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"mahato muhammad" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

14:55 min | 2 years ago

"mahato muhammad" Discussed on KQED Radio

"I've never been any formal apologies to him. You haven't you. Don't regret what happened to him. Well every day he has to Yale. But his children and their blame boys daily because he was decided by the cords was an dot Dan by me. But do you feel sorry for him that he went through what he did? I feel sorry for people who have who have. I mean done something and been sentenced to jail by the better call. It's interesting because this is exact quote, he said because he's reassured his supporters of your transformation because a lot of people were upset about what happened to NYU Brahim when you were prime minister, he says Mattia has proven his tenacity accepted pass. Limitations apologized and sacrifice his time and energy to raise the dignity of the people and the country you put one these Anwar Ibrahim's wife as your deputy, prime minister. So is all this not true that you didn't apologize. You didn't express regret regret? This would not discuss after that we will concentrating on getting leader anti alright. So he says he's also raised with you. The fact that you have brought back some of the old guard into your government. And he has said look I'm concerned about this. And that you said to him. I need these people because I need to carry out the reforms that we want to if he joins the government and becomes a prime minister. That would be an all got also because he was with me at deputy, prime minister for very long thing. So I if I cannot bring back people who who have served me, then I think I would let to rely on people with no experience, and these people join me, they had the same opinion about Nigeria's government. So they want to join together form a coalition and contest against. Thank you. So you're bringing back some of these old faces as I said Mohideen Yaseen, the minister, your son is the chief minister of estate and Zinedine is head of the council of eminent persons your advices. So these are some of the old faces from your old government. And when you were in power until two thousand three the criticisms are that you've launched victories attacks on the judiciary unit used Internal Security Act to repress dissent, and to go gainst people who opposed to you. So I mean, should we be nervous? No, why shouldn't see something against people were gives me though position. And as for my son, he was not allowed to into politics until I resign auntie. I was no longer the family said, then only he became the chief minister during my time you make it seem as. As though because you described as one of Asia's strong men, and that you're rule was sometimes repressive? Let me give you an example in the South China Morning post Lynette on who's a professor of political science at the university of Toronto says I grew up in Malaysia during the Mahato Muhammad era when the country was part of the coveted Asian Tigers club that boasted stone economic growth yet much prosperity came at the expense of curbed, political expression and restricted civil liberties over a long period, the law and judiciary instead of delivering Justice have been used by the government as a weapon against political opponents and dissidents that these opionion has she done any study about how I have been accused of being a dictator. No, no, no dictators have ever resign. I resign. And now I come back often more than twenty years in power. Yes. Long enough time we need time to develop a country. All right. So do so she's talking about the using some of the laws of the state. I ask you this. Then will you refer the Sedition Act and the security offenses act which have been used to suppress freedoms the same laws were in existence before I became prime minister and the first second and third permits. It used the same laws to detain people by the, but then way way is it that when I do eat it becomes wrong. I'm asking you now because you're sitting in front of me on HARDtalk. And so I'm putting it to if I had a chance to talk to them. I'd ask them that too. So we to give you the background. But will you will you this tradition actor edition offenses this? Addition as their the IC internet security eg, which allows the prime minister of the government to detain people with a trial was there when I was dead is now being repeal, and we have another law, which is even worse. Replace that law, which was repealed. And that was done by map predecessor the concern. Is that as I'm listening to national said that Pacatan Harapan alliance of hope as it's known me came to office on a wave of goodwill amid hope that true progress on human rights was coming to the country. The danger now is that human rights will slowly recede as a priority. The longer you are in power. Visit receding as a priority. You seem to just fight it away. You know, general is right. These about what the other general is right? Didn't do any investigation. We have abolished the is by the previous government has enacted a whistle which allows him to detain people. Even without declaring a state of emergency. So these are the true facts. Amnesty International has recently issued a review of your government's first one hundred days in office. And it may it reported, for example, that you are a defender of Malays retrograde affirmative action, which gives all signed sorts of benefits and advantages to the malay- ethnic Malay people in your country or about thirty two million people sixty percent of them are ethnic Malays, all sorts of advantages housing jobs, and so on and so forth. Why weren't you stop? This affirmative way should as so the thing is we are trying to correct the the disparity in wealth between the Malays and others. We have to bring up the list. So as to be as as wealthy or as well off as others that needs correction because he'd be allowed disparity to go by it becomes bigger and bigger. And then they'll be tension in the entry. There will be even fighting in the country is creating tensions now with the other ethnicities. Well, I mean, you look at the brain train ethnic Chinese Malays. They've left about a third of Malaysia is one million strong giants are highly skilled migrants, many of them ethnic Chinese that voting with their feet because they find a better job health where they're welcome to go. But many of them are very loyal to Malaysia yesterday. I had lunch with them. And they all waving listen plagues. Although there have been part of the desperate of another. So I mean, accept that your coalition has got. For example, the Chinese dominated democratic action party is part of your coalition, but you can categorically say that affirmative action in favor of the ethnic Malays who you say needed is not going to result in discrimination against Malaysia is other ethnic communities. There has been no discrimination. Because if you go to Malaysia you will find that this will call victims of this policy are now the richest people in the world in Malaysia. Right. So you talk about the richest people in Malaysia countries in a bit of about state, very high level of debt fifty four percent of GDP, but a huge funding gap. You can't do all the things that you want to do try to ruin international investors, and so on but one very catching policy you've made is to cancel twenty three billion dollars worth of infrastructure projects fact by China and also Singapore, and this has caused some concern amongst international investors that you've done this. You prefer to what you call as debt colonialism on the part of the Chinese. Are you worried about the Chinese being accused the Chinese are merely sit that there are other forms of colonialism and one of them was neo-colonialism, which was coined by places. And that's what I see. Are you worried about the Chinese there when you say new form of colonialism is that who your point in the coming? They still want to invest in Malaysia. They've seen me many of them have seen me even recently. And they don't seem to be in any way angry with me because of what I see the getting colonialism. But do you see them as bringing about new form of colonialism with their one belt one road projects around one belt one road is okay? But you see some people sell Len big pieces of land to the Chinese where they are going to be a seat. Eighty which is very very luxurious men for their people to come and lift their seven hundred thousand of them that is foreign direct investment. Foreign direct investment is about bringing money bringing technology setting a plant symbolism employees mission that we accept you. Don't want Chinese people coming to settle in Malaysia. No, no country wants other people do come on my s- do for their country and several there was happening in Europe. Now telling all the season to go away is it because you don't want to ethnic Chinese living in Malaysia to even these Sudanese. Welcome. But but you come by the millions or no entry you've also referred to the South China scenes in your recent United Nations speech. And of course, we've got a big dispute between China and some of its Asian neighbors, Malaysia, the Philippines and so on. Are you worried that China is flexing its muscles? There. I explained that China has every right to go wherever they want to go, but please check on cheap or prevent ships from passing through the streets of lacquer and the South China Sea. There's all we won. And could you see this escalating? Escalate if people begin to irritate improve. Oh tanna. Would you be one of those who might provoke China? Somebody who's compatible is is is interesting. Who's that? Was that the United States you thinking of you, can guess I mention the word I'm not saying they could be a conflagration military one between the United States and China over the South China Sea. Not have battleships and warships in south Tennessee because if people start stationing their war warships there there will be tension. There will be conflict. Andy may result in a war in your UN speech. You also talked about the worsening plight of the Palestinians as you described it, and many would agree with you on that particular statement, they wouldn't agree with your stance on Jews in the world and the Israeli press, for instance, is described you as proud antecedent might. Would you accept that that you are an anti see mind there are many races in this world? I've seen nasty things about them. They never accused me or be indeed these, but the Israelis uh special, you cannot even mention that in the holocaust is not six six million four million victims of the holocaust that is empty. All. Right. Well, let me tell you about what you said is a conference in two thousand ten according to reports in the British press. Even this is what you said about the Jews even after their massacre by the Nazis, juice, the five to be a source of even greater problems to the world in one thousand nine hundred seventy in your book, the malay- dilemma, you said the Jews are not a hook nosed. But understand money instinctively, these kinds of things and not acceptable. Are they prime minister lots of things about us Malaysia. Lizzy and all kinds of the I didn't take it up against them. Is an opinion. And I give my opinion of things. Do you stand by that those sorts of opinion is if you are going to be truthful, the problem in the Middle East began with the creation or the state of Israel through all truth. But I cannot see that ways it that you cannot say hook nosed and good with money. Well, I'm sure that many people would really find offensive many people call the Malays fat knows. We didn't know object. We didn't look the war for that. Right. Okay. Coming to the end of this interview at ninety three Matair Muhammad with all respect, you have the energy and vision to take Malaysia forward and accomplish the reforms that are needed to set the country on new path to prosperity. I try I will try, and I think my last stint as by Muniz do not result in people condemning me for not developing their country. They don't call the country and the Asian tiger during my last. Now, I've been asked to do something I will try when will you stop two years and hundred NYU Brian. Yeah, there's been before if that is what the nation wants out stop by. I made a promise I will stick by my promise two years, and then you step down at nine thousand five. Yes. Prime minister Matti. Thank you very much. Indeed for coming on HARDtalk. Thank you. Distribution of the BBC World Service in the US is made possible by American public media producer and distributor of award winning public radio.

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"mahato muhammad" Discussed on Global News Podcast

Global News Podcast

02:02 min | 2 years ago

"mahato muhammad" Discussed on Global News Podcast

"Unmanned combat systems the very latest like the you ran nine this remote control tank which is packed with antitank rockets and callum and a machine guns so every see something new and we saw quite a lot of new weaponry this year i'm visit a time when russia is perhaps for the first time in many years actually using a lot of these weaponry in conflicts in parts of the world yes absolutely the russians already said ahead of victory that a lot of the the weaponry is being used and tested some of it's been used in syria where of course russia's being candidates its military operation i have to say it is quite an experience being on red square during the victory day parade you can feel the squished shaking ready as all this hardware rumbles across the square and then it's so loud so noisy there thirteen thousand russian servicemen taking part in the parade of this literacy of soldiers washing across red square and i think the scale of everything the scale of the show reflects the importance of the occasion because for the russian people and for the people in power here victory day play such a central role in the country's collective memory because so many soviet citizens were killed more than twenty six million in the greats pachauri war as it's known that that sense of loss people feel deeply today along with us oh sense of intense pride i think that the soviet union was able to emerge the victor steve rosenberg our correspondent in moscow since malaysia gained independence in nineteen sixty three one man has been a constant in political life there mahato muhammad has been an mp since nineteen sixty four was prime minister for over twenty years and now the grand old age of ninety two he's challenging the current hold of that post najji bresnik in the country's general elections the bbc's jonathan head who's in kuala lumper summed up how the voting had gone the voting has gone reasonably well although there are not a complaints of irregularities we'll have to see if they're really significant you have to remember.

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"mahato muhammad" Discussed on Global News Podcast

Global News Podcast

02:02 min | 2 years ago

"mahato muhammad" Discussed on Global News Podcast

"Unmanned combat systems the very latest like the you ran nine this remote control tank which is packed with antitank rockets and callum and a machine guns so every see something new and we saw quite a lot of new weaponry this year i'm visit a time when russia is perhaps for the first time in many years actually using a lot of these weaponry in conflicts in parts of the world yes absolutely the russians already said ahead of victory that a lot of the the weaponry is being used and tested some of it's been used in syria where of course russia's being candidates its military operation i have to say it is quite an experience being on red square during the victory day parade you can feel the squished shaking ready as all this hardware rumbles across the square and then it's so loud so noisy there thirteen thousand russian servicemen taking part in the parade of this literacy of soldiers washing across red square and i think the scale of everything the scale of the show reflects the importance of the occasion because for the russian people and for the people in power here victory day play such a central role in the country's collective memory because so many soviet citizens were killed more than twenty six million in the greats pachauri war as it's known that that sense of loss people feel deeply today along with us oh sense of intense pride i think that the soviet union was able to emerge the victor steve rosenberg our correspondent in moscow since malaysia gained independence in nineteen sixty three one man has been a constant in political life there mahato muhammad has been an mp since nineteen sixty four was prime minister for over twenty years and now the grand old age of ninety two he's challenging the current hold of that post najji bresnik in the country's general elections the bbc's jonathan head who's in kuala lumper summed up how the voting had gone the voting has gone reasonably well although there are not a complaints of irregularities we'll have to see if they're really significant you have to remember.

russia syria soviet union moscow malaysia prime minister bbc kuala lumper callum victor steve rosenberg mahato muhammad twenty years