Friday, August 23, 2013

Mahathir,Pak Lah And Advice That Will Bankrupt The Nation.

Hantu Laut

I have tried numerous times posting Tun Mahathir's articles to Facebook but failed to get through. 

I suppose, Facebook has blanket banned his blog and installed a Firewall to the link.

Sadly, Facebook had become victim of its own device and succumbed to biased, unbalanced and distorted reporting made by Mahathir haters. Hate campaign carried out against him by the oppositions and political kernel that Facebook failed to see.

Facebook have arbitrarily taken to criminalisation of opinions expressed online. This, to me, is a gross violation of freedom of expression.

I can't figure out any semblance of hate speeches in his writings as conjectured by his detractors and blindly accepted by Facebook. 

I suppose, he has to pay the price for being a controversial and well-known figure.

Where there's a will, there's a way.

Below is Mahathir's response and rebuttal to Abdullah Badawi's "Awakening",  short, concise and profoundly written in layman's language.


1. I am happy that Tun Abdullah has explained that he did not write about how the nation would be bankrupt if he had followed my advice. It was the interviewer.
2. I hope he does not mind my clearing my name over what the interviewer wrote in “The Awakening”. Yes, I agree that I was a spendthrift Prime Minister who finished all the government money building the North South Expressway, Penang Bridge, West Port, KLIA, Putrajaya, Cyberjaya and an assortment of others.
3. Had Tun Abdullah succeeded me earlier all these would be stopped to save Malaysia from bankruptcy. As it is, he managed to stop the crooked bridge and the railway double-tracking and electrification project.
4. The bridge would have cost just under 1 billion Ringgit. The cancellation cost the Government 200 million Ringgit in compensation and unfinished work.
5. The railway project from Johor Bahru to Padang Besar was going to cost 14 billion Ringgit – slightly more than 2 billion per year for six years. Fourteen billion Ringgit was saved. But then it was found necessary to build the electrified double track from Ipoh to Padang Besar. The cost is 12 billion Ringgit.
6. A contract was given to a foreign company to build the track from Seremban to Gemas. I don’t know what it cost. Looks like the 14 billion saved was spent on very much shorter tracks, about one-third in length.
7. Still there must have been a lot of money saved. The small jet I used was good only for the Deputy Prime Minister. A big jet was bought not through the usual channels but by some private individual. There was denial by the Government that the A320 was bought for the use by the Prime Minister. But the aircraft is even today used by the Prime Minister. Wonder why the deal was struck. Who really owns the aircraft? How much money has been saved by the Government from this deal?
8. Then there were these corridors to be developed. Each would cost 70 billion Ringgit. Then it is learnt that the allocation include private sector investments. Before Government budget is about how the Government will spend Government money. Under Tun Abdullah the Government budgets for the private sector to spend. But that’s allright because the figures look good.
9. However since none of the corridors took off, billions were saved.
10. It must have been a very rich Government which went for the 12th General Election. Sadly the people did not appreciate the billions that were saved. They rejected the Government party, giving 5 states and one federal territory to the opposition, and just a small majority to the thrifty party.
11. Just imagine how many billions more would be saved if I had stepped down earlier before building the North-South Highway, Penang Bridge, KLIA, West Port, Putrajaya, Cyberjaya, the twin towers of Petronas and a host of other mega projects. We would be sitting on a mountain of Ringgits.


MARMAR said...

Vintage Mahathir ! Superb, simple, sharp, stingy. We were lucky to have had him. We were unlucky to have had his successor, unluckier still to have had his successor's successor.

Anonymous said...

ah "the penny wise and pound foolish", sleepy Dol.

Anonymous said...

you can post use this bro..

here is the link:

it is his facebook version of his blog... sumtime lambat skit update depend on the admin..


Anonymous said...

He done a lot for the nation

THNKS DR......

Anonymous said...

Dearest TDM

As sharp and entertaining as ever. The day he retired, we unashamedly cried - thinking we're gonna miss the wisest man on earth.

Kenn said...

Query to FB on "blocked" issue has yet to be responded by FB.

Anonymous said...

TDM's cowardly detractors, who had also hacked his blog countless times, had been busy plastering site-violation reports to FB for several years, i think.

FB blocking is based on a configured number of violation reports. it is quite high but if a party is vindictive enough to spam FB with as many complaints as needed, then the targeted account can and will be blocked.

it would not surprise me if TDM's haters actually used bot-generated messages like those done by DAP's rba.

the only way to unblock is for the wronged party and other supporters to protest/challenge the blocking with supporting reasons. but this is such a hassle that most ppl whose accounts are blocked, either through fluke or through similar mean-spiritedness, can't even be bothered to try. it is just easier to create fresh accounts.

but Tun has a web-crew. i'm surprise more is not done to prevent as well as counter these really foul attacks.

similarly those ugly insidious misinfos abt the Tun on Wikipedia. why hasn't someone from the relevant ministry responsible for the correct information about our country and its past and present leaders, or at least someone on TDM's crew responsible for protecting his image, done something to correct those blatant slurs and slanders?

the info on Wikipedia can be challenged and edited. it is being done all the time, esp with academic stuffs. the editing used to open to all in the early years, but to counter arbitrary corrections by just about any ignorant yob with too much time on hand, those who want to edit have to register with Wikipedia and provide some credentials to do it.

Anonymous said...

Badawi, this has handicapped you the way you has deserved it.

Anonymous said...

A statesman that we can be proud of.