There should be a limit to how low you would go


Salleh Said Keruak

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s latest comment on George Soros must be the lowest he has gone since the last two years when he started attacking Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak. And the contradictions in what Mahathir says between then and now are so glaring that it has become very embarrassing.

When Malaysia’s economy collapsed, Mahathir refused to accept responsibility and admit that he was to blame for it and instead he blamed it on Soros. Mahathir even made anti-semitic statements that in any other country he would have been arrested and jailed or would have been forced to resign from office. He even had the gall to refer to Jews as people with crooked noses.

Mahathir was bitterly opposed to street demonstrations and many opposition people were arrested and charged or detained without trial for organising and participating in demonstrations when he was Prime Minister. Mahathir condemned street demonstrations as a western conspiracy to oust a democratically elected government.