COMMENT Dr Mahathir Mohamad should talk straight or just shut up.
Whenever he rebuts allegations of wrongdoing during his tenure as prime minister, he appears to sound not only defensive but deceptive as well.
Now he says the government's bailout of Malaysia Airlines (MAS) in 2000, during his premiership, was "not the worst" . What does that mean? Is he saying that the bailout was all right simply because it was not the worst?