This interview is an insult to our intelligence: “Mahathir: We need an Opposition“.
It’s funny how Malaysiakini has labelled the interview “exclusive“, when it is really not difficult to get embittered and former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad for an interview. He’d speak to just about anyone now, even those he previously called”traitors”. So, you can just about imagine what kind of creature this is. Anyway, Today Online had done an earlier interview with Mahathir and they didn’t call it “exclusive“.
“We need an Opposition”? – then why in 1987, 107 people were thrown into the dungeons of ISA (Kamunting), and many had to escape the country? I believed they were Opposition people as well, especially DAP’s Lim Kit Siang, the Opposition leader. Many social and religious activists were herded along too, especially women activists.
Mahathir needs the Opposition today only because he regrets his decision for allowing Abdullah Ahmad Badawi to be Prime Minister. He needs an Opposition today because his on-going projects (read: who stands to benefit from these projects?) are no longer ‘on-going’ but halted (read: who stands to lose?). He needs the Opposition because he needs his favourite Najib Tun Razak to be the next Prime Minister.
But in needing the Opposition, does it also means he needs Anwar Ibrahim?