cakap cakap : Tunku & Mahathir.
Selamat Pagi Malaysia.
Tunku Abdul Rahman had a collegial relationship with his cabinet who were generally younger than him. He worked on the basis of consensus but his finance ministers HS Lee & Tan Siew Sin often disagreed with him. There were also others, including Tun Dr. Ismail who would disagree with him. TAR was open to reason. Dr. M did not tolerate disagreement not for any length of time. He has been known to bang the table to shut his ministers up. He interfered in every ministry, including foreign affairs. Ghazali Shafie counselled calm and caution in proceeding on foreign affairs matters but Dr M embarked on his Buy British Last policy, rejection of CHOGM etc. Ghazali was removed. When you spend many hours with Dr M u will realise he does not have a deep understanding of Japan & Korea yet launched Look East Policy. After 40 years we have nothing to show because Malaysians are not carbon copies of those people.