Thursday, May 22, 2008

TUN DR MAHATHIR MOHAMAD FIRES BACK AT TUN MUSA HITAM AND DATUK SHAHRIR ABD SAMAD OVER THEIR REMARKS




Everyone knows that gratitude measures the credibility of a individual. To attack your mentor for whatever reason after been obligated is just an important issue and is to be treated sensitive if unless one does not care of himself. This is what has happen to Tun Musa Hitam and Datuk Shahrir Abdul Samad after voicing their personal remarks against Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad on his exit from UMNO.

This is Tun Dr Mahathir's reply which is really fiery and embarrassing to these two important Statesmen (by courtesy of NOBODY):

Former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has shot back at two Umno veterans who criticised him and said their comments "has really tickled my heart."

He took a pot shot at his former deputy Tun Musa Hitam who had described him as 'thorn in the flesh' and chastised Datuk Shahrir Abdul Samad whom he said had forgotten how he was allowed to return to Umno after being out of the party.

"Tun Musa Hitam claimed that I was a thorn in the flesh that has now been removed. Has Tun (Musa Hitam) forgotten that he was a thorn in the flesh in Umno back in 1986-1987 when he was the deputy prime minister appointed by me?"

"He resigned as deputy prime minister and Umno deputy president because he wanted me to step down as the Prime Minister and be replaced by him. Following an appeal by Supreme Council members, he returned as Umno deputy president as he still had intentions to bring me down.

"That is why he instigated his worst enemy, Tengku Razaleigh (Hamzah), to fight against me," Dr Mahathir claimed in his blog today.

Dr Mahathir claimed that the former DPM hated him so much that he was willing to allow his political enemy to contest the party presidency although Musa Hitam, he claimed had previously appealed to him to help him win the deputy president post from Tengku Razaleigh.

"In the end, Umno fell apart and the splinter party Semangat 46 was formed, which he cleverly did not join. I then appointed him as a Minister-level messenger to United Nations.

"Tengku Razaleigh on the other hand, was out of Umno and became Tun's (Musa Hitam's) victim. Congrats Tun," Dr Mahathir said in his posting.

Dr Mahathir was commenting on a report aired on local television on May 19, following his decision to leave Umno that same day, a move that shocked many. Musa Hitam's comments had irked some Umno members while others felt it was a "personal opinion".

On Shahrir, Dr Mahathir said the Domestic trade and Consumer Affairs Minister had forgotten how he had left Umno and became an independent candidate to fight against Umno in a by-election using the key symbol.

"Who are you (Shahrir) to criticise me? If it weren't for Tun Musa's sister who as the then Johor Baru Wanita chief, who came to my house early in the morning to appeal that you be allowed to return to Umno, you would have become a thorn in Umno's flesh for a longer period.

"Although you berated me in the by-election, I agreed to let you back in," he added.

He congratulated Shahrir for becoming a minister once again but advised him to "take good care of the price of goods instead of commenting about me."

Dr Mahathir who is currently attending a conference in Tokyo, Japan, ended his posting with the phrase 'Tepuk dulang paku serpih, katakan orang awak yang lebih’. (You are accusing others when you are far worse).

The rakyat is fully aware that UMNOputras in whatever capacity will be unable to voice against Tun Dr Mahathir but if there is an inquiry on his flaws during his 22 years administration is conducted then, for sure, if its made public Tun Dr Mahathir need to worry since he has never been an 'angel' as what he is describing himself to be.

Will Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi go for it or is he a COWARD.