Mahathir Mohamad, the last Nazi standing?
Sanusi puts the boot in:
Germany’s past anti-Jew policy inspired Dr M’s banking reforms, he says
from Malaysian Insider
Mahathir Mohamad was inspired by Germany’s past policy of limiting Jewish financial influence to help the Malays but it was later thwarted by Anwar Ibrahim, former Cabinet minister Sanusi Junid told a Malay economic forum today. He said Mahathir and former Finance Minister Daim Zainuddin were hoping that Malays would control the economy but when they saw progress was slow, they decided to follow the German example of not granting banking licences to Jews.
Der Reichstag, Putrajaya
“We thought that if we can’t control the economy, we would follow Germany. In Germany banking licences are not given to the Jews.”
“But unfortunately a huge disaster happened (kecelakaan besar); when Anwar became finance minister he approved banking licences for Alliance Bank and Hong Leong bank. We didn’t want to give.” Sanusi said that as a result there are now “two non-Malay banks without Malay influence.” » More at the Malaysian Insider
‘Greed, corruption failed the Malays’
The Malay economic agenda failed to achieve its objectives due to corruption and greed, said Malay Chamber of Commerce president Syed Ali Alattas. Dozens of government agencies had been set up and billions of ringgit used but the Malay community was at the “lowest level of achievement… What’s gone wrong? … a lot of carelessness and not enough responsibility among leaders which caused Malays to fall behind. Corruption and greed caused the Malay agenda to fail.” » Malaysian Insider