Mahathir brings his desperation to new heights

Basically the whole letter to “Westminster’s Parliamentary Delegation To Malaysia” is centred around 1MDB and the fact that Pakatan Harapan is not able to use the Malaysian Parliament to play up the 1MDB matter. Mahathir and Pakatan Harapan are hoping that the British Members of Parliament will go to Malaysia and will scold the Malaysian Members of Parliament like an old English schoolmaster scolding schoolboys.

THE CORRIDORS OF POWER

Raja Petra Kamarudin

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is really desperate that his move to oust Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak by of before July 2015 has failed miserably and he is no closer to launching his political dynasty by appointing his son, Mukhriz, as Malaysia’s Deputy Prime Minister and eventually the Prime Minister.

What is even more worrying for Mahathir is the fact that not only is his political dynasty a no-go but his business empire is facing the threat of collapsing as well. Once the Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) establishes that not only did Bank Negara lose the equivalent of RM99 billion today but that most of the money was stolen, Mahathir is going to see his property go under the hammer.

Pakatan Harapan was hoping to bring 30 questions, all related to 1MDB, to Parliament but failed. The 1MDB issue is all they have to use against Najib so they thought if they can bring these questions to Parliament then they can give a new lease of life to what can be considered an already dead issue.

When that failed Matthias Chang came up with the idea of using the UK Parliament to attack the Malaysian Parliament. Matthias then drafted the “Open Memo To Westminster’s Parliamentary Delegation To Malaysia” (which you can read below) and told Sarawak Report to publish it.

Basically the whole letter to “Westminster’s Parliamentary Delegation To Malaysia” is centred around 1MDB and the fact that Pakatan Harapan is not able to use the Malaysian Parliament to play up the 1MDB matter. Mahathir and Pakatan Harapan are hoping that the British Members of Parliament will go to Malaysia and will scold the Malaysian Members of Parliament like an old English schoolmaster scolding schoolboys.

We just cannot imagine a delegation of British Members of Parliament making a trip to India so that they can scold the Indian Members of Parliament because they are not running India the way Britain would like India run. Or would the Americans accept Theresa May phoning Donald Trump and scolding him for not running America properly and for getting Russia to help him win the US presidential election?

Mahathir must be really desperate to ask Matthias to draft this ‘Open Letter’ — and Matthias a raving lunatic for asking Sarawak Report to publish it. During Mahathir’s time, when he was Prime Minister, if the British (or Australians, Americans, etc.) open their mouth and say one small thing about Malaysia, or the way he is running Malaysia, Mahathir would go berserk.

Margaret Thatcher once said something to offend Mahathir and he issued a “Buy British Last” policy and launched a boycott of British goods and services. Mahathir will never allow any foreign government or foreign leader to comment about him or Malaysia. And if anyone worked with foreign countries to criticise Malaysia he would call them traitors whose citizenship should be revoked and they should be declared stateless people.

Yes, if Mahathir could have it his way he would do what North Korea does to those who collaborate with South Korea. Unfortunately the only thing Mahathir could do was to detain them without trial under the ISA or jail them on charges of sodomy. Matthias is lucky today’s Prime Minister is Najib and not Mahathir or else he would never dare draft that letter and ask Sarawak Report to publish it knowing that will be the last thing he does.

In that sense there is far more freedom and democracy under Najib if Matthias can write what he wrote below and still walk around a free man. Under Mahathir you will get detained before you even wrote it because, as Mahathir said, “We use the ISA to detain people even before they commit a crime, and while they are still thinking of committing the crime, because the ISA is a prevention law.” Yes, that was what Mahathir said to explain why he arrests people just for thinking of writing the letter below.

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