Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Ha Ha Here We Go Again: Mahathir At His...

They say former premier Mahathir is already nyanyuk. But I don't quite agree, maybe selectively senile. I don't know, because he can be very sharp when it suits him to be.

So in a special column in utusan titled "Suara Hati Dr Mahathir", he lashed out at the Malays for being an ungrateful lot and causing a split in the community.

This, he said

has forced them to beg for support...even from those who have all this time been fighting against efforts to uplift the position of the Malays and make them equal to others

Now I wonder who has all this time been against the efforts to uplift the position of the Malays. The Chinese, the Indians, the opposition? Nah, can't recall any such attempt to frustrate the Malays.

Mahathir then went on to ask the rhetorical question as to who had brought on the disaster of the Malays having to beg for support and then answering himself by asserting that

No other than the Malays themselves - greedy Malays, Malays lacking in intelligence, Malays easily influenced by lust, easily dominated by hatred when agitated 

I thought all of the above descriptions of the Malays fit the Umnoputras (the ruling Umno elites) themselves perfectly. Certainly not the ordinary Malays. So, who was Mahathir blaming?

After asserting that the Malays had achieved a little success following independence, he went on to say

Unfortunately, this little bit of success made them (Malays) conceited and greedy. They began to fight for power and this tussle, caused by the greed of a few individuals, has caused the ruling party to be fragmented

Ah ha, all of this sounds so familiar again much like the conceited Umno elites all greedily fighting among themselves for power and ever bigger bite of the nation's wealth, and blaming all ills on other people, including the ordinary Malays and the opposition, except themselves, and then having the cheeks to claim that without Umno, the Malays are finished and will have to beg for support from other people (meaning the Chinese?)

Ha ha

For an English report on Mahathir's ranting click here 

No comments:

Post a Comment

Video Bar

Loading...

Kluang's Little Bangsar

Kluang's Little Bangsar
Click To Visit

Kamini's Indian Wedding - Click To Visit

Kamini's Indian Wedding - Click To Visit
I attended my neighbour's daughter's Indian wedding dinner at the Sentul HGH Convention Centre. Click for a peek

Yasmin Ahmad - Click To Visit

Yasmin Ahmad - Click To Visit
Yasmin Ahmad was arguably Malaysia's best story-teller, filmmaker and advertiser. She was well known for her Petronas commercials and had won numerous international awards including the Golden Lion award for the 'Tan Ming Hong In Love' commercial. Her feature film Sepet not only garnered her several international awards including for Best Asian Film but also drew multi-racial audiences that rarely happens for a local film.

Genting Highlands - Click To Visit

Genting Highlands - Click To Visit
Genting Highlands Is A Popular Retreat With A Casino

Batu Caves - Click To Visit

Batu Caves - Click To Visit
Malaysia's Famous Landmark. Note The Statue Of Lord Muruga And The 272 Steps To The Temple Cave In The Background

Petronas Twin Towers And KLCC Park - Click To Visit

Petronas Twin Towers And KLCC Park - Click To Visit
Petronas Twin Towers Are Still The World's Tallest Twin Towers

Some Early Morning Views Of KL City Skyline - Click To Visit

Some Early Morning Views Of KL City Skyline - Click To Visit
Some early morning views of the KL city sykline I took from the 3rd floor of the KL Court with a low-pixel hand-phone camera

Kluang Town - Click To Visit

Kluang Town - Click To Visit
Kluang was a sleepy hollow, but is fast becoming a bustling town. You can't miss the bust-shaped gunung Lambak lording over the place and the town is well known for its tv brand coffee powder

Kluang RailCoffee

Kluang RailCoffee
The Kluang railway station coffee shop, now re-branded Kluang RailCoffee, is well known for its cuppa of coffee and the charcaol grilled piping hot buns oozing with butter and kaya...It used to attract standing-room only crowds. It still does, but the last time I was there it wasn't a good experience for me. The famous coffee had somewhat lost its oomph and even the buns...The shop has a long and noted history being first opened for business in 1938 and the place is now run by the 3rd generation LIm family. I hope the next time I return, the coffee would regain its oomph. Click to read more...