ALOR SETAR, May 7 (Bernama) -- The BERSIH 3.0 demonstration in Kuala Lumpur
on April 28 which was led by the opposition parties aimed to discredit the
government because they are not confident of winning the next general election.
Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said through the rally, they
accused the government of cheating in the election to reject the democratic
"....so they want to topple the government through the demonstration and Nik
Aziz (PAS spiritual leader) said it is permissible to bring down the government
in this manner (demonstration).
"They want to make Malaysia like Egypt, Tunisia which were brought down
through riots and now Syria.... when the government does not fall, (they) can
appeal to the foreign power to help and bring down, even if it means using fire
"The people must think and should not allow this thing to happen by giving a
big win to the BN (Barisan Nasional) in the next general election," he said when
delivering his speech at the Statesman''s Discourse organised by the Association
of Former BN Elected Representatives (Mubarak), here last night.
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Dr Mahathir said the opposition would continue to create problems so that
the government would look bad and dirty and thus had to be cleansed by the
He said a weak government could easily be blackmailed and must entertain all
kinds of blackmail to the extent that opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim
dared to announce that he would form the government on Sept 26, 2008 although
this did not materialise.
In this regard, Dr Mahathir urged Umno members to check this bad practice of
bringing down candidates fielded in order to ''teach'' the party president for not
On Anwar Ibrahim, Dr Mahathir said his former deputy was impatient to become
prime minister and had planned to achieve his goal since he was imprisoned.
He said a landslide victory for the BN in the next general election would
enable the rakyat to continue to enjoy progress and prosperity.
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"Malaysia''s achievement now is most amazing and far more progressive because
the British, when they colonised Malaya then, had disgraced the Malays who were
described as stupid and incapable of administering the country.
"The success was due to the deeds of the BN (previously Alliance) and now it
is still a model country to most of the Islamic nations which has led some
people to be very keen on becoming the prime minister," he said.
Also present were Mubarak national chairman, Datuk Seri Abdul Aziz Rahman,
Kedah Mubarak chairman, Datuk Abdul Rahman Ibrahim and former Umno leaders.