It has been a while since I last wrote about our great one – the great Tun Dr. Mahathir. Unlike Rosmah’s self accredited FLOM, this ‘Great One” title was conferred on Mahathir by others. Mahathir never laid any claim to being great at anything – it is us that say that he is Great. Mahathir did not have to say it because in his mind, he knew that he was great!
Great at manipulating people, great at giving our money to his family and cronies, great at spending our money on grandiose projects that will later be referred to as “Mahathir’s great Follies”, and only the great Mahathir made corruption, money politics and the policy of divide and rule among the various races in Malaysia the pillars by which UMNO has now been defined starting from the time he took over as Prime Minister.
As he himself likes to point out “He did it his way!”
Yes Sir the way someone used power within government for his own vested interest of consolidating power within himself for his own agenda rather then for the interest of the Rakyat!
You TUN have greatly failed the trust we put into you as our leader. What makes you stand apart from any other Malaysian is the magnitude of the abuse of your executive powers as Prime Minister done deliberately and with malice aforethought! And the irony of it all is that you honestly believed that you have been the greatest Prime Minister Malaysia has ever or will ever have! What a load of rubbish!
I beg to differ O Great One! For just as you cannot build a house on shifting sand neither can you build a great nation on lies and half truths.
Take Anwar Ibrahim. When you decided that you needed to neutralize the potential harm that could have been done to UMNO if Anwar, Abim and PAS were to align themselves against UMNO you decided to neutralize Anwar by enticing him into UMNO. And the offer that you dangled in front of Anwar was too good for the gullible Anwar to refuse. You knew that the pull of power was something Anwar found impossible to resists.
Mahathir requested a security assessment on Anwar from PDRM's Special Branch.
In response to Mahathir’s request to the Special Branch for a security assessment on Anwar Ibrahim, the Special Branch provided advise that Anwar, apart from being an ISA detainee, was involve in homosexual relationships. The SB recommendation was that AI should not be part of the government due to his immoral behaviour. The letter was signed by the then Director Special Branch Tan Sri Mohd Amin Osman and delivered to you three weeks before Anwar joined UMNO in 1982.
It was sixteen years later that Mahathir used the information contained in that SB security assessment to rid himself of Anwar.
Mahathir says that he has a strong revulsion for what is legally and morally described as an ‘unnatural sex’ – sodomy – as that was what he accused Anwar of indulging in. If he does have that strong a revulsion to sodomy then why did he put up with Anwar for 16 years when he knew from day one from that SB assessment what Anwar was already indulging in!
Mahathir was not repulsed by anything. He amassed dossier on the wrong doings of his cabinet ministers, including Najib, to be used on a need basis as and when required. He will use whatever information he has and with Anwar he had lived that lie from day one.
This is how deceitful Mahathir is. And this deceit has been standard operating procedure for UMNO ever since.
If Mahathir is prepared to put up with Anwar for 16 years and living a lie with someone he even accepted as his deputy what else is he prepared to do? So I tell you that this Mahathir is truly a great man – a great man that can work for 16 years with an Anwar he knew was tainted from day one of his entry into UMNO. And he was even greater in his charade of wanting Anwar out because of his revulsion of Anwar’s sodomy rather then anything else.
Anwar was never his protégé. All previous attempts to oust Anwar from his position as DPM was thwarted by Mahathir because to Mahathir the timing was not right. And that harsh and cruel treatment of Anwar by Mahathir was never because of any moral issues – it was just Mahathir’s way of making Anwar understand that the unforgivable sin in as far as Mahathir is concern is be disloyal to Mahathir. Anything else he will overlook – but that!
This is what UMNO has now become. You can be forgiven for anything – corruption, sexual excesses, duplicity, abuse of executive powers even murder most foul – if your loyalty to UMNO is total. There is no room for anything else.
And so we must tell UMNO that we too will have no room for anything else but ABU. There is no room to negotiate, no room to give and take and certainly no room to accommodate what UMNO now represent in the future that we aspire our country to have. ABU! ABU! ABU!