no choice but to cater to the different ethnic groups following the 2008 general election, in which the BN had sunk to its worst electoral performance clawing only a simple majority.

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Malaysian Insider

Chinese voters are kingmakers for GE13, says Dr M

By Shannon Teoh
June 28, 2012

KUALA LUMPUR, June 28 — Chinese voters will decide who forms the government after the general election which must be held within a year as the Malays are divided among three parties, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today.

The long-serving former prime minister, whose last election victory in 1999 was widely credited to the swing of Chinese voters to Barisan Nasional (BN), said this forced the opposition PKR, PAS as well as his Umno to cede to Chinese demands.

“They never dreamt that they would be split as they are today. The majority has split itself into three and become the minority. These three small Malay parties need the support of the Chinese in order to win the elections. Whichever party gets the support of the Chinese will win the elections.

“The fact is today all three Malay parties are trying to butter the Chinese electorate. So they become racial and cater to racial demands,” Dr Mahathir, who is still widely influential in Umno despite retiring from active politics nine years ago, told a forum on politics and business today.

Chinese voters are kingmakers for GE13, says Dr M

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Malaysian Insider

Dr M: GE13 will be about race

By Shannon Teoh
June 28, 2012

KUALA LUMPUR, June 28 — The general election to be held within a year will centre on race as Malaysia has become more racist than ever, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today.

The influential former prime minister told a forum on business and politics that Barisan Nasional’s (BN) weakness, after losing its customary two-thirds majority in Parliament in the March 2008 election, has forced the coalition to cater to various racial demands.

“In this country, we are very racist, even more than before. The next election is going to be about race. Who gives what, who gets what based on race. When the government is weak, it caters to demands which are not going to be good for the country in the long run,” he said.

Dr M: GE13 will be about race

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DR MAHATHIR SAYS
NO TO ANOTHER CHINESE INDEPENDENT SCHOOL!
NO TO RECOGNITION OF U.E.C. CERTIFICATE!!

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Malaysia Chronicle

Thursday, 21 June 2012 14:11

AVERSION TO CHINESE SCHOOLS: Mahathir takes the cake – Nie Ching

Written by  Teo Nie Ching

The Najib administration must establish a specific time-frame and provide a deadline for the revival of a Chinese Independent School in Kuantan in order to prove that HE is the Prime Minister and truly in charge of running this country.

I call on Prime Minister Najib Razak, Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin and the Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA) to state their positions with regard to Tun Mahathir’s statement which not only publicly opposed the proposal of reviving the Chinese Independent School, but claimed that vernacular schools will keep the nation apart.

More vocal and provocative as GE-13 looms

Even though the former Premier has retired for 9 years now, his shadow and influence is still widely felt in the Barisan Nasional.

It is obvious that Tun Mahathir is getting more and more vocal and provocative as we near the 13th general election. A few days prior, DAP Parliamentary Leader Lim Kit Siang had highlighted the possibility of the former PM’s intention and desire to restore Mahathirism as a “hidden agenda” of the next general election. Mahathir’s latest tirade seems to be exactly that.

I wish to remind Mahathir that the level of excellence and standard of education in Chinese Independent Schools has attracted many non-Chinese students, and that international schools here do not use Bahasa Malaysia as the medium of education. If Mahathir claims that the difference in the medium of education will be an obstacle towards national unity, why did he not use the same standards in the case of international schools?

AVERSION TO CHINESE SCHOOLS: Mahathir takes the cake – Nie Ching

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Malaysia Chronicle

Wednesday, 20 June 2012 16:45

If we recognize Chinese schools and certs, we will never be united – Dr M

PUTRAJAYA— Setting up more Chinese independent schools and recognising its United Examination Certificate will create further obstacles to national unity, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today.

“It’s already a fact from the very beginning that vernacular (schools) can be set up by the different communities, which has resulted in our young people not being together and that has become a hindrance towards unity among the people,” Dr Mahathir (picture) told a press conference today after launching the Maybank Foundation-Perdana Leadership Foundation essay competition here.

“If we recognise Chinese education and their certificates, we will have three different people talking in three different languages and I think we will not be able to live together as a whole,” he added.

The former premier pointed out that “in every country, the national language is the original language of the original settlers”.

He added other migrants who wished to be naturalised as citizens of said country “would accept the language and culture system”.

The former premier explained the problem had arisen because “the founding fathers” had made concessions on use of Bahasa Malaysia.

“They agreed upon something that is keeping us apart,” he said.

“The reason we talk about Chinese, Indians and Malays is because we need to be apart, we don’t want to be one country, we want to be three separate entities,” he added.

If we recognize Chinese schools and certs, we will never be united – Dr M

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Malaysia Chronicle

Saturday, 16 June 2012 06:28

Dr M’s Manila speech shows his ignorance and contempt of democracy

An exhortation on the ‘limitations’ of democracy by Dr Mahathir Mohamad during a recent speech in Manila has only laid bare the mindset behind the actions of his administration and subsequent leaders of Barisan Nasional, according to Kuala Selangor member of parliament Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad.

“It is now further confirmed that Mahathir was a dictator hiding in the garb of democracy which he so despises, and this contempt was out in the open in Manila!” said Dzulkefly.

The PAS research head said Mahathir’s speech gave the clearest glimpse to his audience why the former prime minister and others trapped in his legacies had embraced draconian laws to curtail the people’s freedom.

“So the people can now now why Tun M and UMNO-BN need these adjustments to the ‘laws’ during their two-third majority rule,” said Dzulkefly.

Dr M’s Manila speech shows his ignorance and contempt of democracy

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Free Malaysia Today

Nurul: We don’t wish to jail Dr M

RK Anand | June 16, 2012

The PKR vice-president stresses that Pakatan Rakyat’s struggle is about saving Malaysia and not throwing the former premier behind bars.

PETALING JAYA: She was still a teenager when Dr Mahathir Mohamad had stripped her father of both his post and dignity over accusations of sexual misconduct.

For six years, Anwar Ibrahim, who claimed to be a victim of a political conspiracy and trumped up charges, languished in prison while she and her mother continued with his struggle on the outside.

However, Nurul Izzah said the opposition bloc led by her father was not interested in exacting revenge should it form the federal government after the next general election.

According to the Lembah Pantai MP, Pakatan Rakyat’s struggle was much greater than one particular individual.

“We are not interested in putting Mahathir behind bars, we are interested in saving Malaysia,” she said in response to the former premier’s latest blog posting.

“Mahathir shouldn’t implicate Malaysia’s future just to save his own skin. Not everyone has the stomach for dictatorial tendencies as he does,” she told FMT.

In his blog posting, Mahathir claimed that he had not indulged in corrupt practices during his 22 years in office, despite a litany of allegations stacked against him.

The former premier also said that he had never abused his powers nor did his children benefit from his position.

Referring to the opposition, specifically Nurul’s father, Mahathir also vowed to continue battling evil forces from destroying the country which he loved.

PETALING JAYA: She was still a teenager when Dr Mahathir Mohamad had stripped her father of both his post and dignity over accusations of sexual misconduct…

www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2012/06/16/… – Cached

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The “forex scandal elite club masters”

Retired Bank Negara deputy manager, Dr Rosli Yaakop named the following:
1 former Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamed,
2 ex-finance minister Daim Zainuddin,
3 ex-Bank Negara Governor, the late Jaffar Hussein, and
4 current Minister in Prime Minister’s Department in charge of Economic Planning Unit Government Nor Mohamed Yakcop as the “forex scandal elite club masters.”

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Malaysian Insider

Dr M worried about skeletons in closet, says Kit Siang

By Ida Lim
June 03, 2012

KUALA LUMPUR, June 3 — Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is concerned that questions over multi-billion ringgit financial scandals during his rule will resurface if Barisan Nasional (BN) loses to Pakatan Rakyat (PR) in the next general election, Lim Kit Siang said today.

The DAP adviser accused the country’s longest-serving prime minister of making baseless claims about the opposition in order to delay polls.

“The real reason why Mahathir is… making so many wild and preposterous statements is because the former prime minister is worried that the truth will be out about all the financial scandals during his 22-year premiership if PR forms the national government in next polls,” Lim said in a statement today.

The veteran opposition leader cited the 1992 foreign exchange (forex) market scandal as an example, estimating that Bank Negara Malaysia may have lost RM30 billion in the episode.

He said the central bank’s former deputy governor, Dr Rosli Yaakop, yesterday alleged in a Penang forum that Dr Mahathir was one of four individuals responsible for the losses.

Rosli had reportedly said that the three others were former finance minister Tun Daim Zainuddin, former Bank Negara governor the late Tan Sri Jaffar Hussein, and current Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department for Economic Planning Unit Tan Sri Nor Mohamed Yakcop.

Kit Siang: Mahathir kuatir skandal kewangan zaman pemerintahan akan terdedah
www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/dr-m… – Cached

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Malaysiakini

Kit Siang: Pakatan will probe Dr M’s forex scandal
5:28PM Jun 3, 2012

DAP supremo Lim Kit Siang today said it will re-open investigations into a RM30 billion financial scandal which Bank Negara allegedly lost through speculations in the foreign exchange (forex) if Pakatan Rakyat capture Putrajaya.

“If Pakatan forms the federal government in the next general election, there should be a royal commission of inquiry into the RM30 billion Bank Negara forex losses scandal in 1992, as well as into all the other financial scandals during former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamed’s 22-year premiership,” Lim sad in a statement today.

Citing former Bank Negara deputy governor Rosli Yaakop at a forum yesterday, Lim said the speculation which cost massive losses to Bank Negara, was done with the blessings of Mahathir and then finance minister Daim Zainuddin.

“I had estimated in Parliament two decades ago that Bank Negara lost a colossal RM30 billion. But Bank Negara claimed an RM10.1 billion loss in 1992 and RM5.7 billion in 1993.

“Rosli said yesterday that Bank Negara claims of losses were “schematically understated”, hidden through revaluation of Bank Negara’s gold holdings and revaluation of quoted investments,” he said.

DAP supremo Lim Kit Siang today said it will re-open investigations into a RM30 billion financial scandal which Bank Negara allegedly lost through speculations in the …

www.malaysiakini.com/news/199813 – Cached

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Free Malaysia Today

Nor the main culprit behind forex scandal’

Athi Shankar | June 3, 2012

An ex-Bank Negara insider reveals the inside track on the currency speculation undertaken by Nor Mohamed Yakcop and other powerful people about 20 years ago.

GEORGE TOWN: A former Bank Negara insider has named four powerful elites as main players to have caused the central bank’s massive RM30-billion loss in the international foreign exchange speculation scandal some 20 years ago.

In his explosive revelation, retired Bank Negara deputy manager, Dr Rosli Yaakop named former Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamed, ex-finance minister Daim Zainuddin, ex-Bank Negara Governor, the late Jaffar Hussein and current Minister in Prime Minister’s Department in charge of Economic Planning Unit Government Nor Mohamed Yakcop as the “forex scandal elite club masters.”

The Pakatan Rakyat de facto leader … investigation held on the scandal. Kit SiangDr Mahathir Mohamad, Dr Rosli Yaakob, forex scandal, Lim Kit Siang, Nor …

www.freemalaysiatoday.com/…/06/03/…behind-forex-scandal

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Malaysia Chronicle

Tuesday, 29 May 2012 09:07

Dr M worried sick: Now the ‘de-facto PM’, he’s calling the shots again as Najib flounders

Written by  Nawawi Mohamad, Wong Choon Mei, Malaysia Chronicle

Former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad has been praised by many, especially UMNO members and other apple polishers. He has been praised for the privatization of Malaysia, his Vision 2020, his political maneuvers and economic policies, but none of these have made Malaysia a great nation.

Instead, as a result of Mahathir’s ham-fisted policies, Malaysia has been downgraded and perceived to be trolling at the lowest levels with other rogue regimes such as Zimbabwe and Myanmar. Even Vietnam has caught up, while Indonesia has left us far behind.

No wonder the 86-year-old Mahathir is trying to salvage his legacy, but even his best-seller biography A Doctor in the House won’t make him popular again. In the eyes of his countrymen, whatever that Mahathir has done, planned, implemented and envisioned, has failed miserably.

Dr M worried sick: Now the ‘de-facto PM’, he’s calling the shots again as Najib flounders
Malaysia Chronicle – May 28 10:41pm

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Malaysia Chronicle

Wednesday, 30 May 2012 10:58

Mahathir’s Proton, a mistake we should have avoided right from the start – Koon Yew Yin

Written by  Koon Yew Yin

The founding of Proton National Bhd in1983 was a big expensive mistake to begin with. Billions of ringgit from tax payers have been lost in the process.

The haemorrhage seems to have continued forever until Khazanah’s recent sale of its 43 per cent stake in Proton to DRB-Hicom a few months ago. Malaysians have been wondering – is this the end to this unhappy saga of the government’s foray into the production of a so-called ‘national car’ or will the burden on tax payers and car owners be continued in other new ways?

Mahathir‘s Proton, a mistake we should have avoided right from the start – Koon Yew YinThe founding of Proton National Bhd in1983 was a big expensive mistake to begin with. Billions of ringgit from tax payers have been lost in the process.Malaysia Chronicle – 2 hours, 44 minutes ago

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Daily Express


INDEPENDENT NATIONAL NEWSPAPER OF EAST MALAYSIA
Established since 1963
Proton needs huge capital injection to compete: Mahathir
Published on: Friday, May 18, 2012

KUANTAN: National car producer Proton will need a huge capital injection from the private sector and continued protection from the government to enable it to continue to compete in the increasingly competitive global market, says former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

He said the cost of designing and producing a new car model had gone up significantly.

“A car company needs to market more than one model, we will need at least five models. As Proton is not that big, the profits are not enough to produce many models,” he said.

1 Proton needs huge capital injection to compete: MahathirSabah Daily Express – May 18 12:33am

2 PROTON NEEDS HUGE CAPITAL INJECTION TO COMPETE IN GLOBAL MARKET

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