Did Lee Kwan Yew really make this prediction about Malaysia? It is fake…

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Received via WhatsApp but it does not appear in the book One Man’s View of the World. This was kindly pointed out to me by a reader to whom I am grateful.

Also, Harapan was formed in September 2015. Lee Kwan Yew died before that, in March 2015.

The book was published in 2013.

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Lee Kuan Yew’s Prediction on Malaysian Politics
Google translation to English below

李光耀曾在他那本《李光耀观天下》里提到:
“马来西亚不太可能变天,即使成功了一切都只是回到原点,因为种族矛盾课题不可能被解決。即使反对党当权了想推翻原来偏护土著的政策,推行马来西亚人的新马来西亚,那占人口比例较高的马来人会被反对党煽动种族情绪用选票教训政府,到头来他们最多只能当一届政府,到时他们得付出惨重的政治代价。况且我看这些各个反对党(当时的民联),他们只是因为想夺权而结盟,大体上如何带领和管理国家没有明确的方向。

遗憾的, 李光耀生前的预言发生了… 或许,上帝让老马那么长命就是为了让他看到自己所种下的恶果?但,老马真的在意吗?无论换多少次政府,马来西亚始终是以马来人为先的国家,或许在大选时才会想起华人,就如509。一直以来,种族利益是大马无法解决的问题,大马政客也常利用种族课题来护权,非土著只能自求多福。邻国新加坡不断追求如何进步,而大马却
不断围绕在种族课题,这就是差别。

马来人为主的政府→安逸腐败→换政府→新马来西亚 →种族利益斗争→再次马来人为主的政府→安逸腐败 > 循环下去

Google Translation

Lee Kuan Yew mentioned in his book One Man’s View of the World (李光耀观天下):

“Malaysia is unlikely to change. Even if it succeeds, everything will only return to the original point, because the issue of racial conflicts cannot be resolved. Even if the opposition party is in power and wants to overthrow the original policy of favoring indigenous people and promote the new Malaysia of Malaysians, that accounts for the population, a higher proportion of Malays will be incited by the opposition to racial sentiment to teach the government with votes. In the end they will only last at most one general election, and they will have to pay a heavy political price. Moreover, I see that these various opposition parties (Pakatan) are allied just because they want to seize power. In general, they do not have clear direction on how to lead and manage the country.

Unfortunately, the prediction of Lee Kuan Yew happened. Perhaps, God made the old horse (Dr M) lives so long to let him see the bad results he planted? But does the old horse really care? No matter how many times the government changes, Malaysia is always a Malay-first country, maybe the Chinese will only be remembered in the general election, like 509. For a long time, racial interests are a problem that cannot be resolved in Malaysia. Malaysian politicians often use racial issues to protect their rights. Non-indigenous people can only ask for their own happiness. Neighbouring Singapore continues to pursue progress, while Malaysia
It’s the difference that keeps revolving around the topic of race.

Malay-dominated government → easy corruption → change of government → new Malaysia → racial interest struggle → again Malay-dominated government → easy corruption> cycle continues

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Lee Kuan Yew’s Prediction on Malaysian Politics:

Lee Kuan Yew mentioned in his book One Man’s View of the World (李光耀观天下):

“Malaysia is unlikely to change. Even if it succeeds, everything will only return to the original point, because the issue of racial conflicts cannot be resolved. Even if the opposition party is in power and wants to overthrow the original policy of favoring indigenous people and promote the new Malaysia of Malaysians, that accounts for the population, a higher proportion of Malays will be incited by the opposition to racial sentiment to teach the government with votes. In the end they will only last at most one general election, and they will have to pay a heavy political price. Moreover, I see that these various opposition parties (Pakatan) are allied just because they want to seize power. In general, they do not have clear direction on how to lead and manage the country…”

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3 Responses to Did Lee Kwan Yew really make this prediction about Malaysia? It is fake…

  1. Mary says:

    Where in the book did LKY say this? I cannot find it in the book “One Man’s View of the World”.
    Please help.

    • weehingthong says:

      You are right. The book was published in 2013. Harapan was founded in Sept 2015, after the death of Lee Kwan Yew in March 2015.

      Thank you for your helpful comment.

  2. M.Wong says:

    Are you sure it’s fake?
    Maybe someone surreptitiously added some words which LKY didn’t say(?)
    But I remember LKY’s comments in similar terms, circa year 2008, when the Malaysian Opposition first made headway under Anwar’s leadership (after he was released from his first term of imprisonment) in taking a few States in the 13th General Election. He didn’t mention Harapan. He mentioned the loose coalition of opposition parties in Malaysia and predicted that they would not stand together for long.

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