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.
Some time in November 2013
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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