Wednesday, June 3, 2015


Assalaamu'alaikum and Good Day to all readers.

Ms. Jen Nie wrote to me recently asking for an interview on Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad. The others whom she had interviewed included Tan Sri Abdullah Ahmad, Dato' Din Merican, Professor Khoo Kay Kim, Tan Sri Zainuddin Maidin and Dato' Dominc Puthucheary. I am glad to be included as the next person after these more knowledgeable, colourfull and dignified personalities. The interview is meant to be for a film on Tun Dr. Mahathir during his years in political wilderness (1969-1972) in which the book "The Malay Dilemma" was written.  Jen Nie wrote:
"What we like to explore is how the narrative - from May 13, 1969 to the announcement of the NEP and everything in between markedly rewrote Malaysian history to the extent that this narrative has appeared to be almost too difficult to challenge today."
Tun Dr. Mahathir will be the leading character in this film.
In reply to Ms. Yen NIe's message of May 21, 2015 I replied:
"Thank you Yennie for your interest in interviewing me. As I was working and studying in Hamburg, West Germany, following my period of study in London, I was actually not in Malaysia when May 13th incident took place. When I contested in the General Election, as a Barisan Nasional candidate in 1974 I was not a member of UMNO, i.e. after having registered as a member on 13th October, 1963 when I was apprenticed with The Chartered Bank in Seremban. Out of 199 articles that I have posted in my blog 11 articles are related to Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamed. I suggest that you read these articles first before we meet in order that you can economize your time and I too will not have to repeat all the boring things that I have written. The following are the titles of the articles and the dates of submission into my blog."
When I mentioned this request by Ms. Yen Nie, a friend said that he was not aware that I have written so much on Tun Dr. Mahathir. I therefore suggest that you read the following articles before you see the edited film. You may want to ask questions and write your comments on the subject. Thank you.
The following are the linkages for the titles of 11 articles and the dates of submission into this blog on Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad:
  1. Menjadi Seorang Perdana Menteri - April 21, 2010:
  2. Mahathir - Dari Kaca Mata Sahabat - March 10, 2011:
  3. Tun Dr. Mahathir dalam Majlis Ramah Mesra dengan Tokoh-tokoh Aceh Nusantara - May 20, 2011:
  4. Konvokesyen UUM Pada 1hb Oktober 2011 - Oct 3, 2011:
  5. Acceptance Speech on Conferment of Professorship at Nanjing University, China - August 27, 2012:
  6. Siapa Perdana Menteri - Dec 12, 2012:
  7. Nota Pengkisahan Perdana Menteri Malaysia: April 4, 2013:
  8. The Paris Air Show - Jan 2, 2014:
  9. He Is Not That Easy To Forget - June 28, 2014:
  10. Dari Negara Pertanian ke Negara Industri - October 19, 2014:

 Thank you.