You don't like it? Nah!
Like quite a few Malaysians I have been waiting anxiously to read those letters written by former prime minister Mahathir to the Israeli flers. They have finally been released. I read them. I gagged. See what your reaction is. I have cut off some slices for you to get a taste to see if you want the whole cake. EnjoySSSS!!!
This is an extract from a letter from PM Mahathir to Israeli PM, Benjamin Netanyahu in 1997. The highlights are mine.....
Within the country disparities in wealth distribution between the indigenous people and those of immigrant origins were resolved through affirmative action in which the have-nots would have a bigger share of a growing economic cake but there would be no expropriation and redistribution of what already belonged to the descendants of immigrants. Everyone has very nearly a fair share now and everyone is fairly satisfied Relations between the different races in Malaysia are good and not disruptive...
Did Mahathir actually say back in 1997 that EVERYONE back then already had a "very nearly a fair share"??? That wasn't what he told us back at home, was it? No la! Where got enough? We're far, far away from the 30% that should belong to Bumiputra. Maybe he was just trying to impress Benjamin la.
But there is more to make you, as a Malaysian, even more Too Lan!
In a letter written to Israeli PM, Ehud Barak in 1999, Dr. Mahathir said,
"The crux of the problem is that no party should revert to the old ways of taking what belongs to others on the one hand and instigating hatred and violence on the other......"
Too lan or not???!!!
You can read the Dr. M letters to the Israelis here.