Monday, April 21, 2008

Hardtalk BBC World - Dr. M

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“Opportunity for him, now. He was in Government before. He did not complain"

He said "Why Should I keep quiet?"
“Democracy is good when the leader is good. It was a leader of a democratic country who dropped atomic bombs”, he said.

Big Dog has the scoop here

All these came from someone not relevant anymore some say in this country but not BBC World.
For me this is far more better than "..I can't hear you, you see there's a plane flying above my head..."

More to come. Stay Tuned.
Vintage Mahathir Retorts...
By Leslie Lau
KUALA LUMPUR, April 21 — IT was pretty much the kind of answers expected of Tun Mahathir Mohamad: Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi must resign to save Umno and the Barisan Nasional government; the PM gave priority to his family over the country, he told the BBC on the international news station’s "HardTalk" programme aired today.
But in the 20 minutes or so in which he was uncharacteristically at the mercy of host Stephen Sackur, Malaysia’s former strongman showed how vulnerable he was to the rapid fire questioning of his own legacy as Prime Minister of Malaysia.
At times, he was literally squirming, and his discomfort showed through a forced smile as Sackur asked him tough questions and interrupted frequently.
“You make up these stories and take as the truth. Who are these hundreds who end up in jail,” he asked in answer to a question from Sackur about his human rights record and charges that hundreds of his political enemies had been locked up in jail.

Malaysian Insider has it here

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