1st October 2015
Prime Minister cum President of UMNO Dato Seri Najib Razak has now openly supported the Red Shirt claiming that the Malays have been slapped many times and the 16th September Red shirt rally was the answer. This goes to show, Najib was from the beginning supporting the Red shirt rally and his initial reaction of an innocent bystander was all a gimmick.
What Najib has conveniently ignored is the fact that the non-Malays have been knocked on their heads many times and what we have is inaction to bring the culprits to the books. Leaving this aside, it would have been expected of Najib to come up with sound reasoning rather than this “slap” allegation which is closer to infantile attitude.
Now it is clear that Najib needed this Rally to show those who opposed him here and the whole world that he has a large following who support him. Sadly, the actual fact is that the Malays themselves find Najib’s attitude shocking, if not embarrassing.
Najib and his supporters cannot deny that the allegations against him are very serious. As far as the RM2.6 billion donation that found its way into Najib’s bank account, Bank Negara’s Governor Tan Sri Zeti Akhtar Abdul Aziz has made it very clear that the Malaysians deserve answers about it.
We cannot overlook the most important fact that the charges against the Prime minister are charges against the whole country and its people.
Najib should not use his power and money to muster support within UMNO and whip up racial frenzy to stay in power and conceal the wrongs.
With all the accumulating allegations against him including the fact that he blocked the promotion of Justice Hishamudin Mohd Yunos to the Federal Court recommended by the Judicial Appointments Commission puts him in a very defensive position.
By his conduct he has not only brought the office of the prime minister to shame but the whole country.
Needless to say, instead of being the Prime Minister of all Malaysians he has effectively alienated the non-Malays thus subscribing to the notion of racial politics. He has indeed sown the seeds for Malaysia’s disintegration.
Najib has split the country by openly associating himself with the racial contents expressed in the Red Shirt Rally. Those who support him must realise quickly he should not act in the matter he does as it does not auger well for the country.