by ASILA JALIL / pic by HUSSEIN SHAHARUDDIN
THE 15th General Election (GE15) will be the most important election in the country’s history as it sets the tone for the administration in the years to come.
Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (picture) said the country would be continuously led by corrupt individuals if they claim victory in GE15.
“If voters are bribed and they then choose to support those who bribed them, then a bad government will be in place.
“That government will not allow any good government to come up. The future government after that will only be made up of people that the corrupt government allows to go through,” he said during a virtual roundtable session of his upcoming book today.
He added that the proposed revival of the high speed rail (HSR) reflects the comeback of corrupted politics in Malaysia.
Dr Mahathir said a high speed train should be built for longer distance journeys to maximise the amount of travel time that can be saved.
“If you want to make a high speed train popular, you must go a longer distance because if the distance is short, time saved is minimal.
“So why should people travel on an expensive train when they can travel by car or other trains. Indeed it is (corruption),” he said.