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COMMENT | Doctor, please pack your medical kit and go

COMMENT | Dr Mahathir Mohamad is so obsessed with power that retirement is not in his vocabulary. He still entertains the wistful hope that he can come back and become prime minister for the third time.

He thinks the people do not have enough of him and would ardently love to see his face yet again. The old doctor is living in a make-believe world where he sees himself still enthroned and calling all the shots.

Mahathir is deluding himself. Does he really think that the country wants him back so badly? No, sir. He has had his day in office.

He had tasted power for more than 20 years. He ruled the country like there was no end. The world was his oyster.

Shockingly, he did return to office way past the age 90, on a tide of a historic election. The second Mahathir era was about to...

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