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Friday, September 25, 2015

Dr Mahathir sounds like a broken record


Salleh Said Keruak

“If the currency and the economy is to recover, Najib must cease to be Prime Minister of Malaysia. Malaysians must demand for Najib’s removal. It is totally democratic to demand for his removal,” said Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today.

“Only his ceasing to be the Prime Minister of Malaysia will the economy recover, the Ringgit revalued up, and cost of living go down. Only after his removal can Malaysians stand tall again,” added Dr Mahathir.

This is exactly what the opposition used to say about Dr Mahathir. In fact, Anwar Ibrahim blamed all the country’s social, political and financial problems on Dr Mahathir and even accused Dr Mahathir for the lack of democracy and civil liberties. Some even say that all the problems the country is currently facing are Dr Mahathir’s legacy.

The opposition goes even further as to say that if Umno is no longer in power and a Pakatan Rakyat (now Pakatan Harapan) Prime Minister takes over then Malaysia is going to be the greatest country in the world. Does Dr Mahathir share this view of the opposition that the problem is not Najib but Umno?

I remember a time when Dr Mahathir refused to take responsibility for the collapse of the Ringgit and he blamed the Jews for it. This was exactly what Hitler did when he blamed Germany’s problems on the Jews. This is starting to become very tiring and comical.

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