Muhyiddin is confessing the failure of BN government’s nation-building polices under Najib past five years when he suggested “Another May 13 not impossible”


The Deputy Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, is confessing the failure of the Barisan Nasional government’s nation-building policies under Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak in the past five years when he suggested “Another May 13 is not impossible” during a Ramadan event in Pagoh, Johore yesterday.

Najib’s failure will be all the more conspicuous as it would also mean the total failure of his 1Malaysia policy to create a Malaysia where Malaysians regard themselves as Malaysians first as their race, religion and region second – which had been publicly repudiated by Muhyiddin right from the beginning – and his Global Movement of Moderates campaign, both national and international, for “the voices of moderation to drown the voices of extremism”.

The UMNO mouthpiece, Utusan Malaysia, gave the headline “Tidak mustahil 13 Mei 1969 berulang – TPM” for Muhyiddin’s speech yesterday, where he said that ethnic tensions that were allowed to simmer would lead to unrest when the various communities start to eye each other with suspicion.

“Because of that there exist all kinds of assumptions when ethnic ties become strained and unhealthy. This can cause that event and I do not want to mention the particular date,” he was quoted as saying by Malay language daily Utusan Malaysia.

Muhyiddin did not mention the date specifically but Utusan Malaysia inserted May 13, 1969 to his quote in parentheses.

The first duty of any Federal government in Malaysia, whether Barisan Nasional or Pakatan Rakyat, is to ensure that another May 13 is not possible in Malaysia, and a Malaysian federal government which allowed ethnic ties to deteriorate until the Deputy Prime Minister could publicly suggest that “another May 13 is not impossible” has lost all moral and political justification to continue to rule the country.

On Muhyiddin’s statement in Pagon alone, the Cabinet and the Barisan Nasional Supreme Council should be convened in emergency session for the country is faced with the most critical situation in 45 years if a Deputy Prime Minister could publicly say that “Another May 13 is not impossible” – as no Prime Minister or Deputy Prime Minister in Malaysia would have made such a statement in the past four decades.

Will any Cabinet Minister requisition the convening of an emergency Cabinet meeting or turn next Wednesday’s Cabinet meeting into a special session to discuss Muhyiddin’s warning in Pagoh – and to tell Malaysians whether the Cabinet endorses Muhyiddin’s warning and what it proposes to do to save Malaysia from another May 13?

Will any component party of Barisan Nasional, a coalition of 14 parties, requisition an emergency meeting of the Barisan Nasional Supreme Council to discuss the grave situation reflected in Muhyiddin’s Pagoh speech?

If there is not going to be any emergency meeting of the Cabinet and the Barisan Nasional Supreme Council over the Deputy Prime Minister’s warning in Pagoh, then the next question to be asked is whether Muhyiddin was just giving legitimacy to a small group of extremists responsible for the worst racial and religious polarization in the nation’s history in the past year as a result of incessant incitement of racial and religious hatred, conflict and tension with periodic threats of another May 13?

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  1. #1 by Noble House on Saturday, 5 July 2014 - 3:15 pm

    Mr TPM,

    What do you expect to gain from another May 13th? Najib’s scalp? Like how they did to the Tunku? The ends justify the means?

  2. #2 by yhsiew on Sunday, 6 July 2014 - 7:12 am

    In wake of the seriousness of Muhyiddin’s confession, shouldn’t the government take immediate actions to weed out extremist elements to preempt another May 13th?

  3. #3 by Godfather on Sunday, 6 July 2014 - 8:16 am

    These goons are saying that if you insult UMNO, you insult Islam and the Malays. Since when have the den of thieves become protectors of Islam ?

  4. #4 by Godfather on Sunday, 6 July 2014 - 8:24 am

    Moo is just parrotting Ridhuan Tee Chuan Seng who tells the nons to turn the other cheek to avoid trouble. Message is clear : you want to live here “peacefully” you better do as UMNO says.

  5. #5 by winstony on Sunday, 6 July 2014 - 9:03 am

    While it’s good to screw these loonies any which way you can, the opposition must keep their eyes on the ball at all times.
    With a view to gaining a landslide win at the next GE!

  6. #6 by Bigjoe on Sunday, 6 July 2014 - 10:03 am

    The real seriousness is that Muhiyiddin knows that many in UMNO are under the fantasy UMNO won’t be blamed if there is another May 13. They believe, purposely or ignorantly, that they can get away with more lies like they think they did in original and leverage it to great success.

    What is even more serious is the Muhiyiddin cannot know its just a fantasy and continue to irresponsibly drive this nation to the brink of collapse – JUST BECAUSE HE FINDS THE TRUTH TOO HARD and the EASY TOO BIG A TEMPTATION..

    Between the political narcotics of those who take them and the likes of Muhiyiddin who dishes it out, the most dangerous schism of this nation IS ALREADY TOO MUCH TO PAY to clean it up which must be done eventually..

    You wonder why Najib can draw on ISIS as inspiration? Because these people don’t think different and worst, the likes of Najib and Muhiyiddin think they are much smarter than them when they are seriously seriously just more morally corrupt..

  7. #7 by sotong on Sunday, 6 July 2014 - 12:09 pm

    May be he know something you do not know.

  8. #8 by justanotherakyat on Sunday, 6 July 2014 - 12:46 pm

    Good reply uncle Lim! The DPM is contradicting 1Malaysia.

    I think what he’s trying to say is…if you do not support us in the next GE and if we lose or suspect we are losing, we will bring on the racial riot ….which will lead to an emergency.

    They will still rule by hook or by crook.

  9. #9 by good coolie on Sunday, 6 July 2014 - 1:04 pm

    Nothing is impossible! May 13 is possible. So is another Konfrontasi, Memali, Boko Haram, Al-Ma’unah, and Islamic State
    If the Caliph says so, we must ALL gulung tikar, including our beloved Deputy Prime Minister. So far, Malaysia has failed to contain relgiious extremism. Act now, go-men! Don’t waste time threatening Malaysians.

  10. #10 by worldpress on Sunday, 6 July 2014 - 1:15 pm

    Telling all of you…must get rid of them asap..or face another not impossible…

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