An enlightening piece on “Mahathirism” from Harris M. Ibrahim of The People’s Parliament blog dated 8 April 09.
Harris has carefully put together very precisely what most of us ordinary Malaysians have suspected and known privately for years: Despite all the rhetoric, that UMNO and BN have ceased to be people-centric for more than two decades now. And in many ways, it began with Dr. Mahathir.
The post starts like this:
Reform of face extinction – that is the only conclusion UMNO and BN can honestly take from the just concluded Bukit Gantang and Bukit Selambau by-elections. And that people power has found a firm footing, has rooted well, and will not be easily blown away.
Continue to the full story here.