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Saturday, April 26, 2008

Mahathir's HardTalk against Abdullah Badawi

It comes as no surprise to me in watching Tun Dr.Mahathir Mohamad expose his mean streak in lambasting the current Malaysian Prime Minister Dato Seri Abdullah Badawi on the BBC's HardTalk political discussion program hosted by Stephen Sackur, the equally caustic BBC host recently.

The thing is Mahathir shows his true colors by remaining obstinate and portrayal of the delusions of his own self thinking that he is the squeaky clean best former Malaysian Prime Minister for all time?

I believe that it is as people say that some people can go to such lengths in being a narcissist that whatever they conclude and think of themselves being so perfect and sin free, that they really live in a cocoon of self worshipping state of dementia that they refuse to believe that they have erred in their ways in their life?

Mahathir Mohamad shows such tendencies and I for one think that he will never come out of it?

Din Merican wrote about Mahathir's rants and raves in a letter to Malaysiakini where he says Mahathir has shot himself in his mouth and foot repeatedly all these while and this time he has done it on world television for the HardTalk BBC program is watched worldwide by billions of people.

There's one more part that the BBC dare not share with the world here in You Tube where Mahathir socks it to the Brits and the Zionist Jews and remains firm towards Stephen Sackur and doesn't give him room to pin Mahathir down any where in the Hard Talk program!

Mahathir may not be the best Malaysian Leader of all time but he sure has balls of titanium in standing up to the Western media especially the notorious Hard Talk host Stephen Sackur who almost always drives other leaders flustered in trying to answer his hard hitting slammos!

The Mahathir phenom is here to stay and there's no way this old man is gonna keel over and say sorry to anyone!

What's your take on the Hard Talk episode here?

Is Mahathir right or wrong in sticking to his guns and refusing to apologize for his actions when he was in power?

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Bunda said...

I remember seeing the entire episode at YouTube. I believe that there a few versions available for download or streaming, and I managed to see the whole thing. Including the parts about lambasting the West. :)

Like many, I have a love-hate relationship with our previous PM. There are many things to admire and respect him for, just as there are an equally number of things to despise him for.

On the whole, I would say that he conducted himself fairly well in certain areas of the interview, and not so well in others. He gave as good as he got, and he took it on the chin like a person with titanium cojones!! :)

One thing for sure, he is certainly a better PM than our current one in dealing with the media. AAB is quite simply moronic, and whatever he says either makes no sense, or is a flip-flop.

MAHAGURU58 said...


You have spoken what many feel about the former PM?

You either love him or hate him.

Abdullah Badawi is not someone I would be proud of for his wishy washy so called leadership!

Anwar Ibrahim has a colorful history and has many traits that would make him a good PM but still there are certain areas that many have some reservations about?

Let's just see who is gonna be the next Malaysian PM?

Najib is just too timid to be taken seriously.

He is just another kowtowing play safe UMNO politician.

That's not good for the nation for we need a firm, decisive leader to bring the country out of the present quagmire.

drputera said...

Mahathir Mohammad, whatever people said of him especially the bad things, rest assure during his days as a leader, I am Proud as Malaysian,I felt safer, had more money to spent enjoying myself with leisure activities and seeing myself and most of my friends got decent jobs post graduation even during the most STORMY years of his leadership that was 1997-1999 during the double trouble, economic and political crises which saw the changes of leadership in Korea, Indonesia , Philiphines and Thailand...

u can hate him but deep inside i am sure u will have some in ur heart some admirations of in the case of last article by the late Rustam Sani...(al Fatihah)

din merican said...

I have always been an admirer of Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad.

He should not be unduly concerned about his legacy and must allow history to make its judgement. He did what he had to do and now must move on. But he did weaken institutions like the civil service and the judiciary, for example, and also created a plutocracy over which he lost control.

In criticising Badawi, he was, in fact, criticising himself.We know that PM Badawi is weak and inept. I say that we should leave UMNO to sort their leadership crisis. Regards, Din Merican