Mahathir the pot calling Najib the kettle black You yourself don't follow the law
Former premier Dr Mahathir Mohamad has said that it's Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak who doesn't follow the rule of law, and not the public.
"Actually the Malaysian constitution provides various ways to deal with problems faced by the country, and this includes embezzlement by the prime minister.
"Read the constitution before making a statement that the people did not act in accordance with the constitution.
"Don't reprimand people for not following the law when you yourself don't follow it, but actually obstructing justice," Mahathir wrote in his blog today.
Mahathir had met with the Agong last week, and handed to him the Save Malaysia movement's Citizens' Declaration, which among others called for Najib to quit office.
Where did this Prime Ministerauthority and dignity of come from? In England, it came from the king who, in earlier times, would decide cases himself. It was only subsequently that the government function was delegated to Prime Minister . Thus in a monarchy the Prime Minister really exercises the delegated functions of the king, and for this he requires dignity and majesty as a king must have to get obedience from his subjects. a democracy there is no need for Najib to vindicate his authority or display majesty or pomp. His authority will come from the public confidence, and this, in turn, will be an outcome of their own conduct, their integrity, impartiality, learning, and simplicity. One lesson we should never ever forget is that politicians as a breed are pathological liars. There are naturally one or two who are reliable and decent.
But seriously, you would probably be better off trusting a cat with a plate of fried fish. Opposition politicians are no exception to this universal truth. So keep an eagle eye on them too, including me, just to be on the safe side
It is odd that then attorney-general Abdul Gani Patail should have chosen law and order as its final alibi after some exhausting self-laceration in its search for a credible explanation for Mahathir escape.Why do we say “law and order” rather than “order and law”? Simple. Law comes before order. Law defines the nature of order. Law is the difference between civilization and chaos. Law is evolutionary: the edicts of tribes, chiefs and dynasties lifted human societies from scattered peril to structured coexistence. The laws of democracy have vaulted us to the acme of social cohesion, for they eliminated arbitrary diktat and introduced collective will. The divine right of kings is dead; it has been reborn as the secular right of an elected Parliament.A nation that cannot uphold its law cannot preserve its order. When Mahathir was smuggled out to safety, the authority of attorney-general Abdul Gani Patail abandoned the responsibility of state. Excuses, evasions and lies have shifted over 22 years; this central truth has not.‘There is a law in Malaysia’: Mahathir had twigged on to a basic truth that the law is a malleable reality for those who are “well-connected” in Malaysia. How could Mahathir have respect for Malaysia’s constitution when those entrusted with its sanctity had defiled it? Mahathir laughed at Malaysia’s constitution , .Accusation is the easy exit route for Mahathir. Introspection will take us back to the beginning. Betrayal is impossible without trust. We did not trust Mahathir to be honest. We the people Malaysia have trust in our ourselves , continues our search for new and inventive ways to betray us again.
Justice John Marshall of US supreme court had warned that the power of judiciary lies not in deciding cases, not in imposing of sentences, not in punishing for contempt, but in the trust, confidence and faith of the common man."is worth its weight in gold. "Judges, like everyone else, will have to earn respect. They cannot demand respect by demonstration of power. Nearly two centuries ago, Justice John Marshall of US supreme court had warned that the power of judiciary lies not in deciding cases, not in imposing of sentences, not in punishing for contempt, but in the trust, confidence and faith of the common man."Malaysian democracy is in danger of subversion by a self-confident,aggressive, articulate, patriotic and well-meaning force, the oligarchy of the successful. It might be a mild exaggeration to suggest that its principal characteristics are aftershave and English.So why should they be considered a potential hidden danger? Their assets dominate contemporary business, media and politics; their liabilities are buried in a general reluctance to see beyond their celebrity status. Politicians have always been celebrated, and rightly so; if you are in public life, you will be under public scrutiny. But they have not been celebrities. The difference is being squeezed by a squeal culture that is another dominant trait of a substantial and growing elite.So why should they be considered a potential hidden danger? Their assets dominate contemporary business, media and politics; their liabilities are buried in a general reluctance to see beyond their celebrity status. Politicians have always been celebrated, and rightly so; if you are in public life, you will be under public scrutiny. But they have not been celebrities. The difference is being squeezed by a squeal culture that is another dominant trait of a substantial and growing elite.Danger lies in the fact that this creamy layer of 20% at the top has no interest in involving the froth of 80% in decision-making. It recognizes the problem of poverty, of course, and is even concerned enough to address it at policy level. It would much prefer an India in which beggars do not stare through the window panes of its cars; unfortunately, beggars can’t be screened out by black film for reasons to do with public security. But it treats the poor as both the cause and the consequence of poverty, and therefore unworthy of more than a token presence on the table. In a sense this is the old caste system in a modern manifestation; it is a karmic view of government, propagated by the New Brahmins, wearing a tie in front instead of a tiki at the back.
Mahathir, meanwhile, said he supports the actions of the DOJ as well as those in other countries such as Switzerland who are probing 1MDB-linked dealings.
“It is about taking action against people who break the laws of those countries,” he said. “That I think is legitimate.”
Former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad now says although the lawsuit did not name Najib, the court documents make numerous references to a figure termed “Malaysian Official 1”, whom a person with direct knowledge of the investigation has confirmed refers to Najib.he said, is to avoid a repeat of financial scandals such as the one involving 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB).
“Prime ministers should not be the minister of finance,” The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) quoted Mahathir saying at a lecture in London on Wednesday.“We should put a bar to the prime minister becoming the minister of finance,” he said, acknowledging he himself had also held the finance minister's post for a time during his 22 years as premier.Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak has held the finance minister's portfolio since September 2008.“It is about taking action against people who break the laws of those countries,” he said. “That I think is legitimate.”
Master of Manipulation does not equal master of statecraft. Of course he could have done surgeries well! Remember how he cut off his many deputies one by one? Well executed surgeries but poor diagnosis and prognosis though..But I'm glad didn't call him a statesman,steal billions from the rakyat's coffers by using NEP, proxies,inflated contracts, cheating and hiding behind the OSA and fix up anyone using ISA.As a doctor, I have to work hard and earn an honest living. which he certainly isn't.The root of all kind of evil starts from here.corruption,racism,dismantling of the country's instituition. Mahathir's snide remark confirming that all those in the present government and in politics are there for the money only. This man's wit is still razor sharp. Too sharp nowadays until it's become more of a double edged sword.The Prime Minister’s income is not fantastic when compared to the doctor’s income in the private sector but what is fantastic is the hundreds of millions or billions the crooked and corrupt Prime Ministers make from crooked deals such as the IPPs, Scorpenes and 1MDB for Mahathir politic in Malaysia pays better...allegedly US$44 billion for his familyThe state of our Judiciary is shocking and tragic. After the impeachment of Salleh Abas, things degeneratedSyed Ahmad Idid is vindicated. We need people who can stand up to injustice and fraud in every department if the government, but not many dare do it as it affects their rice bowl. It will not be soon that we can hope for an honest system, infact every thing is going the other way. I pray that Syed Ahmad Idid will be fairly rewarded for his bravery and loss.Ex-High Court Judge Datuk Syed Ahmad Idid