Lee Kuan Yew di dalam Memoirnya berkali-kali menceritakan bahawa beliau lebih baik daripada Tunku Abdul Rahman. Beliau mahu menjadi Perdana Menteri Cina Malaysia yang pertama.
Walaupun tidak berjaya, Lee Kuan Yew telah menjadikan dirinya sebagai Perdana Menteri Malaysia semasa melawat negara-negara barat pada awal tahun 1960an. Delegasi Singapura diistilahkan dengan nama Lee Kuan Yew sebagai Perdana Menteri, dengan duta-duta Singapura disebut tidak sebagai dari negara Malaysia.-mymassa
Tun Mahathir juga mendedahkan cita cita Lim Kuan Yew untuk menjadi Perdana Menteri Malaysia
Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew longed to be prime minister of the much bigger Malaysia, political arch-foe Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said in his memoirs out today.“The Singapore of the early 1960s was too small for him and his ambitions. Malaysia was a real country, not a city-state and to become Prime Minister of Malaysia would satisfy his ambitions, especially for power and a more than municipal role,” Dr Mahathir, Malaysia’s PM from 1981 to 2003, wrote in his autobiography “A Doctor In The House: The Memoirs of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad”.The 84-year-old said that when Malaya’s foremost freedom fighter, Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj, first spoke of a bigger country made up of the peninsula, Singapore and all of Borneo, “Lee eagerly welcomed it”.“He even aspired to become its Prime Minister, something he knew was entirely possible because the Chinese would make up the biggest racial group in the Federation,” Dr Mahathir added.When Malaya won its independence in 1957, the Malays were slightly more than half the total population of the peninsula, the Chinese 30 per cent, the Indians about 10 per cent and the rest a mix of other races.Dr Mahathir blamed this on the British colonial masters who had allowed the Chinese to migrate freely into the strategic island port to safeguard their trade in the Far East.He wrote that colonial Britain had turned Singapore into a Chinese settlement, and effectively, a Chinese country after independence, where the Malays were second-class citizens.“Not the kind of person to be content with a secondary role, Lee saw Malaysia as his chance to dominate a substantial nation and become its Prime Minister,” Dr Mahathir said.He said that Lee was not bothered to correct the disparities between the Malays and the non-Malays and had instead banked on Chinese votes on both the island state and the peninsula to boost his standing as leader of the People’s Action Party’s (PAP) position for the prime ministership of Malaysia.“He denounced what he called Malay racism, but in expecting the Chinese to support him as a Chinese who would uphold Chinese interests, he revealed himself as a racist,” Dr Mahathir said.
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