マレーシアで何が起きている?: ずくなしの冷や水

2018年05月11日

マレーシアで何が起きている?

※ Ruhish @Ruhish1氏の2018/5/6のツイート
Police stopped Tun Mahathir from speaking at PWTC #GE14 #Malaysia #BuangNajib #MalaysiaElection #PakatanHarapan #najib #PulangMengundi #UndiPakatanHarapan #UndiRabu

https://twitter.com/twitter/statuses/993276895838928896

※ Encik Random @twt_randoms氏の2018/5/10のツイート
"Most people think I should rest. Yes, I want to rest, but one after another came & asked me to do something to save this beloved country. I can't let them down" - Tun Dr. Mahathir.

He is 92 year old & still fight to save the country. Thank you so much Tun M. #Reformasi

※ logxs_z @rao_gunner氏の2018/5/8のツイート
Fucking 260k people watched Mahathir's live speech while at the other side only 15k watched. Numbers won't lie泣き笑い泣き笑い

※ bo @jackiemopsy氏の2018/5/8のツイート
In Malaysia if you utter even mild concern of over-representation of Chinese in positions of power and express fear of Chinese communist infiltration - "Punch A Nazi" types immediately dart out to attack you.
that's when you realize - Hitler was right

ロイター2018/5/11
Malaysian opposition wins for the first time since independence
A new generation of voters wanting change and fed up with political corruption vote Mahathir-led coalition to power.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - How do you topple a government that has been ruling a country uninterrupted for more than six decades? Well, if the latest events in Malaysia are anything to go by, here's how it's done.

Bring in one of the architects of that historic party, let's call him Mahathir Mohamad. It does not matter if he is 92 years old. Make sure he has had plenty of experience as head of that party and running the country, in this case, 22 years.

Team him up with his former deputy, Anwar Ibrahim, who's in jail mainly due to a precedent set by Mahathir, but that's all history now.

Anwar spearheaded the movement known as Reformasi, calling for political and economic change in 1998 as deputy prime minister to Mahathir.

His rising popularity threatened the leader, and he was subject to a lengthy trial that eventually landed him a prison sentence on charges of sodomy, which he denies.

"I guess lots of Malaysians find it deeply ironic that the push for reform sparked off 20 years ago because of a fight between Mahathir and Anwar," said Kean Wong, an analyst with newmandala.org, which provides perspective on developments in Southeast Asia.

"And it is now being helmed by Mahathir, who is campaigning against kleptocracy and other issues," he added.

Wong believes, despite Anwar and Mahathir's well-documented rivalry, it was necessary for the two forces to join together.

"I think Mahathir was instrumental," he said. "Having covered five elections and the key Reformasi ones over the past 20 years, it was obvious that Anwar Ibrahim could never quite access the rural Malay hinterland and heartland, a crucial vote bank, the way that Mahathir's aura and image could."
Seismic shift

Mahathir, the master political strategist, brought together a coalition of former opposition politicians he oppressed, punished and jailed while in power as prime minister.

He convinced them that together they could take down their common enemy, the then-ruling coalition, Barisan Nasional.

They ran a campaign denouncing the systems and government structure plagued by cronyism and corruption. A system that Mahathir created while prime minister from 1981 to 2003.

Barisan Nasional and its leader, former Prime Minister Najib Razak have been embroiled in one of the world's biggest corruption scandals known as 1MDB involving billions of dollars.

FARSNEWS2018/5/11
Iran Felicitates Malaysia on Successful Elections
TEHRAN (FNA)- Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi extended Iran's congratulations to Malaysia on its successful May 9 election which resulted in a shock victory for the opposition headed by 92-year- old Mahathir Mohamad.

"The massive turnout in the May 9 election in Malaysia and the active participation of the younger generation in the voting process indicated the vitality and political maturity of the Malaysian society," Qassemi said.

The Iranian foreign ministry spokesman congratulated the Malaysian people and Mahathir Mohamad as the country’s seventh prime minister in the peaceful and successful election, and said, "Iran and Malaysia would further expand their bilateral relations in all areas during Mahathir’s term in office."

Mahathir retook the post as Malaysia’s prime minister after a 15-year interval. At 92 years old, Mahathir became the world's oldest elected leader.
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