The following is a story told by Ian Chin, then a High Court judge (in 2008).
It happened in 1996 or thereabouts, as Chin recalled. A group of judges was having their picture taken with Mahathir. One particular judge – Chin recounted – “quickly planted himself behind the chair where Dr Mahathir was to sit”.
And when the PM was about to be seated, Chin overheard this fellow judge declare to Mahathir: “Sir, I am always behind you”. — source: https://m.malaysiakini.com/news/85022
Hilarious! More so because some things – like bodek – never change.
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Today it is the DAP ‘Ubah’ crowd cozying up to their Beloved Tun whispering: “Sir, we’re 101% by your side” … “you’re the greatest, O Saviour of the Nation”.
DAP supporters like to claim that the Harapan government is presently hamstrung because of the rot brought about by the previous BN rule of 44 years.
Note: BN was elected into power only after the 1974 general election. The election before that was on 10 May 1969, where the ruling Alliance (Umno+MCA+MIC) was dealt a shattering blow by the opposition.
From 1969 to 1971, Malaysia was governed by the National Operations Council. The NOC was formed because of May 13 Emergency.
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Out of the BN’s 44-year rule, 22 years was under Mahathir as BN chairman and PM. So when DAP deflects from its underwhelming debut performance by blaming the BN legacy, they must not forget that HALF of that BN period was under the leadership of their current Harapan chairman Mahathir.
DAP is selling the Mahathir poison as the antidote to cure Old Malaysia. But do you really expect better from a party that made a deal with the devil?