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.