Still untouchable, Mahathir is the man who has said more than most dare to even think.
For how much longer?
Will he remain untouchable when they come for Opposition leaders as he predicts?
29 June 2017
Dr M predicts opposition leaders will be hauled up before GE14
Former premier Dr Mahathir Mohamad, who is often criticised over the mass arrests of opposition leaders and activists during his tenure, now predicts that Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak would do the same.
Recalling the arrests of Bersih leaders ahead of a rally last year, Mahathir claimed that Najib would likely act to destroy the opposition and frighten the people when the general election is held.
“There are already signs of a build-up of the case for arresting and detaining opposition leaders.
“The arrest of the opposition leaders would leave the parties in disarray. Of course, it would anger the people but many may be intimidated and become too frightened to vote for the opposition.
“They believe Najib would find out and action would be taken against them. Without leaders, they would not know what to do. The voting for the opposition would be eroded,” he added.
During this “leaderless period”, Mahathir claimed that money would flow on an unprecedented scale and election workers would be bribed.
“Election workers and officials may misdirect the voters, and the voting would be manipulated.
“Many would not be able to vote at all. Postal votes would be hijacked and moved to increase the votes in the constituencies of the important BN candidates.
“The election would be so fraudulent that it would become almost meaningless. It would be a shame,” he added in a blog post.
Mahathir speechless over middle finger flouting ‘D for diktator’ likeness of himself https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/344108
Former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad was uncharacteristically rendered speechless when he was confronted with an activist’s protest artwork depicting his likeness giving the middle finger and labelled dictator.
While launching a new Dubook Press book “Apa Habaq Orang Muda” at the Arts For Grabs event in Publika Mall Kuala Lumpur, the ex-premier was approached by activist cum artist Fahmi Reza who went up to the stage bearing gifts.
He presented the ex-premier with a copy of his #KitaSemuaPenghasut T-shirt depicting the clown likeness of Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak, which probably reasonated with Mahathir’s anti-Najib stance.
But his second gift probably hit too close to home for the ex-PM.
“During the launch of Mahathir’s latest book, I went up the stage to give him a copy of my colouring book. This is the Malaysian Politikus ABC Coluring Book, I told him.
“At first he smiled. But when I handed him the book, I opened the page to ‘D untuk diktator’ which is decorated with the picture of him giving the middle finger.
“He was speechless, but I heard a grunt of disapproval from him,” wrote Fahmi in a posting on his Facebook page.
Masa majlis pelancaran buku terbaru Mahathir, aku naik pentas untuk bagi dia satu naskah buku mewarna aku. Aku kata, “Ini buku mewarna ABC Politikus Malaysia.” Mula-mula dia senyum. Tapi masa aku serahkan buku tu, aku buka mukasurat “D untuk diktator” yang dihiasi dengan lukisan wajah dia yang tengah tunjuk middle finger. Dia speechless tak kata apa-apa, tapi aku boleh dengar bunyi dengusan disapproval dari dia. Hehehe.
Kredit kepada Albert Ng yang sempat tangkap gambar ni dan izinkan aku kongsi semula.
OUT TO GET HIM ANY WAY THEY CAN…
3 June 2016
Dr M under criminal defamation probe, lawyer confirms
KUALA LUMPUR, June 3 ― Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today spent 30 minutes answering 37 questions from the police in a criminal defamation investigation triggered by his recent suggestion that the Malay rulers may be under house arrest.
His lawyer Ahmad Bazlan Che Kassim told reporters, however, that most of the questions centred on the Citizens’ Declaration, the petition calling for Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s resignation that Dr Mahathir started.
“The questions are about the (police) report lodged against him in making remarks related to house arrest of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong. A total of 37 questions were asked and most of them were on Citizen’s Declaration,” he told reporters outside Yayasan Albukhary, where the former prime minister was interviewed.
He added that both parties were very cooperative during the session and that Dr Mahathir responded to all the questions.
The lawyer also confirmed that Dr Mahathir was being investigated under Section 500 of Penal Code, which covers defamation.
Another lawyer, Muhammad Rafique Rashid Ali later told reporters that there was no confirmation on whether the former prime minister would face charges.
13 May 2016
Vote out Najib to change PM, save BN, says Dr M
Dr Mahathir Mohamad has again urged Pekan constituents not to vote for their MP Najib Abdul Razak in the next election to end his rule as prime minister.
This, said the former premier at a ‘Save Malaysia’ ceramah in Nilai, Negeri Sembilan last night, is to ensure Najib can no longer continue to be prime minister after the 14th general election.
9 May 2016
Live – Mahathir speaks in Penang – http://anilnetto.com/malaysian-politics/live-mahathir-speaks-penang/ …
“The pay of a prime minister is not enough to buy support… So what do you do? You [allegedly] steal!”
Mahathir: “When you believe you can become popular by giving the people money, then you will find that the people will demand even more money.”
“The pay of a prime minister is not enough to buy support… So what do you do? You [allegedly] steal!”
Pointed words indeed.
Mahathir is urging Malaysians to sign the Citizens’ Declaration. “Our detention centres are big. But they are not big enough to hold 10m people. They are not even big enough to hold even one millon.”
The more people who sign, the safer you are, adds Mahathir. There is safety in numbers.
If we don’t do something about this, then our children and grandchildren will have to pay the price, he says.
Tonight, Mahathir is also speaking at the Millennium Hall in Kepala Batas at 8.45pm.
Dr M once again shares stage with opposition
GEORGE TOWN, May 8 — Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad once again shared a stage with the opposition when he delivered a lecture at the Straits Quay Convention Centre here today.
He delivered a Penang Institute-organised lecture entitled, ‘Quo Vadis, Malaysia? What’s next, Malaysia?’ for an hour before about 1,000 people.
Dr Mahathir was accompanied by wife, Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Mohamad Ali. Also present were Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng and several DAP and PKR state assemblymen.
On the withdrawal of his traffic police escort, the former prime minister said he did not mind. — Bernama
#AWANInews Dr Mahathir once again shares stage with Opposition http://english.astroawani.com/malaysia-news/dr-mahathir-once-again-shares-stage-opposition-104844#.Vy_Ii7JyKm0.twitter … via @501awani
3 August 2015
KUALA LUMPUR — Former United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) president Dr Mahathir Mohamad is contesting the narrative that political donations may be deposited in the personal account of the party’s head, saying this had never been the practice during his time.
Acknowledging that UMNO’s assets are held in trust by three nominees including the party president, the former prime minister said, however, that the funds were kept in a designated bank account controlled by three people.
“Not a single sen from donations for elections were deposited into my account.”
“I am prepared for all my personal accounts for 22 years to be vetted by impartial parties to verify if my claim is true or otherwise,” he wrote in a blog post today (Aug 3).
Dr Mahathir explained that he shunned the practice of personally receiving funds meant for UMNO as the commingling of party and private monies had previously invited problems with the tax authorities.
Dr Mahathir: Did Umno violate election laws with RM2.6bil? http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/307138
Dr Mahathir Mohamad has warned if Umno needed RM2.6 billion to contest the general election, the party might have violated election laws.
“The expenditure statement for each candidate must be reported to the authorities. It is an offence to spend more than a certain amount.
“I apologise if this rule had already been abolished. It was designed to prevent corruption,” he wrote on his blog today.
Under the Election Offences Act 1954, the spending cap for candidates is limited to RM200,000 for Parliament seats and RM100,000 for state seats.
As there are 222 Parliamentary seats and 505 state seats contested in 2013, the maximum BN could legally spend on its election campaign was RM95 million.
1. There has been much talk by certain people of a conspiracy to overthrow Dato Sri Najib as Prime Minister.
2. Is there a conspiracy? Is there someone or some group conspiring i.e moving in secret in the underground to overthrow Najib. There could have been before but apart from people complaining privately about their dissatisfaction with Najib’s administration, no one was planning his overthrow. That is not to say that they did welcome the idea of his resigning or vacating his post. But active underground planning and action there was none.
3. What we do know now is that I had openly called for his stepping down. No conspiracy. Just open declaration to the whole nation that I would like to see Najib cease to be Prime Minister.
4 So if any investigation is to be made, there is no need for detectives or special agents. That there is a move or push for Dato Sri Najib to step down is known to everyone.
5. So again where is the conspiracy!! It is all in the open. There is no need to conspire. There is open campaigning for his ceasing to be Prime Minister.
6. Lately we are seeing many funny statements. The Utusan loudly proclaimed that the Prime Minister had taken action against the Wall Street Journal.
7. Actually it was not legal action or suing for defamation. Just politely asking the Wall Street Journal why do they publish the article.
8. Is there a need to ask that silly question? Isn’t it obvious that as a newspaper the information obtained by Wall Street Journal was sensational. Any newspaper, convinced of the authenticity of the information would have printed it. Of course the local mainstream papers will not for obvious reasons.
9. To ingratiate themselves with the Prime Minister they would rather mislead people. The sub-editors are good at writing misleading headlines. For example when a statement is made to let the task force of four do their work this is headlined as support for the Prime Minister.
10. Then there was a minister who, after saying that the interim report shows nothing wrong with 1MDB, then went on to advise people not to say anything about 1MDB until the report is out. But he himself had made a premature statement.
11. To all comments made against 1MDB, the standard answer is to deny, to say “No it is not true.” It is like somebody upon being asked whether he had stolen the money as alleged, simply denies that he had stolen, expecting the judge to acquit him simply because he denied.
12. There is no denial that money was deposited in the private account. The explanation to UMNO is that it was for the elections. UMNO seems satisfied. Don’t they know that Government money cannot be used to help a political party to win elections? But the money was from donation. Who donated 2 billion Ringgit? No answer.
13. But what about BR1M? Isn’t it Government money, all 7 billion Ringgit and more. That was clever. It is not for elections but given before any election, with the promise of more if the party wins, isn’t it about using Government money to win elections?
14. Truly cash is king!!
For the rest:
Negara-ku Malaysia, Tanahair-ku, Tanah di mana sembilan puluh tahun dahulu
Darah tumpah dan aku dilahir
Di lahir sebagai anak bangsa yang dijajah
Aku membesar mempertuankan orang asing
Terhina dan dihina
Bangsa yang serba kekurangan
Tinggal dipondok berbumbung atap nipah
Berdinding, berlantai kayu
Namun aku lebih bahagia dari ramai bangsaku
Mereka tinggal di pondok robek, tiris apabila hujan
Tanpa pili air tanpa lampu letrik
Anak mereka berkaki ayam, berkudis
Demam panas dan kadang-kadang meninggal
Aku survive, aku ke sekolah, aku ke universiti
Nasib aku lebih baik
Allah Subhanahu Wataala kesian kepada aku
Setelah dijajah oleh satu bangsa, dijajah pula oleh dua bangsa lagi
Aku bertanya akan bangsaku selalunya dijajah orangkah?
Alhamdullilah, berkat kesedaran, berkat perjuangan, berkat perpaduan
Bangsaku dibebas, merdeka
Apakah merdeka hanya bermakna tidak dijajah orang
Apakah merdeka bermakna terus merana
Tidak, tidak, tidak
Merdeka bermakna kemajuan
Kemajuan sehingga berdiri sama tinggi
Duduk sama rendah dengan bekas penjajah dan bangsa lain
Bahkan mungkin lebih tinggi
Politik yang menyelamat dahulu
Terus membela bangsa
Negara dibangun, bangsa dibangun, agama di muliakan
Malang dan sedih,
Bangsa yang berjiwa kental, bersemangat besi
Diserang oleh nafsu dan perasaan tamak
Aku dapat apa dari kemerdekaan tanya mereka?
Mana bahagian aku?
Dan semangat pun menjadi luntur, tidak terdaya mengawal nafsu
Apa makna senang jika untuk mendapat sesuatu begitu susah
Dan nafsu dan perasaan tamak pun di peralat dan disogok oleh orang-orang politik dan orang kaya
Bangsa yang merdeka
Bangsa yang mulia
Sekarang sanggup menjual hak yang sedikit
Hak memilih, hak mengundi
Untuk mendapat kesenangan tanpa usaha, kesenangan yang sedikit
Untuk nikmat yang tidak kekal, nikmat yang sementara yang sedikit sahaja
Politik yang menyelamat
Menjadi politik yang menghancur
Pemimpin semakin tamak
Untuk tempat dan kedudukan tinggi
Perbuatan yang haram dihalalkan
Nama Allah diperalatkan, dijual untuk nikmat yang sementara di dunia
Akan kembalikah bangsaku
Menjadi bangsa yang dijajah, dihina dan diperhambakan
Begitu mudahkah kamu lupa
Aku akan pergi tidak lama lagi
Dapatkah aku pejam mata dan hembus nafas terakhir
Masih dipandang tinggi
Atau mataku terbeliak
Nafasku tersesak, terhenti, kerana segala yang diperjuangkan luput ditelan nafsu
Ya Allah lindungilah bangsaku
Sedarkan mereka bahawa Engkau tidak akan mengubah nasib bangsa
Melainkan bangsa itu sendiri cuba mengubahnya
Mengubah sendiri, membendung nafsu
Biarlah aku pergi
Mata terpejam rapat
Nafas perlahan berhenti…
DR MAHATHIR BIN MOHAMAD
Julai 10, 2015
Dr Mahathir pens poem, accusing greedy leaders of selling out Malays, Malaysia http://tdy.sg/1fC5zB9
KUALA LUMPUR — Dr Mahathir Mohamad penned a poem today (July 13), lamenting how the once proud Malay race is now seemingly willing to be overcome by greed and personal desires.
Titled Malaysia Tanahair-ku, the former prime minister posted the poem on his blog and also touched on the country’s current political situation.
“Dignity being sold, race being sold, nation being sold, everything is being sold for non-permanent benefits, temporary benefits only.”
He said politics that was supposed to save the community has now turned destructive because of greedy leaders eyeing high positions.
Without naming names, he said illegal actions were now condoned and “Allah” was being used and sold for temporary benefits.
He said that greed and lust were used by the elites, so much so that a noble race that had gained independence from their colonial masters is now seen willing to sell their rights, which included to choose good things in life without working for it.
12 July 2015
Mahathir: Political Terminator
Dr Mahathir, ‘political terminator’ taking on issues close to people’s heart, says Musa Hitam
Despite having retired from active politics 12 years ago, former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has regained popularity for speaking up on problems the public are concerned about, says his former deputy Tun Musa Hitam. Musa also believed that his ex-boss would succeed in securing the ouster of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak over the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) scandal, as the former prime minister was an ardent student of Sun Tzu’s “The Art of War”.
“He has struck a good chord with the public and has become a popular hero overnight because he taken on issues that have touched the hearts and minds of the people,” Musa told The Malaysian Insider in an exclusive interview recently.
Musa, who left government in 1986 due to “irreconcilable differences” with Dr Mahathir, said his former boss’s outspokenness against the current administration was in sync with his personality. …
“He is a lifetime critic of any government that does not conform to his mould,” said Musa, who rose to prominence during the tenure of second prime minister Tun Abdul Razak, who is Najib’s father.
Musa also described Dr Mahathir, who turned 90 on Friday, a “political terminator” who had successfully brought down two prime ministers and deputy prime ministers, including himself.
10 July 2015
Happy 90th birthday to my darling Dad! May Allah swt always bless you with good health, strength, courage, joy and love.
Happy Birthday To Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad . Semoga sentiasa diberi kesihatan yang baik dlm membela nasib negara
Thank you and we will never forget your good deeds Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad. Happy Birthday sir!
Happy 90th Birthday YABhg Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad
A special thank you message from our chairman, YAB Tun Dr. Mahathir Bin Mohamad.
Malaysian Maverick at 90 – A Retrospective on Tun Dr. M’s life and career: http://bit.ly/MKMahathirTimeline …
Dr Mahathir turns 90, still sharp and combative
— 4 July 2015
4. But of late we see some selectivity in the focus of the income tax people. 5. For example the step son of the Prime Minister is reported to have spent hundreds of millions of USD or Ringgit buying luxury residences in London, New York and Hollywood. He also expended many millions to finance the production of the film “The Wolf of Wall Street”. 6. When the Prime Minister’s Office claimed it was inherited money the brothers of Najib protested. Their father was not rich and did not leave hundreds of millions of Ringgit to the family. Even Najib had to admit that Tun Razak did not have such money to leave to his family. So where did this money come from? 7. It was claimed that the money was from business. If he made so much money from business he would have paid income tax. Has the income tax people investigated him regarding his business profits. How much tax had he paid. It is a secret of course. But I hope it is not a cover-up. 8. Then there is Jho Low. He bought a bank for 260 million US dollars. Where did he get the money. Is it borrowed? Did he sell the bank and paid taxes on the profit. 9. He also bought luxury flats in New York and Hollywood. Where did the hundreds of millions he paid for all these come from? Has he paid tax on them? 10. I believe executives of 1MDB and its subsidiaries are paid high salaries. Have they paid taxes on their earnings? 11. I understand that the Prime Minister as adviser to 1MDB is not paid anything. He is paid the Prime Minister’s salary, which I know is far smaller than what business executives get. But the Government pays allowances, the electricity and water bills, transportation, home, etc. So the salary can all be saved and spent. 12. But still the lavish lifestyle must cost a packet. It must be more than what I saved after 29 years in the Government. 13. It is a secret of course. But I just want to ask, has the income tax people investigated the source of the money and the tax paid. 14. We talk about equality before the law. In this country even the rulers are subject to certain laws. It is the essence of justice. We must be equal before the laws and we must be seen to be equal. Everyone who should be investigated by Government agencies must be investigated. There should be no discrimination. http://chedet.cc/?p=1790 — 19 June 2015 What goes around, comes around!
Dr Mahathir, when PM, had repeatedly denounced others for betraying the nation by using international forums to undermine their own country, is now the target of the very same accusation by the present administration!
… MP SPEAKS It has really come a full circle – the longest-serving prime minister of Malaysia, who in his 22-year premiership had repeatedly denounced opposition leaders, even former leaders of the Umno/BN coalition government, most notably his one-time deputy and prime minister-designate Anwar Ibrahim, of disloyalty in using international forums to undermine their own country – is now the target of the very same accusation by the present administration! In an open letter to The New York Times, Foreign Minister Anifah Aman made these same accusations against the “super patriot” Mahathir for attacking the country’s administration and political party, expressing regret at Mahathir’s action “to undermine his own country through the international media as part of a personal political vendetta”. Anifah wrote: “It is irresponsible of any citizen, let alone a former prime minister, to spread lies and distort facts about state owned companies.” Anifah criticised Dr Mahathir’s attack over the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB), Umno and accusations against current Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak. … Yes, most Malaysians would rather see Mahathir retire gracefully, but if he is prepared to put his shoulder to the wheel of a national campaign to end the rampant corruption, abuses of power, lack of accountability and good governance as illustrated by the 1MDB scandal (admittedly started under Mahathir’s years as prime minister) to reset Malaysia’s nation-building policies and future directions, Mahathir would be performing his last, final and most patriotic duty to the nation – and that will be welcomed by all patriotic Malaysians! Najib should live up to his “Nothing2Hide” claim by accepting Mahathir’s challenge to a live-telecast “Ask and Answer All” public duel. LIM KIT SIANG is DAP Parliamentary Leader and MP for Gelang Patah. http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/302374 — 18 June 2015 NO LET UP ON THE PART OF MAHATHIR!
… “I’ve had quite a long time in government, and I’ve learned a few things,” Dr Mahathir said in an interview at his office yesterday (June 17) in Putrajaya, the administrative capital he built from scratch when he was prime minister. Mr Najib “wants to leave his own legacy,” he said. “But what he does is verging on criminal.” http://www.todayonline.com/world/asia/najibs-activities-verging-criminal-dr-mahathir — Jun 9, 2015
‘Dr M masterful in public perception skills’
Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak who is facing relentless attacks from Dr Mahathir Mohamad has lamented the former premier’s ‘masterful’ skills in controlling public perception. “Tun is a veteran politician and a master of public perception. “He understands that political statements are not entirely about the truth but about what the people will believe in the court of public opinion. “This is why he continues to make insinuations, speaking half-truths, cracking misleading jokes and twisting statements to make his views exciting and palatable,” Najib lamented in a blog posting last night. http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/301193 — Jun 9, 2015
PM rubbishes Dr M, says GST is not a bailout
Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak today insisted that the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) was not to bailout Putrajaya as claimed by Dr Mahathir Mohamad and accused the former premier of ‘twisting facts’. “To say that those who are not in the taxable bracket are bailing out the government is nothing short of twisting facts. “This is because the bulk of government assistance goes to this particular group. “And this is where the bulk of GST funds will go. It will not go to bailing out the government. “It is unfortunate that Tun has chosen to ignore these very significant forms of assistance, well aware that by omitting these, the rakyat will be led to think that GST funds go to bailing out the government,” said Najib in his latest blog posting last night.
— Jun 9, 2015
Najib: My ‘bigger mess’ is Mahathir’s doing
Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak today said the so-called ‘bigger mess’ created under his leadership as alleged by Dr Mahathir Mohamad is actually the former premier’s doing. “The ‘mess’ that Tun refers to is largely of his own making as a result of his attacks and his echoing of opposition lies and slander. “These allegations have been amplified through the Internet,” Najib lamented in a new set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) posted on his blog last night. Najib added that even Mahathir had taken to believing the online ‘lies’. “Just because a lie is spread a thousand times does not make it true. “With such an onslaught online, its not surprising that Tun thinks there is a bigger ‘mess’ today,” he said. http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/301185 — Kedah honours its ‘hero’.
Why we must not lionise Mahathir
It’s alarming that Mahathir Mohamad is fast becoming a hero in the eyes of many, especially after the ‘Nothing to Hide’ forum on June 5 that ended in a fiasco because the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) called a halt to it. … It is really tragic for Malaysians that because we have such a weak prime minister in Najib that Mahathir is able to capitalise on the situation in order to worm his way back into the public’s good books. It is really tragic that there should arise a 1MDB scandal of such mega proportions to give Mahathir the chance to use it to gain the public’s forgiveness for his past misdeeds. It is really sad to see Malaysians cheer Mahathir when he calls on the police to investigate 1MDB when instead they should be telling the old man that during his tenure as prime minister, investigations were not conducted on the misuse of billions of the public’s ringgit in the Perwaja Scandal, the Port Klang Free Trade Zone (PKFZ) scandal, the Tajuddin Ramli bailout, the alleged losses in currency speculation, just to name a few cases. Why didn’t he say then that all that money “belongs to all of us”? How did it get lost under his watch? As prime minister, was he not responsible? Is he now the pot calling Najib the kettle black? … …He has long been maligned by many who consider him the most hated prime minister ever. I think he wants to change this negative perception. I suspect he is concerned about one thing more than anything else – his legacy. I suspect he is thinking of the cause of Mahathir Mohamad. He would also have realised that at 89, his mortality is not boundless. And perhaps when he saw the hordes turning up to pay their last respects to Lee Kuan Yew when the latter died, he might have yearned for a similar reception when his own time came. … He wants to be a hero. He wants to be well-remembered after he’s dead. In short, he wants to be loved. But we must not be fooled. We must not play into his hands. We must not lionise him. … He is still the man who did a lot of damage to the country and its institutions. Let us never forget that. KEE THUAN CHYE is the author of the bestselling books ‘No More Bullshit, Please, We’re All Malaysians’ and ‘Can We Save Malaysia, Please!’ http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/300990 — RM1million reward for information on Dr Mahathir’s ‘hidden’ riches! — Did they form Citizens for Accountable Governance Malaysia (CAGM) just to support Najib and attack Mahathir?? Chairman, Mohd Zainal, 45, a lawyer by profession, said CAGM was only set up a month ago and that it has about 2,000 members. 5:43PM May 29, 2015
New NGO threatens to sue Dr M for RM100b losses
Amid Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s tirade against Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak, a mysterious new NGO has emerged, making exactly the same allegations against the former prime minister. Citizens for Accountable Governance Malaysia (CAGM) chairperson Mohd Zainal Abidin said billions of ringgit in taxpayers’ money went down the drain during Mahathir’s tenure as prime minister between 1981 and 2003. “It is time for Mahathir to come clean on all his financial scandals and answer Malaysians on what went wrong during his administration. “If he fails to do so, then CAGM, representing a group of concerned Malaysians, will not hesitate to file a citizen’s lawsuit, to the amount of RM50 billion, against Dr Mahathir,” Mohd Zainal said in a statement today. http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/300090 —
10:38AM May 28, 2015
Dr M warns Bank Negara against 1MDB cover-up
Former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad has warned Bank Negara against covering up for debt-ridden 1MDB. Mahathir said doing so would expose the central bank to criminal prosecution. He was responding to Bank Negara governor Zeti Akhtar Aziz who on Tuesday confirmed receiving reports from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) on 1MDB but refused to divulge details. “On Bank Negara’s refusal to give information about the report made by MAS in Singapore, if it is found to be shielding lies about 1MDB’s cash which is said to be in Singapore, it is also a crime under the country’s criminal law,” he said in a blog posting today. http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/299907 —
10:30AM May 28, 2015
Mahathir suggests 1MBD attempted money laundering
Continuing the diatribe, Dr Mahathir Mohamad has asked if 1MDB with the knowledge of its advisor – Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak – was involved in money laundering. The former premier questioned if this prompted the money from Cayman Islands to be kept in Singapore. “Singapore has checked the money coming in and going out of the country. “Doesn’t 1MDB know about the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) rules? ” he asked in his blog post. http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/299906 —
7:00PM May 27, 2015
Najib to Dr M: Don’t parrot opposition lies on Rosmah
7:00PM May 27, 2015
PM: Mahathir twisting 1MDB facts to attack me
“Mahathir has used the financial challenges facing 1MDB as an excuse to attack me. It is true that 1MDB is facing challenges, but not at the level being alleged. “Indeed, some of the allegations that have been made have no grounding in reality, for instance Mahathir’s claim that I am responsible for a loss of RM42 billion on 1MDB’s balance sheet,” he said. “This appears to be a deliberate twisting of the facts as 1MDB has not made a loss of this amount. This is the amount of its total debt; debt that is far exceeded by the company’s assets of RM51 billion, as audited and confirmed by Deloitte. “Most large companies around the world have high levels of debt, there is nothing unusual about this,” he added in the continuation of his FAQ. http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/299870 —
Dr M: Najib’s ‘lie’ on 1MDB a criminal act
Former premier Dr Mahathir Mohamad today accused Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak of lying about the whereabouts of 1Malaysia Development Berhad’s US$1.103 billion (RM3.97 billion) in funds, stating that there could be possible criminal wrongdoing. He added that such an offence is punishable by up to three years in jail under the Penal Code. “It is saddening that I can no longer avoid from saying that the prime minister lied,” he said in a blog posting today. He was referring to Najib’s parliamentary reply on March 10 where he said the amount had been fully redeemed in the form of cash and is now kept at BSI Bank Limited Singapore. However, Last Thursday, Najib, who is also Finance Minister, changed his answer on the matter, stating there is no cash in BSI Singapore, but merely “assets in US dollars”. This became even more baffling when Finance Minister II Husni Hanadzlah clarified the assets were in fact in the form of “units” but refused to explain what he meant by that. Mahathir described this as a “cover up” of government matters and said it was an offence under Section 218 of the Penal Code. http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/299429 — JUST WHAT IS THE TRUTH? 10 March 2015 Najib, in a written reply to DAP MP Tony Pua at Parliament, “The remaining US$1.103 billion (RM4.08 billion) of 1MDB’s investment funds managed by the Cayman Monetary Authority has been redeemed in cash and is kept in US currency by the BSI Bank Limited Singapore (BSI Singapore).” 19 May 2015 Najib to Tony Pua: The balance of the investment redeemed by 1MDB were assets in US dollars for the purpose of balancing its liabilities which were also in US dollars. This latest answer was an “amendment” to the earlier one. 1MDB (1 Malaysia Development Berhad) — 4:21PM May 18, 2015
Mahathir wants Guan Eng to pack up like Najib
The former prime minister said Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng should resign because the change of government in Penang had brought about an “antagonistic” situation. “Look, for 60 years we have had stability in this country and this country grew very well. But now we have different governments operating in different states. “You have this antagonism thing and you fall back on racist sentiments and things like that. Thus of course you not doing the country any good. “So perhaps both of them (should) resign. (Then) we might be able to get the person who is well-versed about history and understand that in Malaysia, we share this country together. http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/298725 … Malaysiakini 6:30PM May 18, 2015
Dr M: Pandikar made me look like a liar – Pandikar told me he submitted resignation letter to Najib, he says. Dewan Rakyat Speaker Pandikar Amin Mulia has left Dr Mahathir Mohamad red-faced. Mahathir said Pandikar’s denial about having tendered his resignation created the impression that the former premier told a lie. “He embarrassed me by saying he is not resigning. He came and met me. I did not ask him to come and see me. “He said he had given his (resignation) letter to (Prime Minister) Najib (Abdul Razak). I just repeated what he (Pandikar) told me. “But he made me sound like a liar, this has embarrassed me,” the former premier told reporters after a book launch in Putrajaya. Asked if he would meet Pandikar after this, Mahathir replied: “I don’t know.” http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/298758?hootPostID=47ec82233dce920c61f1df74e7241a0c — Malaysiakini 9:28PM May 16, 2015 Dr M: Dad cycled to kampungs, rich son peddles lies Continuing his tirade against the prime minister, Dr Mahathir Mohamad said Najib Abdul Razak lives in the lap of luxury unlike his father Abul Razak Hussein. The former premier also accused Najib of dishing out a “slew of lies”. “As prime minister, we should not lead luxurious lives. When Najib’s father was prime minister, he used to cycle to the kampung. “I too used to take my wife to the villages and there was once, I fell into the paddy field. That was how we led (the nation),” he said during his speech in Ipoh organised by the Gopeng Umno division today. Mahathir claimed that Najib has been peddling lies, especially concerning the purchase of a new government jet. Amid laughter, he pointed out while Najib possessed the “style of a leader”, the many controversial issues surrounding him rendered the son of the second prime minister unqualified to hold the top post. “(Najib) Never speaks the truth, always lies. How to be a leader? “Yes, he is handsome, tall and fair. His hair is also white. The style is there and that is why I picked him back then (to be prime minister),” he said. http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/298595?hootPostID=0f001f2dbfb6a1ce0368e3eba6c4d72a — WHO IS TRYING TO JERK DR MAHATHIR’S STRING? After Dr Mahathir had reportedly said that the Speaker of Parliament has resigned, we get this:
I’m not quitting, says Parliament speaker
Star by qishin tariq PETALING JAYA: Dewan Rakyat speaker Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia has denied that he is resigning from his post. In a statement on Saturday, Pandikar said that contrary to certain reports, he had not quit and would carry out his duties as speaker when Parliament reconvenes on Monday. “I have not quit my position as speaker of Dewan Rakyat, contrary to whatever others have said,” he stated in the press release. Pandikar said he would be assuming his regular duties at the coming second term of parliament, which runs May 18 to June 18. … Dr Mahathir had told a forum in Ipoh on Saturday that Pandikar had quit his post. “He (Pandikar) came to meet me, and told me that he does not want to hold on, and therefore the speaker will now be his deputy,” he had said during the forum entitled “Bicara Negara”. http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2015/05/16/Pandikar-not-quitting/ —
— No, Dr Mahathir is not alone! Tun Dr.Mahathir was greeted by supporters, upon his return from Mecca at the Subang Skypark Terminal
Tun Dr.Mahathir was greeted by supporters, upon his return from Mecca at the Subang Skypark Terminal awhile ago.
@zaidibrahim is among the 60 people waiting at the Skypark Terminal right now for Tun Dr. Mahathir’s return.
Attacking Rosmah ‘low class’, Umno leader tells Dr M http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/298125
May 12, 2015
An Umno supreme council leader has criticised Dr Mahathir Mohamad for indulging in personal attacks against Rosmah Mansor. “This is nonsense,” replied Tajuddin Abdul Rahman when queried on the former premier taking swipes at Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak’s wife. The deputy minister said criticisms should focus on government policies as well as their benefit for the people and not personalities. “People who attack personalities for being beautifully dressed and driving Mercedes Benz are dabbling in low-class politics. “We are (headed towards becoming) an advanced country like Japan and Korea, so don’t talk about personal things,” he told Malaysiakini. http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/298125 — The PM, Najib Razak, was reported to have said to Dr Mahathir, “I helped you, so you help me.” Former Information Chief Zainuddin Maidin, taking issue with Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak’s speech in Tawau on Sunday, said the latter was “lying” when he claimed that he supported then Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad during the stiff 1987 Umno presidential election. Free Malaysia Today
Najib lied about supporting Mahathir in 1987
May 11, 2015
Former Information Chief Zainuddin Maidin, taking issue with Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak’s speech in Tawau on Sunday, said the latter was “lying” when he claimed that he supported then Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad during the stiff 1987 Umno presidential election. Former Information Chief Zainuddin Maidin, taking issue with Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak’s speech in Tawau on Sunday, said the latter was “lying” when he claimed that he supported then Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad during the stiff 1987 Umno presidential election. http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2015/05/11/najib-lied-about-supporting-mahathir-in-1987/ — 6:55PM May 11, 2015
Rosmah behaves like she’s PM, says Dr M
Dr Mahathir Mohamad has once again targetted Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak’s wife, Rosmah Mansor. Disclosing that he has received complaints about her, he said among the grouses is that she behaves like the prime minister instead. The former premier said those who complained about her were not only Malays and Umno members, but Chinese as well. “They are not comfortable with Najib’s wife, her lavish lifestyle and her behaviour as if she is the prime minister,” he added in his latest blog post. http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/297978 — The present PM says to Dr Mahathir, “I helped you, now you help me” (Remember The Najib Principle: You help me, I help you!?) 7:48PM May 10, 2015
I helped you, so you help me, Najib tells Dr M
A defiant Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak today for the first time launched a broadside against former premier Dr Mahathir Mohamad and vowed that he will not be pushed out of office. Najib pointed out that he had remained steadfast behind Mahathir when the latter almost lost as Umno president in 1987 and the former prime minister should now return the favour. He added if Mahathir cannot do so, then he should not be making noise. “In 1987, I was among the ones who supported him. Why did he remain as prime minister? Because we stood together in difficult times. “When he was in trouble, we supported him to stay on. If we did not support our leader in a time of trial, he (Mahathir) would not have lasted for 22 years as prime minister. “So, do not forget, when he (Mahathir) became prime minister, we gave him full support. Now when he is no longer prime minister, support us in return. “If (he) cannot support, then don’t make so much noise,” he was quoted as saying by Bernama during a rally in Tawau, Sabah before a crowd of 40,000 supporters. The crowd, who spilled onto the road, chanted ‘Najib’, ‘Najib’, ‘Najib’ when he asked who they supported. He was also welcomed with the beating of drums, Bernama reported. http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/297846?hootPostID=5da67491f846436d3bc0a9dc573d41f2 — Mahathir doesn’t mince words! He calls it as he sees it. 7:53PM May 8, 2015
1MDB – Tunku Aziz told to zip it if he can’t act
Former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad has told Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission’s (MACC) Tunku Abdul Aziz Tunku Ibrahim to remain silent if he cannot do anything about the beleaguered 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB). This is after Tunku Abdul Aziz – an MACC board member – said MACC was prepared to investigate Penang-born billionaire Jho Low and the prime minister’s stepson Riza Aziz if Mahathir were to lodge a report with the graft-buster agency. “Actually, the report has already been made by other quarters but no one initiated any investigation. “Instead, the person who made the report was made a bankrupt and his house ransacked,” claimed Mahathir. Mahathir appeared to be referring to former Umno Batu Kawan Umno vice-chief Khairuddin Abu Hassan who was stripped of his position and declared a bankrupt after breaking ranks and launching a tirade against 1MDB. … “If Tunku Aziz is concerned about corruption, then investigate and make reports on the cases. (He can) also prove that I took the government’s money. “If not, then keep quiet,” he said. http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/297705?hootPostID=92f2578c62ae5db2314c167d9f4a03b8 — Dr Mahathir is under attack!
I didn’t steal money, says Dr Mahathir of the Bumiputera Malaysia Finance (BMF) scandal http://tdy.sg/1RcmUil
May 6, 2015
— Free Malaysia Today
Kita asks how Mahathir’s sons became billionaires
Minor party questions ‘world record’ speed in acquiring wealth.
Mahathir wants to meet UMNO members about ‘billions lost’ by Najib
http://www.todayonline.com/world/asia/mahathir-wants-meet-umno-members-about-billions-lost-najib — The GST is now in his gun-sight!
Malaysia govt doesn’t understand how GST works, says Dr Mahathir http://tdy.sg/1GygWzJ
“When the government introduces something that the government itself doesn’t understand how to implement or what the impact is, they need rethink it,” he said. The implementation of the consumption tax has come under fire by federal opposition leaders but Dr Mahathir has also spoken out against it. He had warned the BN government that if it insists on implementing the tax which causes a rise in prices, it would lose the support of voters in the next general election. http://www.todayonline.com/world/asia/malaysia-govt-doesnt-understand-how-gst-works-says-dr-mahathir — Now to the Wedding of the Century! 1:43PM Apr 29, 2015
Mahathir plucks ‘RM3mil flowers’ from Rosmah
Dr Mahathir Mohamad has denied that he attacked Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak’s wife Rosmah Mansor in one of his blog postings. The former premier said he was only questioning her lavish lifestyle. “There are rumours out there that she spent RM3 million just for flower decorations for the (daughter’s wedding). “The problem is orang cerita (people talk). I do not know if it is factual, but I think there are some facts (could be true). “Itu jadi masalah (that is the problem),” he added. http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/296764 — Dr Mahathir continues attack on Najib Razak by criticising Najib daughter’s lavish wedding
1.Just LEAKED! Rosmah & Najib’s daughter‘s WEDDING Dress recently up-close…
MEGA EXTRAVAGANCE: Wedding pics of Najib’s daughter ‘banned’ from Internet
Prime Minister Najib Razak’s daughter may have prohibited photographs and videos of her wedding dinner yesterday to be posted on the Internet but the instructions nevertheless made it on Instagram. One of the guests, Filipino personality Kris Aquino, daughter of former Philippines president Corazon Aquino, shared the couple’s request printed on the wedding dinner invitation. It read, “On this day of joy, we thank you for joining us in the celebration of our love and the beginning of our new life together. “In the spirit of keeping this celebration an intimate affair, we would appreciate if you do not post any pictures or videos on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or other social media. “Thank you for your kind understanding and cooperation.” In her accompanying note, Aquino wrote on her Instagram, “This was the special request, no posting, so even if all the other guests have been taking pictures nonstop, I’m obeying.”
TAMAN MELAWATI — Former Malaysian prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad today (April 25) continued his attacks against Mr Najib Razak, this time drawing attention to the lavish wedding receptions of the prime minister’s daughter recently. “This is not a playing matter. It was the wedding of the century,” he told some 1,000 people gathered at a forum at the K-Klub in Taman Melawati today, referring to the extravagance of the wedding. “Not wedding of the year, you know, but wedding of the century.” He said that a 300-member wedding party had made their way to Kazakhstan, where the groom was from, but added that the matter had not gotten attention of the mainstream media. “When they went to Kazakhstan with 300 people, there were no reports (about it) but that’s normal of the mainstream media not to. “The wedding reception in Pekan we know about, but who are the 300 who went to Kazakhstan?” With his typical dry humour, Dr Mahathir said that no one remembered the weddings of his five children, as he had no money to make it lavish. “Who, here, remembers the wedding of my five children? “No one even knew about it because I’m a stingy man. I didn’t invite a lot of people. I had no money to spend.” http://www.todayonline.com/world/asia/dr-mahathir-criticises-najib-daughters-lavish-wedding — What Dr Mahathir calls the Wedding of the Century! EIN Newsdesk
Modern, traditional Kazakhstan elements at Nooryana Najwa’s wedding reception in Alamaty
Posted on April 23, 2015, Thursday
Najib and Rosmah at the wedding reception of their daughter Nooryana Najwa and her husband, Daniyar Kesikkbayev held at the Grand Ballroom of Hotel Royal Tulip in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Also seen on the left is Daniyar’s mother, Maira Kessikbayev. —Bernama photo
KUALA LUMPUR: The wedding reception of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor’s daughter Nooryana Najwa in Alamaty, Kazakhstan from April 17 to 19 saw a combination of modern and traditional elements of Kazakhstan known as ‘Bestashar’. According to a statement by the Prime Minister’s Department, the wedding reception of Nooryana Najwa and her husband, Daniyar Kesikkbayev held at the Grand Ballroom of Hotel Royal Tulip in Alamaty was attended by 250 guests from Malaysia. Among them was the wife of Sabah Yang Dipertua Negeri Toh Puan Norlidah R.M. Jasni. Other guests included Dewan Negara president Tan Sri Abu Zahar Ujang; International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamad; Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom; Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Minister Datuk Seri Hassan Malek and their spouses. Also present were the Chief Secretary to the Government Tan Sri Dr Ali Hamsa and wife apart from members of the royal families of Perak, Pahang and Selangor as well as immediate family members and close friends besides dignitaries and guests from Kazakhstan and other countries to celebrate the occasion.
Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad will give a special address at
#MSMW2015 entitled “Social Media & The Future”
Dr Mahathir Mohamad thinks internet should have censorship
@melgoh Rousing welcome at a bloggers conference, as former PM Dr Mahathir took the stage
On 1MDB – Dr Mahathir Mohamad
Mahathir raises ‘lavish’ Rosmah in latest salvo http://bit.ly/1D4fLqI
11:38AM Apr 20, 2015 Since launching a series of attacks against Najib Abdul Razak, Dr Mahathir Mohamad has for the first time roped in the prime minister’s wife Rosmah Mansor. “There are many things about his (Najib’s) personal behavior that I thought were not right. “But I was prepared to overlook them, including his and his wife’s lavish lifestyle,” he had said in his latest blog post. http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/295777 — 8:29 PM, April 18, 2015
Remove Najib to save Umno, says Mahathir in his most direct statement yet http://tdy.sg/1DSQCDg
KUALA LUMPUR — Dr Mahathir Mohamad did not mince his words today (April 18) when he explicitly told Umno to remove Prime Minister Najib Razak in order to save the party from greater losses in the next general election. The former prime minister said this was one of two “choices” Umno had in the face of mounting criticism against Mr Najib. “We are faced with this choice: either you remove a prime minister who has failed and who will lead Umno to lose the next election, or you take your chance that if he goes off, we may be able to revive Umno,” Dr Mahathir told a press conference after speaking at an international forum on criminalising war in Kuala Lumpur today.
— HOW TO LOSE SUPPORT: HAVE IBRAHIM ALI ENDORSE YOU!
Ibrahim Ali: ‘Mahathir is God’s gift to all Malaysians’ http://bit.ly/1NOe3UB
3:38PM Apr 16, 2015
‘Mahathir is God’s gift to all Malaysians’
Perkasa president Ibrahim Ali believes it is not PKR de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim who is God’s gift to all Malaysians – but rather Anwar’s arch-nemesis, former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad. “Allah’s gift to all Malaysians is Mahathir. He is the jewel of the country,” Ibrahim said at a meeting with reporters in Kuala Lumpur today. Ibrahim, who claimed that Perkasa was not taking any sides in the ongoing spat between Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak and Mahathir, said the NGO is only taking sides with the “truth”. “We are not supporting Mahathir blindly, but since he is just asking for the truth, then, in a way, we are siding him. “It doesn’t matter whether you are the prime minister or not. Everything must be based on facts,” he said. http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/295475 — 3:13PM Apr 16, 2015
I’m not quitting, says Mukhriz
http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/295500 … Najib is a long-serving MP of Pekan, which is also dubbed as Pahang’s Royal Town.
Najib gets royal backing from Pahang sultan http://bit.ly/1yxGyiU
Najib Abdul Razak today secured a royal endorsement when Pahang Sultan Ahmad Shah told his subjects to support the embattled prime minister. Sultan Ahmad said this is to maintain peace and prosperity in the country. “Najib is a hardworking leader and I am very proud of him. Let us all pray that he remains in the leadership position “The rakyat must support him, don’t criticise without knowing the real issue,” Bernama reported him as saying in Indera Mahkota. http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/295499 — No, Dr Mahathir is not alone! Since it was uploaded a day ago, her posting has garnered some 17,000 likes.
KUALA LUMPUR — Two popular local artistes have pledged their support for Dr Mahathir Mohamad after the former prime minister said he was alone in the quest for answers over various issues raised with Prime Minister Najib Razak. Siti Nurhaliza, Malaysia’s wealthiest female singer, said her support would always be with Dr Mahathir, noting that he had left a lasting legacy in developing the nation. In an a post on social networking site Instagram, Siti expressed her support for Dr Mahathir saying “Dr Mahathir’s leadership facing many challenges and adversities in developing Malaysia that it has become known in the world, should be appreciated and emulated.” She added, “There will not be young ones if not for the old people.” http://www.todayonline.com/world/asia/pop-singer-siti-nurhaliza-pledges-support-lonely-dr-m …
Dr Mahathir has support of silent majority, says ex-Umno VP http://tdy.sg/1ECvSAr
KUALA LUMPUR — Mr Muhammad Muhd Taib has assured Dr Mahathir Mohamad that he is not alone in the quest for answers over various issues he had raised with Prime Minister Najib Razak, adding that the former prime minister can always count on the silent majority for support. The former United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) vice-president, who is now a PAS member, said the majority of people, like Dr Mahathir, were also eager to find out the truth because many of the questions remained unanswered. “Dr Mahathir is not alone on this. The majority is following the development (between Dr Mahathir and Najib) and instead of giving answers, the prime minister is going around gathering his supporters to show off strength.” “There is nothing to cheer about really. I think the silent majority is watching from the sidelines and listening to what Dr Mahathir is saying,” Muhammad, also known as Mat Taib, told The Malaysian Insider. http://www.todayonline.com/world/asia/dr-mahathir-has-support-silent-majority-says-ex-umno-vp — DR MAHATHIR’S VARIOUS SALVOES AGAINST NAJIB HAVE GOT EVERYONE RUNNING FOR COVER OR SHOOTING BACK OR SHOOTING AT EACH OTHER! … Ibdilillah Ishak
@ibdil 7 minutes ago
… Malay Mail Online Called ‘spinmasters’, Umno Youth accuses Jho Low of trying to ‘save own neck’
Jho Low still responsible for 1MDB mess, says DAP
2:00PM Apr 14, 2015
Selective amnesia: The curious case of Dr M
COMMENT This the season where politics in Malaysia, to borrow the famous words of Lewis Carroll, becomes ‘curiouser and curiouser’. It is a time where villains transform into heroes and heroes transform into villains, friends become foes and foes become friends. It is also a period of selective amnesia. Dr Mahathir Mohamad is now concerned that Malaysia is becoming a police state and objected to the arrest of journalists. Rewind to 1987. The police mounted an operation codenamed after Imperata cylindrica, which is commonly known among others as Japanese bloodgrass. In Malaysia, it is called lalang – a term which is also used to berate those who change their stand and view according to circumstances. More than a hundred people were nabbed under the now defunct Internal Security Act, which allowed for detention without trial. … This included opposition politicians and activists. It also saw the revoking of the publishing licenses of two dailies, The Star and Sin Chew Jit Poh and two weeklies, The Sunday Star and Watan. This occurred when Mahathir was prime minister, a post he had held for more than two decades until 2003. … Since Mahathir launched his tirade against Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak some two weeks ago, there has been a shift of the political tectonic plates. Those who once sang praises of Mahathir are now tapping their feet to a different tune. … On the other hand, those who once condemned Mahathir as a despot and corrupt politician are now rallying behind him, hoping that it would divert attention from their own imbroglios and at the same time inflict irreparable damage on the ruling coalition. Malaysians have grown accustomed to such twists and turns, especially with Mahathir being the catalyst over the last two decades. https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/295231 — Free Malaysia Today
How did Jho Low become so powerful?
KUALA LUMPUR: Penang businessman Jho Low’s power to influence government activities in 1Malaysia Development Bhd have come under further attack from Dr Mahathir Mohamad. … He questioned the role of Jho Low, who has been linked to the scandal, and named in media reports as having had a hand in 1MDB’s investments held in an offshore tax haven as well as a US$1bn joint venture with the little-known Saudi Arabian company PetroSaudi. “Who is this Jho Low, who has suddenly become so very important?,” Dr Mahathir asked in a video interview with pro-Umno blogger Din Turtle. “He has no official position, (he is not part of) the government, he is not a civil servant, suddenly he has such power?,” he said, in remarks quoted by Malaysiakini. “And people tell me… although I cannot say it is proven (but I have been told)… that he conducts himself as if he is the government,” said Dr Mahathir. http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2015/04/12/how-did-jho-low-become-so-powerful/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter … Tun Mahathir dan 1MDB – Who Is This Jho Low ? https://youtu.be/6quWeuF3LPw …
Others get away with losing billions, so why pick on me, says businessman Jho Low http://tdy.sg/1IZwUW3
“There are all these guys with their arrows out on me. There seems to be a very, very coordinated attempt to say: ‘This young Chinaman, it’s all his fault, he caused the failure of 1MDB and apparently he advised the PM and everything is screwed up now’.” In March, Mr Low denied that he was the 1MDB mastermind and involved in money laundering and fraud in the troubled state investor. In an exclusive with the South China Morning Post, Mr Low said: “I feel I’m a victim in the cross-fire of Malaysian politics, which is getting more polarised. I’m a target.” The businessman told the Post that business decisions by 1MDB were ultimately decided and approved in accordance with their corporate governance framework, which was the management, board and shareholders. “So why politicise and try to blame it all on me when I have no decision-making authority?” http://www.todayonline.com/world/asia/others-get-away-losing-billions-so-why-pick-me-says-jho-low … — Wan Junaidi explained that no individuals were exempted from the law.
Police report: Probe does not mean an arrest against Tun Mahathir – Wan Junaidi
Astro Awani | Updated: April 14, 2015
KUALA LUMPUR: It should be made clear to all quarters that the ongoing investigation on the police report lodged against former prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad does not mean an arrest would be made against Dr Mahathir. Deputy Home Minister Datuk Seri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar said that it will however determine if Dr Mahathir was guilty or not. “Not all investigation would result in an arrest. Investigations determine if the individual in the report is guilty or not,” said Wan Junaidi to Astro AWANI today. He was asked to comment on a statement he made on the investigations that would be carried out towards the police reports lodged against Dr Mahathir.
— Amid a police crackdown on criticism and dissent, Dr Mahathir Mohamad has raised concerns about Malaysia turning into a police state.
Amid crackdown, Mahathir fears police state http://bit.ly/1FPeVBx
… In the latest YouTube video uploaded by bloggers who interviewed the former premier last Friday, Mahathir said the arrests of journalists from The Edge Media Group was “not the right way to use power”. The 40-second video was trimmed without a clear start and ending, but Mahathir appeared to be referring to Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak. “The reporters from The Edge were arrested for supposedly saying seditious (things), I don’t think that is the right way to use power. “Of course he (Najib) will say it is not him, it’s the police. “But we don’t want a police state where police come and arrest people, even the magistrate did not want to grant (remand),” said Mahathir. http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/295198 — 6:20PM Apr 13, 2015
I know I’m alone, says Mahathir
As criticism from Umno mounts against him, former premier Dr Mahathir Mohamad said he is aware that he is alone. However, the octogenarian claimed that his actions stem from the feeling of being responsible to the people. “I know I am alone. But I feel responsible to the people, is that wrong? When the people’s money goes missing and is hidden from them, is it wrong for me to ask? “Where is the money for 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB)? This is still unanswered,” he added in his latest blog posting. Mahathir said certain quarters who expressed support for Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak do not endorse 1MDB. “They are afraid. Some have asked me about 1MDB and asked me to do something,” he added. http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/295156 — THUMBING THEIR NOSE AT DR MAHATHIR…
— Mukhriz: Ahmad Lebai couldn’t wait…. Malay Mail Online Ahmad Lebai was overzealous when making ‘quit’ remark, says Mukhriz
— Free MalaysiaToday
Watch out for something drastic from Dr M
Analyst Shahbudin says the Najib-Mahathir feud has entered a new phase with Mukhriz dragged into the picture.
PETALING JAYA: The dispute between Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak and former premier Mahathir Mohamad has entered a new phase with Kedah Menteri Besar Mukhriz Mahathir dragged into the picture, political analyst Shahbudin Husin has observed. In a blog posting commenting on Bukit Lada Assemblyman Ahmad Lebai Sudin’s attack on Mukhriz, who is Mahathir’s son, Shahbudin says he expects more voices to be raised against the Menteri Besar in the coming days. “That would be in keeping with Umno culture,” he writes. In an interview with Suara TV yesterday, Ahmad reminded Mukhriz that he owed his job to Najib and told him to resign if he would not support the Prime Minister. According to the assemblyman, Mukhriz, in a Kedah Umno meeting yesterday, said he would back Najib only if an investigation by the Auditor-General found that there was no wrongdoing in 1MDB. “But if the investigation finds otherwise, he will side with the people,” Ahmad was quoted as saying. Shahbudin says Mukhriz is now placed in a position that may become increasingly difficult as other Umno figures may soon add their voices to Ahmad’s because “there may be something to gain” in showing support for Najib. It is possible “but not likely” that Mukhriz will resign, he says. It is probable, he adds, that Mahathir will, in defence of his son, do something drastic that nobody expects. “It is quite inconceivable that Mukhriz will turn his back on his father and publicly declare his support for Najib,” Shahbudin says. “It is more probable that he will take Mahathir’s line and risk being sacked. http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2015/04/13/watch-out-for-something-drastic-from-dr-m/ — Free Malaysia Today
Mukhriz under fire as father goes on rampage
You owe your job to Najib, step down if you can’t support him, says Kedah Umno man.
KUALA LUMPUR: Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s son Mukhriz, menteri besar of Kedah, has come under attack from Kedah Umno politicians as the former prime minister keeps up his campaign to oust Najib Razak. An assemblyman told Mukhriz to step down if he would not publicly state his support for Najib who is the Umno president and prime minister, as other Umno and Barisan Nasional politicians have done. Ahmad Lebai Sudin, the assemblyman for Bukit Lada, said Mukhriz owed his job to Najib. “If he no longer supports the PM, it is best to resign,” he said, according to SuaraTV quoted by the Malaysian Insider. He had been interviewed after a meeting of state Umno leaders, MPs and state assemblymen called by Mukhriz’s office. http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2015/04/12/mukhriz-under-fire-as-father-goes-on-rampage/ — Dr Mahathir on the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal 3:27PM Apr 12, 2015
Many will be charged if BN loses, says Mahathir
Former PM Dr Mahathir Mohamad in a rare moment of candour admitted that if the ruling BN party loses the next general elections, many people may be charged in court. He was commenting on the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal that he feared would drag BN down at the next polls if Prime Minister Najib Razak refuses to step down. “If he (Najib) is gone, BN will win. That’s why it has to be now, because we still have two years to work, to recover. “But what I am most afraid of is, if the opposition wins, and we lose, the opposition has no sympathy. “They will dig (for answers), and if they dig, people will be charged in court and may be found guilty. “So if BN loses … a lot of people will have to pay a big price,” said Mahathir in a private interview uploaded on Youtube yesterday. http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/295031?hootPostID=cb858728debf0e3dcf5ee3e75ca3b565 —
http://www.todayonline.com/world/asia/najib-broke-pledge-build-crooked-bridge-mahathir … The crooked bridge that Dr M wanted…
Umno website: What’s next? Will Dr M turns his gun on Rosmah after Najib? http://bit.ly/1F50jQN
After falling silent for the first 24 hours following Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s hard-hitting criticism, a pro-Umno website has come out with all guns blazing to counter the former premier. Among others, it published an article which questioned if Mahathir would target Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak’s wife Rosmah Mansor next. The MyKMU.net article was based on the former premier’s modus operandi when attempting to oust Najib’s predecessor Abdullah Ahmad Badawi in the aftermath of the 2008 national polls. It noted how Abdullah’s son-in-law Khairy Jamaluddin was the focus of the attack then. “This is not about whether there is proof or otherwise. … The article stated that Mahathir would most probably “hijack” the opposition’s claim that Rosmah interfered in the administration of Umno and the country. It stated that stories regarding Mahathir’s wife Siti Hasmah Ali not having meddle in national affairs during the former premier’s 22 years in office are being circulated in the social media. “Why is this being done if not to be compared with Rosmah later?” it asked. http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/294438 — Defending Mr Najib, Mr Shahrir said that BN lawmakers were throwing their support behind him as his leadership had brought positive transformation.
Malaysia’s PM Najib has held one-to-one meeting with Mahathir over his remarks: MP
KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) – A one-to-one meeting has been held between Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib Razak and former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad, Malaysian media sources reported on Monday. It comes hot on the heels of stinging remarks made by Tun Mahathir over the weekend, where he pressed openly for Datuk Seri Najib to step down to “save the country and Umno”, their political party, and that the ruling coalition Barisan Nasional (BN) would lose power if he were to stay.
“I asked the Prime Minister what was going on between them. He said that Dr Mahathir was blowing hot and cold and that he (Najib) was confused at this,” BN Back Benchers Club chief Shahrir Samad said on the sidelines in Parliament on Monday. “Dr Mahathir does not know what we do at the grassroots level as he is at the top, while we are at the bottom. When people at the top talk, they do not take into account the reality down here. That is why we normally keep quiet. But now we are speaking up,” The Malaysian Insider quoted Tan Sri Shahrir as saying.
— Free Malaysia Today
Rosmah won’t let Najib quit, says Kadir Jasin
The veteran journalist believes the PM is likely to survive the current assault on him.
… PETALING JAYA: It won’t be easy to oust Prime Minister Najib Razak because he has a strong support base and an ambitious wife, according to veteran journalist A Kadir Jasin. In a blog article that speculates on the future of Malaysian politics, Kadir says Najib will likely survive the current assault on him because he is much stronger politically than his predecessor, Abdullah Ahmad Badawi. In comparing the two, he also compares the personalities of their wives. “Najib has an ambitious and determined wife who would want him to stay at all costs,” he says. “On the other hand, Pak Lah’s wife is not an ambitious woman and it was said that she urged him to resign.” Kadir said Najib has probably learned to avoid Abdullah’s pitfalls. … “He may not be liked and loved by Dr Mahathir, Umno veterans and bloggers, but he is loved by the upper echelon of the business community. “The bumiputera businessmen get contracts and blessings from him. The Chinese also get contracts from the government while at the same time they take advantage of marketplace uncertainties to buy back their shares, double their profits and transfer their wealth abroad. The Indian tycoons too have benefited by being close to him and his household. They enjoy preferential loans and plump business deals, contracts and concessions. “For now, the more likely scenario is Najib survives as Prime Minister, Umno President and BN Chairman but the BN could lose the next general election. The redrawing of election boundaries could be to the advantage of the BN in the rural areas but may not be enough to offset voters’ rebellion.”
… Published on Apr 06, 2015
Mahathir moves to unseat PM Najib as financial scandal weakens leadership: http://on.wsj.com/1C1ef89 AFP-Getty photo
Malaysia’s Mahathir Mohamad Calls on Prime Minister Najib Razak to Resign
Former Malaysian leader’s comments follow clash with Najib over management of troubled 1MDB national investment fund
April 4, 2015 9:16 a.m. ET
Saturday April 4, 2015 MYT 4:40:41 PM
Dr M past his quiet stage, asks Najib to step down
CYBERJAYA: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is “past his quiet stage” and has called for Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak to step down in order to save the country and Umno. The former Prime Minister also said Najib’s performance as premier is worse than his predecessor Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi. “If Umno wants to be saved it has to change its leader. Who should replace him is up to Umno but he has to step down,” said Dr Mahathir to reporters after giving an address at the “What Youth Should Know” leadership conference here on Saturday. Dr Mahathir said he is “past his quiet stage” and felt he should speak up as the country’s global reputation has “gotten worse” during Najib’s tenure. “I am not angry. I’m just thinking of our country. I have been keeping quiet over the last few years but I am past my quiet stage. Our country used to be known as one with a good administration. But not anymore. Now newspapers abroad are labelling Malaysia as the most corrupt country,” said Dr Mahathir.
Tun M past his quiet stage, asks Najib to step down https://youtu.be/kjIWJLQLRGw …
Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is “past his quiet stage” and has called for Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak to step down in order to save the country and Umno.
— Mahathir: Najib soft and silent on critical issues https://youtu.be/R1GDnLaTSDk …
Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak is “soft” and often silent on important issues in the country, says former premier Dr Mahathir Mohamad. However, Mahathir said he was not asking Najib to step down but was merely airing his displeasure.
Next time if you have something “seditious” to say, get Dr M to say it
— Malaysiakini 10:44AM Apr 5, 2015
Even Twitter Cop is scared of Mahathir
http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/294304 — Malaysiakini 5:24PM Apr 3, 2015
Police chief clears Mahathir of sedition
Dr Mahathir Mohamad did not breach the Sedition Act with his acerbic salvo against Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak on issues like the murder of Altantuya Shaariibuu and 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB). This is the stand of Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar who has been criticised over the police’s ongoing sedition dragnet against opposition politicians and activists. “Prior to this, many people have discussed about (the same issues), and it is not just only Mahathir who talked about them. “For me, it is not (seditious),” he told reporters after a police function at the KLIA. Khalid also confirmed the police have not received any rep http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/294202 —
Tun M: Period for private discussion is over
Haider Yutim, Astro Awani | Updated: April 04, 2015
“Just like questions linked to the 1Malaysia Berhad Development (1MDB), we’ve asked many times with no answers … has Najib ever responded? He never provided any answers during meetings with the division chiefs. Some had issued instructions not to raise the issue … but, that’s not an answer,” he said.
… DR MAHATHIR ON ALTANTUYA’S MURDER:
1. Mahathir: Who ordered killing of Altantuya?
2. The IGP was reported in Bernama yesterday saying the police had already met up with Sirul, who is currently under immigration detention in Australia, to gather information on all the allegations he had raised.
3. Sirul Azhar Umar: No, the Inspector-General of Police, Khalid Abu Bakar, is of lying when he said he sent his men to Australia to meet him (Sirul).
— Earlier today, Sirul denied that he was interviewed by Malaysian police in Australia over his claim that he was told by a superior to murder Shaariibuu along with another former commando, Chief Inspector Azilah Hadri. Malay MailOnline Accused of lying, IGP dares ‘desperate’ Sirul to tell all
— 12:35PM Apr 4, 2015
Sirul accuses IGP of lying about Altantuya probe
Sirul Azhar Umar has accused inspector-general of police Khalid Abu Bakar of lying when the police chief said he sent his men to Australia to meet the fugitive. … The IGP was reported in Bernama yesterday saying the police had already met up with Sirul, who is currently under immigration detention in Australia, to gather information on all the allegations he had raised. However, when asked if any police had been sent to meet with Sirul, deputy IGP Noar Rashid said he is in the dark. “Maybe IGP has the knowledge. I do not know, I focus on other things, these things are not within my knowledge,” he said when met at Universiti Technologi Malaysia. http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/294254 — 5:40PM Apr 3, 2015
IGP refutes Dr M’s ‘no investigation’ claim
Former premier Dr Mahathir Mohamad raised questions about Altantuya Shariibuu’s murder because he was unaware of details on the police investigations into the matter, said inspector-general of police Khalid Abu Bakar. Speaking to reporters at KLIA2 today, Khalid said this includes allegations made by fugitive police commando Sirul Azhar Umar. “Of course (Mahathir) doesn’t know what actions we have taken (and) what investigations we have conducted. “What Sirul recently raised has also been probed by us and we are of the view that there is nothing (in his claim) for us to continue (with) the investigation,” said Khalid. http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/294203 — Malay Mail Online Cannot ignore Dr M’s questions, says Khairy
— Malaysiakini 12:12PM Apr 2, 2015
Mahathir: Who ordered killing of Altantuya?
People are still wondering who issued the order to murder Mongolian translator Altantuya Shaariibuu, former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad says. Former police commando Sirul Azhar Umar’s claims, Mahathir said, should be investigated to determine the hidden hand behind the gruesome killing. “Apart from (Prime Minister) Najib (Abdul Razak) dismissing the claims as ‘rubbish’, there was no investigation. “This is a human life. It would be very cruel for Sirul to die for just following orders,” Mahathir said in a a blog posting today. http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/294012 — THE JOKE’S ON YOU, DR MAHATHIR! He had chided Dyana Sofya’s mother for not bringing Dyana properly. He said that Umno members should impress upon their children about the party’s struggle. Her reply: What about your daughter, Marina? Malaysian Insider
I want her to be like Mukhriz, but she chose to be like Marina, Dyana’s mum tells Dr Mahathir
http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/i-want-her-to-be-like-mukhriz-but-she-chose-to-be-like-marina-dyanas-mum-te —– Malaysiakini 11:52AM Apr 30, 2014… The mother of Teluk Intan DAP candidate Dyana Sofya Mohd Daud today responded to former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad who had suggested that she had not done enough to impress on her daughter of Umno’s struggle for the country and the Malay race. Umno member Yammy Samad said she had tried to raise Dyana like Dr Mahathir’s son, Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahatir but she ended up like the former prime minister’s strong-willed daughter, Datin Paduka Marina Mahathir. “I tried to raise her like Mukhriz, but she ended up like Marina. I give all my children the freedom to chose what is right and wrong. Dyana is old enough to think about this,” she told The Malaysian Insider today.
Time to get rid of UN, say top envoy and ex-PM
In a meeting of minds, Malaysia’s top diplomat and its most outspoken former prime minister agreed that the United Nations (UN) is practically useless in its current form. …. “Do away with UN! I think we should resort to fighting each other again, a war to end all wars so to speak… “I see a bleak future for the people who are in power (in the UN) and are loath to give up power,” Mahathir (right) said to about 30 diplomats and government officials gathered at the Institute of Diplomacy and Foreign Relations in Wisma Putra, Kuala Lumpur. http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/261451 —– DR. MAHATHIR STILL KEEPS TO RACIAL STEREOTYPING! It shows that he hasn’t learnt anything… Malaysiakini 11:15AM Apr 30, 2014
Dr M: Chinese are rich and Indians are lawyers
Disagreeing with US President Barack Obama, Dr Mahathir Mohamad said the Chinese and Indians are wealthy and successful in Malaysia. “In Malaysia, despite our policies, Do you see the Chinese poor? The Indians are professionals, they are lawyers and doctors,” he told reporters. “Those who didn’t come to Malaysia are not so fortunate,” he added. http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/261441 — YOU CAN’T FAULT HIM FROM BEING BLINDLY LOYAL TO A MALAYSIAN INSTITUTION! Malaysiakini 1:00AM Apr 26, 2014
Dr M: Don’t blame MAS, blame Boeing
12.30pm: Former Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad says the relatives of MH370 passengers are holding the wrong people hostage, and the blame should fall squarely on the aircraft’s manufacturer Boeing. “Boeing built this aircraft. Boeing must explain how all these means of tracking the plane can be disabled, can fail. “Either Boeing technology is poor or it is not fail-safe. I would not like to fly in Boeing aircraft unless Boeing can explain how all its system can fail or be disabled,” he wrote in his blog last night. He says if someone had tried to take over the aircraft, the crew – at least one of the two pilots – would have attempted to stop it and make a distress call. http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/261101 —- DR MAHATHIR SPEAKS OF WHAT HE KNOWS, NOT IN THEORY BUT FROM EXPERIENCE! HE WAS THE MAN WHO ONCE HAD ALL THE POWER IN MALAYSIA. He admitted that during his time as prime minister, he hardly listened to opposing views, especially from the opposition and noted that it was the opposition’s nature to go against the government. IT WAS IN REACTION TO HIS ABSOLUTE RULE THAT PAKATAN RAKYAT WAS BORN! Malaysian Insider
Absolute power corrupts absolutely, Dr Mahathir reminds current leaders
April 23, 2014 Malaysian leaders have been reminded not to look down on the public’s capability to topple a corrupt government as what had happened in the Middle East during the Arab spring, warned Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. In his latest blog posting today, the country’s longest serving prime minister said that monarchs and dictators in the Middle East had been toppled through violence. He said in its history, Malaysia had eschewed violence as a means to replace the government, preferring instead to use the ballot box to effect a regime change. “However, leaders should not be too confident that people would continue with the soft approach,” he warned in his popular blog Chedet.cc. Dr Mahathir reminded current leaders to be open to criticism and to deal with it. … Dr Mahathir warned that power can lead to corruption and absolute power will result in unfettered corruption. “Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely,” he said quoting a well-known English proverb. – April 23, 2014. http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/absolute-power-corrupts-absolutely-dr-mahathir-reminds-current-leaders —– IN OPENING HIS MOUTH, DR MAHATHIR REVEALS HOW IRRELEVANT HE IS TODAY. Malaysian Insider
Internet will be censored if I am PM again, says Dr Mahathir
http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/internet-will-be-censored-if-i-am-pm-again-says-dr-mahathir — Dr Mahathir was in charge during Ops Lalang Malaysia Chronicle Sunday, 16 February 2014 17:11 ‘Dr M can tell lies without batting an eyelid’ – Kit Siang reminds ex-PM he was in charge during Ops Lalang not Musa Written by Lim Kit Siang Former Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad was reported in the media as denying that he was responsible for the infamous Operation Lalang in 1987 where 108 persons were detained under the draconian detention-without-trial Internal Security Act for him to consolidate political control and power in government, Umno and Barisan Nasional. Nanyang Siang Pau today even quoted Mahathir as disclaiming that he was Home Minister at the time of Operation Lalang, claiming that at the time he was in China and the Home Minister was one ‘Musa”. Mahathir was talking rubbish. … Mahathir can tell lies without batting an eyelid about the history of his premiership but he cannot change history at his whims and fancies. It is indisputable that Mahathir was the Home Minister during the Operation Lalang crackdown in 1987 and there was no ‘Musa” at the time acting as Home Minister. … As far as my memory could recall, Mahathir was never in China before the Operation Lalang crackdown. … It is most unworthy and even cowardly of Mahathir to deny that he was responsible for the most infamous violation of human rights in the Operation Lalang ISA crackdown in 1987, made doubly worse by his attempt even to deny that he was Home Minister. In fact after his rift with Musa Hitam, Mahathir never trusted anyone else as Home Minister for the next 14 years, keeping the reins of the Home Ministry to himself (which was the cause of the origin of the Project Mahathir where over a million illegal immigrants in Sabah were unlawfully issued citizenship or voter status, changing the course of demography and politics in Sabah and even Malaysia), until December 1999, when he appointed Abdullah Badawi as Home Minister. Mahathir should apologise to all the 108 Operation Lalang detainees under the ISA for the Ops Lalang as he could not shirk responsibility for the dragnet especially as he was Home Minister at the time. Lim Kit Siang is the DAP adviser… Malaysia’s longest serving prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pic) said today he would introduce internet censorship if he was chosen to lead the country again. Dr Mahathir expressed his regrets that he made a promise not to censor the Internet during his 22-year tenure as Malaysia’s PM. “If I was appointed as the premier again, the first thing I will do is censor the internet,” he said. “The time has come for us to filter the internet,” Dr Mahathir said when delivering the closing speech at the Senior Police Officer’s College in Cheras today. His remarks could have been prompted by the growing attacks on the ruling Barisan Nasional (BN), especially its lynchpin Umno in recent years through various media platforms on the net. The opposition’s ability to leverage on the various media provided by the internet is widely acknowledged as one of the key reasons for its march in the last two general elections, especially in denying BN a two-third majority. The internet has also provided an alternative to the mainstream media which long has been controlled by Umno and Barisan Nasional.
— Malaysian Insider
When Malaysians should ignore Dr Mahathir’s thoughts on Kajang
It is a free country. Correction. It is a relatively free country. As such, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is free to articulate his views on anything… But Malaysians are free to disagree and reject whatever escapes from his lips these days. Even a show of disdain would not be out of place for this political chameleon, who…shows a convenient ability to forget that many of the country’s ills were sowed and took root during his time. … Now, the former prime minister is giving Malaysians his two cents’ worth on the Kajang by-election. He is entitled to poke fun at Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and call him whatever he wants. But the minute he talks rubbish, he should be called out. Today, he urged the voters of Kajang to give MCA a chance. Why? Because according to him the Barisan Nasional (BN) component party is trying to make a comeback after its dismal performance. Really? … But nothing should surprise Malaysians about Dr Mahathir. He will always speak his mind and offer unsolicited advice. As a general rule, Malaysians should do the opposite of what he wants. After all, the man has an elastic view of what is right and wrong. – January 31, 2014. http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/when-barisan-should-ignore-dr-mahathirs-thoughts-on-kajang —
Dr M discharged from IJN
The former Prime Minister will however be required to continue with his exercise and physiotherapy
KUALA LUMPUR: Dr Mahathir Mohamad was discharged from the National Heart Institute (IJN) today after being admitted on Nov 16 for chest infection. A statement from Dr Mahathir’s office said the former prime minister, who was responding well to treatment, left the General Ward of IJN at 10.30am and was accompanied by his wife Dr Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali. http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2013/11/25/dr-m-discharged-from-ijn/ — Malaysia Chronicle Monday, 18 November 2013 14:48
Mahathir admitted to hospital, Anwar sends wishes for speedy recovery
Written by Malaysia Chronicle We pray for his health,” Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim said on Twitter. “We hope a very speedy recovery for Dr Mahathir,” PKR MP for Batu Tian Chua told Malaysia Chronicle. Mahathir, who was prime minister and Umno president from 1981 to 2003, was last hospitalized in 2010 while on a visit to Australia. He was also treated for chest infection. Despite his unpopularity and waning political influence, the condition of Mahathir’s health is often monitored. Many political analysts believe that in some way or other, his condition may alter the way politics are played in Malaysia. However, some believe even if Mahathir was no longer around, successors such as Prime Minister Najib Razak would continue to push the same brand of racial and religious politicking. Such negative policies had earned Mahathir much infamy and hate, especially from the non-Malays who have suffered the most at his hands.
Dr Mahathir Mohamad was today admitted to the General Ward of the National Heart Institute (IJN) in Kuala Lumpur. A statement from Dr Mahathir’s office today said the former prime minister was diagnosed as having chest infection and was currently undergoing treatment and chest physiotherapy. “The medical team is closely monitoring his condition and is satisfied with his progress,” it said. Dr Mahathir is expected to remain in the hospital for the next few days to allow the medical team to monitor his progress further as well as for physiotherapy and exercise. Doctors have advised that visits be confined to Dr Mahathir’s immediate family members. – Bernama Dr M admitted to IJN due to chest infection — Malaysian Insider Doctors have also advised that only Dr Mahathir’s immediate family members be allowed to visit him at the hospital. http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/mahathir-admitted-for-chest-infection — Pak Samad described Dr Mahathir as someone who liked to cause conflict, targeting local leaders. Malaysian Insider
Stop interfering, Pak Samad tells Dr Mahathir
BY HASBULLAH AWANG CHIK November 18, 2013 National laureate Datuk A. Samad Said (pic) trained his guns at Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, urging the former prime minister to end his political career on a respectable note. Popularly known as Pak Samad, the octogenarian said that Dr Mahathir’s attitude of always commenting on issues could be construed as criticising but without any concrete backing. “Whatever issue there is, he wants to comment. He should learn to end his career as a leader in a respectable manner. It is better to say less, as long as it has substance,” Samad told The Malaysian Insider. Recently, Dr Mahathir called on the government to bring back the teaching of Science and Mathematics in English policy (PPSMI), saying that the decision to reverse an earlier decision was made because Putrajaya had heeded Pak Samad’s advice. Dr Mahathir had also said that Samad was only a scholar, who was an expert in the Malay language but did not have any expertise in science. Citing himself as example, Dr Mahathir said he was an expert in science and English and could also communicate in Malay. Samad, however, countered that Dr Mahathir’s actions today were motivated by the desire that his son, Kedah Menteri Besar Datuk Mukhriz Mahathir, would assume the country’s top leadership one day. “We know that he wants to ensure that Mukhriz continues his legacy. That is fine, but at least do it the correct way. We know leaders make leaders, but it has to be done in an honest and sincere manner. “If you look at Mukhriz, all the characteristics are there. There is a big chance that Mukhriz would lead the country one day but let it be on a proper platform and not by finding fault with others. His time will come because he has good characteristics,” said Samad.
— Free Malaysia Today
Dr M blames Pak Lah for Proton losing money
Bad decisions made for former prime minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi resulted in Proton losing money, says his predecessor and Proton advisor Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
PETALING JAYA: Former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad blamed his successor Abdullah Ahmad Badawi for the shrinking Proton car market. “Unfortunately for political reasons, the successful management was removed and then changed twice and the company lost money. “At the same time the government decided to allow almost unlimited import of foreign cars which affected Proton,” he said. Abdullah sacked well-known Mahathir associate Tengku Mahaleel Tengku Ariff who was Proton chief executive officer in 2005. Mahathir had publicly condemned the decision. “All these resulted in a shrinkage of the domestic market share of Proton until today it makes up only 27% of the much enlarged domestic market. “With almost half the domestic market now taken up by imports, there is a huge outflow of Malaysian money,” he said in his a speech at the Kuala Lumpur International Automotive Conference on Nov 13 and carried in his blog chedet.cc. Dr M blames Pak Lah for Proton losing money ——————————————————————————————————-