Thursday, June 29, 2006

Anwar's view on Mahathir vs Abdullah sensible

Dato Seri' Anwar Ibrahim's view on the issue of Tun Mahathir Mohammad attacking Dato Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi as reported in the Malaysiakini today is clearly a sensible one compared to those of the Barisan Nasional leaders be it from the UMNO, MCA, Gerakan or MIC.
I agree with him, for which I had also said that in the Astro Chinese talk show "Talking Issues" 2 weeks ago, that what Mahathir had recently said was more of personal attack rather than of reform of the present system which Mahathir himself was one of the makers.
If the present system were to remain, it would not matter who becomes the Prime Minister. The only hope for change is a thorough revamp of the present system. Bring back the spirit that upholds the rule of laws, doctrine of seperation of powers, and supremacy of constitution, then and only then, we would able to see the light of hope.
Mahathir's outburst will not bring about change to the system. That is not his intention and will never be. While some people may enjoy the spat, they must always remind themselves that Mahathir is no hero even if he were to win in the present spat. He is to responsible for what that has happened today for this is part of his "legacy" which his succesor has obediently inherited.

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