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Mahathir bin Mohamad

Geburtstag: 10. Juli 1925

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Tun Mahathir bin Mohamad, kurz Mahathir oder Dr. M genannt , war zwischen 1981 und 2003 Premierminister von Malaysia.

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„We must rid ourselves of Najib as prime minister“

— Mahathir bin Mohamad
Context: We call upon all Malaysians, irrespective of race, religion, political situation, creed or parties, young and old, to join us in saving Malaysia from the government headed by Najib Razak. We must rid ourselves of Najib as prime minister. If he’s allowed to go on, the damage will be worse and worse. Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad's move to oust Prime Minister Najib Razak, quote above read from a joint statement endorsed by heavyweights from the ruling party, opposition, and top civil society groups, quoted on Channel News Asia, [http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/dr-mahathir-movement-will/2575782.html "Dr Mahathir movement will be bad for country: Malaysia Foreign Affairs Minister"], March 5, 2016.

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„The timber industry helps hundreds of thousands of poor people in Malaysia. Are they supposed to remain poor because you want to study tropical animals? Is your study more important than filling the stomachs of poor people? Are Malaysians expected to lose millions of pounds so that you can study animals? [...] I hope you will tell the adults who made use of you to learn all the facts. They should not be too arrogant and know how best to run a country…“

— Mahathir bin Mohamad
Context: It is disgraceful that you should be used by adults for the purpose of trying to shame us... The timber industry helps hundreds of thousands of poor people in Malaysia. Are they supposed to remain poor because you want to study tropical animals? Is your study more important than filling the stomachs of poor people? Are Malaysians expected to lose millions of pounds so that you can study animals? [... ] I hope you will tell the adults who made use of you to learn all the facts. They should not be too arrogant and know how best to run a country… - Letter to Darrel Abercrombie in 1987, quoted at [http://www. freemalaysiatoday. com/category/opinion/2013/04/19/a-tale-of-two-ms-mahathir-and-margaret/ Free Malaysia Today]

„What concerns me right now is that with the actions of Dr Mahathir, who is a lauded statesman and a beloved international icon, the country could become unstable, driving away foreign investors from this nation at the same time. As a former Prime Minister, he should be more understanding of what democracy is, which cannot be achieved the way Dr Mahathir is going about it now.“

— Mahathir bin Mohamad
Malaysia's Minister of Foreign Affairs Anifah Aman said in a statement on Saturday (Mar 5) that he was both surprised and disappointed with Dr Mahathir, quoted on Channel News Asia, [http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/dr-mahathir-movement-will/2575782.html "Dr Mahathir movement will be bad for country: Malaysia Foreign Affairs Minister"], March 5, 2016.

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„We need an opposition to remind us if we are making mistakes. When you are not opposed you think everything you do is right.“

— Mahathir bin Mohamad
December 2005. [http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2005/12/11/nation/12838957&sec=nation]

„I believe that the country should have a strong government but not too strong. A two-thirds majority like I enjoyed when I was prime minister is sufficient but a 90% majority is too strong.“

— Mahathir bin Mohamad
December 2005, on his successor Abdullah Ahmad Badawi's Parliamentary majority of 92%. [http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2005/12/11/nation/12838957&sec=nation]

„When one is short, one should stand on a box to get a better view. The Twin Towers is [sic] to our ego what the box is to the shorties.“

— Mahathir bin Mohamad
Clearly Islam the religion is not the cause of terrorism. Islam, as I said, is a religion of peace. However through the centuries, deviations from the true teachings of Islam take place. And so [people who call themselves] "Muslims" kill despite the injunction of their religion against killing especially of innocent people.

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„He has no close friends that I know of.“

— Mahathir bin Mohamad
Daim Zainuddin, as quoted in [https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Special:BookSources/9789834359607 <i>Malaysian Politicians Say the Darndest Things</i>, Vol I].

„I believe that if that bastard leaves, we then won't be bastardised.“

— Mahathir bin Mohamad
in reference to Prime Minister Najib Razak during [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFd_fCF5CdM a speech at Pasir Gudang] on 29 August 2015. Previously, Najib Razak had warned that Malaysian Malays would be "bastardised" were UMNO to lose power in the government, raising controversy by using a swear word (Malay "bangsat", loosely translated as "anus") in his speech.

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