Tun Dr Mahathir, our ex-PM for 22 years (1981-1993), seems to exhibit behaviour of a megalomaniac or a pathological egotist. Other definitions of a megalomaniac include:
1. A psychopathological condition characterized by delusional fantasies of wealth, power, or omnipotence.
2. An obsession with grandiose or extravagant things or actions.
I am refering to this Malaysiakini report :
Detain me, drag me to court, Mahathir dares DAP
and especially this part of his reported statement:
'Mahathir also alleged that PAS spiritual adviser and Kelantan Menteri Besar Abdul Nik Aziz Nik Mat was a hypocrite since he had performed the Friday prayers at the Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin Mosque in Putrajaya, to garner votes.
"Earlier PAS had said they would auction off Putrajaya but now they (PAS) are not interested in auctioning off Putrajaya but more interested in conquering the administrative capital of the country... why not build an administrative centre like Putrajaya in Kelantan?" he asked.'
Earlier, he had also told off PAS candidate for Putrajaya, Husam Musa, for contesting there, as if Putrajaya is his. Surely, it is up to the voters to decide.
Besides having delusion of grandeur, Tun has the mindset that what he built belongs to him. If you questioned or criticised, then you should not use the buildings. He said that before, when referring to PM's official residence in Putrajaya, which was built at much inflated costs, hinting PR leaders should not use it because they were against it. It is unbelievable that a PM who had used so much public funds to build anything at unreasonably high costs could be so selfish. It was ironic that he did not get to use it for long. Anwar has hinted that he does not mind using his present home!
With the benefit of hindsight and more information as a result of the internet, I can safely say that past Petronas earnings which were unaccounted for can be found in the once tallest building in the world - Petronas Twin Towers (his crony, Ananda K made a pile for himself from the sale of land alone); and the ostentatious new capital of Malaysia, Putrajaya (to impress tourists); to name just two.
Tun was also mainly responsible for the illegal outflow of funds out of Malaysia which were mainly slush funds of corrupt ministers and other well-connected people. He ensured those who lived beyond their means were not investigated as routine like before, and OSA ensured much of the hanky panky were kept under wraps. The pliant enforcers would ensure that the messengers get into trouble instead of the culprits!
Many believe Tun's active role in campaigning for Umno, and even Perkasa this GE13 is because of his morbid fear of Anwar becoming PM. Again, we have witnessed his relentless persecution of Anwar, which was continued by his protege, Najib (at his behest presumably), and never ever would he say anything good of Anwar to this day, let alone an apology.
Husam hits back at Dr M, "Then you need to go back to Kedah!"
Apr 29: Responding to UMNO strongman Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s attack telling him to go back to Kelantan instead of contesting in Putrajaya, PAS candidate Husam Musa said by the same logic the former should also stay put in Kedah.
“I come here not as a Kelantanese, but as a Malaysian,” Husam, who has been attracting rare support in Putrajaya, told a press conference yesterday.
“If I have to go back Kelantan, he needs to return to Kedah, (BN chairman) Najib (Razak) needs to go back Pahang. All should return to their hometowns, so no one will be left to contest here,” he added.
Husam pointed out that BN candidate for Putrajaya parliament seat Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor was also not a local candidate.
“He feels he is local, but he is not. He is from Melaka, his house in Jalan Duta, and he has a house here. If I win tomorrow, I will rent a house here no problem,” he quipped.
UMNO's confidence in retaining Putrajaya appears to have taken a dip following indicators of an 'upset' favouring Husam.
The development prompted BN to rope in Mahathir in the campaign for Putrajay seat.
The 87-year old had belittled Husam for contesting in Putrajaya, and went on to slam his former deputy Anwar Ibrahim with sexual innuendos.