Mahathir Kampf

A screenshot of Mahathir's blog raising the Nazi issue while Najib Razak was in Germany
A screenshot of Mahathir’s blog raising the Nazi issue while Najib Razak was in Germany

The above was taken from Mahathir’s latest blog posting entitled ‘Propaganda.’  In this posting he likens Najib Razak to being a Nazi with pro-Najib bloggers such as BigDog and Rocky Bru, former staunch supporters of his, as being the Little Goebbels for Najib Razak.  Whatever label that you wish to put on BigDog, I know for one thing his loyalty, other than to the nation, is to the Malays and the Malay cause.  Like me, the straw that broke the ‘sympathy-for-Mahathir‘ camel’s back was when Mahathir joined the BERSIH protest last year, licking his own gob as he backtracked on his own words to not work with the opposition and condemn street demonstrations.

Attacking the bloggers,if the defence of Najib Razak or attacks on behalf of him is not working, is not wise at all.  It goes to show that the likes of BigDog and Rocky are in fact making an impact on Mahathir’s struggle to oust the Premier.  Likening Najib Razak to a Nazi while he is in Germany is not prudent at all.  It shows how insensitive Mahathir is and a lack of decorum on his part.  Then again, when has Mahathir ever showed to possess any sense of decorum at all, if any?

However, history has proven that there is someone with a racist and anti-semitic traits amongst us. Mahathir Mohamed is his name.  So many things that he had said even before his premiership that points to these traits.  Then again, what is Mahathir without his acid tongue?

Mahathir's quote on AZ Quotes. Read more here.
Mahathir’s quote on AZ Quotes. Read more here.

First and foremost according to this blog, Mahathir s/o Iskandar Kutty is ashamed of his heritage.  In fact, Philip Bowring who was an Editor for the Far Eastern Economic Review and a South China Morning Post columnist once wrote:

‘In his new book, A New Deal for Asia, he writes about his father in such a way as to imply that he was a Malay dedicated to the improvement of his fellow Malays rather than the hard-working Indian immigrant and government servant that he was. No mention of Dr Mahathir’s Indian Muslim background ever appears in the media. The subject is taboo.

And UMNO suffered for 22 years being the cover for Mahathir to hide his true identity while creating a Herrenvolk culture to underscore his superiority especially over the Indians.  In fact, he is now surrounded by people like him who could be termed as Ehrenarier, who are neither Malay but nor would they admit to who they really are.  In 1922, Hitler said in a conversation with Major Joseph Hell (Josef Hell, “Aufzeichnung,” 1922, ZS 640, p. 5, Institut für Zeitgeschichte) that when he has power, “the destruction of the Jews will be my first and most important job. As soon as I have power, I shall have gallows after gallows erected, for example, in Munich on the Marienplatz-as many of them as traffic allows. Then the Jews will be hanged one after another, and they will stay hanging until they stink.

Mahathir said something similar in 1979 about the Vietnamese boat people that was quoted by the Associated Press saying Malaysia would expel 75,540 boat people as well as “arm itself with legal powers to shoot new arrivals on sight.”

In October 2003, just before he left office, he made an anti-semitic remark in October 2003 that got played up by the Western media.  Malaysia is labeled anti-Semitic until today, no thank you to Mahathir.  While we are anti-Zionism, I doubt Malaysia is anti-Jew. One of my former bosses is a Jew who even contributed to a mosque for iftar during Ramadhan.

Courtesy of Emperor's Clothes (www.emperors-clothes.com)
Courtesy of Emperor’s Clothes (www.emperors-clothes.com)

That is Mahathir being brash and abrasive for you…just so he could get somewhere.

I won’t write about how anti-Chinese Mahathir is.  He enriches a few Chinese businessmen so they would be indebted to him, but at the same time help him to keep the mass of Chinese crabs in a barrel firmly inside the barrel.  You can read more in his ultra-Malay book:

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Mahathir’s Kampf

I read that when I found it in my father’s study room back in 1976. It made me worry when Mahathir replaced Hussein Onn as the Prime Minister in 1981.  Since then, the DAP Chinese have been using the excuse of being victimised by the Malays, in particular by UMNO.  Today, whenever the DAP creates racial tension and the Malays react, they would cry victimisation.

Who are we to blame? Erasing two decades of damage done to Malaysia by Mahathir is not easy.  The interracial resentment has set in deep and the outcome of the General Elections of 2008 was the direct result of that. The fact that his followers are still worshipping him for his past while turning a blind eye to his present role as a one-man demolition derby does not help either.  He had probably read ‘Mein Kampf‘ before writing ‘Malay Dilemma‘.  Therefore, it comes as no surprise that the Supreme Leader of Parti Pribumi was once referred to as HITLER.

Perhaps, we need a proper Entnazifizierung program for them.  But until then, Mahathir will just stand proudly while watching his band of Schutzstaffel march past him to do his bidding.

Heil Führer!
Heil Führer!

The Plight Of The Rohingyas: A Test Of Moral Conscience

As thousands of Rohingyas turn up in the waters off Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia, thousands more die in the high seas never to find the refuge they sought. Myanmar meanwhile continues to turn a blind eye on the issue. These boat people are no longer in Myanmar waters, therefore they are no longer Myanmar’s problem. Hundreds have been slaughtered by unscrupulous human traffickers in “camps” in areas in Southern Thailand. Even the highly-celebrated champion of democracy, Aung San Suu Kyi, has admitted that she is a politician and “not a moral organisation or anything like that.” Disgusting is the only way I could describe her reaction, for a lack of better word.

I do not envy the position of the Malaysian government. Myanmar is part of the ASEAN brethren. Thousands of Rohingyas have already sought refuge in Malaysia in the past, and Malaysia has always been the country preferred by boat people to land at.  After the fall of Saigon in April 1975, hundreds of thousands of Vietnamese refugees appeared on the shores of Malaysia.  Those in their 50s might remember the plight of thousands of refugees on board the MV Hai Hong and how Bidong island, off Terengganu’s idyllic village of Merang, housed thousands of Vietnamese. Very few countries agreed to accept some of these refugees. Thousands more were stranded in Sungai Besi, forgotten if not by all, and became a problem for Malaysia up until the early 1990s.

Finally, Prime Minister Najib Razak came out with a statement of concern on his blog. And I wondered how would Malaysia start with helping these refugees, I found this on an acquaintance’s Twitter post:

  
May God bless Malaysia and continue to guide the leadership to continue to make the correct decisions.

Meanwhile, all other ASEAN nations should take a hardline stand on Myanmar and compel its government to put a stop to the persecution of the Rohingyas. This is to be a test on ASEAN’s members’ moral conscience, jointly and severally.