Update (21 May 2008) – Mahathir has denied this letter on his blog: “Letter” to the Prime Minister of Israel

Ex-Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad can be many things, but can he ever be pro-Israel? Could he be asking Ehud Barak for money to fund UMNO during the 1999 General Elections, in return for “unlimited” US military bases in the country? Were there plans to establish diplomatic relations with Tel Aviv?

That is what that letter above says. No matter how I detest the former premier, I am shocked that someone could stoop so low to defame him as such.

I remember how desperate UMNO/BN was in 1999, but this scenario CAN’T be possible. Knowing Mahathir !

This letter, stamped confidential, purportedly from the Prime Minister’s Department, dated 16 August 1999, and addressed to Ehud Barak, is circulating in the internet. I don’t know and I am not aware if others have seen it before or if it is a sick joke.

I just think its my duty to let others know that this document exist and that it is indeed wrong to play such a prank on our ‘beloved’ Mahathir.

Wouldn’t you like to get your hands on the person who did this?

109 responses »

  1. yapchongyee says:

    Hello Susan !

    The letter is out in the public domain and it is up to Mahatir to refute its content. All humans are not predictable; who can say except Tun Mahatir that he did not do such a thing ?

  2. su says:

    Like you, I cannot imagine that this letter could have been written by the man himself. It smells fishy. And with technology so rampant, it’s hard to tell if it was fabricated.

    Maybe someone should give Dr M a heads-up on this, and see what he has to say.

  3. batman says:

    The above begs the question …. did Mr Barak ever respond to letter? He must have been pretty amused reading that from an anti-zionist!

  4. Maverick says:

    Hi Tun Dr. Mahathir,
    I contribute to Simon Weisenhthal’s Organisation and I am greatly honoured to read about your dealings with Tel Aviv, Bravo Tun. Keep me in the loop……..

  5. hflee says:

    When I read this, the language used sounds a lot like those Nigerian scam letters. I do not think governments converse officially in this manner. “Good office” ????

  6. hutchrun says:

    It could have been him. He`s been a hypocrite for a long time now. His son worked in Salomon Smith Barney which was roped in to save M`sia in the currency crisis. Also the Advtg Agenvy that was used by umno for the GE during his time.

  7. hutchrun says:

    “Good office” is a phrase much used in times gone by. You`ll find a lot of it in India/Pakistan/BanglaDesh and I wouldn`t be surprised if it`s still used in the UK where it originated – just like `thousand apologies`.

  8. Ahmad says:

    Susan,
    BN goverment need to have another commission to investigate this letter.

  9. kanzaki says:

    Susan, you don’t know Mahathir …… well enough.
    He will do anything to protect his seat, by any means!

  10. […] CANNOT be Mahathir screamed Susan Loones. I agree with her – it is unlikely to be Mahathir. To make it rather […]

  11. bamboo river says:

    Whoever came up with this should be hauled up and charge with sedition if it is false.
    On the other hand , IF this document is genuine, then OSA is the appropiate charge to be imposed.
    Whatever it is, do we think mahathir will write this letter especially when he had openly condemned Israel on the Palestine issue?

  12. hutchrun says:

    Mahathir also openly condemned the US and then indirectly paid to get his picture taken by the `hated` Bush.

  13. Calvin says:

    Although, I disagree with him in certain think but I don’t think it’s Mahathir who wrote the letter. It is likely that someone try to smear his good name.

  14. Scott Thong says:

    Want to make a hoax also make a believable one laaa…

    This is purported to come from the man who banned the New York Philharmonic from playing in Malaysia in 1984, over ONE SONG composed by Jewish composer Ernest Bloc?

    Banned Schindler’s List from Malaysia for ‘brutality and killing’ (while allowing various slasher and horror films in)?

    Said the following of his mortal nemeses (not the Chinese):

    “The Jews robbed the Palestinians of everything, but in Malaysia they could not do so, hence they do this, depress the ringgit.”

    “Today the Jews rule the world by proxy. They get others to fight and die for them. They invented socialism, communism, human rights and democracy so that persecuting them would appear to be wrong so they may enjoy equal rights with others.”

    “1.3 billion Muslims cannot be defeated by a few million Jews.”

    Yeah, AS IF he would help the Jews rule the world even more by indebting himself to Israel. FAKE!!!

    On the other hand, he could just dismiss it with a wave of his hand like how he never bothered to even try to explain how his “Saya zalim Anwar” statement could possibly be taken ‘out of context’ when the Youtube shows them perfectly in flow with the rest of his speech.

  15. kcee says:

    Dear Susan,

    You know Mahathir is a ruthless dictator who tries to win against the Opposition by any means illegal or legal. A full blooded Malay would not sell his country, only mamak types.

  16. hutchrun says:

    PKR de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim and his plan to become prime minister came under attack in the Dewan Rakyat today.
    In his debate on the royal address, Mukhriz Mahathir (BN-Jerlun) put the spotlight on Anwar’s involvement with organisations and individuals who figured prominently in the US military campaigns.
    http://tunkuaisha.blogspot.com/2008/05/anwar-attacked-in-parliament-over-us.html

  17. hutchrun says:

    PKR de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim and his plan to become prime minister came under attack in the Dewan Rakyat today.
    In his debate on the royal address, Mukhriz Mahathir (BN-Jerlun) put the spotlight on Anwar’s involvement with organisations and individuals who figured prominently in the US military campaigns.
    tunkuaisha.blogspot.com/2008/05/anwar-attacked-in-parliament-over-us.html

  18. Dr says:

    I doubt that this letter is from him.

    First of all, if it’s from the prime minister, the address would be from The Prime Minister OFFICE and not The Prime Minister DEPT which are two different entity.

    The English seems a bit funny.

    An outgoing letter, the CONFIDENTIAL would have been printed along (private and confidential) rather than being rubber stamp.

    cc To Ambassador, Malaysia Embassy USA.
    Now that just seems like it’s taking the piss really…utterly unprofessional. The person faking it might as well write cc President of United States or cc President of Russia!

  19. hutchrun says:

    In conjunction with recovery, reassessments of both political and economic conditions came from previously critical quarters. Professional economic analysts projected much stronger growth than official estimates, ranging from 4 to 5.6 per cent for 1999 and up to 6.3 per cent for 2000 (Chen 1999d). A great deal of ‘talking up’ the market was discernible among those with an interest in a positive perception of the Malaysian economy. Initially some of this came from Salomon Smith Barney, appointed as advisers to the Malaysian government in September 1998 and entrusted with the task of boosting bond sales.
    Mirzan worked with salomon`s.

  20. Robert Teh says:

    Not everything we read or see on the Net can be believed or are real, but on the other hand, the human mind is so complex and amazing, we can’t for sure say, we really know what kind of a person someone really is, or what is in his/her head – we can only guess or assume or have an opinion.

    These days, living in such a turbulent time, we don’t really know whom to believe anymore. If Dr. M says he’s not the writer of the letter, can you believe him? In the infamous VK Lingam video case, the former Chief Judge also said the same thing – it wasn’t me. Do you believe him?

    They also said Anwar Ibrahim is a friend of the Jews and a close friend of the US – I’m sure if you ask him, he will say “Someone is lying”. Can you believe him?

    The Net contains truths, half-truths, lies, half-lies!

  21. hutchrun says:

    It`s happening all around:

    Date: Wed, 2 Jun 1999 10:33:22 +0800 (MYT)
    From: “M.G.G. Pillai”
    To: Sang Kancil

    The London report that the Prime Minister contributed 31.5 million
    pounds sterling to the African National Congress for its elections funds
    is met with a deafening silence. The remarkable evasions wear thin.
    The Prime Minister himself is in Japan and is not due back until later
    this week. He has much explaining to do. Malaysian political parties
    are banned from getting foreign contributions, certainly from foreign
    governments, for its activities. How then could Malaysia fund the
    election activities of a foreign political party in a friendly country?
    malaysia.net/lists/sangkancil/1999-06/frm00179.html

  22. In addition to being a Mamak it is now confirms you are also a real hypocrite
    on top of the many others names.
    Now be a real Mamak (you got nothing to loose after all you have sold your soul to become a Malay) give the excuse that you have forgotten the issue because you are old. And also be selective in your memory again !
    Many others, millions of them, still do do wish you well and know you will rot in hell with NOTHING and so will your children with the stolen billions of the peoples’ money. Shut up and you might get some sleep (not peaceful though) but still another heart attack awaits you soon ! Anwar is coming to return the many ills you have done to him and Malaysia, run, run ,run …….to Africa.

  23. billauchris says:

    Dear friends

    Looks like there is “a serious bocor” – an all out character-smearing campaign going on in cyber space against our former PM Tun Mahathir.

    The confidential letter was deliberately inserted as part of a bigger plot, I believe, to demonise Tun for officially writing to the Prime Minister of Israel congratulating him on his successful bid for premiership, affirming Malaysia’s 1955 commitment to accord US unlimited military presence in her soil at any time and to indirectly seeking financial assistance from Uncle Sam to fund the general election in Malaysia and to quelling the Islamic fundamentalists insurgency in the country. What a dastard way of destroying a man!

    Before I comment furthur, I suggest that the culprit who mischievously released the said letter for public circulation and comsumption must be detained under the OSA for infraction of the Act and under the ISA for fomenting racial hatred and possible public disorder.

    Minister of Home Affairs, you have a serious case before you. You have recently declared that no one is above the law and the constitution of the land and that you shall not tolerate the practice of double standards. Please do your duty and walk the talk now before the country suffers further ignominy.

    Firstly, I condemn the perpetrator for such a cowardly act. The people behind the evil plot could be easily identified.
    Secondly, has the above document be declassified and whether the declassification has been gazetted? If not then the offence is serious and the person or persons concerned must fact the consequence of his or their indiscretion. Thirdly, is the said letter a faked one? Please investigate.

    I can’t say I am fully with the culprit(s). If the matter were true, there must be a more subtle way of doing things but definitely not the barbaric and uncivil manner in which the the plot was executed. Comparing with the actions of HINDRAF, their actions are nothing in comparision.

    If national secrets could be so easily revealed and exposed, then all contracts signed between the government agencies and private companies should be released to the public for consumption when so officially requested. Such documents I presume are ranked quite low in degree of confidentiality than letters that concern sensitive matters that border inter-alia on defence, security and foreign relations.

    Well, boggers, that is my two-cent worth opinion. I like to hear yours.

  24. kai says:

    I am afraid I do not see any significant in having this post for discussion.

    If it was not true definitely Dr M will deny it;
    And if it was not, he still denies it.

    Whichever way, he will claims that this was a hoax or the work of his enemies.

    Better move onto other more importance and interesting topics. To me giving him more publicity is a no no. Like they say, any publicity (including those bad ones) is a good publicity!

    BTW, I can HARDY read the letter at all!!

  25. caravanserai says:

    Why circulate a purported letter by Dr M?
    He is out of the main power game, a full time retiree
    Only he hasn’t got to say he is out of the equation
    He is still relevant in UMNO politics

    So this so called letter is to embarrass the Old Man
    I guess it is to let others think what he could do
    When things or events are bad then
    Calling for help isn’t a shameful act

    Even great leaders or emperors or kings
    They wrote letters asking for troops and food
    Against a common tyrant or economic tragedy
    Maybe he had written it in that spirit?

    Though he used to say many things
    About the Jews and their links
    This is politics, no enemy no friend
    But for common staying power
    The unlikely link will be forged

    I won’t be surprised if it is the ‘truth’
    He used the strategic maneuvering
    ‘I say this way now I need help
    Political differences are just that
    Human relations to bridge understanding
    And let the common issues stand’

    I am thinking this way
    Politics is the funniest and dirtiest game
    If one can’t stand the ‘sandiwara’
    Open eyes close ears talk in coffee shop
    Over a cup of coffee, tea or milo
    And let the world moving on

  26. nordin says:

    Hello Susan.

    Prior to 1999 election, Mahathir and a team of high malaysian officials including Rafidah Aziz and Syed Hamid met the jewish lobby group in the USA to woo their support for the oncoming election. Don’t you think this was also not possible? Do you really know who Mahathir is?

  27. hutchrun says:

    Such claims however, invited criticism of hypocrisy and `paranoia` about opposition to the Administration. PAS, for instance, claimed that UMNO itself had hired the firm of Saatchi&Saatchi – “acompany owned by Zionists” to handle its election campaign a few months earlier.

    books.google.com.my/books?id=TtUHtD0pHnkC&pg=PA226&lpg=PA226&dq=saatchi+saatchi+malaysia+elections&source=web&ots=cTzbmpG_Hj&sig=QGxGTsSzG8fVDBB1nbAhqbgjXM8&hl=en

  28. Klaw says:

    Funny, when it suits us, OSA and ISA must not be used, as those are the tools for repressing free speech.

    And yet you get some commentators screaming for OSA and ISA when their idol’s name is smeared.

    Btw, letter really sounds fake. Mahathir doesn’t need the money for elections. He already has plenty to draw from in Malaysia.

  29. clearwater says:

    It’s not Mahathir but it is hilariously stupid. Was someone trying to get another Royal Commission established to investigate our Machiavellian ex-PM? This is a rather amateurish effort , motive not evident, impact likely to be nil. A pathetically weak hoax. Obviously homework not done at all. Am surprised you even bothered with it.

  30. malayamuda says:

    Dr Mahathir is so obsessed that Anwar and all his other detractors are pro Israel and pro West.

    He claims the West and other Jews are so jealous of Malaysia that they use these opponents of Mahathir to get even with him and the country. He claims they want to see Malaysia and Mahathir destroyed !!

    Mahathir hates the west, USA, UK and the jews. And thats no secret about it. Then why did Mahathir pay millions to have his picture taken with George Bush ?

    So there is no suprise that he will stoop to any extent to get what he wants including punching a fellow muslim giving him a black eye and charge him for trumped up sodomy

    Actually who knows ? Mahathir might be the Western and Jew agent sent to destroy this country

  31. hutchrun says:

    But it`s kinda fun tho`🙂

  32. hutchrun says:

    October 21, 2003, interview with The Bangkok Post:

    Japanese newspapers put down my talk to me being anti-Semitic….but they pick up one sentence in which I said the Jews control the world.

    Well, the reaction of the world shows that they control the world.

    Israel is a small country. There are not many Jews in the world. But they are so arrogant they defy the whole world.

    I have friends who are Jews. In fact I invited the Israeli cricket team to play in Malaysia, a number of Israeli schoolchildren, so they can meet Muslim schoolchildren in Malaysia and Chinese schoolchildren so that they can see we behave normally. We don’t want to kill them.

  33. george says:

    Does anyone here really understand well about Dr. M? Anyone here know him too well…

    For me, this is a case for determine the genuine of the doc and it true, then action can be taken to take Dr.M for threason.

    Anyway, Dr. M just too smart again…but always remember GOD is watching on him for his doom day…

  34. dodgy inc says:

    The content of the letter don’t appear real, however, I can recognise the signature. It belongs to Mahathir.

  35. suresh says:

    Looking at the letter, there are some errors.i.e. “United Nation General Meeting” should be “United Nations General Meeting”.
    and

    “Malaysian Embassy of the USA” this guy has got to be kidding.
    official reference “Embassy of Malaysia, Washington”
    And the name of the ambassador should have been mentioned. Tun M is smarter than to have illiterates to type out his letters!.

    Not a die hard fan of TDM but has my respect.

  36. Andrew says:

    Wouldn’t put it past him.

  37. Penang says:

    While people says that Mahathir could do something, he never did.

    On the other hand, people says that Mahathir hates Jews so much that he would never, EVER, befriend the Jews ….

    What about George Soros?

    What about Salomon Smith Barney?

    What about the secret funds from Jews for Mahathir’s sons’ companies in the 97 economic crisis?

    Aren’t they Jew-related??

    I will *NEVER* dismiss the letter, for I know Mahathir too well. That snake (he’s not fit to be a human) would do _anything_, including dealing with the devil himself, to attain his goals.

  38. chok tong says:

    today’s world anything is possible including superimpose, falsify, leave it to the technology.

    the technology produced many cheats.

  39. chok tong says:

    because Mukhriz Mahathir gave a salvo to Anwar in parliament— immediately this letter appearred. so we can guess who did it.

  40. bamboo river says:

    With the advancement in electronic gadgets,duplicating,cloning,superimposing,digital inking and what not. Everything is possible and may look credible.
    Only the persons/victim involved/implicated are able to verify and confirm if all this is true/false. The rest is up to the public to make their own judgement.

  41. Devan says:

    PKR bashing at Dr.M doesnt make sense at all cos Dr.M is bashing at UMNO ‘s impotent leadership……..possible a ploy by the wealtiest unemployed in the world , the great KJ ( Khinzir Jahanam)

  42. alter says:

    tsk tsk tsk….kcee made a racist remark! so what if a person is mamak, malay, chinese or european? we are all capable of cheating, lying, stealing and betraying our country. what does race have to do with anything? it’s this kind of thinking which malaysia needs to do away with.

  43. mynakednews says:

    Wow. This is something great. Lets see how Dr M going to react to this. Lots of circus is happening in town. Time to sit back and watch.

  44. Harrison says:

    As must as i abhor Mahathir’s abominable and biases policies, domestic and foreign, I personally, can almost agree that 99% that
    this letter offering reciprocal diplomatic/ trade ties with iSRAEL is a
    fable.

    Mahathir is an extremely vindictive and “venomous” man and his repetitive and endless hostility against Israel makes sense that this letter was doctored.

    However, of Mahathir’s long-time crunch against George Soros (a Jewish)was pacified before Mahathir’s retirement gives this “offer” a benefits of a doubt. For me remote possibilities-1%.

    An investigation should be launch to seek authentication for this matter, to be fair-to penalized the perpetrators of such malicious person/s attempting to harm Mahathir’s reputation and
    if proven to be true of this offer, then hopefully UMNO itself should deal with Mahathir 1st.

  45. kittykat46 says:

    I’ve been described as Virulently Anti-Mahathir by some blogger (and I certainly am !)….so you can be sure I’m sincere about this when I say……

    This document is a fake.

    The bottom statement
    “cc: The Ambassador , Malaysian Embassy of USA ”

    is simply incorrect, and would never be used in an official communications.

    This is faked, and it is a poor quality fake.

  46. Khairy Kemulutin says:

    Wah So Fake Also can Believe Kah? I mean, you guys really believe this letter? Something must be very wrong. 100 % Dr. M never write this letter onelah.

    Anyway do not dismiss a person by just what I say or what they say. Listen to what GOD say about US in the last days….from…

    2 Timothy chapter 3

    1This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.

    2For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,

    3Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,

    4Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;

    5Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.

    6For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts,

    7Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.

    8Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith.

    9But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all men, as their’s also was.

    10But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, patience,

    11Persecutions, afflictions, which came unto me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra; what persecutions I endured: but out of them all the Lord delivered me.

    12Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.

    13But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.

    14But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them;

    15And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.

    16All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

    17That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.

  47. Ahmad says:

    There is clearly something wrong with this. It is really fishy and since we do not know the source I am quite reluctant to believe it. But i have to say that people do desperate things when they are in desperate situation. Regardless, of whether this is true or not, I won’t believe it. This is just out of respect for Dr. M.

  48. peace brother says:

    This is a sick joke, surely this cannot be true,
    The more of this shit will bring down the internet news status.

  49. qamarul says:

    Believe me, this is not more than a fake document!! I can make the same one using photoshop..with little adjustment, change the name to pak lah d:)

  50. lovemalaysiaforever says:

    I believe someone is doing fishy works on this especially in such a situation. The one who have published it, should be question for!
    Why don’t they publish Pak Lah’s and Najib’s documents???
    It is definately a fake one. Shame on the mastermind behind. God will sure dammed you holigan.
    I think Tun will know how to prove himself clean in real defence.

  51. noyawns says:

    Poor quality fake letter. Fake in all the points already noted by above commentators: Confidential stamp, PM’s Dept, cc to Ambassador, etc

    Why bother with this letter?

  52. Zubli Zainordin says:

    Look at the signature. LOL!!! Not his…

  53. Joe Awk says:

    We do not believe that our old demon fart could have written the letter and Barak could have fallen off his chair when he received the letter.

    We believe that it forgery and Barak also believe so.

    Same, same, so no reply.

  54. merahza says:

    I think we all need a wake up call!…like the movies Matrix?
    The year is 2008…any kid could easily do that fake letter.
    Buy, or download Photoshop CS3, n tell me what you cannot manipulate – graphically.

    If u guys like, I cud do one of the Tun in bed with his Siti Asmah on one side, and Wan Azizah on the other! And see if Annuar will jump…LOL!

    Sure can…but what for? Get busy guys. Look for more money to buy that Bimmer, or that Condo on the hill…or somthing!

  55. dodgy inc says:

    It was a HOAX alright. I’m not surprise it is a HP6 job of the 4th floor,

    The last time entire nation was conned by this thing called “Hydroxene Technology”. Short name:

    Hydrogen-Oxygen-Articulate-Xylose(HOAX)

    All MSM flashed its Front Page Covers with this HOAX technology. Bodowi made a fool of himself endorsing it on the Aug. 16,2006.

    What happen to it now? The last check, entry deletion by Wikipedia on the Aug. 20, 2006.

    Only 4th floor guys are capable of pulling off this kind of HOAX.

  56. dodgy inc says:

    oops, Hydroxene Technology wikipediadeletion

  57. ayaelectro says:

    hai susan…i’ve just known this blog. I’m really interested in your writing…hehe.

  58. Jeremy says:

    It is Mahathir. He has met 3 Israeli Prime Ministers including Ehud Barak and Ariel Sharon. Everyone knows that. He just used to be anti-Israel to create survival tactics and defame his political competitors. What he has done is what Chinua Achebe talked about in his book; A Man of The People where scumbags resort to defamation and patriotism songs whenever they feel the heat of their competitors. The man is evil. He will do anything to survive.

  59. hutchrun says:

    WHEN the Malaysian Government sought to repair its tarnished image in the US by arranging a meeting between President George Bush and controversial Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamed in 2002, it did what many other well-heeled interests in Washington did: it called on lobbyist Jack Abramoff
    [ ]
    After Dr Mahathir’s White House meeting, a former associate said, Abramoff was invited to a dinner honouring the Prime Minister at the Malaysian embassy.

    At least one other Washington lobbying firm — Alexander Strategies, run by an Abramoff friend — was also compensated during this period for helping boost Malaysia’s reputation in Washington.
    http://www.theage.com.au/news/world/did-mahathir-pay-16m-to-meet-bush/2006/02/15/1139890806086.html

  60. toyolbuster says:

    Correct Correct Correct, looks like my signature, sounds like my letter, but I can’t be 100% sure cos it was back in 1999, how can I remember so much. Ask Anwar la.

  61. peace brother says:

    If these is mend to be a joke, Ii is not good for future of internet news.

  62. hutchrun says:

    Abramoff wasn`t a joke.

  63. wits0 says:

    With Machiavelli, all things are possible, as long as it serves his purpose.

  64. Ron says:

    I don’t think it’s our Tun. It’s definitely a prank. Tun can be many things BUT not this. No way!!!

  65. hutchrun says:

    Haha `no way`?

    “The Jews, for example are not merely hook-nosed, but understand money instinctively.” – appeared first in a letter which Mahathir wrote to Tengku Abdul Rahman, the Prime Minister of Malaysia in 1969, a letter which Mahathir made public.

    (Amazingly, Mahathir wrote these words, evoking the Western stereotype of Jews, while stirring up prejudice against Malaysians of Chinese descent among ethnic Malays.)

    And yet Mahathir himself had no compunctions in enlisting Salomon Smith Barney as Advisors in the Currency Crisis. That was where his son had once worked.

  66. hutchrun says:

    The same phrase about hook-nosed Jews with an instinct for money appears in Mahathir’s ‘Malay Dilemma,’ also published in 1969 and banned for incitement. Commenting on the book, Malaysian human rights activist Kua Kia Soong wrote:

    [Quote from Kua Kia Soong starts here]

    Mahathir’s first claim to fame (or rather, notoriety) was the publication of The Malay Dilemma after the May 13, 1969 racial riots in Kuala Lumpur. It was banned by then prime minister Tunku Abdul Rahman’s government, and Mahathir himself was expelled from the ruling United Malays National Organisation (Umno).

    Apart from being an academic embarrassment because of its unashamedly racist paradigm (a latter-day Mein Kampf), it was clearly ‘seditious’ by the definition of the government of the day in its undermining of sacred constitutional provisions: “……the Malays are the rightful owners of Malaya……immigrants [read non-Malay Malaysians] are guests until properly absorbed……immigrants are not truly absorbed until they have abandoned the language and culture of their past.”
    http://www.malaysiakini.com/opinionsfeatures/200311110041433.php

  67. Bob K says:

    The alleged Mahathir-Ehud Barak connection is nothing new. Its been making its rounds in the rumour mill for years. Contrary to what some might think, this letter (of whatever authencity it might be) did not “suddenly” appear in the wake of Mukhriz’s attacks. Its been around🙂

  68. everboleh says:

    for 22 years dr m built and destroyed malaysia, must be brought to public trial, found guilty and hanged like the late sadam of iraq……what malaysia is not….cos of him

  69. dodgy inc says:

    Some one type a letter to frame Mahathir is no big deal.

    Some silly fella called Mahathir planted semen on a mattress to frame Anwar was much a low life prank than this.

  70. xiaoyao2 says:

    I really hope this is a genuine letter.

    It takes courage to do this. Why do we want this to be fake? Isn’t there enough misery in the Middle East?

    Someone needs the courage to take the first step, a small but giant step in healing the wounds between the two cultures.

  71. Ctizen Me says:

    Letter Head used appears fishy. When a Head of Government writes to another Head of State the letter head does not carry address or space for reference number in printed form. Further, the Malaysian Crest should be located at the centre of the page.

  72. Malaysian Mamak says:

    He is a hypocrite. He lies and when confronted with the “truth” he shifts into “selected memory” gear.

    He is desperately trying to influence the selection of the next PM who’ll kowtow to him and do his bidding in order to protect himself being prosecuted for his 22-years of dictatorship.

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  74. toyolbuster says:

    I am no fan of TDM but I say this letter is a fake.

  75. Steven Maclin says:

    For $19.95 and a smile, I can find you someone who can forge any signature to any document . . . so what does that tell you about the document above??

  76. nono says:

    this is bullshit! c’mon la wey. i don’t think dr. mahathir will do this. i concur with su, Calvin, Dr, clearwater, bamboo, Ahmad, peace, Ctizen Me, and toyolbuster.. the letter looks fake.

    oh.. that’s why we never improve, we always bragging about the untrue things.

    Whadda..

  77. Pegasus says:

    Well,I don’t buy this story either but then again with Dr.M ,its difficult to say ,not only he can convince an Eksimo to buy ice from him ,he will sell him the refrigerator and a aircond for his igloo and probably will throw in some penguins to close the deal. He is a smart and cunning man. Lets see how he deal with this.

  78. derickjuon says:

    if its true Dr. M must have a reason for his action, he is after all a brilliant man. . . . .

  79. I know nothing about Malaysian politics, but I am sure the letter is a fake.

  80. ZéMané says:

    It is said to read these news and some of the comments. In my country we hear that Malasia is a progressive, tolerant and democratic country – but if your own PM considers Democracy a jewish and not a Greek invention, what is he proposing? Dictorship?

    I was born in a country where Christians, Jews, Muslisms and Budhistis are equally respected. By the post and most comentators´ remarks I see it is not the same in Malasia.

  81. RBY says:

    Probably it is real cos once he gets the monetary support, he will start to attack the hands that feeds him. Probably he might allow more us bases to be built here and later chase them away. A very brilliant man, a very brilliant man.

    The was a “Holy” mother from India who came and visited Malaysia. She was over 90 years old. She is the president and the supreme head of the Bhrama Kumaris/ Raja Yoga movement. She pointed out point blank at TDM and telling if off for his corrupted movement. This was in Dewan MCA in 2006.

  82. Din Ahmad says:

    Many of us may not like Mahathir but we cannot deny Mahathir is a very intelligent person. This kind of letter, if its true is the work of a moron and Mahathir is definitely not one.

  83. dodgy inc says:

    mAhAthIr is a very intelligent person. So too devil is equally intelligent.

  84. hutchrun says:

    I don`t remember. I cannot remember.

  85. hantutelur says:

    That letter is an absolute fake. Apart from the letterhead used and other irregularities, one glaring feature is the man’s signature is truely forgery. To view a sample of the Prime Minister’s letterhead used in 1999 and Mahathir’s signature please go to http://www.vmcc.com.my/images/letter/letter_of_thanks_dr_m.jpg

    It is not nice to do this to someone who was once your prime minister. Furher more, eventhough he is out of the office now, he still defense of our country against foreign prejudices and misconceptions about Malaysia.

  86. dodgy inc says:

    Can anyone spot this is real or fake? Anwar mattress in court

    Picture from BBC.uk

  87. SAiFUL says:

    poor DrM, this letter is totally fake! poor thing is, spread this in the streets, there ll be disaster (every1 tends to be fooled easily today, Selangor?)!

  88. aditiajaya says:

    with the old devil, anything is possible.

    it will be nice if this is true, akin to meludah kat langit.

    cheers…..

  89. hutchrun says:

    Mahathir is used to having his letters floating in the streets. He used to be distributing them himself once – like kacang putih.

  90. electrocutioner says:

    He he reminds me of the time I did my own research during the Bush’s National Guards letter fiasco. Did the Kerning of the letters match those produced by similar electrical typwriters or WYSWYG fonts from Lotus Notes widely used in Govt Dept back then in 90’s? THen only we could authenticate the letters.

  91. limkamput says:

    If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck and sounds like a duck, it must be be Mahathir.

  92. ktteokt says:

    I think this letter must have been written on 30th February!!!!

  93. Ikhwan says:

    Mahathir is no Anwar !!!!!!!!!

  94. Let me check with my friends in the Mossad.😉

    Mahathir shud f-off an go toss salad wit his boyfriend Mugabe and stfu with all his sanctimonius bullshit…

    Btw Sue love your blog maam…wud love to buy u a coffee or something stronger the next time u in kl.😀

  95. hutchrun says:

    5. The contents of the letter is totally different from the one I sent to Ehud Barak. Unfortunately, the Government of Abdullah Ahmad Badawi refuses permission to reproduce my letters to Israeli Prime Ministers condemning them for their oppression of the Palestinians. This action by the Abdullah Government will lend credence to the letter that is being circulated.

    6. I deny categorically that the letter which is being circulated with annotation “Sumbangan kakitangan JPM untuk Rakyat Malaysia” originated from me. This is the kind of dirty tricks that my detractors have to resort to because they have found nothing to blacken my name with.

    http://www.chedet.com/2008/05/letter-to-prime-minister-of-israel.html

  96. cengal says:

    Can u believe C4 being used to kill in this country?

  97. wis says:

    Now that Tun has confirmed the letter wasn’t his, just read back some of your comments, see how fast people come to conclusion without bother to think. Only one or two (include Susan) raised a question of disbelief.

    Same things on how people had twisted the reasons Tun quit UMNO. He clearly spelt out in his blog. But people said many things, like Tun is disloyal to UMNO, surpises, etc, etc. No one acknowledge the fact that Tun wish to rejoin UMNO after Abdullah is replaced.

    When Tengku Razalegh was interviewed in RTM1 news the night Tun quit, Tengku clearly said that Tun quit because of his call for Abdullah to step down “tidak di indahkan”. I watched the news. But non of the newspaper mentioned that when reporting the interview with Tengku. The newspaper emphasized Tengku won’t quit UMNO, etc.

    What else is new?

  98. woodyooi says:

    Sounds like me, looks like me, but is not ME

    Jury is still out….

  99. Yeah, You Tell Me says:

    What else is new?———–wis

    What else is new, you tell me!😀

  100. hutchrun says:

    When Tengku Razalegh was interviewed in RTM1 news the night Tun quit, Tengku clearly said that Tun quit because of his call for Abdullah to step down “tidak di indahkan” – wis

    Dat`s gangsta rap bro

  101. pot pet says:

    Tun Mahathir is the best leader. He will never do such thing!!!!!

  102. Teemone says:

    Come on la everyone…. Look at the grammatical style…. Definitely not Tun Mahathir. It can’t be that a man of such standing can’t get “heartiest congratulationS” right. What’s that “a BIT belated”….

    Also to be noted is that the typeface (font) in documents such as these is usually not justified.

    To the person who fabricated this letter…. better so if you are reading this… PLEASE GET EDUCATED! Your style of writing is typical of one who with the mind of a child. And those who believe that the letter is genuine are greater fools.

  103. Omongwaras says:

    So much emotion … there is not much intellectual debate here.

    I am sure Tun hates no one actually. He does not hate Jews nor Abdullah Badawi. He is more concerned with facts and he faces them head-on. When he makes comments, it is motivated more by concern for greater good rather than a personal attack.

    His style is witty and it usually comes across as sarcastic. That is why it stings. Bitter medicine is highly recommended as opposed to sugar-coated candy, when someone is not well.

    Please be more rational. Those who detest him still respect him – can’t help but admire him grudgingly. This is a mark of a great man.

    And you are welcome to DISAGREE with me. Just do it with less emotion – it clouds your judgement.

  104. sauber says:

    heheh funny…honestly…teh letter did not come from the Goverment! sure! 110%…It came from mahathir enemies….( who knows , it might come from AI,KS or LKS)

  105. sauber says:

    or By the African students in Malaysia( hehheheeheheh)

  106. sauber says:

    OR Maybe the African students in Malaysia( hehheheeheheh). What others think?

  107. Mat Hitam says:

    A double personality?

    Do you guys believe there is such a thing as having a double personality?

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