Read today's Page 1 of The Malay Mail, where I was Editor until 2011. A pleasant surprise, really, since the article Economic prescription from the doctor is proper reporting (based on a proper interview) and not a heavily editorialized piece like The Paradox of Dr M published by The Heat, whose editor David Lee Boon Siew, incidentally, was also news editor of the Malay Mail at one time.
As Statesman, the Tun is viewed in all sorts of light. Sometimes it is up to the agenda for the day (or week) of the publisher. Most times it's because he says something newsworthy.
The Mail's piece is not all feel-good. Dr Mahathir did express his "other worries, including the current government's tendency to seek popularity in implementing popular measures". Read the full article h e r e (and yes, do read The Heat's rantings, too ...).