In the US, Najib can't help but take a dig at 'dictator ex-PM'

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It seems Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak could not help but take a dig at his number one critic and predecessor Dr Mahathir Mohamad during his trip to the United States.

In his speech at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington DC yesterday, Najib cited various controversial actions taken by Mahathir when he was prime minister.

While he did not mention Mahathir by name, the reference to Mahathir's admission that he was once a "dictator" was not lost.

"Now it is true that one of the Malaysian opposition’s leaders has admitted that he was a 'dictator' when he was in power.

"When he was prime minister, hundreds of people were summarily locked up under the Internal Security Act. Newspapers, including a major national daily, were closed," Najib said...

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