PM Najib: Don’t be Racist, Again, The Way UMNO Has Been Racist, Again

Man, four UMNOpocrisies in one day? I’m worn out. Just go to this post and the link to the post before that at bottom, which has the latest roundup of UMNO ‘uttering words or committing acts which offend other races’.

From The Star 6 Sep 2010:

PM: Be mindful of words and actions to preserve good race relations

PUTRAJAYA: Being mindful of one’s words and actions and not questioning issues agreed upon by the nation’s founding fathers and spelled out in the Constitution are critical matters in race relations, says Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

The Prime Minister said it was important to check on this as “political management” was as critical and as equally important as managing the country’s economy and social matters.

“In managing politics, I do not mean politics based on parties and ideologies and this (gathering) is not the right forum for me to touch on it. Political management also includes race relations.

“If one can refrain from uttering words or committing acts which offend other races, “temperature rising incidents” can be avoided.

“We also must not question what had been agreed by our founding fathers, especially what is stated in the Constitution which based on social contract between races.

“If we take heed of these two critical points, I believe we can further strengthen the country’s two pillars, which is national unity and political stability,” Najib told civil servants at the Prime Minister’s Department monthly gathering.

Also present were Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and Chief Secretary to the Government Tan Sri Sidek Hassan.

The Prime Minister said stability and unity would be under threat if race relations were not managed well and stressed the importance of civil servants embracing and understanding the 1Malaysia concept so that the pillars of stability and unity remained steadfast and strong.

“We must ensure that what is strong does not crack and what has been strongly tied is not cut loose.

“We will be celebrating Hari Raya Aidilfitri with the open house concept which is unique to Malaysia.

“Let us not just open our houses to others. Let’s open our hearts and minds. On behalf of the Deputy Prime Minister, the government leadership, my wife (Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor) and I, we wish everyone Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri,” he said.

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