Friday, March 07, 2008

Malaysiakini interviewed Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad. Very interesting interview. One of the question caught my interest...

Would you argue to vote for a strong opposition?
Well, I believe in an opposition, I have always maintained that this country needs an opposition and they should be critical of the government without which we don’t have a mirror to look at our faces. We think that we are very beautiful but it is the opposition that keeps on telling us (this may not be true).
You know the government member (of parliament) sometimes they are ‘ahli bodek’ (apple polishers) they are always saying ‘you’re right’ and you have no means of assessing whether you are going in the right direction or not. So this country, if it loses its opposition and be like Singapore, then there will be disaster.

This old man is still very sharp. I like all his answers... he's so sarcastic. He doesn't support the opposition yet he doesn't support Pak Lah either. A man of his own.

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