My Sinchew/ Mahathir

Populism kills the economy

In the absence of appropriate policies to tackle global uncertainties, there is no reason we should remain optimistic about the economy after Chinese New Year.


Najib destroying Malaysia, stoking racial tensions: Mahathir

Malaysian ruling party icon Mahathir Mohamad has accused current leader Najib Razak of "destroying" the country by clinging to power despite a corruption scandal, and vowed to campaign vigorously for the opposition in coming elections.


Malaysian politics after Bersih 5

The pressure exerted by Bersih 5 rally will further accentuate the confrontational mood, making any turnaround impossible.


Ubah, or no ubah?

A political observer has told me not to underestimate Tun M. The moment Najib announces to dissolve the Parliament, some of the Umno divisions might just take down the party signs overnight and replace them with those of Bersatu.


The handshake

But on the flip side of the game, opposition supporters might leave in frustration with Mahathir's participation, and those already supporting Mahathir might just back off seeing him courting the opposition.


Salleh raps Mahathir for 'ultimate betrayal'

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad committed the ultimate betrayal of Malaysia when he requested foreign powers to intervene and topple the government that was elected by Malaysians, said Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak.


'Historic handshake' will backfire: Nur Jazlan

Nur Jazlan says the "historic handshake" between Mahathir and Anwar will eventually backfire, as many disillusioned PKR members will leave the party en masse.


Of Merdeka and Mahathir

On October 31, 2003, we bade adieu Mahathir's 22 years of autocratic rule. Thanks to his tramping of human rights, intervention of the judiciary, and outright cronyism, today our children have to pay the price to some extent for his iniquities.


Behind Mahathir's apology

So, this whole thing actually works behind a very simple logic. It doesn't matter whether he admits his mistakes or apologizes. The important thing is why this apology has been tendered after all these years.


Mahathir's cheap apology

Ironically, given the confrontation between Mahathir and PM Najib, the former PM's action two decades ago has done the incumbent a huge favor today.


 

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