Recently , Dr Mahathir was invited to give a talk by NGOs and Malaysia-Today.net portal . Interesting as usual , Dr Mahathir’s flair and style captured the heart of everyone when delivering his speech . A copy of his video can be downloaded at Malaysia-Today.net website . You should listen to his video speech . I guarantee you that you will understand why he is criticizing the government now .
Dr Mahathir is a man who will fight when the sovereignty of his state and country is being infringed . A true party veteran . Why are we criticizing Dr Mahathir that he is angry because the government is not continuing his pet projects ? Pet projects itself is a wrong term to use . What will Malaysia look like without North South Expressway , KL Tower , Twin Tower , KLIA , Monorail ? Without these , what will KL be ?
Malaysians are a bunch of weird people . When the present government do nothing at say they don’t have money , they say it is true , it is ok , the past administration used up all etc . In the past , if Dr Mahathir didn’t proceed with these mega projects , Malaysians will still complain . What will Malaysian say about Dr Mahathir ? Oh yes , they would have said :
he is not good , what has he done , he is merely sitting there , we have transportation problems and the government is useless , other countries have tourist attraction places and we don’t have , other countries have the ability and affordability to build high buildings , we look like a country with a kampung style administration and still having village days
These will be the comments . Don’t deny it . Remove all those pet projects , Malaysia will still look like the village with coconut trues , huts , shades etc .
Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz is too extreme . Read the papers and you will read a more gentleman side of the extremist ( Nazri ) . Read malaysiakini.com or Malaysia-today.net , you will read the words . Be a jantan and quit Umno , Dr Mahathir . I was shocked to see these comments . When Dr Mahathir was fighting for the bumiputeras , when he was young and challenging the policies of Tunku Abdul Rahman with his own brilliant ideas , Nazri wasn’t even around yet . This is a clear example of a young politician who thinks a hell of himself . This is a clear example of a politician who disrespect a veteran who achieved and reached the highest post in Malaysia (PM) . What has Datuk Seri Nazri achieved compared to Dr Mahathir ?
We can be a pro government Minister . But do not be too obvious that you bark so damn loud , like a general without brains who just know how to shout and hold a rifle and keep firing everywhere without thinking much . When Datuk Seri Nazri wanted a Parliamentary Department , there was support for him initially in the government . I’m not sure about you , but I disagree totally . I was very worried . It seemed that the Parliament is going to be made an umbrella of Barisan Nasional Government . Where is the freedom of our lawmakers in Parliament then when you put a government department for Parliament ? It does not seem logical as the Parliament should go under no one and nothing except the Constitution of Malaysia and the Yang di-Pertuan Agong . Thankfully , there are parties who objected . Of course the Opposition parties objected , and I was happy to read that some ruling party members voiced their disagreement too .
Things like these are really raising eyebrows . What is happening ? What are they thinking about ? What is Datuk Seri Nazri trying to do ? The man he is challenging is Dr Mahathir , not some small part time politician . Dr Mahathir survived so many challenges during his tenure as PM , went through 22 years of leadership , fought for the Bumiputeras , fought for Malaysia’s glory and preserved racial harmony with peace and prosperity .
I call upon all Malaysians . Be judgemental . Look at the newspapers , continue reading them if you want . But it is true they are all out to demonize Dr Mahathir . It is true that Dr Mahathir made mistakes . But his mistakes we must understand too . Being a Prime Minister is never easy . At times as a leader , we must make decisions that distributes wealth , provide opportunities for many etc . Dr Mahathir fought to help Bumiputeras , fought to help keep the Chinese and Indians happy too with businesses here and there . And in these process and his tenure as PM , of course he did make mistakes of decision . Which leader does not make mistakes ? Do you think that Pak Lah didn’t make mistakes at all ? Do you think that Lee Kuan Yew is the perfect PM ? No one is a perfect leader .
The things you read in history books are all manipulated to make the leaders ( be it domestic or overseas ) look like heroes of the day . Read the newspapers now . Did they mention how much sacrifices Tun Dr Mahathir made ? No . We read about Ani Arope , Syed Ahmad etc . There will be more cases where the government of today will cunningly dig out and make Tun Dr Mahathir look like a fool , like a terrible leader etc .
Malaysians as usual will forget all his contributions , say Dr Mahathir is not a good leader , had so many bad judgements . Say what you want , but trust me . Dr Mahathir led Malaysia through a few recessions . Dr Mahathir led the ship through turbulent and peak times . Without him , I think we will be very backward .
Without him , I don’t think Ah Pek – Ah Pek in coffee shop can still enjoy their fruits of labor now , I don’t think the bumiputeras will be as strong and as rich now , I don’t think so . Be grateful . We live in peace and harmony , Dr Mahathir was our fatherly figure behind these . Do not let the current journalism style that digs out one or two of Dr M’s bad cases affect your respect for this great man .
Face the truth . Face the true judgement . Balance things up . Do not be influenced by the media .