Saturday, October 22, 2011

From The Gutter Press:5-Star Rating For Consummated Stupidity

Hantu Laut

He has been prime minister for 22 years and credited by many world's leaders for the rapid modernisation and unprecedented economic growth of his country, won five consecutive general elections and dare to speak out against Western imperialist policies, he is not likely to be mad.

I have given the article below a 5 star rating for consummated stupidity.

Sorry mate! Euripides also say "Cleverness is not wisdom"

Has Dr Mahathir gone mad? The truth about the man and nothing but the truth

Written by Ismail Dahlan, Malaysia Chronicle
It was Euripides in ‘Medea’ who made famous the phrase “ Those whom the gods wish to destroy, they first make mad”. Certainly it would be a fitting description of Muammar Gaddafi, whose gory end was telecast for all to see, on Al-Jazeera and CNN. It would be no less appropriate a phrase to describe Mahathir Mohammed; who has been mad for quite a while now. Read more.

11 comments:

Maha said...

Many people are re-examining their notion on Dr Mahathir. For all the supposed industrialization, the fact remains it was built on the back of Japanese FDI and was reliant on the ultra low wages existent at that time compared to Japan. When China modernized, these industries closed shop and moved on to China, for example the toy and electrical manufacturing.

Dr Mahathir also instituted massive import duties to protect noncompetitive domestic industries such as Proton. These industries are noncompetitive because they require higher order mental attributes such as design, manufacturing, logistics, procurement efficiency and marketing. Under Dr Mahathir's race supremacy arguments the Malays never obtained these skills because Dr Mahathir told them it was unnecessary to do so and as a result Proton is internationally castigated as producing crap cars, even to the extent that its a common sight to see drivers struggling with Protons infamous power window

Is Dr Mahathir mad? I don't think so, just that people have wisened up and see him as what he is, a well groomed, polished charlatan.

Anonymous said...

What did mahathir do in his 22 yrs of rule. He ran civil insitution to the ground and he introduced institutional corruption.

with his recent rambling, he is indeed getting mad. There are two sides to the coin. His worshippers might think that he is a great man who had contributed a lot. On the other hand, his detractors including Maha sees him as a fake leader who is more interested in enriching himself, family and colony. He is a charlatan. this word fits neatly on this fake politician.

He accused others who wants to challenge him as President of his party and by extension the PM as people who are greedy for power. Yet by deceit and lies to slake his insatiable desire for power and wealth, he stayed in power for 22 yrs.

Ordinary malaysians will, if they get a chance, treat him like Gadaffi when he kicked the bucket. The misfortune of this country is when Harun Idris & Razak decided to take him back into Umno.

kittykat46 said...

Sorry, Dr.Mahathir, the truth hurts, doesn't it ?

Hantu Laut said...

You guys are in the minority, suckers to opposition's mudslinging.The 36 million hits on his blog is proof that the man is still popular.

In spite of what some Western writers and people like you think of him, at least, Malaysia is not bankrupt yet, like many Western economies that have gone down the drain.

Greece, Portugal,Ireland and Spain are just the beginning, more will join the club.When the Western economies suffer it will drag the rest of the world down.

Malaysia is still considered one of the better managed economies.We have not yet top up our debt ceiling.

Anonymous said...

currently papa gomo gets more hits than Dr M. Does it mean that pg is better than tdm

abdullah37 said...

AFTER READING THE BOOK WRITTEN BY BARRY WAIN ON MAHATHIR, I AM DEFINITELY SURE THAT HE IS MORE THAN MAD.

abdullah37 said...

A REPLY TO HANTU LAUT: THERE IS NOTHING TO BOAST ABOUT AS FAR AS THE MANAGEMENT OF FINANCE IN MALAYSIA IS CONCERNED. MALAYSIA DID NOT GO BANKRUPT DURING THE ASIAN CRISIS NOT BECAUSE OF MAHATHIR'S GREAT DECISION BUT BECAUSE WE WERE FORTUNATE.WE WERE SAVED BY THE HIGH EARNINGS FROM PALM OIL AND PETROLEUM,SAVED BY THE BELL SO TO SAY. GIVE CREDIT ONLY TO WHOM IT IS DUE.

SM said...

Bro HL,

He may be Smart, he may be a Racist, he may be anti-Sematic, he may be a pseudo-Malay (let's face it he's more Indian than Malay)...yes he may be many things BUT he's not mad.

eddy said...

Bro, Dr. Mahathir retired as PM in 2003 that is about 8 years ago, he was the right leader to lead us at the time he was PM for 22 years. His records speaks for itself and this country is better for his leadership.

No Dr.Mahathir is not mad, he is only driven by his passionate desire to move our Malaysia forward and I am thankful for what he did to this blessed country.

I agree with your 5 star rating for consummated stupidity on the article written by Ismail Dahlan, Malaysia Chronicle. In fact if there is a seven star rating I would have agreed with it too.

Anonymous said...

When Mahathir 1st became the PM I was still a naive growing up who didn't follow politics, at that time there was no internet but the main media were still relatively reliable, Mahathir announced he will take a pay cut of RM1,000 as the PM, I said "wow".

Then there were stories about the Mr. 10%. I didn't really believe those stories.

30 years down the road I happened to be colleague of a project manager who was working for the contractor which did the Dayabumi construction. The truth was the contract sum was 3 times higher than the next bidder. The manuever was through the construction of 2 jobs + commission for 1 price. In the book government use tax payers money to pay for Dayabumi only but for the job of UMNO HQ as well. Wow !!!

Someone once wrote "Mahathir might have 'cut his nose to spite his face' by resigning from his party and called on party members to leave the party" and now turn into the greatest Mahathir fan ....... I say "wow ........!!!"

Hantu Laut said...

eddy,

Some people can't think for themselves, can't separate the wheat from the chuff and they believe everything they read.They believe Anwar Ibrahim is a saint and Mahathir the devil.