Lim Kit Siang responds to Dr M via Tweeter. The following (in italics) are Kit's tweets from Tokyo done in the space of 18 mins. Who'd guess the two political rivals - one retired while the other more active than ever - would trade blows on cyberspace!
Am in Tokyo on private visit. Will give blog response 2Mahathir.
12/23/2009 09:49 PM
Mahathir wants Wain’s book 2b released forthwith. Who really believe Mahathir? Or is Najib or Hisham culprit blocking “Maverick M”’s release?
12/23/2009 09:45 PM
Why Mahathir don’t sue me now if I had libelled him calling for RCI into Barry Wain’s RM100 million allegation in his book Maverick M?
12/23/2009 09:39 PM
Why his suit conditional on outcome of RCI into Barry Wain’s allegation when M will do utmost 2block RCI though claiming support publicly?
12/23/2009 09:35 PM
Why Mahathir reserved right 2sue me 4stmt calling 4RCI into allegation in “Maverick Mahathir” RM100 mil wasted or burned in 22 yrs PMship?
12/23/2009 09:31 PM
Go ahead and form your Royal Commission, but ... In his latest posting, Dr M tells Lim Kit Siang responds to Kit Siang's call for a Royal Commission of Inquiry by saying that yes, Najib ought to form an RCI to see if he "burned" RM100 billion in his 22 years as PM, as alleged by Barry Wain in the book Malaysian Maverick that's fast becoming the bible for anti-Mahathir activists.
But it won't be Mahathir not to make things more interesting. Find out what his conditions are. In my opinion, these are reasonable requests. All we need is for Kit Siang to convince Najib the PM to agree to set up the RCI.
Read the Old Man's posting Form Royal Probe on Dr M's Squandering
and Kit Siang's 21/12 posting Najib should set up Royal Commission of Inquiry to Investigate Whether Mahathir had "wasted or burned up" RM100 billion on grandiose projects and corruption in his 22 years as Prime Minister h e r e.