Mahathir has not changed one iota. His Malay Dilemma playbook about the rich, mercenary and predatory Chinese remains embedded in his bones.
The quote captioned below – about potential for racial conflict from wealth disparity because “the rich belongs to one race”- comes from a Mahathir interview in mid-2018, which is only less than a year ago.
Half a century down the road, the 94-year-old Malay ultra is still echoing the same ideas he crystalized in his 13 May 1969 opus (published 1970).
Nothing has changed at all. Nothing!
In Malay Dilemma, Mahathir had likened Malaysian Chinese economically to the rich, mercenary and predatory Jews.
Beloved Tun has not changed his mind on his deeply ingrained “rich Chinese, poor Malay” thesis as evidenced by the 25 June 2018 Channel News Asia interview (video below).
Sadly, the economy in New Malaysia is moving at the sluggish pace of a nonagenarian’s tired walk. So be prepared for poor people to get even poorer in the next couple of years.
Neither has Mahathir let go his lifelong grudge against prosperous Chinese-majority Singapore. And there’s no change either in Mahathir’s profound admiration for Japan – the country which is China’s traditional nemesis.
BELOW: Hit the ‘Play’ button to go directly to Mahathir’s “[rich] Chinese” quote
All the Malay parties now aligned in their ideology
This week, for the first time, PAS openly voiced out that its political opponents must be fought like how Jews must be fought. The PAS president could be referring to Muslims in the Middle East being at war with Israeli Jews, or he could be referring to religious teachings.
PAS’s chief opponent is the Christian-dominated DAP.
This week too Umno shifted its political vocabulary to the Islamic vein of “jihad”.
DAP is scared shit of PAS’s coming together with Umno. Yet DAP has overlooked how Hadi Awang and Mahathir are both invoking “the Jews” as their enemy, and that Mahathir has likened Chinese to Jews before this, and also that Hadi is apparently likening DAP to the metaphorical Jewish enemy of Muslims.
Mahathir’s ideology is definitely not Harapan. He has rubbished the Harapan manifesto with impunity.
But Beloved Tun and PAS are on the same page when it comes to the Jews.
And please recall: Again and again Mahathir keeps making the Freudian slip of uttering “Umno” when he means to say his current party, Pribumi (video above). He just can’t ditch his Umno DNA.
Pribumi and DAP have nothing in common. OTOH, Pribumi, PAS and Umno have plenty in common … all anti-UEC, anti-Icerd and anti “Jews”.
The Chinese have Christian DAP to thank for bringing about this big umbrella Malay unity — an elusive feat even beyond the capacity of Onn Jaafar, Tunku, KuLi, Nik Aziz and the Beloved Tun himself. Yep, DAP inadvertently succeeded where Malay towering figures have failed.