Now, can you see that the HRW 2000 and 2001 reports on Mahathir and Malaysia are similar to what Mahathir said about Najib and Malaysia in his blog posting today? Mahathir is like a whore who is calling someone else a prostitute. If I were Mahathir I would be very ashamed to open my mouth and say the things he said today. Only a person with no shame (takde kemaluan) and no morals (takde maruah) can say what he said and not feel like a pariah.
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Raja Petra Kamarudin
Today, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad posted his latest article from London, which you can read below (or read here: http://chedet.cc/?p=2555). So now Malaysia has two bloggers in the UK, one in London and another in Manchester (with Clare Rewcastle Brown claiming she is not a blogger but a whistleblower, and what a mean blowjob at that too). The question is are people going to also call Mahathir a fugitive blogger (like what they call me) once the RCI on Bank Negara’s US$10 billion forex losses is completed?
Anyway, the first seven or eight paragraphs of Mahathir’s blog posting today is complaining about how unjust, undemocratic, etc., Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak is in the way he handles protests and demonstrations. Maybe Mahathir would like to view this video so that he can remember what he did almost 20 years ago at the height of the Reformasi Movement. If Mahathir thinks the Bersih organisers and demonstrators had a hard time, just see what we Reformasi activists had to suffer back in 1998 to 2001.
This is a sample of Mahathir’s brutality towards those who oppose him
Then, in April 2001, Mahathir detained without trial ten of us and six were sent to the Kamunting Detention Centre for two years. That was the end of protests and demonstrations. The organisers were behind bars without trial while the rest of Malaysians were just too damn scared to come out to protest and demonstrate.
This was what the Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in its 2001 report:
On April 10-11, just days before public protests planned to mark the second anniversary of the sentencing of former Deputy Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim, the authorities detained seven opposition leaders under the ISA, then three other people in the following days. Most of the ten, who were all held incommunicado until May 4, were members of Keadilan. The authorities alleged that they were plotting to overthrow the government but produced no evidence to substantiate this. On May 30, in an unusual and courageous ruling, Judge Hishamuddin Yunus ordered the release of two ISA detainees on a writ of habeas corpus, and suggested that the parliament should review and either scrap or amend the ISA to reduce its potential for abuse. By mid-November, authorities had released two more detainees, but six had been served with two-year detention orders and were being held at the Kamunting Detention Centre.
READ THE FULL REPORT HERE: https://www.hrw.org/legacy/wr2k2/asia8.html
In paragraph eight to ten of Mahathir’s blog posting today, he says Najib is frightening the voters. Was this not what Mahathir did in November 1999? In November 1999, Mahathir went on TV and warned Malaysians that Barisan Nasional had better retain its two-thirds majority in Parliament. Even if Barisan Nasional wins the general election but loses its two-thirds majority then the government cannot guarantee the safety of Malaysians.
A government without a two-thirds majority in Parliament will be a weak government, said Mahathir. And a weak government will not be able to ensure the safety of Malaysians — just like what happened back in May 1969. Basically Mahathir was warning Malaysians that if Barisan Nasional does not win its two-thirds majority in the November 1999 general election then Malaysians face the danger of May 13 Version 2.
Mahathir then asked army trucks to patrol the Chinese areas. This made the Chinese really very scared. In the end, the Malays voted opposition but the Chinese did not. In the Malay heartland of Kelantan and Terengganu, these two states fell to the opposition while more than half of Kedah’s parliament seats were won by the opposition and Barisan Nasional lost its two-thirds majority in the Kedah State Assembly. The Chinese, however, saved Mahathir by voting Barisan Nasional. The Chinese even kicked out Lim Kit Siang and Karpal Singh just to please Mahathir.
So what is it again that Mahathir is saying Najib is doing?