NUS should come out to clarify the timing of Tun Mahathir’s conferring of the Doctor of Laws

Our National University of Singapore (NUS) conferred an honorary doctorate on Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamed on 13 November 2018. This was in recognition of his outstanding leadership of Malaysia and his enduring contributions to the longstanding bilateral relations between Singapore and Malaysia.

I welcome that.

Before his current premiership appointment, Tun Mahathir was the Prime Minister of Malaysia from 1981 to 2003, a very long 22 years and he was in retirement for another 15 years afterwards.

To any ordinary concerned and thinking Singaporean, it is natural to wonder why that Honorary Doctorate was not conferred on him much earlier. It would have been more meaningful if it had happened either when Dr Mahathir was in office or at any time when he was in retirement.

I am sure that NUS is aware that there are chatters on the internet commenting and even suggesting that the Honorary Doctor of Laws conferred on Dr Mahathir was mere tokenism. I personally do not believe that to be the case.

But nonetheless, I wonder why NUS is so quiet about all those cynicisms? If sincerity is not lacking on the part of NUS, I hope that NUS will not continue to maintain its silence but come out to clarify clearly and convincingly once and for all.

 

Simon Lim

 

 

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27 Responses to “NUS should come out to clarify the timing of Tun Mahathir’s conferring of the Doctor of Laws”

  • HarderTruths:

    Dr M does not need a souvenir from a toilet-paper factory.

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  • RDB:

    “NUS should come out to clarify the timing of Tun Mahathir’s conferring of the Doctor of Laws”.

    Only one reason. Because it’ll be far to late and embarassing in every way for them to do that!

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  • NotMyProblem:

    “.. outstanding leadership of Malaysia and his enduring contributions to the longstanding bilateral relations between Singapore and Malaysia”

    One question here for NUS, you mean when Dr Mahathir Mohamed was Malaysia previous PM, his relationship with Singapore was not good for 22 years. Suddenly within less than two years, Malaysia and Singapore relationship becomes good and Dr Mahathir leadership becomes outstanding??!!!

    Dr. Mahathir, what do you think?

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  • Great Asia:

    It’s PAP monkeys and their monkey show!

    All wayang, all waiting for Lee family’s instruction.

    I have said so many times.

    Ha ha ha!

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  • 1MDB:

    Suck up and arse lick to avoid investigations

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  • Great Asia:

    Dr M should have received it a long time ago when he was still the PM of Malaysia.

    Ha ha ha!

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  • Can't tell they r Paul Lum Par:

    Isn’t it obvious?

    Nus used to kowtow to lky. lky would never have allowed it to happen since Dr M often annoyed him.

    Now lhl calls the shot. Nus suck up to lhl. lhl has to PLP Dr M becoz of the many SG-Msia issues (like the price of water, the HSR). So? Expect NUS to tell us the reason and embarrass itself?

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  • TheButteringUpOfDrM:

    Dr M graduated from NUS 65years ago with a medical degree.
    Re the honorary doctorate of law , im sure Dr M is well aware he’s being ‘buttered up’. He’s a smart gentleman…100x more than our clownish PM!

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  • Tremendous:

    If we are so particular about conferring of doctor of laws, how come Malaysia did not reciprocate with another equivalent for our leaders ? Because we are not up to mark ? Or because we think it’s ok not to get it but particular other leaders get it ?

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  • pakuqaqz:

    is this called bribery.!?!

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  • Comedy of PAP errors:

    Ever so often we get to hear or see some absurd stuff these paps do..
    Sometimes it makes me giggle, sometimes LOL!

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  • LIONS:

    ANYWAYS,NU$ not sincere at all!
    if they are,they would have conferred DR M the HONONARY TITLE OF DOCTOR OF MALAYSIA BOLEH!

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  • Bapak:

    Because my boss who wear pink say so. So we give lor, otherwise we jobless.

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  • Change We Must:

    Singapore is encouraging dictatorship. Could not understand we should honor an old dictator??

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  • patriot of Temesak:

    Politics and Beholden…like all pliant mongrels they are taught to obey NOT to think…15minutes audience is an INSULT that is obvious…PM is trying to PROVE his sincerity to assure the next years with TUn goes well…what do you expect from a spineless piece of SHIT!!!

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  • why suffered in silence:

    Dr Mahatir is like an eagle hovering above chicken Pinky He knows he is easy meat for Dr. Mahatir when comes to the negotiation table , hence has to curry favour and angat him to appease him.A big bully when come to dealing with citizens or opposition party but a coward when dealing with foreign leader.

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  • Come on:

    Malaysians aren’t stupid. They know this was an insincere move so don’t expect any favours from the Malaysian government. PAP would’ve conferred a similar award to Najib if they could when he was PM since he was nice to them. Malaysians can see right through people’s BS. Why do you think they voted for their Oppo?

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  • N.Jungne:

    Time too short for Pink Gown and Mortar hat, otherwise

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  • NUS, just 1 of papplps:

    When PAP traitors trying to con the lower income family (the higher income groutp will not be conned with this despicable n triatorous propaganda) that no degree can be (as eailiy) become multimillionaires n hold high position, NUs n all other education institutions n the irresponsible n coward plps teaching herd did not come foward n refuted this traitorous propanda. Educationists n institutions r vested with the sacred responsibility to fully encourage our youngs to try their utmost to reacch as high academic level as they can. No national leader has wanted to see their citizens to be lowly educated n be gangsters. The so called mainstream media showed their plp supprot by coming out with fearure articles glorifying the vitues of drpping out from school n join the gangs. Even a cabinet minister taking from the state fund millions of doolars each year came out n claim that there will be ministers without degree. This is pap hidden devious agenda to entrap citizens to become labor n maids in their own country. Now n only now, the citizens r told why lky said his agenda is to build a nation so that the citizens need not to slave forvother nations. This is lee nepotism n the herd of hungry, greedy n aggressive PAP herd of plps!
    Many years ago, many netizens wondered aloud why the rich n powerful including the professors of the tertiary institutions send their children abroad to get their degree. This is half truth. Those with children but unwilling to continue their disgrace n pathetic ancestral dislyalty to becoome instrument to the evil regime do send their children abroad but those with children who can survive well like themselves continuing the plp life keep their children wiith of course some chances of admission n to pave their plp sucession do keep their children here n will provide half truth response to netizens query thru their survey n publish their response in the mainsream media on real news only. Real n fake can be anyway one chooses with half truths which is the key point of pap loud mouthpiece with later became the nepotic regime.
    If an institution can pushed off a citizen academic renown for his legal field to give way to the owsi sil of a former minister, went off for a stint to pulverise a silid rock according to his lp that he needed to do so to support his children overseas not in nus n later returned prior to the little pebbles buriied him on the lp excuse he needed him to po with reward later to replaced the repented plp place, is there any need to say more? If one can withessed a more than jap bow of these pathetic plps before even a nepotic worm, one would appreciate the meaning of disgust n depravity.

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  • NUS, just 1 of papplps 2:

    As to why Mahathir was not so honoured until now. When the nepotic evil was around, u think such a self glorified, arrogant n bloated creature would ask to be slapped twice like the daft Singaporeans who will still be so after 50 years of slap left right n crntre. Seniors would remember how lky tried to be nice by recommending his Havard doctor to look after mahathir when he suffered a mind hear problem Mahathir plia n said no thanku i trust my docors in malaysia. u think that the arrogant nepotist would ask for ore to recommend him for nus DLitt. When he kapited, the imbercile was fully engaged how to secure his inherited herd of plps until now he as paniced to lunacy by the old mahathir win. Now a DLitt may not be refused by a uncle n perhaps can be more amoiable with some negative investment from the gorilla inplanted by the old nepotic evil.
    Any other hypo on this question.

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  • What Is There to Clarify?:

    It is most likely that NUS was directed to do it.

    No prize for guessing the ‘Director’ behind the Act!

    It is a ‘calculated’ move to appease the ‘Old Man’ and hopefully it will result in him softening his stand on current outstanding issues.

    A Simple Act that could reap ‘great returns’!

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  • rukidding:

    Reminds you of the 3 musketeers …Taxsin , Botak and Pinky.

    All are “Crooks” !

    Two “crooks” were “exposed”

    The third..”remains to be…”

    When Botak was very close with Pinky….Nobody dares “offend” Pinky’s “partners in crime”…thus Dr M “has to be conveniently…forgotten and overlooked ”

    Now that Botak “sits like a lamed duck”….whatelse can Pinky do to “appleased” Botak’s enemy…so that their( Botak and Pinky’s)..”dirty linen” would be “conveniently sweep under the carpet” ???

    Don’t forget,…Dr M has the “uncanny”, ability to even get “mattress” into court room to “display” evidence of “sperm stains” !

    Dont play, play !

    If you are Pinky,…wouldn’t you be afraid of being “exposed” of your “behind the scene…bedroom talk and play with Botak” ???

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  • Academic toady:

    An honorary doctorate is often conferred as a way of honouring a distinguished visitor’s contributions to a specific field or to society in general.

    So what is Tun Mahathir’s contribution to humanity? Advancing the cause of the common people in a democratic nationhood?

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  • Whom do u think plp could do:

    Once a plp always a plp. There isn’t any environment other than the lp could provide their sustenance. A oprofessional once succumbbed to be a plp, he hhas signed off his human attribute n lives as the chinese despicably refered as fart worm. Integrity, honesty, dedication n loyalty r measred kin $ & cts. There is no family no dignity only farts covertibles. When the lp fart source dwindled n gone, the far worm plp will seek for another fart source n lp. So sucjh is the life of a fart worm.

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  • SIN hahaha away from the norm:

    D.Litt SIN begs to differ. As a former pap founder academic told arrogantly to a businessman. It is a honour to be used not by the daft acad but a tool of covenience in the world of fart worms.

    It was strange Mah had accepted it As kopi ah pek rationalises that he accepted to showed that he needs no threat of coming back from the ashes, he would just be there n do what it should be done. As simple as that. He who laughgs last laugh best is once again verified.

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  • Kelvin Wang:

    A farce but also to buy time before he sails to Mecca for eternal rest. :-)

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  • Pandering - meaning ?:

    > “To any ordinary concerned and thinking Singaporean, it is natural to wonder why that Honorary Doctorate was not conferred on him much earlier. ”
    -
    The AristoCATs know the word – “pandering” . . . :(

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