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COMMENT | Mahathir's chop logic and poor intellect

COMMENT | It is time for the Malaysian boy to stand up and point out that “the Pharoah has no clothes!”

Dr Mahathir Mohamad makes one gaffe after another without feeling any tinge of shame or remorse. His example of the Chinese community using chopsticks to highlight their challenges in assimilating into the Malay population in the country is but the latest in a line of embarrassing bloopers that started from the first book he wrote.

Mahathir’s first book, 'The Malay Dilemma' was an instant hit among the ambitious power grabbers in Umno since it provided them with a recipe for rallying populist support along ethnic lines in their bid for power just before May 13, 1969.

It was a time-tested recipe for opportunistic politicians to use “race” as the rallying cry for political support...

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