Singaporeans Concede: Malaysia Boleh!

Speaking to some Malaysians over the weekend, it’s interesting that Dr Mahathir Mohamad is taken to heart by them as a changed man, a savior and a unifier.

“He cares for us,” one of them said. “He truly loves the country,” said another.

Indeed, after his swearing-in as Prime Minister of Malaysia last Thursday night, Mahathir addressed the media and twice he said “we really love this country.” It came across as heartfelt and genuine.

Perhaps those of us who felt that Mahathir was on a personal vendetta when he marshalled the Opposition to topple the government have been wrong all along.

He did it because he cared deeply about his country.

Why would a 92-year-old (he turns 93 in July), deep in the winter of life, go through the pain and trouble of forming a political party, mobilising a coalition, and fighting the mother of all elections, if not for love of country?

Malaysians have put aside Mahathir’s wrongdoing during his previous tenure as PM of Malaysia for 22 years (which he has more than once apologised for). They have embraced Mahathir as their leader and saviour so they could start afresh and build a better future for the country.

For Mahathir, it is a golden opportunity to rewrite his legacy. His is one of the greatest comebacks in political history.

If he is true to his word, and he unifies the country and cleans up the mess after all the plunder that has been going on right under the noses of Malaysians, then he could have an enriching, enduring legacy.

Malaysians are fortunate to have Mahathir. But the people made change possible because they have the will, the belief, the guts and the determination.

Singaporeans have to concede: Malaysia boleh!

 

Augustine Low

The writer is a proud but concerned citizen. Voicing independent, unplugged opinion is his contribution to citizen engagement.

 

 

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26 Responses to “Singaporeans Concede: Malaysia Boleh!”

  • N.Jungne:

    Where is Ah Loong, he is even afraid of his own shadow, he cannot leggo now.

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  • Bad Boy:

    Hopefully both Dr M and AI face off with Xi.

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  • malaysians:

    Actually hor, I find M’sians are kinder and more considerate than sinkies.

    Don’t get me wrong – I’m a sinkie born and bred in sinkieland. But over the years, as I get to know them as friends and colleagues, I find them good in character.

    Sinkies are more selfish and some very uncouth and proud.

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  • SheePAPore:

    I say, Dr M boleh when lky tak boleh!

    lky once said that he’ll get up when he feels something is wrong but when his 3 children fought about his will, where was he? Seeing our country regressing, lky could have also done what Dr M did, kicked the d**honourable son on his ass for all the mess if only he had retired cleanly from politics and is still alive today.

    Dr M completely washed his hands off politics and with the loads of money he has, he enjoyed his retirement and took good care of his health. That’s why he doesn’t look at all like a 92 yrs old, and is still in the pink of health.

    On the other hand, after lky stepped down as PM at 67, he continued to draw taxpayers’ monies as a SM then as MM and even when he was on his death bed, he was still involved in politics as an MP. Was it greed or was it bcoz he knows his son is useless that he has to keep holding his son’s hands?

    Msia boleh coz Dr M boleh! Dr M knows he’s just another human being but lky? He thought he’s god and can get up as and when he wants.

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  • OTOH:

    On the other hand, familee can’t be bothered with a good legacy as long as they can wield a dictatorship and can amass wealth.

    SG is rotten to the core with a yes man Cabinet, a rubber stamp Parliament and a sheepish judiciary.

    And a sleeping on the job PM though he’s much younger than Dr M.

    People respect Dr M while people hate familee.

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  • Good times:

    I see Malaysia surpassing Sg in many ways in the future.
    Their country is so much bigger than sg, n has alot of potential. Now is their time, if only the gov stays clean n motivated.
    Why do u think LKY cried when sg got divorced from malaya the?.

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  • Kick them out:

    We shd do the same here! Ownself check Ownself in pariahment! This is a feudal state? Shi huang ti?

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  • LIONS:

    Malaysia,BOLEH LAH!
    SIN CITY,Sudah lah?

    Unless we MAKE SURE NEXT GE 1/3 SEATS MINIMUM FOR OPPO!
    DR CHEE,BOLEH!
    LIM TEAN,BOLEH!
    TAN JEE SAY,BOLEH!
    DR ANG KY,BOLEH!
    PROF PAUL,BOLEH!
    DR TAN CHENG BOCK,BOLEH-KAH?
    AND,MANY MORE!

    TIME FOR MORE *CHECKS N BALANCE*.

    NP MORORE GRC FOR FAKE gahmen????

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  • Bapak:

    And across the causeway 70% Sinkies are bo chap type, allowing the robbers to screw them left, right and center.

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  • 鸟龙的人:

    马爷如果是贪权和贪$
    当年会当顧问或资政
    马国人民很幸福
    能有92岁的爱国爱民的老人还愿出來为你服務
    6月起沒有消费税 祝马爷长命能活到120岁

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  • Singapore bodoh:

    Malaysia is indeed boleh.

    Singapore, on the other hand, is just BODOH. Sad but true.

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  • MarBowling:

    By now DAFTS should be able to tell and differentiate who are the REAlL leaders! Dr M is Someone, who despite his advanced age, WILLING to come out from his cosy retirement to RiGHT the Wrongs in his beloved country. Unlike the old coot Lee Kayu who refused to retire but stayed on until he finally kicked the bucket. He said he had sacrificed his Whole Life for the country. More like for the benefit and vested interest for his FAMILEE and Gang. DAFTS, you be the judge!

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  • patriot of Temesak:

    Boleh atau Tidak???…Malaysia Pasti Boleh!!! lihat lah!!! GE14

    Bodek atau NON???…..Singapore Tak Munkin Boleh…Tak ada Bodek lah!!!

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  • Singapore bodoh:

    malaysians:
    Actually hor, I find M’sians are kinder and more considerate than sinkies.

    Don’t get me wrong – I’m a sinkie born and bred in sinkieland. But over the years, as I get to know them as friends and colleagues, I find them good in character.

    Sinkies are more selfish and some very uncouth and proud.

    Not anymore. After the regime change in Malaysia (making the country a real democracy), Malaysians can now look down on stupid and spineless Singaporeans.

    Malaysia boleh, Singapore bodoh.

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  • Perspectiive:

    To come out of retirement and re-enter politics at his age is evidence of his love for his country. The second coming of Mahatir as the savior of his country brings hope to the Malaysian people. He has to make sure that the next PM who takes over will turn PH into an “abang-adek-anak” party! LOL!

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  • Perspectiive:

    Perspectiive:
    To come out of retirement and re-enter politics at his age is evidence of his love for his country. The second coming of Mahatir as the savior of his country brings hope to the Malaysian people. He has to make sure that the next PM who takes over will turn PH into an “abang-adek-anak” party! LOL!

    correction: “will not turn” instead of “will turn”

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  • Bapak:

    I agreed with you. All these years since Old Hack times, Sinkies had been fed fake news on Malaysians by the propaganda machine making Malaysians look bad. Stupid Sinkies hence looked down on Malaysians.

    When I started to engage business deals with Malaysians, I found they are very sincere people, reasonable and nice people.

    The most difficult people to do business with are people with a lot of IT personnel. They will outwit you with their tongue-twisting tactics. Our stupid Paper General PAP kena higong by their CECA. At the end, Sinkies suffer.

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    malaysians:
    Actually hor, I find M’sians are kinder and more considerate than sinkies.

    Don’t get me wrong – I’m a sinkie born and bred in sinkieland. But over the years, as I get to know them as friends and colleagues, I find them good in character.

    Sinkies are more selfish and some very uncouth and proud.

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  • LIONS:

    Actually,must also not leave this out.
    Johore Sultan also BOLEH unlike HumLEEmah who is just another LEEder.

    UMNO born in Johore n Sultan still efficaciously install OPPO CHIEF MINISTER.
    THUMBS UP TO JOHORE SULTAN!

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  • idiocracy:

    Josephine teo: It is not the government’s job to love singaporeans.

    Then no wonder you are screwing us all the time….just like Najib.

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  • On Damage control:

    LHL will be in Msia for talks with DR M this saturday.
    What spooked him to act so fast.
    Idiot clown going to do damage control maybe.

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  • Justice Alliance:

    Singapore bodoh: Not anymore. After the regime change in Malaysia (making the country a real democracy), Malaysians can now look down on stupid and spineless Singaporeans.

    Malaysia boleh, Singapore bodoh.

    very well said, bro. agree.

    let us say something about being educated derelict.

    we don’t subscribe to pap mouth piece the states times. but we decided to spend S$1.10 last Sunday to read more good news of PH in malaysia.

    ffff. in that same newspaper we read the piece by pap Cb chua. 5 takeaways. we think either states times chua is naive or states times chua is plain stupid. the rot in clown pap is so stinking deep yet all she can say is let no rot happen in clown pap. WTF.

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  • oxygen:

    @ Idiocracy

    THAT IS WHY COME THE NEXT ERECTION, voters must send this message to PAPpys – GET THE FARK OUT OF OUR LIVES.

    Send them all into the dustbin of forgotten history.

    idiocracy: Josephine teo: It is not the government’s job to love singaporeans.

    Then no wonder you are screwing us all the time….just like Najib

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  • HarderTruths:

    Malaysians are the ones with guts to fight for their democracy.
    They deserve to have a country with elected office bearers that truly care for their well being.

    $G have bodoh 70% who prefer to be despised by a bunch of despot wankers running the government and prefer to be ‘$G last’ by proudly employing ‘FT first’

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  • Python 5:

    Malaysia Boleh.
    Singapore Bodoh.

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  • economic digits to be milked:

    //idiocracy: Josephine teo: It is not the government’s job to love singaporeans.//

    exactly. daft sinkies should understand that the white idiotic ministars cannot be expected to love sinkies (going by their not shameful attitude and declaration of ownself-check-ownself approach).

    hence, daft sinkies must not hold on to the ‘expectation’ that they must love the white idiots – and need to treat them like how they treat daft sinkies + FTs like any economic digits to be milked more for one’s own white idiotic interests.

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  • Malaysians Got Guts:

    When Singaporeans critisize PAP govt, they look left, right and behind to make sure no PAP guys around. I was in Johor to attend a funeral a few days before the GE and in the coffee shops people critsize Najib and BN openly.
    They were confident that Pakatan Harapan will win and many were already celebrating with drinks.

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