Syed Husin: We dont believe in revenge

A veteran opposition leader said today that while Dr Mahathir Mohamad should be made to pay for all his past deeds, the outgoing prime minister should be treated with "due justice and fair play".

"We do not believe in revenge," Parti Rakyat Malaysia (PRM) president Dr Syed Husin Ali (left) said in an e-mail interview with malaysiakini.

Despite having contributed much to the country in his 22 years of premiership, Mahathir has been severely criticised for serious abuse of human rights and for practising 'crony capitalism' which cost the country billions of ringgit.