July 8, 2012
DAP Advisor says he is opposed to Mahathirism
“The return of Mahathirism should be rejected conclusively and decisively to send out a clear message that the 13GE is not about race but about the future of a united, harmonious, just and progressive Malaysia,“(where) corruption, cronyism and abuses of power are relegated to the dustbin of history”.–Lim Kit Siang
In a press release today, Lim said Mahathir was currently working hard to restore and entrench Mahathirism in UMNO and BN’s policy.He added that his anti-Mahathirism stance is shared by former premiers Tunku Abdul Rahman, Hussein Onn and Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.
“Let me assure Mahathir that I do not hate him at all but like three former Prime Ministers and the majority of Malaysians in 2012, I am opposed to Mahathirism and its return to Malaysian politics in 13th general election,” he said.
Lim said that in recent months, Mahathir had been attempt to resurrect the “worst strains of Mahathirism”, such as stoking racism.
Among examples that Lim listed out includes Mahathir’s frequent warnings that the Malays will “lose power” if BN loses the next general election, that Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak is weak, that reforms could spark unrest and that the Chinese voters will be “kingmakers”.
“(These) exhortations… are not only untrue, most incendiary and highly provocative, but totally against five decades of Malaysian nation-building, his own Vision 2020 of Bangsa Malaysia and Najib’s 1Malaysia concept,” said Lim.
Of late, Lim had been hounding Mahathir over his string of comments in public and on his blog chedet.cc which he argued was an attempt to influence the Najib administration with his brand of politics.
After weeks of sustained criticism by Lim, Mahathir publicly dismissed the Mahathirism lable, stressing that it did not exist.
Instead, he attributed the Mahathirism lable to Lim, accusing the latter of “hating” him. “I don’t know why he hates me so much,” Mahathir told reporters yesterday.
Mahathir also denied that he was trying to influence Najib, even stressing that if he did, things would be “quite different”.
For good account of Mahathirism, read Barry Wain’s The Malaysian Maverick and Khoo Boo Teik’s The Paradoxes of Mahathirism. I have said enough for the time being about our former Prime Minister. He just can’t let go. That is a real tragedy. Bean, CLF, Frank and Semper Fi should take over.–Din Merican
Yup, that’s what Bendover Singh said to me (referring to Mahathir). “He not only can’t let go but won’t let go”.
I thought, it was what Bendover Singh did to you.–Din Merican
It is not hating somebody that matters, it is hating somebody for the right reasons.
I watch the documentary on Al Jazerah Tv call The Family.The story about Hosni Mubarak.I think Astro should make similar documentary about Mahathir.The can called it God Father.
It’s difficult to let go of delusions as one’s brain atrophies. In fact, illusions and delusions become more pronounced – ultimately with paranoia being the most prominent of hallucinations. Alzheimer’s it may not be, but certainly a form of senile dementia terminating in decorticate rigidity.Those without an inkling of these terms, kindly look it up.
Psychological Stressors like LKS, do Octo no favors in accelerating his mental if not moral, decline. Unfortunately, sometimes a geriatric duck behaves like a rottweiler. Whose fault is it? God? Karma? Or ISA?
I don’t think I am surprised if LKS actually says he hates the old man afterall the old man has jailed him and his son LGE several times… so they actually can’t be blamed if they actually hate Mahathir! But knowing LKS and LGE personally, they would not do that and I am sure they have forgiven the old man although not forgotten what he had done…
I think Dr M is really worried if PR took over, he is in real trouble.
An old man mentally jailed for his past misused of power and paved the path of nation’s destruction. He can escape the physical jail at ease but permanently jailed for his failure of letting go. Wish him well while he serves his jail term.
The DAP adviser would have done better by not responding to this scumbag. By responding , the DAP adviser was actually dignifying this scumbag’s remarks.
Dr Mahatir spent many years as P.M,he is a keen learner,and he loves to pick up what he likes.Indeed “Mahathirism” made many unnecessary mistakes while he was in charge.
Dr Mahathir probably rightly pointed out the weakness of Westen capitalism and the West use of cronyism in a legal way which was picked out by some brilliant players in the region.
It is regrettable that he allowed cronyism in his own government to run out of control for which he may need to repent.
I have fun with, result in I found exactly what I
used to be having a look for. You’ve ended my 4 day lengthy hunt! God Bless you man. Have a great day. Bye