Although I grew up in the post Merdeka era, and have lived under the government of all of Malaysia's former Prime Minister's, such as Almarhum Tunku Abdul Rahman, Allahyarham Tun Abdul Razak, Allahyarham Tun Hussein Onn , Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad and now the current premier, none has my respect and admiration such as the former 'beloved dictator' in the person of the one truly Malaysian leader who during his tenure molded Malaysia to be what it is today!
It's none other than Tun Dr. Haji Mahathir bin Mohamad.
Tun Dr.Hj.Mahathir Mohamad has undergone his latest bypass surgery at the National Heart Institute this morning and i have yet to learn about his status.
Nevertheless, I pray that Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala will extend his life to be of continuous service to Malaysia by way of his sharp reprimands to the incumbent who seems to be spewing more rhetoric than any other leader we have seen here in Bolehland!
Call Mahathir whatever you like but you can't deny what he has done for this country?
The dictator kicked ass and changed Malaysia from being an agricultural based backward South East Asian fledgling nation into the powerhouse it is today!
To see the incumbent premier being touted as being the most exemplary leader this country has ever seen as propagated by the Ministries of Information and Culture, is just a tad too sickening for rational Malaysians to swallow!
Those two ministers can rant and rave, kiss ass and fan their 'exemplary emperor' all they want but facts not fiction rule the day!
This is my tribute to Mahathir bin Mohamad. If Allah so wills that he lives to see another day, month, year or years from now, so be it.
As a fellow Muslim and supporter of his vision to turn Malaysia into a developed Islamic nation , I wish him well.
Here is a poem I wrote 4 years back when he retired and stored it in my Poetry.com account.
A True Statesman
Twenty two years has seen you lead with vision and perseverance
You have turned Malaysia into a developing and rising nation
From a land of rubber tappers, tin miners and colonial servants,
Malaysia Incorporated is now the advent of a new generation
Would we've imagined that from the days of Yap Ah Loy
Malaysians are now being called Mister instead of boy
Surely this land that they called The Golden Chersonese
Has benefited so much from thy following the Japanese
Vision 2020 is truly not a fantasy dreamt in vain
For it promises the entire nation to be free from sorrow and pain
To be able to stand tall amongst the rest even thru strain
There's just so much to look forward to ..so much to gain
Today, you are retiring after two decades of being our leader
Dato Seri Dr.Mahathir Mohamad will be remembered forever
As our true statesman rising above the New World Order
We cherish your struggles and hold you in our hearts so very dear.