Former dictatorial Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad (based on own words) has run foul of numerous laws, the law will take its course on alleged wrongdoing!
Commentary And Analysis . . . We learn that dictatorial former Prime Minister Tun Mahathir Mohamad turned up suddenly at the Istana gate together with either like-minded people or suspect crowd including illegal immigrants for hire. He listened as the list of “demands” was read. More on the gathering at the Istana gates later.
Patently, we can be forgiven for recalling that Mahathir, in retrospect, has always been about the “method in madness” approach. The “method in madness” approach, it must be stressed at the very outset, was the norm in Kerala in southwest India, Mahathir’s old country. It’s the culture that binds all Malayalam speakers. Other considerations are kept private in “God’s Own Country”.
Kerala, for those unfamiliar, remains confrontational, violent and litigatious society filled with prejudice, rage, hate and envy. Just watch Malayalam movies on Astro. No one talks nicely. If not making all manner of threats, the legs and hands are flying left and right, landing here and there and there and here. The threats are standard: “Pubic hair, I will kick and kill you. Bloody dog. Son of the kunt.”
Kerala, under communist rule like in West Bengal for decades, remains strike-prone. That discourages investors. The people look for jobs especially in neighbouring Tamil Nadu and the Gulf States.
Mahathir represents the typical Malayalam speaker in Kerala. He has no nice words for anyone. His heart clearly remains filled with hate and rage, “racism”, bigotry, xenophobia and prejudice. He combines the worst of both worlds viz. the Archipelago (now Indonesian after being Indian and then Malay) and the Indian subcontinent.
Mahathir’s face — never without expert make-up — remains in perpetual sneer, cynicism and snarl. It goes this way and that way and that way and this way. Shrinks can testify that such people actually hate themselves. If they love themselves, they will love others too, and as Jesus said, pray for even their enemies.
Jesus, when he rewrote the old “eye for an eye, tooth for tooth” laws in Judaism, helped neutralise Karma i.e. the law on cause and effect as seen in the 1st eternal law based on eternal truth.
There’s case for Malaysia burying Mahathir and thereby neutralising Karma or risk fighting the phenomenon for all eternity. The more that we fight Karma, the more that it will fight us. It isn’t about being superstitious. It’s about the spiritual nature of truth. Man was born as spiritual creature. In Islam, sunnatullah was God’s law on cause and effect.
No one can escape Karma. However, Karma does not exist unless we create it.
Mahathir has been busy creating Karma, in more ways than one, even before the disturbances in the streets of Kuala Lumpur on 13 May 1969. Mahathir lost the Kubang Pasu parliamentary seat on May 10. He blamed the Chinese diaspora for voting the Muslim candidate from PAS. He came late in Umno politics and won the seat for the first time in 1964.
Mahathir wrote “The Malay Dilemma” where he mocked the Archipelago Muslim in Malaya and created Karma as seen in the failed NEP (New Economic Policy 1970 to 1990) and the infamous quota system. The quota system, imposed by the 20 public universities for example, makes politicians look good only in the first year. The system, as the universities will concede, has in fact collapsed and imploded.
If there’s wrongdoing, it’s because old habits die hard.
Mahathir has never stopped casting derogatory remarks about the Malay “form of identity” defined in Article 160(2) and Keling (Google the term), the other perennial scapegoat, when he wakes up on the wrong side of the bed or suffers from recurent bout of piles. Mahathir only feels great, and complete, when he can look down on someone including the “hook-nosed Jew”.
Otherwise, he comes face to face with himself in the mirror. He no doubt doesn’t like what he sees. So, the make-up comes on as strong security armour. He hides the true face from the world. He has never accepted himself. So, he can never in million years, accept the Malay “form of identity”, and Keling.
Yet, in contradiction in terms, he laments that the Muslim will disappear in another ten years, allegedly through suicides brought about by poverty, among others. These were among the eight points in the reading at the Istana gate.
Out Of Date
Mahathir appears more than out of date.
Article 153 (affirmative action) in fact became redundant in 1972 when the 15 year sunset clause, allowing for discriminatory policies, expired. Sunset clause cannot be extended once it expires. In law, Article 8 in Malaysia, there can be no discrimination save as provided by law as in sunset clause. There’s no one above the law, all are equal before the law.
Related Articles have also been rendered redundant. These include Malay “form of identity” in Article 160(2), Article 3 (Islam) an aberration in law, and Article 152 (national language). Parliament can amend Article 152 for the 40K word Bahasa Malaysia as official language as the 20K word Bahasa Melayu has fallen into official disuse. The national language concept no longer arises as vernacular schools, catering for all students, have become national schools.
In law, Article 4 in Malaysia, even redundant laws are still valid unless declared otherwise by the court or repealed by Parliament. In law, the government cannot invoke and/or cite redundant Articles lest they be challenged in court.
Mahathir’s complaints at the Istana gates does not hold water.
Mahathir, based on own words, has run foul of numerous laws, and the law will probably take its course. The former two-time Prime Minister — 1981 to 2003 and 2018 to 2020 — was at the Istana gates for building up public perceptions on his alleged wrongdoing.
Let’s see what happens when the Johor Sultan ascends the singgahsana (ceremonial throne) on 31 January as the Agong.
Jail For Mahathir
The Johor Sultan decreed not so long ago that either more people — read Mahathir — should join former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak in jail or that he should be released. The Sultan said that no one was too old, even at 100 years, for jail.
Mahathir will be 99 years old on July 10 this year. His birth certificate states 20 December. He was probably twice born like the PTI (pendatang tanpa izin or illegal immigrants) who have two birth certificates i.e. one from the old country and another in Sabah under the Projek IC Mahathir. The 2013 RCI (Royal Commission of Inquiry) on illegal immigrants in Sabah, initiated by Najib despite Mahathir’s protests, concluded that “Projek IC Mahathir probably existed”. That’s treason and calls for hanging.
Human rights advocates in Sabah are planning Petition on the RCI Report on illegal immigrants. They hope that the Agong will advise the Prime Minister on the matter. Anwar previously conceded in the media that he knew about Projek IC Mahathir in 1990 but could not do anything about it.
Mahathir also risks sedition, if not treason charges, for saying that he never agreed with Sultan, that the Johor Sultan collected RM4b from people in China for land the Istana sold, that Sultan will not protect Muslim, that Sultan prefers doing business with the Chinese diaspora since they had money and will give any amount.
Mahathir also risks criminal charges and civil action on Old Umno billions allegedly still missing, and being party to illegalities like money laundering activities. Already, his sons Mirzan and Mokhzani, have been issued with asset declaration notifications by MACC. They have 30 days. They risk five years jail and RM100K fine for non-compliance.
Mahathir’s bosom pal, former Finance Minister II Tun Daim Zainuddin (and wife Naimah), have also been issued with asset declaration notifications by MACC.
The chickens have come home to roost. It’s little wonder that Mahathir turned up at the Istana gates for reading of the list of “demands” before the Agong from Pahang returned home. The Agong remains above the fray. — NMH
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Longtime Borneo watcher Joe Fernandez has been writing for many years on both sides of the Southeast Asia Sea. He should not be mistaken for a namesake formerly with the Daily Express in Kota Kinabalu. JF keeps a Blog under FernzTheGreat on the nature of human relationships.