Tun Dr Mahathir continues to belittle Indians

By threatening to revoke the citizenship of Dato Ambiga Sreevaasan, former PM Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad continues his tirade and insults all Indian Malaysians. Earlier Mahathir irked Malaysians when he was caught denying for 20 years his key role in the illegal issuing of blue ICs and granting voting rights to illegal immigrants to Sabah. To divert and justify his illegal act he accused 1st Prime Minister Tengku Abdul Rahman for giving out citizenship to 1 million legal residents of Malaya. To racist Mahathir, UMNO makes the law and everybody just follow regardless of how unjust the law could be.   

Historically, one million Chinese and Indians were offered citizenship as precondition to independence by alliance government of Malaya in 1957 to develop this blessed nation and the Chinese and Indian Malaysians sacrificed and slogged with blood and sweat to build the economy of this nation. Ungrateful Mahathir and his hardliner UMNO/PERKASA followers have forgotten the contribution of non Malays to this country. Mahathir himself had once said that 90% of taxes are paid by non Malays especially Chinese. This same Mahathir once ordered the shooting at site of Vietnamese boat people. Mahathir allowed illegals from Pakistan, Filipinos, Indonesians and even Indian Muslims get citizenships overnight. Still about 300000 Malaysian born Indians and Chinese are awaiting blue identity cards which Mahathir did not solve during tenure as premier.   

In the October 2012 parliament sitting, the MP for Pasir Salak proposed that Dato Ambiga should be hanged for committing treason against the king for organizing bersih 2.0 and bersih 3.0. UMNO leaders just could not accept the fact that Dato Ambiga, an Indian lady, could organize such mammoth gatherings that challenged the injustice, anti national and subversive activities of UMNO. Malaysia will be ruined if BN gets two third majorities as requested by Mahathir Mohamad.     

All Indians with dignity, pride and honor will never support the political parties that support Mahathir and his apartheid policy. Mahathir Mohamad could justify and find nothing seditious when Ibrahim Ali called his supporters to burn Malay bible. But he could not accept Dato Ambiga’s appeal for free and fair election and deems it treacherous. BN component parties MIC and MCA have become impotent and subservient to stand up against the like of Mahathir and UMNO hardliner’s chronic abuse of power.  

Under Mahathir’s rule judges fixing lawyers and cronies were the chosen people to contracts and high positions. Responsible citizens like former auditor general Tan Sri Ahmand Nordin and Lord President Tun Salleh Abbas were removed for being hindrance to Mahathir’s evil designs. Yet UMNO continues to hero worship him.

If Mahathir has any respect for the rule of law, he must retract his statement and apologize to Dato S. Ambiga and the nation. Dato Ambiga is a distinguished and honorable citizen who led a public awareness campaign on the urgent need for free and fair election, while Mahathir, on the other hand, keeps spewing venom and racially instigating statements to divide the country with race and religion. Mahathir is the one who should be stripped of his citizenship for betraying all Malaysians by giving citizenship and instant bumiputera status to illegal and unqualified immigrants.

Not one MIC or MCA leader has come out to condemn Mahathir’s insane call to strip Ambiga of her citizenship. No sensible, sane, thinking Malaysians will ever support BN in the 13thgeneral election.

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