Anifah: WSJ gave Anwar platform to do more lies

Foreign Minister Dato’ Seri Anifah Aman written a very strong open letter meant for the world to understand more lies by sodomy convict Anwar Ibrahim for the latter’s letter published in WSJ very recently.

By the Minister of Foreign Affairs‎

26 July 2015

The Wall Street Journal takes aim at Malaysia, but once again displays a woeful lack of knowledge and understanding of our country and its history.

Malaysia has been a democracy since independence in 1957. Elections are fiercely contested, and the opposition won five out of the country’s 13 states in 2008. Political discourse is vibrant and noisy. The “voices of dissent” that the opposition’s former leader, Anwar Ibrahim, claims not to be able to hear are dominant in Malaysia’s online news media, which has far more readers here than the print press. If anyone doubts Malaysians’ “fundamental liberties”, they can easily see for themselves how free anyone is to criticise the government on these news sites.

Anwar mentions the recent Prevention of Terrorism Act as “encroaching” on those liberties. But he fails to mention that it explicitly states that “No person shall be arrested and detained solely for his political belief or political activity”. POTA in fact further secures the liberties of Malaysians: both their freedom to speak out, and their freedom from extremists who pose a real threat to the country. Anwar may not take this threat seriously, but the Malaysian government does.

The WSJ gives Anwar the platform to raise false and politically motivated allegations of corruption against our Prime Minister. Perhaps it might have been relevant for the WSJ to mention that anwar himself was convicted of corruption in 1999. The verdict was not overturned.

He is currently in jail after a legal process that lasted years. He was first acquitted, then convicted, allowed to appeal, and only when that failed did he go to prison. If he truly believed in his innocence, he could have submitted his own DNA to the court. If the charge had been “trumped up”, as the WSJ falsely says, that would have proven it. But he did not – hardly the action of an innocent man.

Far from “sowing communal and religious animosity”, the government of Prime Minister Najib Razak early on launched the 1Malaysia policy. This is the greatest attempt in Malaysia’s history to forge a national identity that includes all races and religions, and the Prime Minister regularly attends the festivals of non-Muslims, going to churches and temples to share the celebrations of fellow Malaysians. Anwar and the opposition, however, never supported 1Malaysia. Why not? Was it because Anwar himself had a well-documented history of rabble-rousing and extremism, as well as of spouting anti-Semitic remarks – as the WSJ well knows but again fails to mention.

The suggestion that Malaysia is in danger of becoming a “failed state” would be laughable – if it were not for the fact that some people take Anwar seriously and will believe what he says, no matter how wild or imaginary.

Here is what some other people have said about Malaysia recently:
·         Bloomberg rated Malaysia as the world’s 5th most promising emerging market in 2015.
·         The IMF’s latest report on our country was titled: “Favorable Prospects for Malaysia’s Diversified Economy”
·         A Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations wrote: “Malaysian political discourse is becoming far more open than it was even a decade ago.”
·         And the ratings agency Fitch recently upgraded the outlook for Malaysia.

This is the truth about Malaysia today. It is a pity that the WSJ has fallen for desperate, unfounded allegations by a politician and presented them as facts – thereby taking sides in internal Malaysian politics.



Biasness of WSJ providing an avenue for Anwar Ibrahim to continue his lies as part of the effort to demonise Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak for the global readership especially those in corporate, commerce and capital and debt markets is very glaring.

Inadvertently, WSJ is which part of a New Con Jew Rupert Murdoch’s powerful media empire is perpetuating the lies that the Opposition have the tendency to do for their strategic plan to get into power.

This very much proven the fact that the Neo Con Jews’ agenda to help the blue-eyed boy former Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim is still very much alive and strong.

Despite being incarcerated for a hedious sexual crime is exhaustively unforgivable, the New Con Jews still provide him the avenues to project his views about the sinister agenda to topple Prime Minister Najib.

Published in: on July 26, 2015 at 19:00  Comments (8)  

Selamat Hari Raya Aidil Fitri

Kartu-Ucapan-Selamat-Hari-Raya-idul-Fitri-1436-H-2015We here at BigDogDotCom would like to wish everyone, especially our readers and visitors,

Selamat Hari Raya Aidil Fitri

Maaf, Zahir dan Batin

We would also like to remind all those who are travelling and/on the road during this Hari Raya long break to be careful and drive safely. There many idiots on the road and please don’t be part of their statistics.

Published in: on July 16, 2015 at 20:30  Comments (1)  

Mourning for Kinabalu


We, Malaysians, stand together and mourn for the 18 lives lost for the Kinabalu Earthquake Tragedy last Friday.

May their soul rest in peace.

Our prayers are also for all those brave men and women on duty and volunteer to bring back home those who are injured and trapped and recovery of the remains of those who perished.

Published in: on June 7, 2015 at 23:54  Comments (3)  

An aggrieved nation in mourning


The guests and staff of mTouche Technology Bhd. social do penned their signatures on the condolences banner dated 15 August 2014, to demonstrate their grief to the family members and friends of the 298 victims of MH17 tragedy.

Malaysia Airlines B777-200ER 9M-MRD on a near-full scheduled flight from Amsterdam Schipol to KLIA was shot down on levelled altitude of 33,000 ft in East Ukraine at the late afternoon of 17 July 2014.

43 Malaysians were amongst the victims.

This morning, a special Malaysia Airlines B747-400 flight onboard 9M-MPS designated as MH 6129 should arrive shortly from Amsterdam, carrying the remains of 20 of them. Amongst those who are present in to receive them besides their family are His Majesty Seri Paduka Baginda Yang DiPertuan Agong XIV, Raja Permaisuri Agong, Prime Minister and his Cabinet.

There on from Kompleks Bunga Raya KLIA, the casket bearing the remains would then depart by C130H and EC735 transporters provided by RMAF and hearse by the Army to the respective final destinations.

The Federal Government declared today as a national mourning day and a nationwide one minute silence would be observed at 0945hrs as a mark of grief for the shocking tragedy.

May they rest in eternal peace.

Published in: on August 22, 2014 at 09:45  Comments (1)  

Its that pre-Ramadan time to ‘Help Preserve Life’, again


Yes. Its that time again. Former MRSM Students Alumni (ANSARA) is holding the annual blood donation campaign in all AEON Jusco Mall all over the nation, with co-operation with the National Blood Bank.

ANSARA has been organising this campaign annually since 2007. So far, over 48,000 pints have been collected from members of the public and stocked in National Blood Bank.

The campaign had always been pre-Ramadan, to alleviate the pressure of more demand for fresh blood when Ramadan season begins and towards the end, when Malaysians travel for the long Hari Raya Aidil Fitri holidays.

Come and make a difference. Come and help preserve a life.

Published in: on June 21, 2014 at 10:00  Comments (1)  

TV3 strikes back

DAP-Puppet-Menteri-Besar Ir Nizar Jamaluddin's notorious tweets

DAP-Puppet-Menteri-Besar Ir Nizar Jamaluddin’s notorious tweets upon the story about HRH Sultan Johor won the bid of the open tender for registration no. ‘WWW 1’ by JPJ, for RM520,000

The failure of Court of Appeal Judge Mohamad Ariff Mohd. Yusof to recuse himself from hearing appeal by DAP-Puppet-Menteri-Besar Ir Nizar Jamaluddin on the defamation suit against TV3 which had been decided for the latter by Kuala High Court, saw the most popular TV station striking back on the integrity of the judge.

A motion was filed to impugn the Court of Appeal decision on 25 Feb 2014 where Justice Ariff presided a three man bench to overturn the dismissal of Ir Nizar’s RM50 million suit against TV3 for defaming him in reporting the former’s tweets on HRH Sultan Johor’s bid to acquire the registration no ‘WWW 1’.

The motion by TV3 lawyers:

CIVIL APPEAL NO: W-02(NCVC)(W)-1152-05/2013



(Company No : 106645-T)

(Sued as the publisher of Buletin Utama (TV3)
of 30.5.12) ​ … RESPONDENTS

(In the Matter of the High Court Of Malaya At Kuala Lumpur
In the Federal Territory
(Civil Division)
Civil Suit No. 23NCVC-84-07/2012


Dato’ Seri Mohammad Nizar Bin Jamaluddin​ … Plaintiff

1. Sistem Televisyen Malaysia Berhad
(Company No : 106645-T)

2. Rohani Ngah
(Sued As The Publisher Of Buletin Utama (Tv3)
Of 30.5.12) ​ … Defendants

decided by the Honourable Justice Datin Yeoh Wee Siam in the High Court of Malaya at Kuala Lumpur on 12th April 2013)


TAKE NOTICE that on the 6th day of March 2014 at 10 am, or as soon thereafter as he can be heard, Counsel for the abovenamed Respondents will move this Honourable Court pursuant to its inherent jurisdiction for the following Orders, namely that:

1. The Decision of the Court of Appeal given on 25.2.2014 allowing the Appellant’s appeal and setting aside the whole of the Decision of the Kuala Lumpur High Court dated 12.4.2013 and ordering that the action be remitted to the High Court for assessment of damages in favour of the Appellant, be set aside and/or discharged and/or reviewed.

2. The appeal herein be referred to a freshly constituted panel of this Honourable Court for a re-hearing and determination.

3. The costs of the application be provided for or be costs in the cause.

4. This Honourable Court makes such further or other Order or direction as it deems fit and/or necessary.

The grounds of this application are as follows:-

a. On 30.5.2012, the 1st Respondent aired over its Buletin Utama programme, a report concerning the tweet message sent by the Appellant containing his views on the bid made by the Sultan of Johor for the vehicle registration No. WWW 1.

b. The Appellant claimed that Buletin Utama report defamed him. He therefore instituted an action in libel against the Respondents by a Writ filed on 13.7.2012 in Kuala Lumpur High Court Civil Suit No. 23NCVC-84-07/2012 (the High Court Suit).

c. The High Court Suit came on for Trial before the Honourable Justice Datin Yeoh Wee Siam over two days in January 2013.

d. On 12.4.2013, Her Ladyship delivered her Decision dismissing the Appellant’s claim with no Order as to costs.

e. The Appellant, being dissatisfied with the High Court Decision, filed the present Appeal in Civil Appeal No. W-02(NCVC)(W)-1152-05/2013 in this Honourable Court on 9.5.2013.

f. The Appeal was heard on 28.10.2013 by a panel led by the Honourable Judge of Appeal, Justice Mohamad Ariff Bin Mohd Yusuf, and consisting of the Honourable Judges of Appeal, Justice Abang Iskandar bin Abang Hashim and Justice David Wong Dak Wah (the 1st Coram).

g. At the Hearing, the 1st Coram heard full submissions by counsel for both parties after which, the Appeal was adjourned for Decision.

h. On 25.2.2014, the Appeal was called up for Decision. The 1st Coram thereupon delivered its Decision allowing the Appeal and ordering that the Decision of the High Court be set aside and the matter be remitted to the High Court for damages to be assessed in favour of the Appellant.

i. By this application, the Respondents move this Honourable Court for an Order to set aside or discharge or otherwise review the Decision of the 1st Coram on the ground of apparent bias.

j. To start with, this Honourable Court has residual powers and jurisdiction to review, set aside or discharge its own previous Decision where the Applicants can establish that they have suffered procedural injustice. Where there is a real danger or perception of bias on the part of the coram impugning the Judgment, this amounts to procedural injustice.

The Appellant’s Background

k. The Appellant is a well known political personality in Malaysia. He is an elected representative of the Perak state legislature. He is also one of the leaders of the opposition coalition party, Pakatan Rakyat (PR) of which, Parti Islam Semalaysia (PAS) is a key component.

l. The Appellant leads the PAS in Perak.

m. As the leading member of PAS in Perak and a prominent opposition party personality, the Appellant stood as a candidate on the PAS ticket in the last 3 general elections, namely in 2004, 2008 and 2013.

n. After the General Elections of 2008, the Appellant, as the leader of the opposition coalition group, became the Chief Minister of Perak. He however lost this position after 3 opposition members defected. A member of the Barisan Nasional (BN) party assumed the position of the Chief Minister. The Appellant challenged the appointment of the BN member as the Chief Minister, but did not succeed.

o. The Appellant however remained a prominent member of PAS. He stood in the 2013 General Elections on the PAS ticket.

Honourable Justice Mohamad Ariff Bin Mohd Yusuf

p. The 1st Coram which heard the Appeal was chaired by the Honourable Justice Mohamad Ariff Bin Mohd Yusuf.

q. Justice Mohamad Ariff was an active member of PAS. The level of his involvement as an active member of PAS included standing as a candidate on the PAS ticket in the 2004 General Elections. As stated above, in that same General Elections, the Appellant also stood as a candidate on the PAS ticket.

r. Justice Mohamad Ariff did not win in the 2004 General Elections but His Lordship continued to be involved in PAS as an active member.

s. His Lordship was even an elected committee member of the PAS’s liaison for Selangor for the 2007 to 2009 session.

t. Amongst His Lordship’s further involvement with PAS was acting as their legal advisor and counsel in several election petitions.

Relationship with the Appellant

u. His Lordship and the Appellant had been active members of PAS. They both contested on the PAS ticket in the 2004 General Elections.

v. As fellow active members of PAS contesting in the General Elections, it is reasonable to any objective observer to conclude that they share a close relationship founded on their common political aspirations.

w. In particular, in the 2004 General Elections, His Lordship and the Appellant would have campaigned substantively to further the interests of their political party. In short, they were comrades-in-arms.

x. Having regard to their respective positions as fellow active members of PAS, it would be reasonable for any objective and fair minded member of the public to conclude that His Lordship even shared a personal relationship with the Appellant. It is also reasonable to conclude that in view of their shared political ideology and aspirations, this relationship would have been deep-seated, not just casual.

Prior Recusal

y. After His Lordship’s elevation to his former position as a Judicial Commissioner of the High Court, amongst the cases assigned to him was the matter involving the application for Judicial Review filed by the Appellant sometime in February 2009 for, inter alia, a Declaration that he was the legitimate Chief Minister of the state of Perak.

z. When the matter came up for Hearing, His Lordship offered to recuse himself from the matter. His Lordship did so on the grounds that he had been a legal advisor and counsel for PAS and had been involved in PAS’s legal matters from time to time.

{. As such, His Lordship held the view that his recusal was essential to preserve justice and integrity of the institution.

|. It was therefore only less than 5 years ago that His Lordship considered it proper and essential to offer to recuse himself in a matter involving his former comrade-in-arms and political ally.

}. Indeed, by any objective standard, that was a proper position that His Lordship took to preserve the integrity of the justice system, to maintain procedural justice and to maintain public confidence in the institution and the judiciary in particular.

~. The present case involved the same Plaintiff (Appellant). In the short period of less than 5 years, His Lordship’s relationship and affiliation with the Appellant would not have significantly diluted.

. It is notable that there is also a political element in the present case which the Appellant himself raised both in the High Court and in this Appeal. This political element is in the form of his assertion that the 1st Respondent is and has always been a media tool used by the ruling party to unfairly criticise and run down the opposition parties while enhancing the position of the ruling party. The 1st Respondent denied and denies this assertion but for the purpose of this application, it is clear that from this perspective, introduced by the Appellant himself, there is an element of fundamental conflict between the opposition party and the ruling party.

€. In the premises, if His Lordship had rightly recused himself in the judicial review application filed by the Appellant to challenge the appointment of the BN member as the Chief Minister of Perak, His Lordship should also have taken the same position in the present case.

Perception of Bias/Apparent Bias

. It is the Respondents’ case that the undisputed facts of His Lordship’s substantive and active involvement in PAS up to as recently as 2008, any reasonable, objective and fair minded member of the public would form a perception of bias on His Lordship’s part in sitting in Judgment in the present case.

‚. The perception of bias would be even more compelling given that the dispute in the present case involves a political element and issues of politics.

ƒ. Against this background, there is a real danger of bias on the part of the 1st Coram in adjudicating this Appeal.

„. The fundamental principle that justice must not only be done but must be seen to be done, must be applied in substance and form. The impartiality of the judiciary is a pillar and bulwark of the judicial system. The very fabric of the legal system is anchored on this principle. This also forms the foundation for the administration of the rule of law.

…. To preserve the integrity of the system and to maintain the confidence of the public in the administration of justice, there should be no perception of bias or any real danger of bias.

†. Having regard to the factual background as set out above, the perception of bias or a real danger of bias clearly exists in the present case.

‡. His Lordship, with the greatest of respect, should have offered to recuse himself from this case or at least declared his position, just as His Lordship did in the previous case involving the same Plaintiff (Appellant).

Respondents’ Counsel had no Knowledge of Justice Mohamad Ariff Bin Mohd Yusuf’s Connection to PAS and the Appellant

ˆ. The Appeal was fixed for Hearing on 28.10.2013. The Respondents’ counsel became aware of the constitution of the 1st Coram only in the morning of the Hearing, as in all cases in the Court of Appeal.

‰. The Respondents’ counsel had no knowledge of His Lordship’s prior involvement and connection with PAS.

Š. As such, the Respondents could not have raised any objection on the issue of the constitution of the 1st Coram at that time.

‹. The Respondents’ counsel proceeded in the usual way to argue the Appeal.

Œ. After the Hearing, when the matter was adjourned for Decision, the issue of the composition of the 1st Coram was never drawn to the Respondents’ attention

. It was only the day after the Decision was delivered by the 1st Coram that the issue was highlighted.

Coram Failure

Ž. By law, the Court of Appeal shall consist of at least 3 Judges of Appeal. If this legal requirement is not met, there will be no coram recognized in law.

. Where one member of the coram should have been disqualified on the ground that his inclusion in the coram gives rise to a real danger of bias, this member cannot in law be considered to be a legitimate member of the panel. Since only 2 Judges of Appeal remain, there will be no coram recognized in law. As such, there would be a coram failure in this situation.

. In the present case, the Honourable Justice Mohamad Ariff Bin Mohd Yusuf, with respect, ought not to have been included in the 1st Coram for the reason that his inclusion gave rise to a real danger of bias for the reasons set out above.

‘. The Honourable Justice Mohamad Ariff Bin Mohd Yusuf should have been disqualified to sit in Judgment of this Appeal.

’. In the premises, there was no legal coram recognized in law, resulting in a coram failure. For this further reason, the Decision delivered by a coram which has failed in law cannot stand. It should therefore be set aside.

“. It is fundamentally important that in the proper administration of justice, there should be no departure from the standard of even-handed justice which the law requires from the Bench. The integrity of the legal system is founded on the key principle that every single adjudication must be predicated by an independent mind, without any inclination or bias towards one side or other in any dispute. There should not even be a perception of a bias.

”. The objective facts establishing the prior involvement and relationship of the Honourable Justice Mohamad Ariff Bin Mohd Yusuf plainly and unmistakably give rise to a real danger or perception of bias on His Lordship’s part in sitting in Judgment of this Appeal.

•. This has fundamentally tainted the Judgment such that it should not be allowed to stand. In any event, there was no legal coram capable of passing Judgment.

Further grounds of this application appear in the affidavit of DATUK MOHD ASHRAF BIN ABDULLAH filed herewith.

Dated this ​day of​, 2014.



​The Appellant and/or his solicitors
Messrs Awi & Co
Advocates & Solicitors
No. 28A, Hala Taman Meru II
Pusat Komersial Meru 2B
30020 Ipoh
(Ref: AFA/MFA/Bm/1868)
This Notice of Motion is filed by Messrs T H Liew & Partners, solicitors for the Respondents abovenamed and whose address for service is at Level 3 Block B, Plaza Damansara, No. 45 Medan Setia 1, Bukit Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur.

Tel​:​03 – 2089 5000
Fax​:​03 – 2089 5001
Ref​: ​LTH/STMB-TV3/01649-12



TV3 reported on the notorious twitters messages which DAP-Puppet-Menteri Besar Ir Nizar Jamaluddin sent to demean HRH Sultan Johor for the latter’s private bid of RM520,ooo for the registration number ‘WWW 1’ in the public tender by JPJ. Ir Nizar used these reports to sue TV3 for defaming him.

HRH Tuanku Sultan Ibrahim Ismail Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar Al Mutawakkil Allallah mentioned about DAP-Puppet-Menteri-Besar Ir Nizar’s outrageous tweets about the bid for the ‘WWW 1’ in his titah during the opening of the Johor State Assembly on 14 June 2012.

Kuala Lumpur High Court dismissed Ir Nizar’s suit on 12 April 2013.

It is believed that Justice Ariff is politically inclined towards PAS. He was PAS candidate for DUN Kota Damansara in 11th General Election April 2004 but saw defeat to UMNO candidate Dato’ Mokhtar Dahlan.

Justice Dato' Mohamad Ariff Mohd. Yusoff

Justice Dato’ Mohamad Ariff Mohd. Yusoff

When DAP-Puppet-Menteri-Besar Ir Nizar Jamaluddin took 10th Menteri Besar of Perak Dato Dr Zambry A Kadir to Court after HRH Paduka Seri Sultan Perak dismissed the former as MB Perak and instead offered the latter and ADUNs Barisan Nasional for form the Perak State Govt in February 2009, Justice Ariff recused himself from hearing the case.

Managing Editor of TV3 Dato’ Ashraf Abdullah submitted an affitdavit when TV3 filed the motion to impugn the Court of Appeal decision on 25 Feb 2014.

CIVIL APPEAL NO: W-02(NCVC)(W)-1152-05/2013




(Company No : 106645-T)

(Sued as the publisher of Buletin Utama (TV3)
of 30.5.12) ​ … RESPONDENTS

(In the Matter of the High Court Of Malaya At Kuala Lumpur
In the Federal Territory
(Civil Division)
Civil Suit No. 23NCVC-84-07/2012


Dato’ Seri Mohammad Nizar Bin Jamaluddin​ … Plaintiff

1. Sistem Televisyen Malaysia Berhad
(Company No : 106645-T)

2. Rohani Ngah
(Sued As The Publisher Of Buletin Utama (Tv3)
Of 30.5.12) ​ … Defendants

decided by the Honourable Justice Datin Yeoh Wee Siam in the High Court of Malaya at Kuala Lumpur on 12th April 2013)


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Takziah for Suraya Yaacob

Syed Alfandi, on his way for a journey of eternity

Syed Alfandi, on his way for a journey of eternity

Syed Alfandi Syed Mansor Al Barakbah, 46, an-MRSM Kulim Alumnus (80-84) was called back to be with Allah. S.W.T. in Alor Setar, this afternoon.

He is the husband of ADUN Sg Tiang Dato’ Suraya Yaacob, an MRSM Seremban Alumnus  (85-87). Suraya also is Kedah State Government Exco in charge of women and family affairs, welfare, agriculture and agro-based industry and entrepreneur development.

Solemnly, here at BigDogDotCom we wish our deepest condolences for the passing of Syed Alfandi. May Allah S.W.T. bless his soul and place him amongst the anbias.

May Suraya and family be strong in these most trying moments.

Published in: on February 18, 2014 at 14:30  Comments (4)  

Glad Tidings

Merry Christmas to all the readers of BigDogDotCom of the Christianity faith.

Published in: on December 24, 2013 at 22:51  Comments (1)  

Dr Mahathir attending Mandela’s wake

Fourth Prime Minister Dato’ Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad introducing then President of African National Congress Nelson Mandela, at Stadium Negara

Fourth Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad would arrive in Johannesburg on 11 December 2013, to pay respect to father of democracy in South Africa and First Post-Apartheid President of Republic of South Africa Nelson Mandela.

Tun Dr. Mahathir is also Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak’s personal envoy in the funeral of the Madiba.

President Nelson Mandela, in the Prime Minister’s Office of the Old Prime Minister’s Department in Jalan Dato’ Onn

Mandela is the leader Tun Dr. Mahathir regarded most, for his selfless work to unite South Africa together, heal the divide and wounds of Apartheid and for the first time, introduce a democratic system in the most modern nation in continent Africa.

06 December 2013| last updated at 02:36PM

Death of Mandela: Mandela a leader I admire most: Dr M

KUALA LUMPUR: The late Nelson Mandela was truly a great leader with incredible fortitude and unflinching dedication to the cause of social justice, said Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

The former prime minister said the news of Mandela’s passing was received with great sadness and a deep sense of loss.

“His passing is a great personal loss to me and to all African people,” he said in a statement, here, today.

He said Mandela was not only a dear friend to him but also a leader that he admired the most.

“Whenever I am asked who I admire most among the leaders I have met, I have no hesitation in naming Nelson Mandela,” he said.

Dr Mahathir said Mandela was also a forgiving man, adding that he bore no animosity towards those who had imprisoned him, and all he cared about was reconciliation and the sharing of his country’s wealth and opportunities between blacks and whites.

“Few in the world have exhibited this kind of magnanimity,” Dr Mahathir added.

Mandela, 95, died at his home in Johannesburg on Thursday night after battling a prolonged lung infection. — BERNAMA

Read more: Death of Mandela: Mandela a leader I admire most: Dr M – Latest – New Straits Times


Mandela is the first winner of the Mahathir Global Peace Award.

Mandela receiving the First Dr Mahathir Global Peace Award, in the presence of Prime Minister Najib

Former South African President Nelson Mandela receiving the First Mahathir Global Peace Award from Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (seen here handing the award to visiting South African President Jacob Zuma), in the presence of Prime Minister Najib (The Mole pix)

Tun Dr. Mahathir would bid his farewell to his dear personal friend, when the remains of President Nelson Mandela is lying in state at the Union Building in Pretoria, between 11 to 13 December. Mandela would be rest in his home village Qunu, on Sunday.

Published in: on December 10, 2013 at 19:00  Comments (8)  

Celebrating the festival of lights


Happy Deepavali all. Please be careful during this extra-long weekend/Deepavali/Awal Muharam holiday.

Published in: on November 1, 2013 at 23:00  Comments (4)  

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