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Dr M's estrangement from reality deepens

Terence Netto

21 Jan 2020, 3:20 am

Updated 6 months ago

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COMMENT | For some time now, Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad has left a trail of doubt about whether his fastenings to reality have come loose.

He is 94 years going on 95 in a few months. That's an age when one's grip might understandably be slipping.

Ordinarily, this is something that ought not to be surprised except that Mahathir is not in any mood to lay down the burdens of prime ministerial office.

He has said he will step aside, that he can't go on forever.

But on being asked when that might be, he tends to reply in the fashion of the station master who, when asked when the train would arrive, said...

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