Malaysia Today: PM Najib Condemned UMNO, MCA and MIC


Ooh, you know I’d never get away with this in the newspapers!

From Malaysia Today letters 16 April 2009:

Najib Condemn UMNO MCA MIC

PM Najib condemned UMNO, MCA and MIC!
Thursday, 16 April 2009 11:15
By Scott Thong

In the spirit of Malaysian unity, our new Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has declared his intention that Malaysians break away from being in an “ethnic prison” and instead think as one.

To quote him: “…we are still operating in an ethnic prison and we should have got over it over the years.”

He also said that most Malaysians were still concerned about their own community, whereas under the 1Malaysia concept he espouses, “…we take actions that are based on every ethnic group in Malaysia”.

This is when my sheer genius made the stunning – yet wholly plausible – connection that PM Datuk Seri Najib Razak just roundly condemned UMNO (United Malays National Organisation), MCA (Malaysian Chinese Association) and MIC (Malaysian Indian Congress)!

These singularly race-based organizations must be the ‘ethnic prisons’ that are only ‘concerned about their own community’, are not ‘based on every ethnic group in Malaysia’, and that prevent us from ‘getting over it over the years’ that PM Datuk Seri Najib Razak is warning us about!

The fact that these three organizations also happen to be the main component parties of Barisan Nasional – the coalition that placed Datuk Seri Najib Razak in the premiership -surely does not detract from the accuracy of my brilliant insight!

And if anyone disagrees with my totally logical reasoning, allow me to discuss the matter like an adult. Here goes:

:p

See reference from NST 16 April 2009:

Break away from ethnic prison, urges Najib

KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Najib Razak wants Malaysians to break away from being in an “ethnic prison” and to think as one.

At a press conference after chairing his first cabinet meeting as prime minister yesterday, he gave this example: “If there is a road accident, the first thing we tend to do is ask if the victim is Malay, Chinese or Indian. That is the Malaysian mentality. If someone has died, does it matter if the person is Malay, Chinese or Indian? Tell me, does it matter?”

He said most Malaysians were still concerned about their own community. He was responding to a question about the unhappiness regarding the representation of the Indian community in the cabinet, with one minister and two deputy ministers.

He also spoke on the recent release of Internal Security Act detainees, two of whom were V. Ganapatirau and R. Kengadharan.

“We released two Hindraf (Hindu Rights Action Force) detainees. But, at the same time, we also released 11 others (non-Indians). The MIC should also thank us for the release of the 11 others.”

He said the government was for all. “If I tell an MCA leader go to a Malay kampung and an Umno leader go to Chinese village and the Indian leader go to other communities, it does not matter.

“But we are still operating in an ethnic prison and we should have got over it over the years.”

Najib said the concept of 1Malaysia was based on mutual respect.

“I do not want to be too rigid, but as long as we respect each other and go beyond tolerating each other and trusting each other.”

He also clarified that the concept of 1Malaysia was different from the “Malaysian Malaysia” concept claimed by the opposition.

“It is not the same. Under the 1Malaysia concept, we stand, we think and act as Malaysians and as one people. And we take actions that are based on every ethnic group in Malaysia.

He gave several examples: If a ministry organises a public housing programme for the poor, it should not forget the people in Sabah and Sarawak living in longhouses. “They should also rebuild longhouses”

Or if a ministry was looking at the poverty issue, “it should be looked at across the board, in urban, rural, estate, kampung baru and Orang Asli settlements”.

Wah kakakakakakakakakaka!


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9 Responses to “Malaysia Today: PM Najib Condemned UMNO, MCA and MIC”

  1. mountzion Says:

    break away from ethnic prison? what abt nep, blah, blah, blah??? who is in the ethnic prison?

  2. Adifferentvoice Says:

    everyone is inside. prison without walls.

  3. ipoh kweky boy Says:

    well, with najib as PM………. i can only think of possibilities of najib contradicting himself more than ever in the near future. seeing all his recent statements, he is not a smart leader, just slightly better than flip flop badawi.. personally, if i were to be given a chance to choose between najib and badawi…………… i’ll choose neither.

  4. Judith Yap Says:

    For a person to have a one malaysia mindset, it takes a lot of exposure towards life and culture. Also, the country’s various reward systems must move towards greater fairness and be more merit based. I think that it’s natural that people want to protect themselves and their ethnic groups and prejudices are intrinsic.

    This means that Malaysian society needs to move towards higher level of civilisation and individuals need be more informed.

  5. Simon Thong Says:

    when some minister/asst minister suggests that the PTPTN scheme should be based on income-level…on need…it seems to me that that is anti-1Malaysia. Why? Guess how many non-bumi students will be denied a PTPTN loan? Coz they won’t be deemed to qualify…

  6. Scott Thong Says:

    Comment by andy fong withheld by blog owner pending consideration.

  7. Simon Thong Says:

    liew, not good of you to put this letter here…find some other place for your complaint. Better still, set up your own blog, and get yourself in trouble for libel.

  8. Scott Thong Says:

    liew, not good of you to put this letter here…find some other place for your complaint. Better still, set up your own blog, and get yourself in trouble for libel. – Simon Thong

    Moved it to spam queue, second comment of almost exact same contents.

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