Sunday, 25 January 2015

Why I like Dr Mahathir

Hung out earlier this morning with someone who knows me since I was very young.

It was a very pleasant Sunday morning lepaking after breakfast.

The guy among others asked why I seem to be so fond of former PM Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad these days.


He remembers that back in college, I was more of a socialist and did not really care much for what was then called Mahathirism.

I explained that I am now more matured and see a lot of things that I missed to notice when I was younger.

I actually only realized that I like Dr Mahathir after he retired as PM.

The guy is cute, smart, witty and being now 90 years old, amazingly youthful.

But the thing I like most about the handsome old man is that he is sincere.

He sincerely wants the best for this country.

Observe him closely without prejudice and you will agree with me.

Anyway, the reason why I suddenly wanted to write on how I feel about Dr Mahathir was because the guy I was with this morning showed me this rather cute video,


I can understand why the singer suddenly forgot the lyrics when he realized who was among the crowd.

Everything is so natural with Dr Mahathir.

42 comments:


  1. YAB Tun Dr M is the president of PERKIM, adinda Ms Annie
    and encourages the propagation of values of Islam Sebenar based on al-Quran.


    Haji M Zin
    Alor Gajah DPH

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    1. re: But the thing I like most about the handsome old man is that he is sincere. He sincerely wants the best for this country.

      Ad-Dinu Naseehah: "The Religion is Sincere Advice"

      http://40hadithnawawi.com/index.php/the-hadiths/hadith-7

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  2. I love and respect Tun Mahathir too!! Don't forget Tun Siti Hasmah. She is very loveable and humble even after being a premier wife for 22 years. In my books, they are the ideal couple :) Their children are also very well behaved. Except for Marina, none are giler glamer. May God bless them always..

    The busker group in the video is pretty good. So cute when he forgot the lyrics when he noticed Tun Mahathir. Noticed also that when Tun M gave the money, Tun Siti Hasmah stayed behind instead of trying to share the "limelight". So unlike our present premier's wife.

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    1. I wrote "hari2 terakhir tun razak d London" n posted it in eddy's blog.'just my thoughts'.I did mention d similarities between tun rahah n tun asmah. but what I did not mention is that when tun m gave a speech 2 d students I cld c tun asmah busily taking down notes - may b 2 give tun m n appraisal later.it is true that there is a (loving) wife behind a great man.

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  3. And maybe there are seasons
    And maybe they change
    And maybe to love is not so strange

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxClQ_pInzc

    Thank you dear Tun Dr. Mahathir . . . .

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  4. u r right. this wise old man is a natural. I had d good fortune of observing him when I was a young officer attached 2 d students dept London many2 yrs ago. I was also lucky 2 hv a session wth him 2 weeks ago. believe me he is not ' manusia maksum' but he has d interest of d country n its people close 2 his heart. I m stil praying that pm najib wil consider some of his views that he gave when both of them met 4 almost 2 hrs recently.I don't actualy know what they r but pm najib's actions this coming days n tun m's observation then on wil give us n indication.

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  5. Belapa manyak Wa sukak itu LKS ,Wa manyak holmat sama itu Tun Dr M ,lia atak cakap selupa bikin lea aa.

    Tatak selupa itu uncle Lim maa aa, manyak ' politik mulut ' ( mouth politic ) hai..yaa ; balu belajak maa aa ,Wa itu ingat PR punya olang semua itu macam eaa aa , bisng cakap saja lor rr.

    kalang-kalang Wa pon helan nea aa , apa pasat Wa sukak itu uncle Lim .

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  6. Annie, not only you. I like Dr M too. Always have.

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  7. i did not like tun M when i was small based on what people have been telling me but now not anymore...i like tun M because i can differentiate now of what is good and bad...

    my love and respect to you tun M you are really a wonder...

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  8. The difference between Tun M and Lim Kit Sial is like langit and bumi. One, I love and respect very much while the other one, I hate and wish him to mampus soon. May Allah forgive me but that's what I feel right now.

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    1. Anon 17:26
      Saya amat setuju dengan anda. Lim kit siang adalah seorang pelopor perpecahan kaum di negara ini. Beliau adalah seorang iblis yg menjelma sebagai manusia.

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  9. I grew up up under his administration. I cant imagine malaysia without him. He's a true leader. Leader for all malaysian. i Wish he can come back as our Prime Minister! Really miss the good old days when we live happily under his administration...

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  10. Terima kasih Annie! Saya suka dgn tajuk artikel kali ini. Tun Mahathir adalah seorang pemimpin sejati. Pemimpin yang amat sayangkan negara ini dan rakyatnya. Pemimpin selalu membuatkan kita ingin berjaya dan menjadi rakyat yg bangga dgn negara tercinta ini. Saya sayang Tun Mahathir. Semoga allah swt melindungi beliau dari fitnah dan malapetaka. Dan dipanjangkan umur beliau

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    1. amin ya Allah aminnnnnnn...

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  11. After Mahathir is gone before GE14, PM Najib & Sultan Johor will revoke Syed Mokhtar PTP concession and recall all his corporate bank loans. Daim's fund will be seized for tax evasion. Pak Lah & KJ camp will minimize Mukhriz up north. The Army and Police will stay loyal to Zahid & Hishamuddin, PM's cousin during this anti-Mahathir camp sweep. All the key Umno warlords and Sultans will help eliminate any state level, pro-Mahathir sympathizers.

    Anwar, LKS, Nik Aziz, Hadi should just watch this show. It's not a PR fight. Hope Mahathir camp don't ask for their help to survive PM Najib's slaughter.
    This will be interesting times ahead.
    Haha.

    ~ Kluang Girl

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    1. Kluang Girl, are you stone??

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    2. Hahaha happy dreaming girl. Trying to play God eh! Hope you get detoxed soon.

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    3. Our d'ua of the best for ailing Tn Guru Nik Aziz Mat, adinda Ms Kluang
      for all his outrageously disagreeable comments, is the exemplary squeaky $ clean politician.


      Haji M Zin
      Alor Gajah DPH

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    4. Maharaja Lawak almost over..... I thought you were already dead and gone and destroyed by your own toxic contents but you came back as a mutant......

      Next year quickly register yourself at the nearest assylum and be strait-jacketed.....

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    5. Ramalan menarik. Satu soalan, bagaimana seorang lalang yang terbukti takutkan bini tiba2 boleh bertukar nenjadi singa yang gsrang dan tak berhati perut? Apa formula yang dia pakai?

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    6. Hai yaa.....! , Keluang Girls , lu manyak pandai buat itu macam punya fitnah lea aa .

      Lu atak lancang mau jadi itu macam eaa aa , manyak lacun maa aa itu macam punya cekap ,selupa macam itu Uncle Lim punya cakap lor rr .

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    7. Tn Haji M Zin,
      Ya kita sama2 dia buat Tn Guru Nik Aziz! Kita kena jaga solat. Dia pula Allah jagakan dia untuk solat.
      Orang macam ni pun ada yang hina dan dustakan lagi. Memang dia bukan bersih dari dosa, tapi darjat dia jauh lebih baik dari kebanyakan kita rasanya...

      ~ Kluang girl

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    8. Benar, in-sya-Allah semua jaga SOLAT terutama apabila di hospital, adinda Ms Kluang
      kita paling hampir pulang ke pangkuan Allah SWT(!) jadi solat walaupun tayammum debu dinding tiada wudhu dan solat berbaring.

      Allahu Latif !


      Haji M Zin
      Alor Gajah DPH.

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  12. Hah Hadi, apa lagi, babi Guan Eng dah panggil mung dan stopa "penipu". Tak dak malukah melutut dengan khinzir yang bab hudud cerita lain, bab pilihanraya majlis cerita lain.Ikut selera dia ajelah, yang mana benar yang mana tak benar, macam budak-budak kecik menipu:

    http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2015/01/25/lim-guan-eng-says-consulted-pas-on-local-elections/

    Bisalah itu dasar babi. tapi mung dan PAS kata juang untuk Islam takkanlah nak telan putar belit babi bulat-bulat. Kalau hang tak buat apa-apa sekarang Hadi Awang, sah mung bacul, pengecut, sedia mengalah dengan tekanan dan mainan perang saraf babi. Tak deh koteh nak pertahankan maruah diri dan parti. Apa cam ada berani Hadi, Stopa? Aku rasa hang dua tak dah, terompah jamban lebih.....berundur ajelah penakut.

    UMNO pun satu, sial ini dah di tolak pengundi Temerloh kerana semua di sana tahu dia ni dasar talam dua muko, penjilat dua pungguk, oportunis, liberal demokrat konon, intelektual jamban tahap otak.

    Dah lama dah, duri dalam daging, tapi tak dak tindakan apa-apa pun. Dalam demokrasi kalau tak akur dasar parti keluar aje lah atau kena buang, cuba tanya zaid ibrahim, wee choo keong, lee lam thye, fan yew teng, khalid ibrahim....hahahaha. UMNO apa macam dengan pengkhianat tak guna ini.:

    http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/enough-with-excuses-restore-third-vote-umno-man-tells-putrajaya?google_editors_picks=true

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    1. Diorang budak kampung telah menyeleweng dari maqasid al-shariah dengan bermain-main siyasah syariah sekehjap hudud sekejap dan sekejap lagi setiausaha agung Stopa main pompuan ditonton berjuta orang .... tolonglah dah takde maruah Muslim apalagi kepimpinan!

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  13. I like you giving space to this so-called 'Kluang Girl'. She is like a mosquito. Every once in a while, you would want to raise your hand and swat around the mosquito. You have to give us some amusement. Life would be so dull if everything is monotonous and contains only one ideology.

    The same cannot be said in opposition blogs. No room for discourse if you don't blend in insults with your words. So full of cybertroopers, paid and unpaid, blinded by the same ideology.

    Annie! You embody the spirit of BN. The spirit of all inclusiveness. The spirit of freedom of thought and speech. I hope you can continue carrying that little flame of yours because many are like you and don't want to see this country falls into the hands of family-controlled, repressed freedom of speech DAP, PAS and PKR.

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  14. Yesterday, it was reported in no uncertain term that the stuttering minister stuttered about past leader(s) who were trying to teach the present leaders on how to run the country.
    Sad, so sad with just a little power, the offspring of the Malaya's elite showing off, as if this nation of Malaysia belongs to them and them only to be manipulated as they seen fit!
    To this minister, please remember, not all those who heard or read you were the fingers talker type, there were a lot more of the reading between the lines abler who were still alive and actively kicking who still can separate the seeds from the husks!

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  15. Welcome back Kluang girl.I used to advice you not to fly in the daylight,as you may bump onto lots of obstacles.Now you are on,be prepared to receive bombardment with your not so intelligent remarks above.

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  16. Dear Annie and fellow commentators,

    A wise man once said, " when God blessed or pleased with a country, He gaves us a great leader ". So I guess when we have not so great leader, we (as a country) should ponder upon what we have done wrong to deserve that leader...wallahhualam.
    I do not know Tun M personally, but he is the reason that make me proud to be Malaysian among international community.

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    1. Would Dr Mahathir allowed the violent protest against the Datum Jelatek condominium project?

      It seems to me that the "Malay Dilemma" mindset and thought process is still alive and well in Malaysia.

      Would Dr M have countenanced the existence of "no go" areas where non-Malay Muslims are not welcome or where they cannot live?

      Is the "Malay Dilemma" a catch all excuse to justify racist diatribes and racist thinking?

      It seems to me that the Malaysian Malay-Muslim community is split between those who are comfortable living and working in a globalized environment and those who are fearful of doing so because they feel that they cannot compete.

      Since Dr M has a penchant for pontificating on all sorts of issues, I hope that he will bring his considerable intellect to bear on this situation.

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    2. The irony about Datum Jelatek is that according to PKNS all the buyers of the condos are Malay!

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    3. Not YAB Tun Dr M but another one for YAB M Azmin kan?
      Q: Why not build mix of affordable homes on that parcel state land?

      NB: Malaysian Insider headlined it as anti-Chinese district(?) huhu.


      Haji M Zin
      Alor Gajah DPH

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    4. Anon 6:20

      Either you are an idiot or a master spinner..What will be your comment if those rundown flats in Bkt Bintang is torn down and replaced with new apartment that will be dwelled also by the Malays...

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    5. Anon 13:44

      Sure, why not? Bukit Bintang could do with a major facelift anyways.

      But will it be an open and transparent exercise with open tenders, fair value compensation for acquired properties etc.

      And sure, the Malays are welcome to live in Bukit Bintang. Like they are welcome in, say, Bukit Pantai, Bukit Tunku, Damansara Heights, Taman Tun, Sri Hartamas, Mont'Kiara and Bangsar.

      Come to think of it, there are quite a few Malays owning real estate and living in these areas.

      They certainly aren't complaining of feeling "deprived", are they?

      So, is there a difference between the "globalised" Malays and the Datum Jelatek demonstrators?

      You tell me, brudder.

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  17. "Malaysia is our country, we are born here, we grow up here, make a living here and here we will die. Whether this is good or bad is because of us. We can choose, choose wisely because our lives are at stake." Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

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  18. Hi Annie. I had the privilege of having both Tun M and Tun Siti at a kenduri last year and was sitting at the same table with them. When my mom wanted to salam Tun Siti and Tun Siti didn't notice that, Tun M, gently said ' Yang.. ada oghang nak salam'. I was totally awed by that . They are both very affectionate even at their golden age. It still puts a smile on my face whenever i remember that very incident.. :)

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  19. well we can only continue to live in nostalgia..the good times when Tun was the PM..we live so well under him.trusted him wholeheartedly..like nothing to fear..now everything has change..rakyats seem stress trying hard to cope for a living..anger is evrywhere..

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  20. saya sayang dn percayakan ayahanda tun sejak dr saya seusia 8taon sampai lani dah 50 taon...sayang dia mcm arwah bapak saya....he he heeeee...

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  21. dear All, We are the generation that are diminishing and we live the life of 'has been' Today's generation -Y are different and they believe they can survive the future because they think they "can have " so be it.

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  22. Bergembira Tepuk Tangan Sama-sama,

    Kita Menari goyang bandan goyang Kaki,

    Hooray Hooray Hooray Hooray Bergembira,

    Nuar Brahim Al Jubori ke Penjara...

    Haa haaa Haaa

    Aku Tanyer Macai Aper Khabor?

    Aku Tanyer Macai Aper Khabor?

    Aku Tanyer Macai Aper Khabor....Nuar Di Penjara....

    Yaaa Huuuu Malaysia akan Aman Tanya Peliwat Nuar Brahim...

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    1. what goes around comes around . . . . evil has a life-span that is not forever . . .

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