Former Premier Dr Mahathir Mohamad evaded questions on why Nor Mohamed Yakcop was promoted over the years, when he was allegedly responsible for the loss of RM5.7 billion through foreign exchange trading when in Bank Negara in the early 1990s.
Questioned by reporters at an event to mark the National Heart Institute’s 20th anniversary today, Mahathir, in a self-deprecating tone, said he is “nyanyuk”or senile.related articlehttp://suarakeadilanmalaysia.wordpress.com/2012/10/09/law-and-disorder-our-legal-system-makes-most-outstanding-laughing-stock/
“The opposition will bring up any issue.You see now they are going after me. Also, I am nyanyuk, so why people (do) want to ask me? You look at me, I’mnyanyuk so I can’t answer your question,” he said.
The DAP’s Petaling Jaya Utara Tony Pua had yesterday described Mahathir as , in denying the latter’s claim that would be a vote for billionaire George Soros.
Two weeks ago, Bagan MP Lim Guan Eng had asked Deputy Finance Minister Donald Lim in Parliament to explain Soros had been vilified as a rogue currency speculator, while Nor Mohamed (right) had beenrelated articlehttp://suarakeadilanmalaysia.wordpress.com/2012/10/10/anwar-should-be-pm-hell-survive-all-the-onslaughts-rpk-you-can-fuck-off/
Nor Mohamed joined Bank Negara in 1968 and eventually headed the foreign exchange unit. He resigned in 1994 for a short stint in the corporate world before returning to Bank Negara in 1998, where he spent another two years.
He became Mahathir’s Special Economic Adviser after the latter took over the finance portfolio, and was subsequently appointed Second Finance Minister during Abdullah Ahmad Badawi’s tenure as Premier.
Nor Mohamed is currently a Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department in charge of the Economic Planning Unit, and a member of the National Economic Advisory Council. He had previously declined to comment on the forex losses.related article http://suarakeadilanmalaysia.wordpress.com/2012/05/30/its-all-fixed-finally-a-bold-and-good-decision-nor-mohamed-yakcop-on-his-wayout/
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“I don’t want to involve the former premier because he is no longer relevant in our politics, but the words are those of someone who is senile,” Petaling Jaya Utara MP Tony Pua told a press conference at the Parliament lobby this morning.
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He said Pakatan has no Jewish agenda and that it, like the government, has always been supportive of the Palestinian struggle and against Israeli oppression of the state.
apublished in the New Sunday Timesyesterday, Mahathir had warned that voting for the opposition would be like voting for Soros, who he claimed was attempting to colonise Malaysia.
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“When he asks for Soros’ help, there was no problem. But when people vote for Pakatan, that’s a ‘vote for Soros’ – there is no logic in this.”
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At a separate press conference, Kubang Kerian MP and PAS Vice-President Salahuddin Ayub also dismissed the allegation as “without basis”.
“Never in the mind of Pakatan leaders would we betray our country… The bottom line is that we want to save our country, and receiving foreign funds is not part of our agenda.Mahathir is afraid of his own shadow, that is why he is threatening the people (by saying) that a vote for Pakatan is a vote for Soros.”