Re: Pakatan Says Mahathir Should Not Be Judged/Punished

Dear Y. M. Raja Petra Kamarudin,

All of us have eyes, ears, mouths, minds and common sense; for Salahuddin Ayub to try to sell us Dr. Mahathir as the saviour of Malaysia, this is beyond reaching the point of sanity, methinks. That grand old man is no angel. He had done quite a bit for our nation, positively and negatively. We are living in the 21st century and we have access to information of the past. We are able to find or peruse whatsoever documents through the internet. Can all of us Malaysians agree on one point that Dr. Mahathir did no wrongdoings to the people and the nation throughout his years of being politically active?

I do not have the slightest idea that the silent majority of our beloved country will heed the call of Pakatan Harapan – telling us that Dr. Mahathir should not be judged or punished. Why Dr. Mahathir should not be judged or punished? Is it because he is a nonagenarian that we have to do so? Acts of subversion, corruption and cronyism are timeless.

A Malaysian Chinese I am: let me tell you, the Malaysian Chinese will perpetually be a shrinking minority in our country and it is unfathomable for us (the Malaysian Chinese) to spearhead in dominating the federal government. It’s wishful thinking for DAP to have a notion that they will finally capture Putrajaya and form a stable federal government. It will never happen as racial politics is still very much prevalent here in Malaysia. As a minority, I know where I stand and I stand with the majority, I stand with the most stable coalition government in ASEAN and that is Barisan Nasional. Are the majority of Malaysians favour a DAP-led coalition as the government? Many in our country would like to retain the Umno-led coalition as the government because they want stability.

Y. M., you mentioned many a time about Pribumi in your articles. The founders of that party were once thoroughbred members of Umno. Salahuddin Ayub had the cheek to say that Dr. Mahathir is the diamond that can destroy Umno. Can a diamond destroy a sea of glittering rubies? The members of Pribumi are the remnant of the massive red cloth (Umno). How can a remnant overshadow the big red cloth? That politician from Amanah also urged the people to put their trust in Mahathir and that the opposition coalition is the beacon of hope for the rakyat and the nation.

There is no hope in the grand old man named Mahathir. What we are experiencing today (the independence and integrity of our judiciary, corruption, cronyism and the extremely limited powers of our monarchy) are the fruits of his doings. Our prime minister, Dato’ Sri Najib Tun Razak is doing his utmost best to make our country the best in Asia. He is doing what he is supposed to do with such an unprecedented enthusiasm.

To all the ambitious Chinks in Malaysia, I would like to say to them: enough, cease dreaming and scheming; throw your weight behind the only proven and stable coalition government in our country headed by Dato’ Sri Najib Tun Razak.

Yours faithfully,

James Saw Song Kai