Tuesday, December 12, 2017

How are the mighty fallen

MM Online - Selangor Sultan consents to Dr M, Dr Siti Hasmah’s decision to return royal awards (extracts):

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 12 ― Selangor Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah has consented to Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and his wife Tun Dr Siti Hasmah’s decision to return the awards they had previously received from the Selangor palace.

In a statement issued by the Selangor palace today, the cancellation of the awards will be gazetted according to due procedure.

“It is informed that His Royal Highness Sultan Selangor has consented to the return of medals of honours and titles by Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Tun Dr Siti Hasmah without any objection,” the short statement read.

Former prime minister Dr Mahathir['s] ... decision to return the awards came shortly after the ruler publicly expressed his dissatisfaction with Dr Mahathir over the latter’s comments about Bugis people being “pirates”.

In many ways it's quite sad to see this proud old man brought to the nadir of his life achievements (or non achievements).

His last defiant gesture, stemming from his über hubris nursed, nurtured & nourished over decades of obsequious fawning & toadying, saw him returned his high awards in caustic but sorrowful merajuk-ness, but in doing so he merely added on to the insults to HRH Sultan Selangor after the indiscrete 'bugis are pirates' faux pas.

At his peak he was the most powerful man in Malaysia, second to none where he could even silence the royals. The nation's assets, resources and direction were at his complete disposal to do as he wished, wanted and willed. He could even incarcerate and reward many and pardon a few.

Now, to achieve his sunset dreams, he is forced to ally himself with people he once detested.

"O daughters of Malaysia, weep over Mahathir, Who clothed you luxuriously in scarlet, Who put ornaments of gold on your apparel.

How are the mighty fallen in the midst of the battle! O Mahathir, thou wast slain in thine high places.

(with apologies to) - 2 Samuel 1:24-25

Investigated for alleged losses by Bank Negara to the tune of RM30.5 Billion in a scandal called the FOREX Losses, I wonder how low can he be still brought down to?

Maminco? Memali? Perwaja? MAS? and so on so forth.

Much as I have been annoyed by his abuses, bullying and arrogance, I feel sad to see a very proud old man brought to his knees, as his enemies gather around him like sharks sensing his bleeding blood and bleeding pride.

Et tu Brute, he seems to cry out, but all he receives have been sniggers from men in red. That must have surely added salt to his multiple injuries.

Some old men retire with glory, some like Mahathir seem to do otherwise.



  1. I have a feeling things will be upside down on the morning after GE14...
    Ktemoc may be nearly driven to suicide once he realises what has happened the night before...

    1. We are are delighted to invite you to our poco poco dance which will start at 11PM on the night of GE14 at Dataran Merdeka. I will be the choreographer.

  2. i first thot mahathir will die as a dictator, similar to lky, cant imagine he dare revolt against the authority n the powerful when he retire, what a glorious end. truly a malay hero, like jebat.

    1. HY... Jebat setelah ditikam oleh Tuah, Jebat masih hidup beberapa hari lagi dan terus mengamuk dan membunuh banyak rakyat Melaka yang tidak berdosa.

    2. brader, in our msia context n belief, running amok is legitimate, it is a psychotic n perhaps genetic illnesses that need treatment. moreover this part of history could be tampered by the great great great grand father of writers like utusan awang selamat, or that mt liar to suit the view of the power that be at that time, their style r too similar hence my guess have high probability of being correct. who knows wakaka?

  3. Whatever u've written, they just CAN'T compare with this;

    I returned awards because I don’t deserve them, says Dr Mahathir

    Wakakakaka... crownish cur, eat yr heart out!!!

    1. actually his heart was breaking, tearing apart as he in his last act of defiance (given he no longer has the powers to belittle the royals) and with his signature sarcastic mode, made that meaningless gesture

    2. no la, u r jealous, mahathir now become the people hero while yr hoard all turn into villain.

    3. Wakakakaka....meaningless gesture!

      Many of a dictator/politikus/title seeker WILL hold on tight to his/her titles, obtained rightfully or otherwise, till he/she is 6ft underground.

      How about another one of yr molding tea leave reading conjecture!

      U r unable to understand/appreciate the right & proper ATTITUDE of handling personal titular awards in such circumstances.

      The one WHO has heart broken & tore apart would be the one who has nothing to say except official formality as his last act of ego console!

  4. At least the old man had the pride and guts to return the awards.

  5. The man is a fighter to the last.
    Which is the why he is so dangerous to Najib.
    Ergo why Ktemoc goes all out to demonise him.

    1. Ergo why Monsterball has been going all out to demonise kaytee in every post mentioning mahathir.

      mahathir is desperate because he's running out of time to secure his dynasty and a weak 'soft' mukhriz isn't helping his dad much