Defanged Mahathir will not be easily forgotten


Lion in winter: How will Dr Mahathir paint his long history in Malaysian politics when he writes his eagerly awaited memoirs? — AZHAR MAHFOF/The Star

AND so, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad will spend the rest of his days writing about Malaysia’s history. It will be interesting to see how he chronicles his own contributions.

Until a while ago, the literary- minded assessing the career of Dr Mahathir would probably have captioned the profile “Autumn of the Patriarch”. After all, he is indeed the father of modern Malaysia. So it’s a pity that after Malaysian voters decisively turned cold towards him last weekend, “Lion in Winter” is probably the more apt headline.

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