TTF: Just listen to what prominent personalities from Indonesia have to say about Mahathir (see news item below). While Pakatan Harapan insists that the name Najib is on every Southeast Asian leader’s lips, our friends in Indonesia have composed so many tunes on Mahathir, it almost seems as if the guy was once their premier, not ours.
That is, until you listen to the tune they’re singing. It’s not a happy tune, what with the anti-Bugis slur and all. The Indonesians now perceive Mahathir to be a destructive influence on Islam and solidarity within the ummah. They’re seeing how he’s dividing Muslims in Malaysia and are not too happy with what he’s doing.
Yes, they are aware of his associations with George Soros, a Khazarian Jew who is part financing the global media campaign against Najib. They see this to be an act of subversion not only against the Malaysian government, but against the religion of Islam and the stability of the ummah. The Soros-Mahathir alliance has angered the greater Muslim collective to such an extent, things are not looking too good.
And I’m not just referring to Indonesian and Malaysian Muslims, but Muslims across the Southeast Asian board. These guys are quite impressed with Najib’s brand of moderation and see the Malaysian premier as the glue keeping the ummah together. They are wary of Mahathir’s alliance with Soros and simply do not want the duo around anymore.
If what Hamid Awaludin said is anything to go by, things can get quite ugly should we allow another racist slur to come out of Mahathir’s mouth. Yes, our Muslim neighbours are sending a clear signal to the Government of Malaysia – they want Mahathir silenced once and for all even if it is the last thing Najib ever does.
And here we have Pakatan goons telling us that it is Najib who ruined the name of the country.
KUALA LUMPUR: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is seen as experiencing ‘post-power’ syndrome as he is unable to accept the fact that he’s no longer in power by hating his successors.
Indonesia’s former minister of justice and human rights, Hamid Awaludin said the attitude of the former Malaysian prime minister for 22 years and seen as a wise statesman all that time, had become increasingly childish.
“(It’s) surprising, Tun Dr Mahathir was a good statesman, (but) suddenly he became unwise and could even use racial issues. A leader like this is experiencing post-power syndrome as he hates both his successors, Pak Lah (Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi) and Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
“OK, if you want to make an enemy of Najib, don’t raise ethnic issue to the point of even us in Indonesia are dubbed pirates…it does not reflect well on Tun Dr Mahathir as a wise statesman.
“(He is) supposed to be wiser with advancing age, but he is becoming more and more childish, his speech is also getting more childish, showing that Tun Dr Mahathir cannot accept that he’s no longer in power,” he said, here, today at a special press conference on Dr Mahathir’s insulting remarks against the Bugis people.
Also present were Malaysia UMNO Youth exco member, Datuk Mohamed Hazali Abu Hassan and Federal Territory UMNO Youth chief, Datuk Mohd Razlan Muhammad Rafii.
Mahathir, the Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia chairman and chairman of the opposition coalition, in his speech on Nov 14, had made insulting remarks about the Bugis community by saying that Najib had Bugis pirate ancestors who strayed to Malaysia and he asked him to go back to the country of origin.
Hamid said raising an ethnic issue when politicking was dangerous as it could cause some ethnic communities to feel more superior than others.
“In fact, the Second World War broke out when (Adolf) Hitler felt that the Aryans were more superior than others. Unfortunately, 72 years after World War II ended, there are still leaders using racial issues in politics. Race is permanent. A person can change his religion but his race cannot be changed,” he said.
Hamid also said that many people felt that Dr Mahathir should apologise for his remarks.
“We are not in a position to demand that he apologise, but as a civilised individual, he does not need to be encouraged to apologise.
“A civilised person usually has sensitivity, (but) it’s up to him (Dr Mahathir) whether he should be seen as civil or not,” he said.
Meanwhile, Mohd Hazali who is also UMNO Youth international bureau chairman, viewed Mahathir’s action of linking the Bugis community to piracy as a desperate move for political mileage.
“The statement can also be regarded as an attempt to cause discord by certain quarters who are not happy with the good relations between Malaysia and Indonesia under the leadership of Datuk Seri Najib and President Joko Widodo,” he said.
Mohd Razlan said the opposition should practise mature politics without raising issues which could cause racial conflicts, especially with the general election approaching.
“Tun Mahathir should withdraw his remarks which could mar relations between the two countries,” he said.