Is Mahathir Ready to Swear on the Koran that he has never had any Link with Jews?

Could Mahathir make an enemy of the Jews who (according to Mahathir himself) control the world and still survive, unless he had been granted the leeway?

By Ken


Truth is not what matters to Mahathir but perception, in particular what the Malays perceive him to be. This is why Mahathir has, as usual, twisted Anwar’s recent logical statements on the need for co-existence of both Israel and Palestine as peaceful neighbors into pro-Israel and anti-Palestine arguments.

That is the real Mahathir who also denied that he had asked for loans from the World Bank (an institution he had labelled, together with the IMF, as being “Zionist, American Imperialists, etc.”), even though it is apparent to all that Malaysia has received loans from the World Bank after Anwar’s sacking in Sept. 1998.

If the majority of the Malays even suspect that Mahathir had approached the World Bank for any help, that would destroy the image that he had so craftily and cunningly built up over decades, as a brave and defiant “Malay” who dared to take on even the most powerful nation in the world, the US.

There is ample evidence to show that Mahathir, in reality, is anything but anti-Jew or anti-US. Mahathir, despite his open vitriol against the Jews, is in fact a close friend of the Jews.

Mahathir’s reason for the open animosity for Jews is the same as that applicable to his diatribes of the US – the open animosity is a diversion so that Mahathir’s close relationship with the Jews will not be apparent, and he can continue to deceive the Malays and the Islamic world.

Let us look at the facts. Mahathir was a close buddy of Soros (a Jew)  in hedge-fund deals and currency manipulation, later blamed Soros for the financial crisis of 1997/1998 and called him a “moron”, and subsequently absolved Soros of any responsibility for Malaysia’s financial crisis when Soros visited him after his retirement ( ) – Was Mahathir a hypocrite, lambasting first and later embracing and absolving Soros?

Mahathir had engaged Saatchi & Saatchi, Goldman Sachs and other Jewish firms for various projects and tasks during his tenure as PM. In fact, he engaged Salmon Smith Barney, a Jewish firm, to advise him on how to manage the financial crisis and implement currency control in 1998. 

Mokhzani, Mahathir’s son, worked for Lehman Brothers, a Jewish firm. Another of Mahathir’s sons, Mirzan, worked for Salomon Brothers, another Jewish firm. Prof Jeffrey Sachs from Harvard, one of Mahathir’s top economic advisors, is a Jew. Mahathir (ok, some unknown person) engaged Abramoff, a Jew, to arrange the meeting between Mahathir and George Bush mentioned above. 

Could Mahathir make an enemy of the Jews who (according to Mahathir himself) control the world and still survive, unless he had been granted the leeway? Could Mahathir make an enemy of the Jews who (according to Mahathir himself) control the US and still survive, unless they were his good friends who allowed him the leeway to make all those ridiculous statements because of a far more critical hidden agenda?

US was and is one of the biggest investors and trading partners of Malaysia. Mahathir launched the billion dollar MSC on the strength and support of major US companies such as Microsoft, Oracle, IBM, Cisco, Dell, AMD, DHL, etc.

Malaysia spent billions of dollars on military purchases from the US during Mahathir’s tenure as PM. Mahathir engaged and consulted American economic advisors and writers such as Jeffrey Sachs and Naisbit.

Mahathir loves the Western life style – he stayed on a “Precinct” (that’s as American as you can get) in Putrajaya when he was PM and now lives in a “Swiss” mansion in the Mines.

Mahathir secretly allowed the US military to conduct exercises on Malaysian soil when he was PM (see Barry Wain’s “Malaysian Maverick“).

Openly, however, Mahathir has been a vitriolic critic of the US. But secretly he has been not just a close ally but a lackey of the US. That is why Mahathir is still around because he remains a lackey of the US and is of use to the US in global Islamic matters and the super-power’s interests in Malaysia and the region.

Just consider this. Who is Mahathir compared to the Marcos and Suhartos and other notable dictators of the world in terms of strength, control and influence? They fell or rather the US allowed them to fall when they were no longer of use to the US or their continued dictatorships were no longer tenable.

It would have been kid’s play for the US to destroy Mahathir, the PM of a country which has marginal influence on the world stage in terms of military, political, strategic or economic power. The US’s track record shows that they would have most certainly done so in response to Mahathir’s regular and often ridiculous outbursts against the US, unless he served a greater purpose for the US and the open criticisms were merely distractions from the truth that he, Mahathir, was a US lackey.

In order to hide his close links with the US, Mahathir often diverted the people’s attention through his harsh and often illogical rhetoric against the US and would subsequently make up with the US when the rhetoric goes beyond the limits – e.g. Mahathir’s million dollar payment to the Heritage Foundation to meet George Bush in 2002 to “normalize” relationship  (×480020).

Mahathir’s October 16, 2003 speech at the OIC meeting contained some of the most outrageous statements any leader of a country has made publicly against the US and the Jews. Mahathir explicitly labelled the US and Jews as the enemy of Muslims and said that Muslims need “guns and rockets, bombs and warplanes, tanks and warships for our defense.” How is it that Mahathir is still alive and kicking and can even visit the US after having seriously offended the most powerful nation in the world (the US) and the most powerful people in the world (the Jews), not once but repeatedly?

Mahathir, of course, will deny that he had any link with Jews and will claim that the incriminating information in this article are all lies. He can easily prove that the assertions in this article and elsewhere are wrong and put this matter to rest once and for all by doing something which he truly believes in as a “devout” Muslim. He can swear on the Koran in a mosque that neither he nor his family members have had any link or dealing with Jews. After all, Mahathir has argued vehemently that swearing on the Koran is more than sufficient to prove one’s innocence. Will Mahathir take up the challenge or will he continue to be the hypocrite coward that he has been all these decades?

It is certain that Mahathir will not take up the challenge or even face Anwar (or anyone else for that matter) in an open debate to clear himself of all the accusations of corruption and abuse of power. It is time that there is a campaign to demand that Mahathir swear on the Koran that he has never committed or facilitated or contributed to corruption in the country or had abused power.

Can some Muslim NGO (not a political party) organize this campaign? Or perhaps, Marina Mahathir could initiate this Mahathir-swearing-on-the-Koran event to prove to the world her father’s “innocence” and “greatness”.