What would you think of a democracy in which instead of the electorate voting politicians into office, the politicians voted themselves into office, without any reference to the public? If you find both these propositions unacceptable, you’ll agree with Mahathir’s revelation is yet against facing a crucial test. Just over two year after the incumbent regime Prime Minister is under siege Mahathir want the.current Najib’s government to be replaced Dr Mahathir also said that it is up to UMNO to decide the fate of PM Najib Abdul Razak
Now that the cat has sprung out of the bag and is dashing about among a wider public, the only news would be if anyone has died of shock from the revelation that Dr Mahathir Mohamad has withdrawn support for Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak.
Ku Nan Has anyone died of shock from Mahathir revelation
I do know Dr Mahathir well enough and have served under Tun Dr Mahathir we are partners Lingamgate
whatever criticism Dr Mahathir made is because Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s antipathy towards Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak he told to work with him
Short of telling Dr Mahathir Mohamad to zip up, Home Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi reminds the former premier that every leader has his era.
Ku Nan Why Umno ministers must meet Dr Mahathir Has anyone died of shock from Mahathir revelation
Why Umno ministers were willing to meet Dr Mahathir to hear his concerns.
The intelligentsia of my country have always had the faith… that they are indispensable as mercenaries to everybody who rules Malaysia.y have no respect for procedures,” we are told by the clever upholders of a rotten status quo; and “they are engaging in blackmail”, say others. Both assertions are correct. At the heart of the recklessness, however, is the government’s penchant for subterfuge and low cunning. Mahathir and his geng had to be coerced
After months of premonitory sniping at the premier by his satraps, extremely returning the favour to Najib for winning the presidency over KuLi… Now the favour has been done …. Time to go nervous. Mahathir has come out in the open with a formal declaration of hostilities Of course, all of this could have been handled more tactfully.One of the pitfalls of political leadership is the inclination to hear what is convenient. Last week, there were at least Kadir Jasin and Zainuddin Maidin, wished they had been less cocooned: damaged the country because of their greed for power and money. As if there are no other Malaysians who can manage and run the country for the rakyat. interpreted as a tectonic shift in social attitudes, the results were unexpected.style of governance added to self-confidence but it alienated other communities. They combined against Najib and neutralised the impact of a stupendous Malay mobilisation. Mahathir’s vision had envisaged dignity and empowerment through the capture of political power. would firmly establish his political legitimacy. the learning curve of all understandable mission was, however, marred by impulsive politics. despite the routine assurances of ‘introspection’ that come with setbacks, the inclination to disregard history has been unfailing.Intellectuals are easily distinguishable from ‘normal’ people on two counts: first, by their rigid certitudes, their monopoly of the truth and, second, by their susceptibility to allergies—of the aesthetic, not medical variety. “When I hear the word culture”, the corpulent Nazi leader Hermann Goering is (wrongly) reported to have said, “I reach for my gun.” In a similar vein, today’s intellectuals, particularly the Left-liberal variety that dominate India’s cerebral landscape, are inclined to curl their lips, raise their eyebrows and sneer at the mention of two dreaded words: middle class.
The disdain for the middle class may seem an exercise in self-flagellation. However, ever since the iconic Italian communist Antonio Gramsci conferred social autonomy on them, intellectuals have conveniently ceased to regard themselves as middle class. They may be from the class—or a community—but see themselves as being above it.
This detachment from social moorings has its advantages: it allows intellectuals to flit expediently from correctness to correctness. In the 1930s and 1940s, it was the undying faith in Uncle Jo and the ‘anti-fascist’ struggles;