Blunt – and barbed – as his words sometimes tend to be in turn, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad often speaks things that many of his peers might think but would hold back from uttering.

The Malaysian Prime Minister’s comment last Saturday that United States President Donald Trump ought to quit for the “utterly unacceptable” and “grossly unjust” Israel-Palestine peace plan put forth by his Jewish son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner is one such example.

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