Friday, September 12, 2008

Dr M Should Speak for Himself

Dr M's recent statement about the Chinese Malaysians being more interested in business and would readily accept race based politics shows how outdated he is as a politician.

At the same time he highlighted the some possible actions which could be taken against the Chinese community should they voice out their dissatisfaction against the government.

He said:

"Even hawkers and small traders; the subcontractors, the retail shops owners are unhappy with the government. They are however very cautious about criticising Datuk Seri Abdullah but when pressed they admit that they wanted Abdullah out but dared not say it aloud for fear of being accused of rejecting Malay leadership.

"They also worry about their businesses being singled out for some unpleasant treatment like being investigated by the Inland Revenue Board," he wrote in his blog today.

Must Dr M be reminded that these tactics if used are a continuation from his era? As the premier, he had perfected the art of political persecution against those who went against him - those detained during the Operasi Lallang and Anwar Ibrahim.

Raja Petra's ISA detention today resembles a common dirty tactic used during his era to detain and silence political opponents.

Dr M should not underestimate Malaysians and their level of political maturity. Most Chinese Malaysians and other races (including the Malays) were more disturbed by the Keris waving issue at the UMNO's general assembly than the incompetence of Abdullah Badawi.

Abdullah is seen as incompetent because he could not manage and discipline a bunch of racist members/leaders in his party.

Dr M must not be surprised to hear that we supported Abdullah in 2004 because he promised to initiate reforms to get us out of the rot and excesses of the Mahathir era which was an epitome of racism, abrasive and highhanded politics, corruption and nepotism.

Abdullah as an individual is less spiteful than Dr M. We did not and should not criticize his personal character but his political and leadership incompetence.

Then again, as his ex-boss and the one who put Abdullah in his current position, Dr M must shoulder most of the blame for the state of politics we have experienced today.

Who turned all other non-UMNO component parties in BN into small pussy cats? Dr Mahathir.

Yet, Dr Mahathir insisted that the votes for the opposition were not due to a desire to replace BN with Pakatan Rakyat, but were actually protest votes. He said,"But is it protest against the BN parties? Is it a rejection of race-based politics? I don't think so."

Goodness sake, stop blaming Abdullah Badawi for everything that went wrong in this country. It started from you, Dr M.

Dr M should just speak for himself and not for 6.5 million Chinese Malaysians in this country.We know best what we want from politicians.


Yes, Dr M has proven to us that he is a bygone, a relic of his generation. I reckon many of his generation are more progressive than the ex-premier to suggest that Chinese Malaysians do not mind race-based politics.



koolgeek said...

Mahathir so conveniently avoided 'analyzing' why the people chose 2004 to give such a huge mandate to BN? If his racist system is so wonderful, why the people chose 2004 as the year BN would set a new record in election?

The answer is simple. The people voted in celebration of the end of Mahathir rule in 2004. It was a protest vote against Mahathir, just like how the people voted in protest against Abdullah's regime in 2008.

Very nice spin, Dr Mahathir.

PRAY,IT WORKS. joe's blog said...

Right on, man. Mahathir created the SH'T when he messed with the judiciary and he is going to live long to SMELL it.

Anonymous said...

We should welcome Mahathir into UMNO. The faster, the better coz he will be a great help when it comes to burying UMNO once and for all.

Anonymous said...

The old man caught in the time wrap!!

Bow said...

This old sly fox trying to gain support from Chinese Malaysians after being ignored by majority of umnoputra members, in his bid to get rid of Abdullah, once he achieve his goal, he will deny contribution of minority Malaysians again and stir up racist sentiment among Malay toward minority again to bring forth racist government policy in Malaysia .

Anonymous said...

Hi Kay Peng:

I like your end line..."STUPID". But I think you are being too kind with your words. I would say stupid, idiotic old man. There is a saying...if he had not open his mouth, people would not know say his is stupid. I guess this stupid, idiotic old man thrives on publicity so let's not give him any by commenting on his comments. Just let him fade away into oblivion. He does not deserve our attention.

SH Tan

Ti Lian Ker said...

we have tolerated Mahathir for how many years? despite all his destructions to our traditions..why can't we wait a little while longer for a change? Is Pak Lah so intolerable? a lot of what's happening has been orchestrated..too much political play!