Sempena Ulang Tahun Kelahiran Tun M: Dr M Leader Par Excellence!

Artikel ini ditulis pada tahun 2002. Terima kasih Tun Dr Mahathir Mohammad.

Dr. M  Leader par Excellence 
By Tun Faisal Ismail Aziz 

How should we feel if our father passes on? Do we cry for the loss? Or, imagine the wonders of inheriting his estate, filled with wealth? Is it appropriate to feel like saying, "Yeah! It’s about time he left!”? 

When our PM announced his resignation, the first emotional reaction that struck us indicates the depth of our love for him. For those who regard him as a father, they will feel the loss of someone they love very much.  There were those at the Assembly who lost control and broke into tears. 

For those who love him ‘materially', the first thing that’ll strike their minds would be how the share market and the domestic economy are going to fare after the news. This thinking is no different than thinking about inheriting your father’s wealth should he pass away. There are those that question the timing and manner of the announcement, whether it was appropriate or not. They will laugh if the `incident' increases their net-worth, but curse if it causes their wealth to decline. 

For those whose father is bed-ridden or in a state of coma for a long time, his final passing would be accepted, albeit with a heavy heart, as the pain is alleviated. They will feel the loss of a family member, but at the same time they feel a kind of relief at not needing to bear the burden any longer.

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