UMNO Chief is Shocked That Political Leaders Could Call For Bloodshed

Hypocrisy Meter from theblogprof.

Q: When do you ever hear about BN and UMNO politicians denouncing calls to violence and bloodshed to further one’s agenda?

A: Only when it’s not your own party doing the calling, DUH.

From The Star 15 June 2009:

PAS’ bloodshed talk shocking

Kelantan Umno liaison chief Datuk Mustapa Mohamad is shocked that some PAS leaders have resorted to telling party supporters in Manek Urai that they must defend the seat even if they have to “shed blood”.

Mustapa said it was regrettable for leaders to incite their supports by becoming so emotional when the by-election was just about winning influence.

“I am shocked that some PAS leaders can come out with talk of bloodshed and violence and this is very dangerous.

“Barisan Nasional rejects such approach because at the end of the day, this is just politics,” Mustapa said in his speech before the launching of the Barisan election machinery by Umno vice-president Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal here on Saturday night.

He added that Barisan would not employ dangerous and desperate tactics as used by PAS, and urged those involved to stop doing so as it would be difficult to control their supporters once they became highly emotional.

“Has PAS lost the art of wooing the hearts of the voters or have they lost their minds to subscribe to such a militant approach?” he asked, adding that in the end, the winner would be decided by peaceful voters.

Seriously, keep the remarks about blood but replace ‘PAS’ with ‘Najib’ (or any of the other UMNOputras who have gone on the record calling for bloodshed) in the above, and you might have one Kelantan Umno liaison chief locked up under the ISA.

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10 Responses to “UMNO Chief is Shocked That Political Leaders Could Call For Bloodshed”

  1. wits0 Says:

    “He added that Barisan would not employ dangerous and desperate tactics as…”

    Like a serial rapist claiming to be a virgin!

  2. fong Says:

    “Racial polarisation in the country is not caused by the country vernacular school system but more by the government political, education and economic discriminative policies.” – an educationist said today.

    The prime minister and all the Umno ministers will never admit that polarisation arises more out of the race-based policies and privileges one race gets over another.

    Similarly, there are other areas of our daily lives where terminologies used have made us view certain practices as privileges rather than sacrifices. For instance, the bumi discount for houses.

    The total sale value to the developer is still the same. It is just that the non-malay buyer is likely to be required to pay for some of the discount given to the malays.

    But the longer the NEP policies continue and the greater the vehemence with which Umno politicians issue threats, terminologies will change and more people will talk about these practices or policies in words that may not sound as pleasing to the ears of the beneficiaries.

    Obviously, at that point we shall probably see a new round of discriminations and disagreements. Unfortunately, as long as only weak people take on leadership roles within Umno, threats will continue, NEP policies will be sustained and corruption will prevail.

    That unfortunately is the legacy we have as Malaysians.

    The basic building blocks of unity, whether you are uniting different ethnic groups in a country or trying to re-engineer a corporation of differing cultural values, are the same.

    The principal parties have to be treated as equals – nor special privileges no favours that would favour one group over another. Any privilege that is given should be given to all on the same basis – for example, special privilege given to the financially poor regardless of race or ethnic origin.

    It is only on this equitable footing that you can foster true nationalism and build lasting unity, since each component group will have the same stake in the nation and has equal likelihood in reaping the rewards or suffering the consequences.

    My recommendation to the government, not simply as a businessman but also based on pragmatism, is not to waste any more taxpayer ringgit on nationalism programmes until it has established the pre-conditions for its success.

    What is sad is that, after almost five decades of independence, we have been unable in Malaysia, to bring globally vision leaders to the forefront – leaders who can see beyond racial boundaries to recognise the immense sociological and economic potential that can benefit all Malaysians.

  3. aston Says:

    My uncle left Malaysia in the 1970s. He graduated from MIT and did his PhD in Yale on computer science. I dare say, that was when computer science era just starting.

    He was a very patriotic man, a scout graduated from Royal Military College. He came back to Malaysia after his PhD to serve this country. Looked for a job in University Malaya. They told him point blank, we have openings, but it is only for bumi.

    He left for greener pastures in United States. Has been a US citizen for a few decades now. He has contributed widely to the field of computer science and is still doing so.

    He never forgave Malaysia for turning their backs to him. And I guess he never will.

  4. ruyom Says:

    My school in the 50s and 60s when terms like bumis and non-bumis did not exist.

    Back then, there was a kind of kindred among school children then that does not exist today. We were racially different but we were all equal in every other way. Nobody was – special.

    Today when a non-malay student goes to school, he has already been told over and over again by his parents that, “You will have to do superlatively in order to get into a local university.”

    The child comes back having done creditably well, and doesn’t get the university course of his choice. But his malay classmate, with worse marks than him, gets more than he asked for.

    All these double standards and retrogressive policies were put in place by our selfish politicians whose aim, rather than uplifting the malays, was to perpetually stay in power for their own good.

    The end result is a new generation of Malaysians who are not united in the least.

    The first thing to be done towards a real Bangsa Malaysia is to pull down all divisions that categorise us along racial and religious lines.

    All, irrespective of race and religion, must be subjected to a truly merit-based system in every sphere of Malaysian life.

    All political parties that exploit any form of religion should be banned.

  5. wits0 Says:

    Well, it can’t be denied that BM as a national language has failed in its touted purpose of uniting the people but on the contrary has produced the opposite effect.

    The spirit with which it was imposed was wrong. It was with a hidden intention to hobble the non bumis. They wanted to make it the bahasa tunggal(sole language) as well, like as if they can and live happily ever after.

    The bad Karma returns now to run over the Dogma.

  6. Scott Thong Says:

    All these double standards and retrogressive policies were put in place by our selfish politicians whose aim, rather than uplifting the malays, was to perpetually stay in power for their own good. – ruyom

    ruyom, I don’t suppose you’ve ever read Lee Kuan Yew’s memoirs, The Singapore Story book 1? In it, he claims the reason Singapore was so quickly kicked out of Malaysia was because he questioned in a special meeting of Parliament how having everything in Malay and quotas in business benefited the poor villager, farmer and fisherman. Tunku Abdul Rahman feared that LKY could become the PM and quickly removed him and Singapore.

    And true enough, the NEP seems to have benefited UMNOPutras and their connections quite a bit…

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  10. kweky Says:

    when it comes to education,we must “thank” mca for providing us with a second option…. TAR college and UTAR. as a father now, whatever plans that i have , i think of my son first. right after his full moon, i purchased a medical card for him. two months later, i purchased another insurance ploicy for him. the 2nd one is for his tertiary education in his future. i don’t expect him to be a genius… but at least i know… he won’t have to worry about getting into a private university if the public ones are no longer available for the NON-BUMIS!!

    what can we expect!!!!?? just think of continuing to stay, or search and work out a chance to migrate. either way, we will still be categorised as immigrants.

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