Lee Takes Aim at Mahathir

Business Asia, September 2000 | Go to article overview

Lee Takes Aim at Mahathir


IN REMARKS sure to test the two countries' relations, Singapore Senior Minister and elder statesman Lee Kuan Yew says Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has suffered dearly from errors of judgment in dealing with his former deputy Anwar Ibrahim.

"He (Mahathir) made an error of judgment, several errors of judgment, which I felt were most unfortunate," Lee told a news conference in Kuala Lumpur at the end of a four-day visit to Malaysia. Lee says it was a blunder for police to use the Internal Security Act (ISA), which provides for indefinite detention without trial, to arrest Anwar, who was sacked as deputy prime minister and finance minister in 1998.

Singapore's founding father believes a commission of inquiry should have been established immediately after Anwar was beaten in police custody. Instead, it took months before the police chief admitted to hitting Anwar, who is in jail serving two sentences totalling 15 years.

"As I've said before, it was an unmitigated disaster, and I felt more sorry for Dr Mahathir than I did for Anwar," Lee says. "1 think Dr Mahathir paid a very heavy price, and I feel sorry for him."

Anwar testified in his two trials over corruption and sodomy that Mahathir orchestrated a conspiracy to drive him from government and prevent him from ever attaining power. …

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Sign up now for a free, 1-day trial and receive full access to:

  • Questia's entire collection
  • Automatic bibliography creation
  • More helpful research tools like notes, citations, and highlights
  • Ad-free environment

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items

Items saved from this article

This article has been saved
Highlights (0)
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

Citations (0)
Some of your citations are legacy items.

Any citation created before July 30, 2012 will labeled as a “Cited page.” New citations will be saved as cited passages, pages or articles.

We also added the ability to view new citations from your projects or the book or article where you created them.

Notes (0)
Bookmarks (0)

You have no saved items from this article

Project items include:
  • Saved book/article
  • Highlights
  • Quotes/citations
  • Notes
  • Bookmarks
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited article

Lee Takes Aim at Mahathir
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Full screen

matching results for page

Cited passage

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited passage

Thanks for trying Questia!

Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

For full access in an ad-free environment, sign up now for a FREE, 1-day trial.

Already a member? Log in now.