Sunday, 18 May 2008

Dr Mahathir On BBC HardTalk

This is really bizarre.

He was the architect of the racial system that has plagued Malaysia and he believes that the ideology for the past 50 years has worked very well because:

1) It always won elections
2) People always supported Barisan Nasional
3) The country has done very well during that 50 years

It is common knowledge that the remaining politicians in Barisan Nasional - UMNO is particular - are still in denial, judging by the way they're attempting to run the country.

But now I know why.

It's the legacy of Tun Dr Mahathir, the lack of understanding of how this country has changed so much within the past 5 years.

The elections were an indication of the people's desire for change.

It had nothing to do with the like or dislike of the party leadership.

There was a time when he was almost immortal. He could twist and bend his words to suit his purpose.

This time, he valiantly tries claw his way out but his past words and actions have already implicated him.

There's a transcript of the entire conversation here.

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