In the light of Mahathir’s claim that he doesn’t deserve to be labelled a dictator, Martin Jalleh recalls an ‘academic exercise’ by a certain Rais Yatim.

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21 Aug 2012 3.44pm

RAIS is a classic man.. called DR M a dictator when he is in semangat 46 but kiss his hand when he is back in umno—a typical hypocrite

16 Aug 2012 12.13am

The ‘transzformation’ of one Rais Yatim from schorlarly academic to a complete idiot makes an interesting case study of the corrosive effect of entrenched corruption (in the system) on the intellect. It really explains all the failed government sponsored projects in the past and the doomed to fail projects to come. Total change is the only solution and ABU is the way!

15 Aug 2012 10.59am

Who will ever admit he is one when accused of?
By the account of Rais Yatim,it is aptly described so.
To me,a leader who abused his executive power by taking advantage of the majority rule and caused subsequent damages and sufferings for the citizen of the country and never apologised for the blunders,is considered a dicator.

najib manaukau
15 Aug 2012 9.18am

It is normal for a dictator to deny that he is one… he will swear on the bible, Koran, or on his father’s grave or even tell blatant lies just to escape the punishment. …the shenanigan Mahathir, he too is denying … that he is … a dictator. Typical of a guilt person he even has the audacity to ask for proof that he is one. By so doing he is (apparently) just telling the world that he is a true dictator. Over the last few years since his ‘retirement’ it has been proven he is, not once but countless number of times that he is a … dictator. A simple question is has he ever been denied to have any of his wish and desire during his tenure as P.M? Like a true dictator he put a whole team of the opposition members just for telling the truth. (His administration) would … bail his son out of trouble … …he knows dam well how easy he could get away from a bunch of stupid, ignorant and desperate idiots who has no one else to turn… Read more »