Mahathir brands Muhyiddin a dictator

According to Mahathir, an Emergency declaration was not required for a country like Malaysia whose citizens are mostly peace-loving people. Source (pic): TTF

محضير لابيل محي الدين سباڬاي ديقتاتور

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad repeated his stance that an Emergency declaration was not necessary and referred to Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin as a dictator for resorting to such a move. 

Mahathir explained that a dictator rules by decree. According to him, Malaysians are sacrificing democracy in order to give Muhyiddin full power to do what he likes. 

“For example my party (Parti Pejuang Tanah Air) will not be registered, and you cannot question it because there is no way we can appeal, so he is in that sense a dictator,” Mahathir added. 

Mahathir did agree that an Emergency would give Muhyiddin much needed breathing space as it allowed him to remain in power, but cast doubts as to whether the prime minister was capable of making the right decisions. 


PETALING JAYA: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad repeated his stance that an Emergency declaration was not necessary and referred to Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin as a dictator for resorting to such a move.

“Well, it will be a kind of dictatorship where people cannot protest or question,” he said during a live interview on radio station BFM as reported by the Malay Mail Online.




“So (it seems like) we are doing away with democracy completely by using the Emergency in order to give Muhyiddin full power without anyone saying anything,” he added.

Mahathir explained that a dictator rules by decree. According to him, Malaysians are sacrificing democracy in order to give Muhyiddin full power to do what he likes.

“For example my party (Parti Pejuang Tanah Air) will not be registered, and you cannot question it because there is no way we can appeal, so he is in that sense a dictator,” Mahathir added.

On Tuesday, the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong Proclaimed a state of Emergency that is set to last until the 1st of August 2021.

Mahathir also took a swipe at Muhyiddin, saying his performance so far as prime minister has been subpar with the economy not showing any signs of improving, and condemned how the Emergency declaration was made without discourse from others.

Mahathir did agree that an Emergency would give Muhyiddin much needed breathing space as it allowed him to remain in power, but cast doubts as to whether the prime minister was capable of making the right decisions.

“Yes, but it gives tremendous powers to the prime minister. So far the prime minister has not shown he is able to handle the problems of this country.

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“MCO (movement control order) means a lot of people will have no income, no food even.

“That is why we feel that these matters should be open to public debate,” he said.

Mahathir then asserted that such a drastic move was not required for a country like Malaysia whose citizens are mostly peace-loving people.

“Well actually the government has enough power to deal with the Covid-19, it’s not like other countries where there were people protesting against government’s instructions and all that.

“In Malaysia no, anything that the government says, we do. We don’t protest, we don’t take to the streets.

“In America and Germany, they take to the streets, then they need to have additional power to enforce laws.

“But in Malaysia there is no need for that, if we tell the people to do anything they will do,” he quipped.

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NOTA: SAYA MEMBUAT PENGUMUMAN-PENGUMUMAN PENTING DARI MASA KE SEMASA EKSKLUSIF MENERUSI SALURAN TELEGRAM BERIKUT:



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