THE 1MDB STORY
I thought that was the last I wanted to do as far as politics were concerned before my planned weekend rest by the beach.
Then later this evening someone alerted me of the latest post by PM DS Najib Razak.
I can't help but to read it,
What Motivates Tun Mahathir’s Attacks?
I became sad as I read towards the end of the post,
I had previously stated that I don't believe Najib stole that billions of ringgit which Dr Mahathir alleged had gone missing due to the 1MDB mess.
There should be some other explanation to it.
Similarly, now I also can't believe that Dr Mahathir's attacks was motivated by self-interest as alleged by Najib.
It's heartbreaking but I have to admit that I now think it's true that Najib intends to dismantle Dr Mahathir's legacy as a mean to fend off his attacks.
I might be wrong, but that's how Najib sounded to me in that posting.
Anyway, they are already attacking the old man and the latest was that TV3's campaign of highlighting problems with Proton.
You can read that at Zam's
TV3 BURUKAN PROTON ATAS ARAHAN JPM
I agree that Najib has the right to defend himself, but how I wish it was not done this way.
Didn't the people of previous PM Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi tried that and failed?
Dr Mahathir had late this evening replied to that alleged attempt to destroy his legacy,
“Some people said I have done many bad things, such as the North-South Expressway. We should actually blow it up,” he told a press conference here.
“The Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), the Petronas Twin Towers, all these things are very bad you know,” Dr Mahathir added with a smile.
Of course he was being sarcastic. I don't think he really care about his legacy.
A good Muslim such as Dr Mahathir probably only care for what he is doing now being approved by Allah.
Anyway, for me, those were the least of Dr Mahathir's legacy.
He had done so much more, that it would be too tedious for me to list them down here.
Towards the end of his premiership, Dr Mahathir who then was past his 70 years on this earth even saved the country during the economic crisis of the late 1990s.
As far as I'm concerned, Dr Mahathir's greatest contribution was enabling Malaysians to be proud of their country during his 22 years as our prime minister.
That confidence was the most essential ingredient for us to build this country to what it is now.
I don't think anyone can dismantle that.