Thursday, July 20, 2006

Draw a line with Mahathir

In the Part 3 of Malaysiakini's interview with Anwar Ibrahim, Anwar said that it was dangerous to support Mahathir at the moment. A line must be drawn. I fully agree.
In fact, while responding to a question from the floor during a talk organized by Parti Keadilan Rakyat last week in Kuala Lumpur, I had expressed the view that Pas leaders should be criticized for being seen to be too close with Mahathir when they attended a talk held by Malaysia-Today a few weeks ago.
I said that the opposition supporters would be confused when they saw the Pas leaders who had not too long ago called Mahathir "Firaun" but now suddently stood side by side with Mahathir simply because Mahathir was now at loggerhead with Abdullah Badawi.
Any politician who believes that enemy's enemy equal friends, he is not only too simplistic, naive but foolhardy.


jbhlee said...

I think the post in Malaysia Today by Raja Petra makes good reading. We may disagree with Mahathir but if he makes sense, we should support him now. Even if he has created a lot of problems previously and if he now says its wrong, why not stand by him. We should support the principle and not the person.

Anonymous said...

Yb, i wonder how u can coorperate with PAS- i see them as a party of no principle, cakap tak serupa bikin.
they dont even allowed others to speak out.
just see wat they did in JB today.
dont waste time going together with them.