Disturbed and upset over Mahathir's stand

Nadia Sukiman


LETTER | I have always loved and admired our beloved Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and believe he is truly one of the greatest leaders today.

However, I am disturbed and upset over his recent stand on two issues - Zakir Naik and the teaching of Jawi in schools.

To most Malaysians, Zakir Naik is nothing but a troublemaker and someone we certainly do not need in this country.

Why do we need to protect someone who does nothing but work to incite racial tension among the people?

Till today, I am puzzled why Mahathir IS so defensive whenever it came to issues involving Zakir Naik.

Also, like most others, I do not understand why there is a need to teach khat in schools.

I am not against khat at all, but just feel it should not be made compulsory for all students but rather it should be the student's choice.

While other countries are moving forward and teaching their children subjects like coding in schools, we seem to be moving the other way.

Another thing which I believe is on the minds of many others is the actual handover date between Mahathir and Anwar Ibrahim.

I clearly remember reading about Mahathir saying he would willingly hand over power to Anwar within two years, just before the last general election.

However, today, why is he delaying the transition and not giving us a specific date?

Was Mahathir sincere when he made that pre-election statement?

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