Should Malaysia be saved from Dr Mahathir?

— Bangsa Malaysia
The Malaysian Insider
Mar 11, 2013

MARCH 11 — Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad may not be standing for elections anymore but ultimately he is just like any politician who will do or say anything to stay in power.

As evidence just take a look at his latest remarks about saving the Malays from the opposition.

As reported in The Malaysian Insider yesterday he has dropped all pretense for a Bangsa Malaysia and has gone for the Malay vote and slammed the Opposition for listening and accommodating the views and needs of the non-Malays.

State news agency Bernama quoted the country’s longest-serving prime minister as saying that Selangor must be saved from the opposition to ensure the rights and position of the Malays and Bumiputeras are maintained in the state.

Really? The Malays and Bumiputeras need saving?

Dr Mahathir often talks about the Malays having short memories but he seems to have forgotten that in 1999, he would have lost the elections if it was not for the support from the non-Malays.

He had lost huge chunks of support from Malay voters in the fallout from Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s sacking and prosecution for sodomy, and had to depend on the overwhelming support of non-Malay voters to ensure BN remained in power.

But he seems to be contradicting himself now and is only gunning for the Malay vote for BN.

Yesterday Dr Mahathir said the weakness of two Malay parties in the opposition, resulted in disrespect for the race and risked the special privileges of the Malays and Bumputera being done away with.

Funny how he did not admit that in 1999 it was his weakness and that of Umno under him that forced him to campaign hard for the non-Malay vote.

One wonders what he would have said in 1999 if the opposition parties had suggested that his weakness as the leader of Umno would risk the special privileges of the Malays.

But that would mean applying the warped logic of this man.

As a result of Dr Mahathir’s logic it is perhaps a waste of time to remind him that the special privileges of the Malays and Bumiputera communities are a result of constitutional provisions.

Regardless of who is in power in Putrajaya the special privileges remain in place in the Constitution.

What Dr Mahathir is now doing on behalf of BN and Umno is playing the race card to appeal to the insecurities of what he hopes are significant numbers of Malay and Bumiputera voters.

Just look at what he said yesterday when he talked about an alleged disrespect for the Malay race and how a vote for Pakatan Rakyat (PR) would risk the special privileges of the Malays and Bumputera being done away with.

In his words: “We also want to stress that Bahasa Melayu and Islam are the official language and religion of our nation. So they must respect our rights as how we respect their rights.

“But, because the leadership of the Malays in the opposition pact is very weak, they often just follow their colleagues including when pressed for the word Allah to be used (in the Bible).

“When they proposed to strip the special privileges of the Malays, the opposition, which purportedly had two parties with Malay leadership, willingly complied. If we are not careful, we will lose altogether our rights on our own soil and they (opposition) will get rid of all efforts to develop the Malays and Bumiputeras.”

Who are “they”? Dr Mahathir does not say but one will have to guess that “they” means the non-Malays.

Also who exactly is proposing to strip Malays and Bumiputeras of their rights?

Or is the name of the game to make things up?

Surely Malaysia’s greatest statesman, the architect of Bangsa Malaysia and a modern progressive country does not make things up.

If so Malaysia and Malaysians would surely need to be saved from this man.

  1. #1 by Bigjoe on Tuesday, 12 March 2013 - 7:44 pm

    Mahathir may be spewing bile but the truth is he is not all that important. Its not about saving this country from him but saving this country from OURSELVES.

    We allowed his Mahathirism – his brand of hate corrupt politics without proper check and balance. It was we who elected him again and again when he undermine he fundamental institutions and system that should have ended his politics long ago with the believe that somehow if we made a mistake that we would be able to correct it.

    Well the time to correct is now, we made the mistake or are we not a people who own up to our mistake? If so then we truly are doomed and it does not even matter where we deserve it or not and Mahathir already did us all in..

  2. #2 by SENGLANG on Tuesday, 12 March 2013 - 7:44 pm

    Mahathir is extra ordinary as a politician. His logic is funny but many will buy it. One should not under estimate his influence though he may have retire from politic but not yet to have his say stop totally.

    His master of language is awesome. He can argue until deer become horse and black turn into white.

    He is just genius in that sense and many just have to follow him and accept what he say though underneath they might still doubtful how right is him.

    In certain sense he will use his mind to manipulate for his self goal and he seem not fail on doing so.

    He won the constitution crisis and he mange to cut down the monarch power. Yet today people still believe he is the one who protect the monarch.

  3. #3 by SENGLANG on Tuesday, 12 March 2013 - 7:54 pm

    Mahathir rises since his book on Malay dilemma. After ruling the countries over 20 years till his retirement the Malays dilemma remain and he still the one who carry on to fight for the Malays. The Malays are simple and easy to be cheated by this “great man of mind “. He will use his words to logic out though after talking for many many years and under his rule the Malays dilemma remain a dilemma. Now he still going round the places telling the Malays that their dilemma remain because of non Malays, but the truth that why nothing has changed after his 20+ years premiership was shamelessly hind behind his thick cheeking smile> He will round up his sharp stare of eyes and a broad cheeking simile if you say the unsolve dilemma was his faults.

    To him he can be fault and he can be wrong either. He is always right even obvious on the right. He has the in born capability to convince people so, at least the generally simple minded Malays.

  4. #4 by tak tahan on Tuesday, 12 March 2013 - 9:30 pm

    He has none useable and logical self-defence other than relying on the majority simpletons to revive and preserve him,kins,cronies and those sycophants in his lifetime’s dream.Money and status matter the most as far as he is concerned..this man is really f**k&p up in his mind and soul that one should really take note of…excluding chengho ,cintabontotsaiful..wakakaha

  5. #5 by tak tahan on Tuesday, 12 March 2013 - 9:31 pm


  6. #6 by Bunch of Suckers on Tuesday, 12 March 2013 - 9:39 pm

    The old snaky Bakuthair fart again without substances… Back off, old snake!

  7. #7 by chengho on Tuesday, 12 March 2013 - 10:14 pm

    ABCD, vote for MCA ; Save Malaysia from Pakatan

  8. #8 by john on Tuesday, 12 March 2013 - 10:36 pm

    Go after MMKutty for the LOOT that he stole from this Nation. And to make him accountable for His Wrongdoings Would Able to give Our Nation an Immediate Positive Turnaround (“mentally”).
    MMKutty Only ONE Concern now Is The LOOT he stole, Own Self Preservation and other Hidden Rotten Wrongdoings he committed.

  9. #9 by boh-liao on Tuesday, 12 March 2013 - 11:10 pm

    MMK is trying 2 save his own skin; anyway, got insurance oredi, got permission 2 resettle in Kerela; CAN, YES?

  10. #10 by ahkmlog on Tuesday, 12 March 2013 - 11:57 pm

    Is it special positions or special privileges

  11. #11 by ahkmlog on Tuesday, 12 March 2013 - 11:57 pm

    Is it special positions or special privileges

  12. #12 by worldpress on Wednesday, 13 March 2013 - 12:09 am

    They have abused these supposed ended after numerous of years, now they want hold these for one good thing corruption for the rich on top rob big money.

  13. #13 by Noble House on Wednesday, 13 March 2013 - 3:08 am

    If ever there is anything the Malays need protection from, it is none other than Mahathir himself. He has done more harm to the Malays than all his predecessors combined. He would make 1K of the 10K Malays into mighty rich and powerful cronies and blame the rest on the non-malays. This man is not only manipulative but cunning as a dangerous serpent. You can notice the full evils in his eyes. Why would anyone still believe in him? Hasn’t he done enough damages to the country already?

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