Dr M said it in jestPosted: November 15, 2008
A couple of days ago, I wrote HERE about Dr M’s suggestion that the BN government use the ISA on corrupt UMNO members. Then, I said that I didn’t know if Dr M meant it seriously or in jest.
According to Muhyiddin, in Bernama:
On Dr Mahathir’s statement that people involved in money politics should be detained under the Internal Security Act, he said: “The Tun said it in jest“.
“It could also mean he was disappointed with what is happening in Umno in terms of the campaigns conducted and the practice of using money,” he said.
In that previous post, I mentioned that whether in jest or not, I am of the opinion that Dr M shouldn’t have said that. There are other ways to deal with corruption, and the ISA is not one of them.
If Dr M is disappointed, I cannot blame him. After all, he was leader of UMNO for so many years.
But really, if Muhyiddin’s answer is anything to go by, is the ISA really such a trivial thing that can be mentioned just for the fun of it? I hope not.
On another note. Isn’t it interesting that the press decided to ask Muhyiddin how he felt about what Dr M said? Why Muhyiddin? Why not the other UMNO leader-hopefuls like Ali Rustam and Muhammad Taib? Already endorsing Muhyiddin, maybe?
Just thinking out loud.