When Malaysia refused to join George Bush Jr's Coalition of the Willing (CotW) to invade Iraq, his government through its heavy handed foreign policy, including direct and indirect intervention, forced Tun Mahathir Mohamad to resign.
The deal was if Mahathir refused to resign US direct investment into the country will be pulled out and hundreds of thousands of Malaysians would lose their jobs.
Mahathir, thinking only of the well being of the country resign unexpectedly during one Umno general where he announced his resignation and got everyone stumped.
The then Prime Minister of Canada Jean Chretien, who also refused to allow Canada to be involved in an internationally unsanctioned invasion of Iraq was also forced to resign. In Canada.
After Chretien refuse to join the CotW, hundreds of thousands of Canadian in the logging industry lost their jobs when George Bush Jr pulled back a special tariff enjoyed by Canadian soft timber industry.
The change of government between Canada and Malaysiaa then was not that similar. In Canada Chretien was replaced by a more pro-American Paul Martin, and in Malaysia Mahathir was replaced by default of a weak prime minister, Abdullah Badawi, who was easily manipulated by the US.
Both Mahathir and Chretien resigned in the same year of 2003 when the US was busy invading or trying to invade resource rich countries like Iraq and Malaysia via its stooges like Brother Anwar Bin Ibrahim, read here!
And in its more latent non-military invasion of Malaysia, the US unabashedly is using anti-Malay regime organisation like Bersih, and pro US-funded newspaper online or other wise anti Malaysia-media like Malaysiakini read more here!