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So a 'schoolboy' ran the country for 22 years
Published:  Feb 20, 2013 12:20 AM
Updated: 3:35 AM

YOURSAY 'That was why he gambled away billions during Bank Negara's wild speculative days because he could not understand the word ‘cash'.'

Dr M admits contradiction, but denies being untruthful

your say Anonymous #19098644: Dr Mahathir Mohamad is the natural successor to Joseph Goebbels, the minster of information during the Adolf Hitler government. Goebbels believed that if you tell a lie often enough, it becomes the truth.

In his autobiography 'A Doctor in The House', Mahathir even said that he had a meeting with Singapore's second president Benjamin Sheares on a particular date. The Singapore government subsequently refuted it and said it was not possible as Sheares had died before that date.

This is typical Mahathir for you, writing fiction instead of facts. For him, if what he testified under oath is different from the facts, it is not perjury because it is due to different assumptions.

He claimed to have been Malaysian finance minister but does not know the difference between cash price, special price and contract price.

His legacy is alive today in the son of MCA chief Chua Soi Lek who is supposedly an accountant but doesn't know the difference between debit and credit.

I Miss The Real Malaysia: Cash price is when you pay your cronies. Special price is when you give super discount to your children or high price for government contracts. Contract price is what you want public to see.

No need to be accountant to know lah, diploma student already know... I wonder how he got his grades and how he became PM.

Bumiasli: When in court, one must never answer questions he does not understand. If he had wanted, Dr M could have requested the court to explain further on the terms he claimed he did not understand.

Anyway, the terms used were not something which a former PM for 20 odd years would not understand. And to top it all, he held the position of finance minister. This type of witness is not cooperating with the court.

Absalom: So being popular and winning elections overrides doing the right thing, which is saving taxpayers' money?

It stands to reason, why some politicians do everything in their power (including abuse it) to make a lot of money so they can give some away to be popular, and win elections.

Dark Knight: Become popular with whom, Mahathir? With one company or with the entire electorate?

The government would have become popular with the electorate by saving money, but Mahathir did the opposite - paying more to a company and claiming now it was done to seek popularity.

This does not make any sense at all. And how could he misuse taxpayers' money to seek electoral popularity?

Gggg: Did anyone ask Mahathir how can buying the piece of land at a higher price be good for his popularity? Was he admitting the extra money helps in elections?

NewMalaysia: What a lousy excuse, and you gladly approved the project without even getting the terms and facts correct? This is how you and BN manage the country's funds?

Again my biggest question would still be how Kuala Dimensi was able to get hold of such a big piece of land of 1,000 acres before selling it to Port Klang Free Zone (PKFZ) with a huge profit?

Unless, of course, they obtain inside information of the project. Try explaining that first.

Rightan: If RM21psf (per square foot) is cash price, then why buy at the contracted price of RM25.85psf, which already incorporated the interest and then pay an additional interest at 7.5% per annum?

No wonder our school children are so confused nowadays by the behaviour of our politicians.

FellowMalaysian: Mahathir's age has finally caught up with him. After being carefully rehearsed by Ling's lawyers and accountants, he admitted making a blunder with the land price figures.

The day before, Mahathir was so sure of his knowledge in finance and his grasp in accountancy terminologies that he even lectured in court how various figures of land prices were derived and lamented that lawyers were unable to comprehend these figures.

With the blunder which he admitted yesterday, it is indeed hard to believe that what he had mentioned in Ling's hearing so far had not been the result of an intensive course by Ling's accountants and lawyers.

Lim Chong Leong: When statements are contradictory, that means one of them is not true, which in turn means the speaker of those statements had been untruthful.

What is there to deny? It is a fact that he was untruthful in at least one of those statements. Period. No need to say what a schoolboy understand or does not.

So all these charges against his old friend Ling Liong Sik is just a ‘sandiwara' (a show), nothing more nothing less.

Sangat Teroh: That was why he gambled away billions of ringgit during Bank Negara's wild speculative days because he could not understand the word "cash".

Hang Babeuf: Those who are "truly and truthfully contradictory" are people who want "to have things both ways".

That is to say, people who do not wish to accept the responsibility of making clear choices, or people who will not accept responsibility for the choices that they have made.

Heavywater: So much lies and deceit. Ling might as well just go to jail and end his suffering, to be followed by Dr M for aiding and abetting a felony offence.

One would have to wonder what more has happened beside this case? Cash is cash, everyone knows what that means, so how come Dr M misunderstood the question. He is learned after all, is he not?

StoptheRot: A school boy had been running this country for more than two decades. No wonder we are where we are. All a mess, like tumbled toys.

JT1E80: When Dr M contradicts himself that is still truthful, because Dr M is incapable of lying. The rest of us mere mortals, especially if you oppose his views, are incapable of telling the truth.

It would seem that Dr M has an exclusive franchise on truth. It does show what sort of a deluded person Dr M really is.

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