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From The Star 3 August 2009:
Dr M: Anwar started street demo culture
Reports by SIRA HABIBU, LOURDES CHARLES, ANDREW SAGAYAM, NELSON BENJAMIN, MARTIN CALVALHO, HAMDAN RAJA ABDULLAH, OH ING YEEN, LESTER KONG, IVAN LOH, SHAUN HO, ISABELLE LAI, ROSLINA MOHAMAD, IAN MCINTYRE, GLADYS TAY and DESIREE TRESA GASPER
KUANTAN: Street demonstrations are not part of Malaysian culture, but something that was introduced by PKR leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, said former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
He said there were other ways to uphold one’s causes.
“Holding a street demonstration is not our culture. It is a culture of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.
“He is the one who introduced street demonstration,” he told reporters here yesterday.
On the Government’s promise to review the ISA, Dr Mahathir said any amendment to the law should be tailored to the current situation.
“All laws, if need be, should be reviewed and designed according to the current situation. This is because things around us keep changing and it is not suitable if we are still using laws of the 18th century.
“It should be applicable for the present situation,” he added.
Just like Najib back in the day, Dr M apparently doesn’t know about, has forgotten, or purposely failed to mention the following:
Buuuuuuuuut if he wanted to split hairs, he could argue that the street demos that led to the formation of our nation are Malayan culture, not Malaysian!
But of course, to UMNOputras like the UMNOraja himself, street demos are totally not Malaysian culture except when UMNO is doing it:
Posters from Malaysian Politics Motivational Posters.
See also related cases of outright UMNOpocrisy at:
- Hypocrite Dr Drama Mahathir Says Bank Bailouts Wrong, Ignores His Own Past Bailouts of ‘Failed Institutions’