There is something “rotten” in Malaysia, and those who dare to voice out their concerns are being demonised by the government for it, former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today.
He said he, too, had become a victim of false accusation simply because he had criticised the government in the past.
“Critics are being demonised by the mainstream media, by certain individuals and politicians who had lost. Critics risk their property being seized and auctioned, they may be bankrupted,” wrote Dr Mahathir on his blog, chedet.cc which was uploaded this evening.
Being a vocal critic of 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB), Dr Mahathir had met Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak to discuss his criticisms of the sovereign fund in December last year, sources had revealed.
However, the meeting appears to have had little effect on Najib or Putrajaya, and the country’s longest serving prime minister had continued his criticism.
source: Malaysian Insider