Aug 17, 2006

Mahathir, please bring back our dignity

This is an interesting letter written by a reader from MalaysiaKini

Excerpt from MalaysiaKini
Coming back from my travels around the world, I can say that people everywhere, especially in Third World countries, are full of praise and admiration for Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. It shocks and saddens me to see how ungrateful Malaysians are. We have with us, a national icon, a man who selflessly and tirelessly dedicated 22 years of his life to what he thought was best for this country.

Now we are tearing him apart, insulting and ridiculing him. Look at the development around us, the skyscrapers, the highways, the monorails, the LRT, the office buildings, the residential areas and the small towns mushrooming everywhere.

Tun Mahathir instilled the most important things in all Malaysians - our national pride and confidence. He brought ‘soul’ to our country with his aggressive and dynamic leadership. He taught us never to bow to anyone and to have the ‘Malaysia Boleh’ attitude. He was very passionate about a Malaysian ‘first’ in everything from commerce to business to sports.

If Tun was ever corrupt or abused his powers for his own personal self, he would not even dare open the can of worms everyone is saying he now has. After 22 years, don’t you think they would have crawled out by now? Common sense tells you that if he was ever corrupt during his time, he would not dare speak out so boldly against his successor knowing full well the government of the day holds all his records.

He speaks without fear or favour against corruption and abuse of power like one completely incapable of doing it. Because he is.

Once upon a time I was proud to be a Malay and a Malaysian. Now, I bow my head in shame. Tun Mahathir, please bring back our dignity.


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