19 Jun, 2013

Tun M: If I can be PM again...

KUALA LUMPUR: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad during a speech at the Perdana Leadership Foundation CEO Forum 2013 today had sarcastically mentioned about wanting to become Prime Minister once again.

While commenting about the shelving of Teaching and Learning of Science and Mathematics (PPSMI) as one of the reason that distanced people from enrolling in national schools, he also expressed his wish of seeing it being restored once more.

"That's why I wanted to become Prime Minister again even just for one minute," said Tun Mahathir in a cynical manner.

Meanwhile, Tun Mahathir also opined that freedom should be limited, pointing freedom in some other developed countries are not that attractive as collapsed of moral values can be seen.

"For example, too much of unlimited freedom... anybody is free to exercise his rights, but his rights may result to other's losing their rights," he said in his speech on Tuesday.

He also expressed a bit of regret for not allowing the censorship of the internet while he was in charge of the Multimedia Super Corridor years ago.

"When I was in charged of the MSC, I was asked by an American lady whether we are going to censor the internet.

"I told her no, we are going to be very free, but now I'm having second thoughts. When we have absolute freedom, we would abuse the freedom,"
said Tun Mahathir.

He said Malaysians need to be more sensible in regards of multiracial matters if they want a better Malaysia.

He added that people should tone down a bit the freedom, limit themselves and self regulate.

Tun Mahathir was commenting on the recent abuse of freedom of the Internet when certain individuals have resorted to insulting the great Prophet Muhammad through the social media tools.

Astro Awani