“Mahathir may not be the ideal candidate to lead the charge for change but, like it or not, he is now the only one with the experience, the standing, and the gravitas to seriously challenge Umno-BN.” – Ex-US Envoy
As a Malaysian I’ve observed this my entire life:
Malaysians generally are a lackadaisical (Tidah apa / Tak-mau-masuk-campur), and uninformed (pretty deep asleep) lot. Each pretty busy busy and preoccupied in their little small world.
There are other capable candidates too … the problem is the people’s support is very much lacking.
I’ve done a lot of talking for more than two decades even under Mahathir’s time…and most of it to empty heads.
What most people go for is only to change the ‘players‘
People are unable to see that ALL the current problems in the country is due to the “game” we’ve been led to play…its the symptom of a very sick game.
Bloody BIG mistake!
I say we have to change the game – the rotten fu*king “SYSTEM”
…and this is where the empty heads start to run and hideaway.
Change is frightening?
To get what we’ve never had we must do what we’ve never done
So Malaysians, what have you gotta say?
COMMENT The quick answer is, “Yes, but…”
Dennis Ignatius, a veteran of Malaysia’s foreign service, recently wrote an article in which he said, “Mahathir may not be the ideal candidate to lead the charge for change but, like it or not, he is now the only one with the experience, the standing, and the gravitas to seriously challenge Umno-BN.”
Dennis said that “our nation is deteriorating rapidly, and our democracy is dying.”
I agree with both points that Dennis made.
The question is – why should we give former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad a chance?
But to me, there is no comparison between Mahathir’s day and the incredible kleptocracy that we see today under Najib.
In the old days, people were content to steal millions. Then it was tens of millions. Now, under Najib, it is billions that have disappeared.
In the old days, Siti Hasmah was respected; today Rosmah is despised.
In the old days, Mahathir flew on Malaysia Airlines (MAS); today Rosmah and Najib fly around the world for shopping trips on private jets…read further