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Mahathir - a moderate Muslim Machiavelli

Tom Plate  |  Published:  |  Modified:

COMMENT You could love him or hate him but ignore him you could not.

Hardly a month would go by without some new initiative launched, the grandiose master plan tabled, new policy proffered. Say what you will about Mahathir Mohamad – may it be positive or negative – Dr M was a political phenomenon.

Even back in America, on the West’s self-absorbed media radar screen, traces of Mahathir would surface from time to time. During the Silicon Valley revolution in the 90s, it caught Malaysia’s PM making the West’s money rounds, peddling his multimedia super-corridor like some software salesman...

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