Itulah Mahathir Mohamad kalau sudah usang dan kehebatan sudah semakin menipis, dia terpaksa bercakap atas apa juga isu untuk menarik perhatian media PB. Mahathir samalah dengan seekor serigala tua yang sudah tidak dapat memburu, akan memakan apa saja yang terjatuh di depannya. Kalau lipas mati terjatuh didepannya dingap, kalau bangkai biawak di tohok di depannya, pun dingap. Baginya asal boleh bercakap dan boleh makan.
seorang yang sudah tua, tidak banyak kudrat dan populariti sudah
menipis, maka dia akan berbuat apa saja yang terlintas di dalam
kepadanya termasuk memberi ulasan atas perkara yang tidak dalam
bidangnya, ataupun dia faham benar apa dibicarakan. Sebab itulah
pandangan Mahathir terhadap agama ada kalanya songsang.
Memalukan apabila dia sendiri berbuat salah, tiba-tiba tumpang semangkuk dua untuk mengecam orang lain.
IN one of the good (or bad – whichever way one wants to interpret) old days, meetings of some local councils would be held in secrecy which prompted a former deputy minister to remark that they operated like kongsi gelap. Of course, the people involved knew it was true, but yet took umbrage at such comments in wanting to justify their actions or inaction on various issues such as planning, development and expenditure.
At least one council had a "pre-council" meeting where all
contentious issues including approval of building plans and development
were deliberated, argued and approved so that on the day of the meeting
proper, it was a matter of raising hands to support the various
proposals before them.
The horse-trading, we were then told, would have been carried out
with utterances of phrases like "Ini saya punya project, jangan bantah,"
(This is my project, don't object) and an equally deserved riposte like
"Okay, saya punya pun, jangan kacau." (Ok, when it comes to mine, don't
disturb). When such deals are made within the confines of four walls
and without the knowledge of the public, seldom does anyone hear any
justification or rationale for the approvals.
Therefore, it is not at all surprising that many councillors are now
making confessions and admissions that they are suffering from acute
collective amnesia, claiming to have little or no knowledge of what had
happened right under their noses. Their reaction and the nuances that
come with them would certainly require an in-depth study by medical
experts who will be able to judge if there is any relationship between
purple-coloured currency notes and memory loss
It would be certainly unfair and unjustified to claim that all of
them are suffering from this rare disorder, but judging from the remarks
made in the recent past, some of them served in the Selayang area.