But I still hate him for his choice of successor that has brought this country to a political ruin and but then again TO ERR IS HUMAN AND TO FORGIVE DIVINE!
A found this nicely bound book on Tun and decided to have a go at it again and it occurred to me that for someone, somebody or some organization to have come out with a poignant narration of Tun from his humble beginning to what he has created for this country, and how Malaysians have a sense of identity in being Malaysian, is just great.
We do not loathe him in real effect, nor do we view him with total disdain, or abandon his leadership when he was fighting for something as "vague" as trying to save the country's economy from being stripped bare by international financial robber barons such as George Soros, when a fake such as Anwar Ibrahim was ever ready to sell this country to the highest bidder. But, Tun Mahathir stuck to his nationalistic economic policy and we persevere.
Today we persevere but we went to naught when his "successor" allows this country to be subdivided into fiefdom by his more shrewd and cunning evil people who see only money, and when greed possessed them.
Once in Canada I was reeled into an emergency ward with a severe allergic reaction where I had to breath only through my mouth when my sinus passages had constricted. A young and beautiful South African doctor saw my nationality and she mentioned Tun Mahathir as the much loved and respected Third World leader by the South Africans.
I thought I was going to die but when the name Mahathir was uttered by this beautiful brunette South African doctor with so much praise I was touched, I am going to say this for the first time, I cried. She placed her hand on my forehead and told my daughter, I still remember: "Your father will live and your Mahathir is a great man, he has as much responsible for dismantling apartheid in our mind."
Now then, I was thinking. If that were to happens to me again under Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, and any doctor were to utter his name, which I doubt that any doctor will care to do, I think my condition will worsen, or bad still I will die from further stress of the name being mentioned !!