Tun Dr.Mahathir Mohamed, Malaysia's former Prime Minister with a 22 year track record is back in town!
Unlike his successor, Abdullah Badawi, Tun Dr.Mahathir is a man who doesn't pull any punches when it comes to speaking his mind!
Abdullah Badawi , prefers to play the 'grandfatherly role' when it comes to speaking about the current questions being posed to him by his former mentor. From the looks if it, it is now more of Tun Dr.Mahathir turning into his tormentor!
Mahathir Mohamed is someone who doesn't back off from getting what he wants especially when the present Malaysian Government under Abdullah Badawi is dismantling his pet projects el pronto!
From the way I see it, Tun Dr.Mahathir will go on fighting to have Abdullah Badawi's leadership lose it's credibility for the sheer reasons that Abdullah Badawi seems not able to handle his role as Malaysia's Prime Minister with total control and clear vision.
We do acknowledge that people are a bit more able to express their opinions openly and criticize either the government or any other body without fear of the SB beating down their doors and end up in Kamunting.
But we can also see Tun Dr.Mahathir's point in that Malaysia ought to be able to dictate to Singapore regarding it's wishes to get things changed for the better in terms of demolishing it's part of the Johor Causeway at it's own expense to allow the seawater flow through under the proposed bridge and thus restore a better environment for the ecology of Johor's marinelife in the Straits of Johore.
One doesn't have to be a marine scientist to be able to figure out that the Causeway as it is has been blocking the free flow of the sea through the Straits of Johore since it was built.
The bridge would solve that problem once and for all.
Why should Singapore be so bloody calculative and stingy in not co-operating with Malaysia in replacing that old Causeway with a straight bridge that would solve the sea water flow problem and also upgrade the heavy traffic situation there which is creating traffic back up in both sides of the Causeway?
I am also peeved as to why Malaysia needs to surrender sand and airspace to Singapore's 'kiasu' leadership to build our own bridge using our own money?
Tun Dr.Mahathir will never back down from getting Abdullah Badawi to either answer his questions man to man or come up with answers from his own mouth and not from his 'delegation' of yes men in the form of the Cabinet Ministers.
Malaysia needs it's Prime Minister to be a firm and articulate leader. We need our leader to protect our nation's interests in the long run and get back what is ours rightfully as the billions of Singapore Dollars in the form of the CPF funds of millions of Malaysian workers such as myself being held back in Singapore by it's government.
Sabahans and Sarawakians when they leave Singapore after their working stint in the island republic get to withdraw their CPF funds when they stop working there but Peninsular Malaysians aren't allowed to withdraw our money when we leave Singapore! :(
Tun Dr. Mahathir said that for 22 long years , he has tried to negotiate with Singapore over such matters but as usual , our neighbour south of Johore is the bastion of Kiasuism, hence the current quagmire with them.
Abdullah Badawi has raised our costs of living by raising the petrol prices. This is what we get for voting the current government in. Mahathir may not be as clean as he himself admitted at the recent 'monologue' at the Century Paradise Club in Taman Melawati last month, but the old man didn't inconvenience us as much as Mr.'Nice Guy' has.
I await Tun Dr.Mahathir's further dramatics and agenda against Abdullah Badawi's leadership.
It is high time , the Malaysian Government proves itself to be a government for the people by the people and not just end up as another dictatorship trying to masquarade as a 'Cemerlang, Gemilang, Terbilang' government.
Actions speak louder than words or rhetoric. Abdullah Badawi has to take the lead now.
The Malaysian people are waiting to see what he has to say and share with us about Tun's questions.
There are still so many outstanding major corruption cases involving some major sharks that have evaded capture all this while.
Will they be caught in the net of the BPR or are they being 'reared' as part and parcel of our Malaysian Government's 'aquaculture projects'?
Fry the anchovies whilst feeding the sharks? Cemerlang betul!