Dr Mahathir pours scorn on Lee Kuan Yew’s oratory skills in documentary about him

21Nov09

Mahathir attacks Lee once again.  Temasek Review:

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamed has poured scorn on the oratory skills of Singapore’s former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew in a documentary – “Mahathir” shown on the Starhub History Channel last Sunday at 8pm. …

The elder statesman was no fan of Lee and had several heated arguments with him in the Dewan Rakyat when Singapore was part of Malaysia in the period 1963 – 65.

In the documentary, Dr Mahathir criticized Lee for his propensity to give long speeches. He claimed that Lee became flustered after he interjected his speech repeatedly with sharp questions which he could not answer.

Both parties almost come to blows with each other in a heated exchange on 25 September 1964 when Dr Mahathir (then MP for Alor Star) made the following stinging remark towards Lee in the Dewan Rakyat:

“They (Singaporean Chinese) have never known Malay rule and cannot bear the idea that the people they have so long kept under their heels should now be in a position to rule them.”

Lee Kuan Yew shot back:

“Of course there are Chinese millionaires in big cars and big houses. Is it the answer to make a few Malay millionaires with big cars and big houses? … If we delude people into believing that they are poor because there are no Malay rights or because opposition members oppose Malay rights, where are we going to end up?”

Article about the documentary at The Star.  Second part of the documentary airs this Sunday Nov 22 at 8 PM on the History Channel.

 



11 Responses to “Dr Mahathir pours scorn on Lee Kuan Yew’s oratory skills in documentary about him”

  1. 1 Kane

    Malaysia is now falling down and dropped out of the race with S’pore, Taiwan, S Korea and Hong Kong. Malaysian Society becomes Divided Society and BN government is practicing Discrimination against minorities to enrich themselves in the name of Malay’s interests. Institutionalized Racism has disintegrated Malaysia successfully during Mahathir’s rule and now Malayisan Talents are migrating while unskilled and semi-skilled people are going abroad to work for odd jobs and to over stay there. It’s imminent Malaysia will be another Myanmar in the near future. The Culprit Mahathir has initiated the rise and fall of Malaysia. Rise was over and now it’s the time for fall.

  2. Sadlly to say that Mahathir not only failed to do a good job being a great leader of MALAYS or UMNO in Penisular Malaysia, he failed completely as a most powerful & wiser of 4th Prime Minister of Malaysia who had 22 years of nicely & controlling sitting-opportunity to lead Eastern & Western Malaysia to a higher level of Malaysians Malaysia. Please always remember, Eastern Malaysia had never been a MALAYS domination STATES since British Conlony or before joining to form Malaysia together with Singapore in 1963. He simply even failed to pass a proper baton to the 5th Prime Minister of Malaysia! After WARISAN 2020 with slogan of Malaysia Boleh, now we have Malaysia1. Will we have to wait for another 10 years till 2020 & see how far Malaysia can be successful? Malays are generally nice people & surely they some forms of help & in fact their privileges are very well protected in its Parliamentary constitution. The country’s leadership are the main problems here. So do in Sabah & Sarawak once UMNO steped onto the states after local Malays Party USNO surrendered to the big brother UMNO!

  3. 3 Ward

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  5. 5 Anonymous

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  8. 8 Damon

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    Je suis jeune de quarante-cinq ans !
    je fais un stage de chef de projet applicatif . Mon naturel est plutôt
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    Je suis vieille de trente-sept piges .
    Mon métier: directrice d’hôtel ! Mes amis racontent parfois que je suis une vraie pomme.

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    Falerina à votre service
    Ce que je fais : scripte . Est-ce un défaut d’être farceuse ?

  11. VIVA MALAYSIA .



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