A few days after Muammar Gaddafi was killed, I met a Libyan student at a bus stop in Bandar Tun Razak and asked him why did the people of Libya hate Gaddafi so much?
From the websites, we know that Gaddafi provided free education until the university level, free healthcare, cheap petrol and other benefits that surely the people of Libya should be very grateful indeed; but they did not. WHAT MORE DO THE LIBYANS WANT?
The student replied to my question in three words, “Gaddafi is bad”. “But how bad?” I asked further. “He has ears everywhere and even mentioning his name in public and if overheard by the secret police, you will be hauled to the lock up, no matter what you have said about him, whether good or bad, you will be hauled up first and questioned much, much later.”
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