Earlier this week former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad was again in the news when he said he was disappointed with his successor Abdullah Badawi, and that Badawi was not his first choice of succssor anyway. In his usual blunt style Mahathir also lambasted some Cabinet members, who had served under him and are now arrayed behind Badawi, for not accepting their responsibility in collective decision making.
His statement sparked a variety of views and a free for all fistfight in the blogosphere. Many of the bloggers criticised Mahathir for being churlish but in a typically Malaysian twist to things other bloggers also took to task others. Patriot , for instance, took to task former Deputy Prime Minister Musa Hitam for praising Badawi's reticence in commenting on Mahathir's comments. And Freedom in Solidarity took to task the Ministers who served under Mahathir who agreed with his projects and now have blown like the wind and is now helping Badawi dismantle them -and also criticizing mahathir publicly for attacking their new boss.