Mahathir Mohamad Quotes

Found 82 quotes by Mahathir Mohamad .
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"I initially asked for a month (transition) but that was not accepted. I then decided on 16 months so that I could also see through the OIC (Organisation of Islamic Conference) meeting. At the same time, I got their (ruling party) word there would not be any power struggle and undesirable events in the party." Mahathir Mohamad
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"Conventional war cannot overcome terrorism and defeat terrorists, it can only result in innocent people becoming victims," Mahathir Mohamad
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Defeat   

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"I'm not going to lose any sleep, ... I still believe that he's guilty. My conscience is clear." Mahathir Mohamad
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Conscience   

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"We will not take any action or support this action," Mahathir Mohamad
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"I not only think but also look and study things carefully. When I travel around, I look at things carefully, make comparisons of what I see. I don't accept things at face value, you cannot trust what you hear or see. Don't jump to conclusions without thinking." Mahathir Mohamad
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"Some people say that we here have no freedom of religion, ... In reality, the people in that country are the ones who were forced to embrace a religion." Mahathir Mohamad
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"Australia is basically European and it has made clear to the rest of the world that it is the deputy sheriff for America. Therefore Australia's views would represent not the East, but the views representing the stand of America." Mahathir Mohamad
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"Sanctions are hurting not Saddam Hussein, it's hurting a lot of poor people, old people, pregnant mothers. You are not doing anything good by punishing them for something they are not responsible for." Mahathir Mohamad
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Mothers   

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"The West is very impatient. You want an overnight change," Mahathir Mohamad
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"In today's world, we wield a lot of political, economic and financial clout, enough to make up for our weaknesses in military terms," Mahathir Mohamad
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"Today they can see that the fruits of reformasi . . . are not so appealing," Mahathir Mohamad
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"Now Australia is basically European and it has made clear to the rest of the world it is the deputy sheriff to America." Mahathir Mohamad
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"Whether the attackers are acting on their own or on the orders of their government; whether they are regulars or irregulars, if the attack is against civilians then they must be considered terrorists," Mahathir Mohamad
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"The attack on the World Trade Center on September 11; the human bomb attacks by Palestinians and the Tamil Tigers; the attacks against civilians by Israeli forces; the killings of Bosnian Muslims and others, ... must be considered as acts of terror and the perpetrators must be condemned as terrorists and anyone supporting them must be considered as terrorists." Mahathir Mohamad
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"must stop both the Palestinians and Israelis from mutual massacre." Mahathir Mohamad
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"People tend to respond more positively to the friendly approach than to confrontations. Pushed into a corner, even the weakest will fight." Mahathir Mohamad
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People   

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"If that is everybody's desire we will have to consider it," Mahathir Mohamad
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Desire   

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"unable to accept the absolute freedom that you believe in. ... One day perhaps we will be comfortable with your values, but for the moment we are not comfortable." Mahathir Mohamad
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"It shows that we are tough. We had promised to take action against terrorists, whether they are locals or foreigners creating trouble in our country, we detained them," Mahathir Mohamad
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"He can do that at some other time. But APEC is not the time," Mahathir Mohamad
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"It is the good life that democracy brings that counts, not democracy per se." Mahathir Mohamad
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