Saturday, 26 March 2011

A Tribute To Tun Dr Mahathir - A Doctor in Our House.

We have in our midst for 22years, a giant as our leader. Most of us who grew up in the 80's and 90s, benefitted the most from his administration. His ilustrious policies affected our lives directly. The Malays, developed by leap and bounds and even Lee Kuan Yew admitted ;

"He was an outstanding Prime Minister of Malaysia. During his premiership of over 20 years, he changed Malaysia from an agricultural , placid society into an industrial, dynamic society. He educated his people, sent many abroad on scholarships. They in turn transformed Malaysia".

He calls a spade, a spade. He favour neither friends nor foes. When it is time to speak the truth, we can rest assure that he will speak the truth. Many of his decisions are controversial and seldom understood. In the course of time and always time and time alone, again and again proves that whatever decided by this giant of ours were always proven true, through and through, time and again.

Smallness of means and with greatness of purpose, Dr Mahathir make the unnoticeable Malaysia , noticeable , from Tasmania to Vladivostok.

Malaysian can be proud walking among the international communities that we are no longer known as the country nearby Singapore.  

When ever we mentioned Malaysia to the Westerners and the reply will always be, "yeah...Dr Mahathir, he was great, isnt he ?

In one sentence, how do we describe what Tun Dr Mahathir did for us , Malaysians....

I leave you with notable quotes from this giant, our true great Leader, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

“I not only think but also look and study things carefully. When I travel around, I look at things carefully, make comparisons of what I see. I don't accept things at face value, you cannot trust what you hear or see. Don't jump to conclusions without thinking.”

“Today they can see that the fruits of reformasi . . . are not so appealing,”

"To be a great leader, one needs to have good strategies, be knowledgeable and able to predict the future,"

May Allah give his blessings on Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and we Malaysians owe to him an incalculable debt.

1 comment:

  1. That Tun Dr Mahathir was a good PM I think is beyond dispute. That those who criticize him are mainly chauvinists, racists, and ultra kiasus need to be continually exposed, berated and condemned. That those who weakened Malay unity allowed the chauvinists, racists and ultra kiasus to exploit the Malays to the fullest need to be told they are pengkhianat bangsa dan negara.

    Those chauvinists, racists and ultra kiasus have been so since their forefathers first landed on our shores in mid 19th Century. Menteri Larut, Ngah Ibrahim, having powers to develop the tin bearing territory now known as Taiping, Kamunting and such, and to collect taxes therefrom, brought in Chinese from Penang under the rule of Francis Light and his successors.

    The Menteri wanted the Chinese to modernise his existing but rudimentary tin mines - the Chinese in China were known for their mining skills which had been developed for hundreds if not over a thousand years before that. The Chinese did in fact later introduced diesel engines, "the monitor" that flushed tin beraing gravel and sucked it into "palongs" draining out water, earth and sand but leaving "pasir hitam" or tin ore on plank sievers.

    To develop more tin areas and collect more tax, Ngah Ibrahim even provided capital for some of the Chinese. This was the first instance of the Chinese being given the "tongkat" by the Malays - even before the British did so to them during the 80 years of colonial rule. And now they even try to laugh at the Malays, who were ignored by the British and ended up being left far behind educationally and economically, being given the tongkat, they say. Yet Robert Kuok, Vincent Tan and others rose up only thru tongkats like monopolistic sugar import, packaging and distributing license, and lottery license. Having got an easy-money and lucrative lottery license given him by Daim Zainuddin, Vincent was still wanting the football betting license that was mooted but aborted not long ago.

    That's an example of how ultra kiasu they were. The book on the history of Perak written by M.A Fauzi Basri (later a Professor), published by Yayasan Perak tells about those early ultra kiasu fellows who engaged in gangster fights leading to a series of "Larut Wars", ending in the number of Malay tin mines (at one time totalling 250) depleting, and resulting in the British intervention in Perak and colonial rule in Malaya beginning in 1874.

    More about those bloody chauvinists, racists and ultra kiasus e.g bringing in secret societies, thugs and gangsters, the Hai Sans, Ghee Hins and the treacherous Kapitan Cina, will follow.