Dr Mahathir Mohamad was in London to address concerned Malaysians. His talk was called Â “Malaysia in the World Today”
Place: Macmillan Hall, University of London, Senate House, London
Time: 6.15 pm, Wednesday 21 September 2016
Please note: The times are approximate.. Just play around with the timings (+/-) if you want to hear Mahathir’s response to a particular question.
00.00-Introduction by Philip Murphy, Director of the Institute, & Deputy Dean of the School
02:48- Wan Saiful of IDEAS Introduction
05:24 – Dr Mahathir main speech
21:01 – Dr Mahathir Q&A session begins
21:43 Question 1: Common interest with Anwar Ibrahim
23:04 – Q2 Vision 202 and High Income Nation
25:36. Q3. Our role to combat the situation in Malaysia
27:14 – Q4 Overview of the economy and how to attract Foreign Investment
30:14 – Q5 Foreign Relations with Asean, US and China
32:57 – Q6 Are you an untouchable?
34:09 – Q7 Would you have done anything differently?
37:19 – Q8 Mahathir’s Track Record and how he planted the seeds of the problem today
43:03 – Q9 Did you resign too soon?
44:15 – Q10 How do you see the Islamic world and the OIC?
46:26 – Q11 Government using religious hardliners to justify their actions
48:42 – Q12. Are you impressed by Rosmah’s diamonds?
50:04 – Q13. ??? (If you can decipher what was said, I would be grateful for the information)
52:05 – Q14. Vision 2020 and Education
54:32 – Q15. Vision of reform and separating the portfolios of Finance Minister and the PM
58:23 – Q16 Is the Opposition ready to govern. What happens if they fail to win? (includes Mahathir’s comment on the 2PMs he chose)
01:01:16 Q17. Do people accept corruption?
01:05:27. Q18. How did Malaysia help the Commonwealth, and vice-versa?
01:07:44 – Q19. Role of Civil Societies & Will Bersatu evolve into a party which is multiracial and multi religious in outlook?
01:11;58 – Q20 Where do I join Bersatu? What privileges will I get?
01:17:21 – Q21. Race based parties & Shifting to a Community-Centri type of governance
01:19:36. Q&A session ends
02:19:46 – Closing remarks and expression of thanks from the Deputy Dean.
Pretty much disappointing show by Mahatir. He proposes a strong opposition on one hand and holds the position of Advisor/Chairman for a race based party in a nation struggling to redefine its multi racial/religious/cultural dynamics that was put in place by its founding fathers.
He brought about change in the current ruling party in which he led (astry?) For more than 22 years. His leadership traits then was from chauvanistic to dictatorial to manipulative out of which grew the current status quo we are in now.
May God help our beautiful nation which is currently in a dellima created by this man.
He has still got in him the right spirit. Keep it up Tun