Oliver S Mq: Najib is bad. Mahathir is worse. Umno is the worst
Isham Lorian: Very correct statement. Dr M is to be blamed for putting Najib up as PM. Pak Lah was much better. We can forgive Pak Lah that he’s not that astute and brilliant as a prime minister but at least, he was not as corrupt as many of his Umno colleagues.
So indeed, Najib is bad. We all know why now. Dr M is worse for inculcating a system of patronage in Umno that he is now unable to get rid of. And Umno is now filled with greedy and corrupt politicians for the party is the best vehicle to reach the top and get rich. Umno is the worst party in this part of the world.
IT Shiess: This scenario is typical of many Southeast Asian countries where modern day feudal warlords battle each other for power and wealth behind a facade of western-style parliamentary democracy.
Lee Chee Wat: Umno/BN always talk about benefits in monetary form. So 1MDB was born to feed these leeches. In Umno/BN, there is no rakyat until election time. Under Najib, it has turned out to be more obvious.
SouthNorth: Excellent article – as always!
Dr M is no boy scout with regards to fair play in the economy. Najib is cut from the same cloth but did not have wherewithal politically.
Malaysian society has been on a legitimize corruption path since the 80s under Dr M. Now it is so far along the corruption path that may be a point of no easy return. Continue reading