'The statement issued by former Prime Minister, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamed in Klang recently, I think, has crossed the line and is more of a liability to the 1Malaysia slogan which is being carried by the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak.
Dr Mahathir claimed that the future and privileges of the Malay community, as well as the purity of Islam will be threatened if Pakatan Rakyat remains in power in Selangor.'
'Dr Mahathir is still singing old songs; songs of racism and those that scare the Malay community, as well as to refresh ethnic clashes after the seeds of hatred on race and people of other religious affiliations which he planted among the people in his 22-year reign.'
'The Pakatan Rakyat administration has handed over Islamic religious affairs to the Selangor Islamic Religious Council (MAIS) and to the Selangor Islamic Religious Department (JAIS) without political interference.'
'We do not deny that Dr Mahathir continued the New Economic Policy (NEP) with its original mission to help the Malay community. Unfortunately, it is clear that the policy failed in its implementation because of unfair distribution of wealth and because it was not transparent.
Cronyism; enriching those with connections have become widespread and is made ‘halal’ on the basis of safeguarding the interests of the Malay community. The 30 percent target for Malay equity was not met because of abuse of power and corruption practised.
Only a handful of Malays who have contact with Umno leaders enjoy the privileges while the majority of the Malay community are left behind and remains in their old position.'
'...Through random checks, we have found hundreds of acres of land owned by Umno Selangor on the basis of Malays and Bumiputera. When this was revealed recently at the Selangor State Assembly, they arrogantly asked what was wrong with taking the people’s land because they claim that it was them who developed this state!!
Hundreds of acres of land were acquired by only paying the bare minimum premium of RM100 for every acre. Most of the land has now been developed and sold for hundreds of millions to private companies that are not owned by the Bumiputera community.
I do not mean to question the ownership of land by non-Bumiputeras but the hypocritical attitude of Umno which is so insufferable. Strangely, when selling the property to private companies at a massive profit, they do not cheer ‘Long Live Malays’!!
Why did Dr Mahathir not prevent these Umno leaders from forfeiting the land of these Malays to non-Malays? Where has the proclaimed sovereignty, dignity and self-worth of Malays gone?
We also found that during the reign of Umno in Selangor, thousands of acres of Malay Reserve Land located in the city were pulled out and turned into freehold. The land was then replaced by land in the outskirts of villages such as Panchang Bedena, Sabak Bernam and in Hulu Selangor.
Therefore Malay Reserve Land is located far from the city because to Umno, Malays should live deep in villages.'
'Dr Mahathir also is the person responsible for introducing the concept of privatisation in this country.Just like DEB, privatisation also has noble aims however the flawed execution and errant ways have become a burden to the people, but heaven to cronies and Umno leaders.
The closest example for Selangor is the privatisation of the water concessions. Although lacking in expertise and financial capability, but because he is the Treasurer of Umno Selangor, a Malay, thus the water industry concession which is worth billions of ringgit was given to him.
He finally enjoyed extreme wealth on the misery of the people who have to bear the water bill which does not correspond with the services rendered. Not one word was heard from Dr Mahathir when the people of Selangor fought to defend their water rights. Dr Mahathir pretended to live in a different world.'
'The exposure of (the late) Barry Wain in his book stating that during the administration of Dr Mahathir, Malaysia lost at least RM100 billion because of corruption and abuse of power, has still yet to be answered by him till this day.
The latest serious issue is when the investigation of the Royal Commission of Sabah Citizenship revealed Dr Mahathir’s direct involvement in selling citizenship to foreigners (who were certainly not Malay) merely to stay in power.
Without shame or regret towards the people of Malaysia, Dr Mahathir admitted to it and was even willing to drag the late Tunku Abdul Rahman into the issue.'
SECRETARY OF POLITICS
TO THE HONOURABLE CHIEF MINISTER OF SELANGOR
Letter in full: http://en.selangorku.com/?p=4170