However, there are many dark secrets about him. One issue will be the fact that people do criticise him for sending his former deputy prime minister Datuk Anwar Ibrahim to jail for sodomy charge. During the interview, he mentioned that Anwar Ibrahim was tried in the high Court and was put to jail according to the rule of law and there was nothing to suggest that Anwar was purposely put to jail. Tun Mahathir denied that he has any involvement in putting Anwar Ibrahim to jail. The best of all is that Anwar Ibrahim was aquitted in the courts when Abdullah Badawi took over the office. Tun Mahathir said that it goes on to show that Badawi wants sympathy and it goes to show that he is not capable of running the country.
Besides this, the interviewer mentioned about ISA which Tun Mahathir strongly denied he has anything to do with it. He said that ISA was in existence even before he took power. Oh well, that is something very convenient of him to say that although it was suggested that there were many people who were put behind bars especially political enemy of him. The ISA as mentioned, is capable of locking up a person for two years without trial. Is this justice? I don't know.
There were reports stating that he is corrupted but the country flourished under his ruling. Investors are flocking in to help the local economy. Well, what about it now then? Can you see foreigners coming in to invest in Malaysia as good as before? Tun Mahathir was also criticised for treating non Malays differrently from the Malays and the priority was given to Malays. Oh well, I am not going to touch on this topic as it is really sensitive.
Anyway, in a nutshell, the economy was much better under his care but there is more to be done.