Najib Tun Razak Says Street Demonstrations Such As Bersih Rally Not Part of Malaysian Culture, Conveniently Forgets Malayan Union Protests


Hypocrisy Meter from theblogprof.

In response to the Bersih Rally, Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister said to The Star that ‘Malaysians should not go to the streets to voice their dissent, as street demonstrations were not part of Malaysian culture’.

From The Star 12 Nov 2007:

   NajibStreetDemoNotMsianCulture

Soooooo… Okay. According to the second highest authority in the current Malaysian leadership, ‘Street demonstrations are not part of Malaysian culture’.

O RLY?????

Then what do you call this:

StreetProtestMalayanUnion

Begging for SPCA donations? Advertising for Maxis? (Since Digi-man is yellow and therefore must be supporting Bersih. See bottom of my Bersih Rally post.)

The very un-Malaysian street demonstrations against the Malayan Union were what gave birth to the Federation of Malaya to replace it, and the Federation was later succeeded by Malaysia.

So perhaps Najib can be said to be correct – Street demonstrations are NOT part of Malaysian culture.

Instead it’s the other way around, Malaysian culture IS PART OF street demonstrations, since the street demonstrations against the Malayan Union gave birth to Malaysian culture!

By the reasoning of the Deputy PM, the protests against the Malayan Union were also therefore ‘not part of Malaysian culture’.

Zainuddin would then have added that the UMNO marchers opposing the British should have been broken up with tear gas and water cannon, and the movement smeared as illegal and unsupported by the people in the then Jawi-language-only Utusan Melayu. (See video links in my Bersih Rally post.)

As a result, Malay special rights would not have been preserved. Go on Najib, I dare you: Denounce the anti-Malayan Union demonstrators as traitors to ‘Malaysian culture’. I can tell you that it won’t be Chinese blood soaking your keris after the UMNO gang-bangers catch up with you.

MalayanUnionMotiva

Above is Poster #4 from Malaysian Politics Motivational Posters

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2007 Bersih Rally – Super Cover Up Job by Government and Mainstream Media

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7 Responses to “Najib Tun Razak Says Street Demonstrations Such As Bersih Rally Not Part of Malaysian Culture, Conveniently Forgets Malayan Union Protests”

  1. wits0 Says:

    So what is Malaysian culture? Subservience like a feudal state where the ruling elites can never be wrong or challenged? Already as it turned out, on the street, sycophancy is being entrenched as a great virtue in interpersonal relationships in order to advance onself unabashedly. It appears that deriding individualism has also made Bolehland into Bodohland and he wants it to become also Bangsatland of inviolable Class entrenchment.

  2. marina Says:

    I second what dato najib has said. we have the right channel to voice our dissatisfaction. do not try to embarrass your country. mind your language.

  3. wits0 Says:

    Culture is also definable as, “All the knowledge and values shared by a society” , also “The attitudes and behavior that are characteristic of a particular social group or organization”

    IOW, a society can’t be buying into flawed values and not embarassed itself by doing so. March 8th demonstrated the people’s dissatisfaction and not a bit too early. Therein lay the spark of hope where little had appeared before, for 50 long years.

  4. Jamie Says:

    I also agree with what Dato Najis has said. We really do have the right channel to voice our dissatisfaction. Do not try to embarrass your country. Mind your language.

    I sincerely hope that UMNO stop making Malaysia look bad in the eyes of the world and embarrassing us all. It’s very shameful to be caught with our pants down as hypocrites…

  5. hutchrun Says:

    Ja,ie`s right. Embarassing Najib is fair game esp. when he behaves like a lout. Same goes for the gang he runs around with.

  6. hutchrun Says:

    What about Najib with that blood soaked leris that sparked off operation lallang. This is a bloody family. Following the footsteps of his father.

  7. wits0 Says:

    Deeds and facts embarrass, not the mention of them. Even Anwar did not go as far with the red lipped one in 1987 at the TPCA stadium.

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