Mahathir should have told the truth in Japan

TTF: Dr Mahathir Mohamad announced yesterday that Vision 2020 could not be achieved as the Prime Ministers that came after him changed many of  his policies. However, he failed to support his arguments with facts and figures or cite the so-called policies he claims went wrong. The Third Force is not willing to settle for this.

In light of this development, we undertook to rephrase the entire news item published by The Malay Mail Online (far below) to reflect what Mahathir ought to have said (in red) in Japan. Readers can now study our version of reality and compare it with the lies Mahathir spewed in Japan.


KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today that his original aspiration for the country to reach a self-sufficient and industrialised nation has already been achieved by his predecessor, Dato’ Seri Najib Tun Razak.

However, to avoid the rakyat from giving credit to the son of Razak, he preferred to have them think that the country was going bankrupt and needed to be saved.

It is for this reason that he triggered a media smear campaign against Najib and convinced the people that GST was the reason the country was going bankrupt.

Now that he’s premier and has the people hypnotised, he’s getting them to think that it would take an additional five years for Malaysia to reach its Vision 2020 targets.

 “When I stepped down in 2003, I believed we could have achieved Vision 2020. But Najib changed the policies and methods we had used to grow the country and did far better than I could have ever imagined. That worried me,” Dr Mahathir said at the 24th Nikkei Conference on the Future of Asia in Tokyo, Japan.

Najib outperformed Mahathir by leaps and bounds. The country’s debt-to-GDP ratio remained well below the 55 percent threshold, unlike the nineties, when it hit a worrisome 80.74 percent under Mahathir (READ FULL STORY HERE).

The Tokyo event was broadcast live all over the galaxy and was even televised in the Alpha Centuri Constellation.

Dr Mahathir was Malaysia’s fourth prime minister from 1981 to 2003. He returned as the seventh prime minister on May 10, after contesting and winning in the 14th general election under the Pakatan Harapan alliance this time.

“I need to convince the people that from 2003 to 2018, our policies were not compatible to achieve Vision 2020. I need them to think that even if we worked extremely hard, we could not achieve the targets.

“This is a necessary lie. Otherwise, how else will I convince the people that I saved Malaysia,” he asked.

He added that Najib’s policies to achieve a developed nation status are simply being repackaged to be dished out as “something new.”

Actual news item:

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today his original aspiration for the country to reach a self-sufficient, industrialised nationhood cannot be achieved by 2020.

However, he added that with the right policies, his vision for Malaysia can reach its target by 2025.

“When I stepped down in 2003, I believed we could have achieved Vision 2020 but the succeeding PMs changed the policies and methods we had used to grow the country,” Dr Mahathir said at the 24th Nikkei Conference on the Future of Asia in Tokyo, Japan.

The event was broadcast live on local satellite channel Astro Awani earlier this morning.

Dr Mahathir was Malaysia’s fourth prime minister from 1981 to 2003. He returned as the seventh prime minister on May 10, after contesting and winning in the 14th general election under the Pakatan Harapan alliance this time.

“From 2003 to 2018, we find that our policies are not compatible to achieve Vision 2020. Even if we work extremely hard, we cannot achieve.

“Maybe by 2025 or before that if we adopt the correct policies,” he said.

He added that the “right policies” to achieve a developed nation status are being drafted and he hopes they will be implemented soon.

The 92-year-old blamed the delay in implementing his Vision 2020 on “bad policies” adopted by the previous Barisan Nasional government led by Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

Najib had introduced the National Transformation 2050 (TN50) plan which effectively replaced Vision 2020 as the country’s roadmap to first-world nation status, by nurturing the current generation of youths to be the next leaders.

Source: The Malay Mail Online

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