Mahathir's Statements - Asking For Trouble.
But the point is slowly and surely being reached where the shouts of "enough is enough" is becoming heard. One such exasperated group is the Umno Youth which said yesterday that it was sick and tired by Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s continued tirade against the leadership of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi. Umno Youth chief and Education Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein said the wing’s support for Abdullah, who is also Umno president, could not be questioned. He was responding to the continuing attacks by Dr Mahathir on Abdullah’s leadership.
I can imagine the PM's frustration when he throws up his hands and says "go ahead and criticise me." What can the PM do in such a situation where the accuser unreasonably says that no one dares to criticise him, other than to patiently reiterate that consensus decision is his way?
Who benefits from Dr Mahathir's tirades? For one, the opposition who must be watching the goings on with undisguised glee. The very same opposition that the Tun battered and bloodied many times during his tenure. Then there are those who are not wellwishers of this country and would love to witness its downfall or at least see it being pushed down a notch or ten. These are the so-called lovers of democracy and its principles who now openly cheer a tyrant just because it suits their own strategy and 'vibes' with their own prejudices and dislikes, and not that they believe in what Dr Mahathir is raving and ranting about.
All I can say is that if Dr Mahathir keeps this up he is going to lose whatever respect that he still enjoys. There is a limit even to the legendary kesopanan Melayu.
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