Yes, students of history will know that colonisation serves two purposes. One purpose is economic plunder and the second is to propagate Christianity. And Mahathir is against Malaysians working with foreign powers, especially with powers such as the United States. Those who work with the United States are traitors, as far as Mahathir is concerned. And he has said so many, many times over the last 20 years since 1998.
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Raja Petra Kamarudin
Since 2006, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has been touring the country giving talks aimed at attacking the Prime Minister, Umno, Barisan Nasional and the government. Af first his target was Prime Minister Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and now it is Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak.
Mahathir is actually quite a predictable creature and his speeches have been the same for more than twenty years. He starts by talking about the Melaka Sultanate being a great Malay-Muslim Empire at one time but then the Malays-Muslims became divided and the traitors collaborated with foreign powers. And that was the reason for the collapse of the Melaka Empire and the colonisation of the country for about 450 years.
In 1957, after almost 450 years of colonisation, Malaya obtained independence or Merdeka from the British colonial masters and it was Umno who made this possible, says Mahathir. From 1946, when Umno was formed, they fought against the ‘evil’ Malayan Union and 11 years later the country finally obtained independence.
But now, says Mahathir, all that good work which Umno did is in jeopardy because the Malays are yet again divided. And if the Malays are not careful, warns Mahathir, Malaysia will for the second time in history lose its independence and fall into the hands of the colonialists (or at the very least the colonialists will rule Malaysia by proxy).
In fact, even earlier, before 2006, Mahathir had already warned Malaysians about the traitors who were working with foreign powers to bring down the government. Mahathir insinuated that Anwar Ibrahim was an American agent by saying that when Anwar went to the United States he was given a 21-gun salute while he, as the Prime Minister of Malaysia, did not receive the same VVIP red-carpet treatment.
Mahathir also attacked Singapore, which he called ‘The Little Red Dot’, and said that there are Singaporean agents working in Malaysia to try to end Malay political power. Everyone knew he meant DAP, the party which PAP formed just two months after Singapore broke away from Malaysia and after which PAP was banned from operating in Malaysia.
Today, Muslim religious leaders and scholars, state Muftis and the PAS President included, are repeating what Mahathir has been saying for almost 20 years since 1998 (READ HERE:MUSLIM LEADERS SUPPORT HADI’S REBUKE AGAINST FOREIGN INTERVENTION). And this is frightening Lim Kit Siang.
Kit Siang knows that the future of the DAP-led Pakatan Harapan lies in the Malays being divided into many groups. If the Malays unite then Pakatan Harapan is finished. Pakatan Harapan cannot form the government on just 50 or 55 DAP seats. It needs at least another 60-65 seats or so from PKR, PAN and PPBM. And for PKR, PAN and PPBM to be able to get another 60-65 seats the Malays-Muslims must be divided.
Hari Raya is a time of peace and forgiveness. Kit Siang, however, wants the Malays-Muslims to continue to fight. And that is why he wants the Malays who balek kampung to talk about Rosmah Mansor’s so-called pink diamond ring. And this is why Kit Siang is angry with the PAS President, Abdul Hadi Awang (READ HERE: FOCUS ON ROSMAH’S PINK DIAMOND RING DURING HARI RAYA SAYS KIT SIANG).
If the Malays bury the hatchet and decide to unite in the spirit of Perpaduan Ummah Islam, that is the end of the DAP-led Pakatan Harapan. The Malays have to fight amongst themselves and must be divided into more than just two groups (four or five at least) for DAP and the DAP-led Pakatan Harapan to survive.
The Chinese are just about 30% of Malaysia’s population while the Malays and Bumiputeras are about two-thirds. So, even if 90% of the Chinese support DAP and the DAP-led Pakatan Harapan, it is still just one-third against two-thirds. So it is crucial that the two-thirds Malays-Bumiputera are divided into four, five or six groups.