Beer whipping: Dr M has some questions

The nation will be celebrating this year’s Merdeka by whipping a Muslim woman for drinking beer, said former premier Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

In his latest blog posting, the 84-year-old statesman questioned the Syariah court’s decision to sentence Kartika Sari Dewi Shukarno, a 32-year-old model, to six strokes of the cane.

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No need to censor political content on Internet, says Dr M

By TEH ENG HOCK and ISABELLE LAI

KUALA LUMPUR: There is no need to censor political content on the Internet, said Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

He said during his tenure as prime minister, he did not censure information from the Internet and hoped the present Government would keep the status quo.

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McDonald’s, Starbucks caught in Gaza crossfire

SINGAPORE, Jan 11 – A phone text message making its rounds among Singaporeans has been calling for the boycott of McDonald’s fast-food outlets and the Starbucks coffee chain, claiming the two American companies are financially supporting the Israeli offensive in Gaza.

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Riz Khan – Mahathir Mohamad – Dec 4 – Part 1

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Riz Khan – Malaysia’s Opposition – Dec 8 – Part 1

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Who will be back? Tun Dr M or DSAI?

Who will be back?

Tun Dr M or DSAI?

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Without Tun Dr M’s guidance, Bank Negara is acting stupid

Without Tun Dr M’s guidance, Bank Negara is acting stupid

 

During 1998 Asia financial crisis, Tun Dr M slashed the interest rates or BLR against the repeated advise of IMF and World Bank. Tun Dr M was thinking out of box and successfully pulled out Malaysia from the turmoil faster than other countries and its neighbours.

 

In the resent global credit crunch started from US, America is taking the ‘medicine’ invented by Dr M. They are resuscitating the big financial institutions with Dr M’s treatment regime. Moreover, the central banks around the world are reducing the BLRs. 

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The war criminal B-lair, practicing to become a chameleon

Hypocrite B-lair practicing to become a chameleon

Malaysiakini news

 

tony blair

Blair has been heavily criticised for forming the USA-British coalition force which attacked Iraq that prompted terror groups to unleash their terror attacks in Western soil.

Former premier Dr Mahathir Mohamad who founded the Perdana Global Peace Organisation (Perdana) had condemned the government’s decision to allow Blair to speak at a local university.

“Blair cannot be regarded as anything but a war criminal,”
he said two days ago.

 

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair views Malaysia as “having a very good example of interfaith cooperation” in the midst of all the tension in this part of the world.

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Blair: Rule of law is paramount

Blair: Rule of law is paramount

By SHAILA KOSHY in Malaysia Star Online

Comment: Mr B-Liar, what rule of law you are talking? UNSC Rule or in other words, International law did not allow you and Bu(ll)sh(it) to invade Iraq but two of you ILLEGALLY INVADE Iraq with the FALSE ACCUSATION of WMD which is proved to be wrong.

TWO of you unsuccessfully tried to RULE BY YOUR anti terror LAWS on Muslims. Don’t be a hypocrite.

 LUMPUR: The rule of law is more important than ever before in today’s world of shifting economics and social forces, said former British Prime Minister Tony Blair.

He said the rise of China and India, the throwing into chaos of traditional ideas about political power residing in the West, Sovereign Wealth Funds and the development of new business sectors implied adapt or get left behind. However, he argued that the rule of law has gained a more important place.

Blair said this yesterday when speaking on “Upholding the Rule of Law: A Reflection” at the 22nd Sultan Azlan Shah Law Lecture at a hotel here. The ballroom was filled to capacity.

He said his perception of the rule of law changed from when he was a lawyer to when he became Prime Minister and was involved in “designing” laws.

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Dr Mahathir Mohamad offering a few pointers for Myanmar Junta

 Dr Mahathir Mohamad

offering a few pointers  

for Myanmar Junta

Aspiring leaders who resort to unethical ways and even violence should be rejected outright, says Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. (unethical ways = Illegal second coup after the election violence = violent suppression and killing of the peaceful demonstrators and monks)

 

The former Prime Minister said anyone wanting to be a leader could try to acquire the right qualities but may not succeed.

“How he handles his failure will demonstrate whether he really has the qualities,” Dr Mahathir told an undergraduate conference here on     13. 01.08. (Myanmar Tatmadaw affliated party lost badly to NLD. Junta refused to hand over power and arrested almost all the elected NPs.)

“There are perhaps a 1,000 people in Malaysia with good leadership qualities but they are never going to make it simply because the circumstances are not propitious,” he said.

On the other hand, he said, there may be people with poor leadership qualities who may become leaders because leadership is thrust upon them. (Like Myanmar Tatmadaw leaders)

The seven attributes of a good leader, Dr Mahathir said, were:

A good leader may not be humble but at least he should not be boastful. (See Than Shwe’s daughter’s wedding)

He must be prepared to accept responsibilities but should not be too pushy and insistent on taking the lead.

He should not seek to blame others for failures but to admit his own culpability. He should not point fingers or seek scapegoats. (Tatmadaw point fingers to NLD, opposition and the western countries)

He should be modest and not seek praise and glory. (Tatmadaw generals are always opposite to this. Ne Win, Saw Maung and Than Shwe, all of them want to be Kings and tried to claim that they have Royal blood.)

He should know how to handle his followers as much as his superiors. He must be sensitive to the sensitivities of others.

He should be willing to do what he expects others to do. He should uphold the slogan of leadership by example. SPDC generals ordered others to obey them but never practice what they preach.

He should be learned and more intelligent at least by comparison to the people he leads. Tatmadaw leaders are illetrate and idiotics.

Dr Mahathir said a leader must know how to make his ideas become reality. (SPDC Junta could do this by pointing the barrel of the gun)

He said a leader must be aware of the needs and desires of his people, to evaluate them, to direct them in the proper direction, and to plan and execute together with his followers the objectives successfully. (SPDC  Junta head told BD that Dr M is already senile and talking rubbish. Than Shwe added that people must know what Tatmadaw leaders want, desire, wishes  and must fulfill or if oppose, should be executed.)

He said the rise of great nations was invariably due to good leadership. (Look at Myanmar’s progress due to Tatmadaw Generals.)

“When the leaders are incompetent, the countries would fall.

  • The people may be the same,
  • the background
  • and the wealth
  • and resources may be the same,

but when leaders are incompetent or just plain bad, then great nations, even great empires can fall,” said Dr Mahathir, who was prime minister for 22 years. –

Dr Mahathier told BD: It saddens me that a country (Burma/Myanmar) that is, that has tremendous potential, very very rich should actually remained poor, because the government has not worked out a solution that would benefit the people of Burma.

Do you know, Burma is very rich, a lot of minerals, a lot of precious stones.

But wealth by itself , existence of wealth by itself , does not mean anything, until the wealth is mobilized.

So the government can, even if it is an authoritarian, it still can work hard for the people.

Burma is of course not a democratic country and is ruled by the Military Junta. When that happens, it is very difficult to change because the Junta will feel unsafe.

The arresting of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is very unfortunate. I don’t believe that is the kind of action that would bring about reconciliation.  

We are hoping that  through accepting Burma and having contact  with the government, we would be able to persuade them and indeed we tried to show that in Malaysia, democracy was not done us any harm.

I think the different Generals have a different attitudes. Presently, of course, the hardliners have the authority.

Do you think that we all let by gone be by gone, forgive, forget and start a fresh new relationship for the benefit of all the people and the country?

Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s answer…Well, I think, if that can be done, certainly, we have to forget the past. If we think in terms of taking revenge for what happened in the past, there will be no solution. But if you want to have a good relation, we have to deliberately forget the past. Because if you keep on thinking about the past, there is no end to the problem.

References

  1. Bernama (Malaysia official News agency)
  2. Star Newspaper, Malaysia
  3. Burma Digest interview with Dr Mahathir Mohamad