CNY messages by BN leaders – evidence that 50 yr nation-building gone very wrong or even lost its way

If more evidence are needed to illustrate that after 50 years, Malaysian nation-building has gone very wrong and even lost its way, the latest proofs are provided by the Chinese New Year messages by the Prime Minister and UMNO President, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, the Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting, the Energy, Water and Communications Minister and Gerakan adviser, Datuk Seri Dr. Lim Keng Yaik and even the Works Minister and MIC President, Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu.

Abdullah said that as the Prime Minister, he was committed towards creating a Malaysian community that was dynamic, progressive and lived in peace and harmony and strongly upheld the Malaysian cultural traditions.

“I will continue to redouble efforts so that we can continue to move forward and gain the respect of the international community in all aspects,” he added.

If a national opinion poll is conducted, can Abdullah get a majority from the (i) Malaysian Chinese and (ii) the Malaysian populace as a whole to believe in the Prime Minister’s Chinese New Year pledge, especially when there is unprecedented widespread skepticism and cynicism of his commitment to create a Malaysian community that is “dynamic, progressive and lived in peace and harmony and strongly upheld the Malaysian cultural traditions”.

In fact, I have no doubt that if Malaysians are asked whether the Malaysia community has become more “dynamic, progressive and lived in peace and harmony and strongly upheld the Malaysian cultural traditions” in the past four years, the overwhelming majority will give a loud and negative “No” – what with the coming of somnabulant premiership, the rise of Little Napoleons and Little Mullah Napoleons (LMNs), declining international competitiveness, endemic crime and increasing frequency of incidents like bible-banning, body-snatching and insensitive Islamist manifestations like the half-way halt in the construction of the world’s tallest Mazu statue in Kudat, Sabah.

Ong Ka Ting said that all Malaysians must be of one heart and think positively to preserve national unity. I don’t think even MCA leaders and members believe that the MCA President was talking sense, especially when he had been conspicuously silent on the latest body-snatching case in Seremban although it was initially taken up by the MCA (which collected RM12,000 legal fees) and the outrage of the jailing of the first doctor in Malaysia, Dr. Basmullah Yusoff over a technical offence under the Private Healthcare Facilities and Services Act (PHFSA).

Lim Keng Yaik in his Chinese New Year message called on Malaysians to be moderate, liberal and progressive in discussing and solving various issues and dealing with all forms of extremism and racism so as to speed up the creation of Bangsa Malaysia.

Is this all empty sloganeering, especially when Keng Yaik is ending his more than two decades as a Federal Minister with a Cabinet which must be described as the least moderate, liberal and progressive in the nation’s 50 year history, as otherwise how could he explain the following developments which would be completely unthinkable in the eras of the first three Prime Ministers, Tunku Abdul Rahman, Tun Razak and Tun Hussein:

*An Islam Hadhari which reaffirms the unconstitutional “929 Declaration” of Tun Dr. Mahathir that Malaysia is an Islamic state and jettisons the 1957 Merdeka social contract on a cardinal cornerstone of Malaysian nation building – that Malaysia is a democratic, multi-religious and secular nation with Islam as the official religion but not an Islamic state;

*The continued ravages on national and international confidence in the independence, integrity and quality of the judiciary, compounded by the scandalous exposes of the Royal Comission of Inquiry into the Lingan Tape and the RCI conduct;

*The worst crime and corruption situation in the nation’s history, with no one, whether citizen, visitor, tourist or foreign investor could feel safe from being a victim of crime in the country;

*The extension of the 20-year New Economic Policy to 50 years;

*The rejection of the Bangsa Malaysia by powerful voices and groups in Umno; and

*The rearing of the ugly head of religious intolerance and extremism, marked by the rise of Little Mullah Napoleons (LMNs) as a greater terror than Little Napoleons in the public sector.
Samy Vellu’s Chinese New Year message is the most unbelievable of all. He called upon Malaysians to appreciate the Chinese community’s contribution to the nation and that the Chinese community towards nation-building was never in doubt.

It is most strange that this call emanates from the MIC President and the sole Malaysian Indian Minister for over 28 years, and who could not get the government to appreciate and recognize the contribution of the Indian community to nation-building – resulting in the long-standing political, economic, educational, social, cultural and religious polarization of the Malaysian Indians reducing them into a new underclass in the country.

This is why Samy Vellu is fighting for his political life and facing pressures from Umno leaders that he step down as MIC President and as a candidate in the next general election as he has become too great a liability to the Barisan Nasional and its efforts to win Indian votes!

The Barisan Nasional leaders should have co-ordinated among themselves before issuing their Chinese New Year messages or on other national festivities so that they do not become rich sources to show not only a somnambulant government, a half-past six Cabinet but an administration whose right hand does not know what its left hand is doing.

  1. #1 by raven77 on Friday, 8 February 2008 - 1:00 pm

    Badawi doesnt realise that morale in the country is very low….right from the economy till equal oportunities, the PM and his coalition partners are guilty of inaction….they survive on the probability that Malaysians as a whole will not react……these elections wil be a watershed……

  2. #2 by k1980 on Friday, 8 February 2008 - 1:16 pm

    When the crunch comes on Election Day, the bumis will give their votes to the party that can provide them with the nep for yet another 5 years. But the funny thing is that many non-bumis will also cast their votes for the party that refuses to prrovide them with the nep! The non-bumis got shit in their brains? Can anyone please explain this paradox?

  3. #3 by alaneth on Friday, 8 February 2008 - 1:23 pm

    He will know after the polls…

    Now he’s still confident of Malay votes…. let’s see how this comes at a Malay majority constituent where the Malay votes are split, a little favouring BN but the non-Malays are 20-30% & they vote opposition.

  4. #4 by Thegame on Friday, 8 February 2008 - 1:24 pm

    The chinese must send a strong message to OKT by making mca irrelevant in the coming election.Does he knows what he is talking or is he totally ignorant of the feelings of the rakyat.The Indians fully charged up and are ready to send Samy into obvilian for good and for ever.The time to act is now.We have LKS.He will stand for us and what we believe in.just give him a strong mandate in this coming election.

  5. #5 by bennylohstocks on Friday, 8 February 2008 - 1:29 pm

    All Malaysians are of one heart awaiting good innovative and capable
    leaders which the party has none…

  6. #6 by sotong on Friday, 8 February 2008 - 2:09 pm

    After decades of screw ups that divided the people with narrow, damaging and dangerous politics of race and religion at the great expense of the ordinary people and country….now they are calling for people to unite.

  7. #7 by Godfather on Friday, 8 February 2008 - 2:12 pm

    These are the very people who have abetted in, and perpetuated, the stealing and yet they have the nerve to preach to us for continued support. Over the next few weeks, we are going to see a combination of pleas and threats from the den of thieves and their abettors.

    Somehow we have to send them a message that we are neither stupid nor afraid.

  8. #8 by gofortruth on Friday, 8 February 2008 - 2:18 pm

    In fact, I have no doubt that if Malaysians are asked whether the Malaysia community has become more “dynamic, progressive and lived in peace and harmony and strongly upheld the Malaysian cultural traditions” in the past four years, the overwhelming majority will give a loud and negative “No”—Kit
    On the one hand the gomen is keeping the NEP hoping to retain the votes from the Malays. Even the Malays are waking up to the fact that NEP only benefit the privileged /chosen few who are close to the gomen.

    And the other the gomen is now trying very hard to cheat for votes from non Malays during this pre election season by giving lots of sweet talk & promises, promises only to be broken after the election. Its disgusting!

    We the Malaysians of all races & religions should not be fooled anymore!
    Ôur voice must now be translated by our votes in the coming GE.


    Watch “vote wisely” video clip at :-

  9. #9 by ablastine on Friday, 8 February 2008 - 2:28 pm

    The best Gong Xi Fa Cai wish the MCA and MIC can give to the people of Malaysia celebrating the CNY is to declare that they are dissolving their parties to make way for multi-racial political parties because they have eventually come to understand that race base political parties and politics have been but the bane for Malaysia. For the past 50 years of nation building, every thought and every policy is base on race and religion and it has taken us from the top of the heap to the bottom. If unchecked we will surely decend to the likes of African nations with their unending civil war and poverty.

  10. #10 by Bigjoe on Friday, 8 February 2008 - 2:44 pm

    Like all CNY, there is abundant TV shows specifically made including ads, new stories, morning shows and documentary to depict the celebration.

    If no one notice, there is a marked difference this year compared to the past where lots more Malay are put in the pieces to give greetings, show to participate and other acts of reaching out and generosity. Combined with the message of the PM, you can only get one single theme: Preachy. The man has the audacity after breaking his promises for the last four years and now want to preach to us.

    Just because he has not slept around or took money directly, he is under the impression he still have moral authority with non-Malays. The moralising is vomitting.

    But that aside, the idea to preach at this point says desperation and out of touch i.e., without a real compass of what is ahead. This is the worst part of the message. No one believes in his ideas or his word and he is pouting cliches with almost arrogance?

    Its downright insulting to me…

  11. #11 by zack on Friday, 8 February 2008 - 3:06 pm

    YB Uncle Kit wrote …. “In fact, I have no doubt that if Malaysians are asked whether the Malaysia community has become more “dynamic, progressive and lived in peace and harmony and strongly upheld the Malaysian cultural traditions” in the past four years, the overwhelming majority will give a loud and negative “No” – what with the coming of somnabulant premiership, the rise of Little Napoleons and Little Mullah Napoleons (LMNs), ….. ”

    Well I guess the situation described above will most definitely works in YB Kit favour since a resounding BIG NO as claimed will most definitely be translated to a BIG NO votes to the BN as well. IAnd shouldn’t that be good news to the DAP . That being the case, why is YB Kit so worried with the current political situation of country which according to him , the trend is shifting of votes to the oppositions. The DAP should therefore be preparing itself to held its first Cabinet meeting with YB Kit as the DPM since the PM post will go to DSAI.

  12. #12 by sheriff singh on Friday, 8 February 2008 - 3:33 pm

    Rats. Rats. Rats. Rats.

  13. #14 by peace on Friday, 8 February 2008 - 3:54 pm

    What a similarity this has when you compare the running of the government and the running of a corporation.

    In a highly bureaucratic organization, the CEO usually is the last person in the whole organization to find out what’s wrong with his company.

    Hence, we need an effective board of directors who can evaluate how the CEO is doing, and this directors must be capable of sacking and promoting the CEO as they see fit (for the organization).

    However, things become ugly when the CEO has too much power, where they eventually tries to hold the board of directors by their neck, either due to excessive greed or power hungry. And hence, the beginning of the downfall of a great legacy.

  14. #15 by Saint on Friday, 8 February 2008 - 4:29 pm

    The whole list of people mentioned are from the same basket, who have helped each other only and at the expense of all the rakyat.
    The rural Malays are the main group who are fully dependent on UMNO government news and propaganda. It is to them the message has to be brought.

  15. #16 by zack on Friday, 8 February 2008 - 4:39 pm

    Dear Sai’nt,
    Rural Malays? Who are they? After 50 years I don’t think there are rural or urban malays denomination ….

  16. #17 by Saint on Friday, 8 February 2008 - 4:49 pm


    Please check your electric bill.
    There is an extra RM 10.00 extra deposit fee.

  17. #18 by zack on Friday, 8 February 2008 - 5:05 pm

    sure its the right post …. its got to do with price of egg! dig it !

  18. #19 by ENDANGERED HORNBILL on Friday, 8 February 2008 - 5:22 pm

    My personal conclusion:

    Pak Lah is a sweet-talking hypocrite; has plenty of mushy glib intentions but neither the drive or courage to implement anything that can drive the country forward to progress and social justice. Good enough to be a headmaster or ulamak but not PM.

    OKT, an accidental leader because he was carrying Ling Liong Sik’s bag for a long time. (Just look at Loh Seng Kok; promotion for carrying bags too!). Sadly, OKT is Good enough for a schoolteacher, nothing else (maybe, a basketball player too judging by all those photo-shoots).

    Koh Tsu Koon – I really know too little about him or his successes after all those years as Penang CM. Conclusion: good-for-nothing! Tragic indeed for a Princeton grad. The same thing can happen to the Oxford underling by the initials of SIL. It’s not just the mindpower, it’s very much the mindset, man.

    Samy Vellu – he first denounced and decried Hindraf’s cries for attention to the plight of Indians. Now, he says the Indians need re-engineering, nice words that looks like, sounds like and indeed are the very urgent cries of Hindraf. So it appears correct, correct, correct that Samy has been blind and deaf to Indian woes! He is too old for stem cell implants to re-work his vision and hearing! This old coconut is best dropped.

    Lim Keng Yaik – he will be a has-been like Tun M post-GE 2008. Like Tun M, all these politicians had a chance to make history and carve a place in the annals of the country as statesmen whose vision transcend narrow parochial interests and whose contributions could guarantee them a fragrance on the lips of ordinary Malaysians from all walks of life. Now they can’t even be contented with any slimy appreciation from former cronies and ‘slaves’. For all the ‘harm’ they have done to the country they deserve the bitter memories and harsh sentences that are now meted by the vox populi.

    So, come GE 2008, Malaysians have to write a new chapter and try a new formula with PKR/DAP…yes, even PAS. They deserve one term.

  19. #20 by ENDANGERED HORNBILL on Friday, 8 February 2008 - 5:37 pm

    Click and have a hysterically good laugh! That’s the best CNY joke.

    PM: I work hard to fulfil duties

    PENANG: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said Malaysians were aware that he works hard to fulfil his responsibilities for them.

    For more jokes, click above link.

  20. #21 by k1980 on Friday, 8 February 2008 - 6:06 pm

    “But don’t say that I don’t work. I work very hard. I really mean it and you know it…”

    Yeah, we all know it. You work so hard that you need to go for overseas holidays 150 days per year and are so damn tired that you have to nod off to sleep while ‘working’. In fact the crime rate shot up because you as Internal Security Minister worked so hard until you slept on the job.

    A lot of renewals and changes were being initiated under your leadership especially in areas such as economy, security and government delivery system. As you are aware, we shall all be dead before we can see the results

  21. #22 by KanNinNeh on Friday, 8 February 2008 - 6:19 pm

    This must be the Greatest Joke under the Sun !

  22. #23 by Evenmind on Friday, 8 February 2008 - 6:31 pm

    Do you want a short and precise answer what has gone wrong with this nation ?
    Well we have bunch of corrupted fanatics as govt. leaders in the first place, then they have systematically OURAGED THE MODESTY OF INTELLIGENCE by the introduction of the racist policies such as the NEP. Singapore is very succesful today because it has managed to tap the talent of majority of our people, Do a survey and you will know that there is vast number out there.
    If all the geniune talent had stayed put, we could have rocked the world with our economy., but the govt. policies had screwed the best of hopes.
    So comrades, do your part and sack the present govt.There should be no place for race based politics in this country. Help whomever is need., cos if certain people are downtrodden , crime would be always the outcome.Why can’t the idiots understand these basic principles.

  23. #24 by AhPek on Friday, 8 February 2008 - 6:44 pm

    Can anyone take the PM’s words for what they are especially when he has uttered so many during his 4 plus years in office? Words uttered by him have no meaning for none of them can be implemented by him.He simply hasn’t got what it takes to be a PM.
    Off the cuff under his stewardship we can tell that corruptions and mismanagements have lept to unprecedented heights.He has no control of his UMNOPUTRAS who are running wild enriching themselves.In addition little Napoleons and little Millah Napoleons have become bolder and have come out in the open to carry out talibanization of the civil service hastening the talibanization of this country.All in all this country is in shit street without a shovel.

  24. #25 by Loh on Friday, 8 February 2008 - 7:19 pm

    From:, as indicated by Endengared Hornbill. Thanks.

    ///PENANG: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said Malaysians were aware that he works hard to fulfil his responsibilities for them.
    “Some of you can say that I’m not good, you can say whatever. “But don’t say that I don’t work.”///

    When the outcome is bad, it is also the result of work, hard or soft no matter. We are interested to see that the country is moving on the right path, even if the PM sleeps on the job. Indeed, it is because the country is moving towards the wrong end that people think that the PM is sleeping on the job. When PM AAB tells the world that he works hard, then it is clear that he did not work smart. Having him on the position is then no different from having any other person, indeed other person could be better. When he cannot even understand that working hard on the wrong thing is worse than not working at all, he is clearly not fit to be PM. It is hoped that even he would understand this simple philosophy, and would reconsider his position in the party and government.

    ///”I work very hard. I really mean it and you know it,” he said to thundering applause from hundreds guests who attended the Chinese New Year open house at the Penang Chinese Town Hall here.
    Abdullah said as a Muslim, he had an obligation to fulfil his responsibility.///

    I take it that the responsibility first as a Muslim is to promote the religion, by increasing the number of Muslims, dead or alive. So body-snatching for Islamic burial under his watch counts towards his obligation to fulfil his responsibility as a Muslim.

    ///”I have a very heavy responsibility and I have to carry it out,” he said.///

    When he has problems differentiating right from wrong, can he different between light and heavy? Perhaps he had heard that the responsibility of any head of any organization is heavy. But does he know what indeed is his responsibility as PM?

    ///He also urged Malaysians to make full use of the opportunities available to do well in life and to serve the people.///

    That is the crux of problem with the PM who talks only about opportunities available to do well in life. He no doubt thinks in terms of the opportunities available for making easy money and get rich, such as those available to UMNOputras, and others who are able to make use of the corrupt government system to enrich themselves. AAB considers opportunities as creation of the government , through the process of robbing peter to pay Ahmad. AAB cannot even rise above the mindset of NEP. He certainly does not realise that the role of government is to provide the environment for the people to develop, progress and seek happiness, with guarantee of peace and security, and providing services for common good which can only be organized by the state with the people contributing to financing them through taxes, and to assist those who are poor and downtrodden to live a respectable existence. It is not the responsibility of any government to make the citizens the richest person in the country so that the people of his ethnic classification could feel proud. Unfortunately, NEP has been mutated to serve the purpose as the PM knows it, and so opportunity is the only language he and his ilk in UMNO politics know it.

    ///”It is God’s will that I become the Prime Minister of Malaysia and I am very conscious that I have to serve the people although I personally do not benefit even one sen because of this,” he said.///

    It sounds like TDM was God. Or was it God’s will that TDM made the mistake? I also would not take one sen; I was lazy to pick it up seeing it lying on the road.

    ///He said in fulfilling his responsibility, he has to be fair to all Malaysians, irrespective of their ethnic backgrounds.
    “However, each of us has to strive towards the creation of a Malaysian community that is happy, prosperous, united, harmonious and respected.///

    He wanted to show that he was naïve to think that the late Tun Razak simply limited 20 years for NEP implementation for fun. Razak knew that NEP asks of unfair price to be paid by non-Malays, and that a set term of 20 years would be tolerable by non-Malays. It was not tolerable. But instead of asking the Malays to strive hard to live without NEP after TDM had made use of it to secure his term of PM, AAB chose to extend NEP till 2020 for the time being. A PM who does not have the courage to do the right thing and yet paying lip service to say the right thing has no moral authority to be the leader of a nation.

    ///Malaysians, no matter where we are and even though we are just a minority group, attending a function, we should feel comfortable and happy when attending a function.
    “We should feel at home and that we are in the company of friends and fellow Malaysians,” he said.///

    Malaysians will be happy to be with friends and not even consider themselves to be a minority group if the political parties in the country are not set up based on race. That comment would be unnecessary if there were no UMNO, MCA and MIC.

    ///Chief Minister Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon in his speech said a lot of renewals and changes were being initiated under Abdullah’s leadership especially in areas such as economy, security and government delivery system.
    “These renewals and changes will however, take some time and require the support and co-operation of all Malaysians,” he said///

    Whether he believed it or not, he had to say stupid thing to stay in the position. I pity him.

  25. #26 by k1980 on Friday, 8 February 2008 - 7:50 pm

    These renewals and changes will however, take some time…Yeah, he really needs a lot more time. Look at Suharto. He needed 32 years to rob the Indonesians of USD 35 billion.

  26. #27 by k1980 on Friday, 8 February 2008 - 8:04 pm

  27. #28 by HJ Angus on Friday, 8 February 2008 - 9:46 pm

    The RCI on the Lingam tapes gives a good snapshot of what ails Malaysia after 50 odd years of independence.

    Please take the poll (orange panel) on
    and tell us what you think.

  28. #29 by undergrad2 on Friday, 8 February 2008 - 10:01 pm

    PENANG: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said Malaysians were aware that he works hard to fulfil his responsibilities for them.” STAR

    I’d like to dedicate this Donna Summer’s song to Abdullah Badawi

    I work hard for the money
    So hard for it baby
    I work hard for the money
    So you better treat me right

    I work hard for the money
    So hard for it Sammy
    I work hard for the money
    So you better treat me right


  29. #30 by undergrad2 on Friday, 8 February 2008 - 10:04 pm

    An appeal to the Indians to unite behind BN!

  30. #31 by sheriff singh on Friday, 8 February 2008 - 10:56 pm

    Work hard?

    Garbage In, Garbage Out (GIGO) about sums it all up.

  31. #32 by Short-sleeve on Friday, 8 February 2008 - 11:04 pm

    MCA is a good dog. Loyal and obedient.

  32. #33 by cemerlang on Friday, 8 February 2008 - 11:17 pm

    Members and supporters of Barisan Nasional berpakat. But not all of them know that their common identity is actually Ketuanan Melayu / Islam. Unless they are willing to settle for an inferior status of citizenship. This means you don’t have a voice. Or you have to wait until you are given the permission to speak.

    As for the talibanization stuff which somebody commented, just look at the organization chart and the long, long, long chain of command which is actually a line of bureaucracy and red tape involved. But actually the people sitting in their respective posts are not the real players. The real players move at the back of the scene. Like in the case of the Lingam’s tape. Who should be the Chief Justice ? Not the one with the right qualifications. But one who will serve the means and ends of the ruling party. Or is Pak Lah the actual Prime Minister ? Or Pak Lah making way for Najib ? Why can’t Najib be chosen as the Prime Minister after Tun Dr Mahathir ? Why should Najib have to wait ? Or why should one be given an excellence award when one is not bloody hardworking at all ? This is not transparency.

  33. #34 by gofortruth on Saturday, 9 February 2008 - 2:23 am

    Is there any control on postal votes?
    As I understand it, only civil servants & their spouses, full time students & their spouses are eligible to vote (what about the rest? Is this fair to all Malaysians who are overseas?).
    If there is no tight & proper control in this area there will be no knowing how many of “funny” postal votes can turn up and bring down opposition candidates !!!!!

  34. #35 by LadyGodiva on Saturday, 9 February 2008 - 3:27 am

    “It sounds like TDM was God. Or was it God’s will that TDM made the mistake? ”

    I think God was on leave when it happened.

  35. #36 by ChinNA on Saturday, 9 February 2008 - 6:34 am

    What can we do to heal the wounds in Malaysia?

    I can easily see how Islamnic intolerance will eventually be Islamic fanaticsm. Politics is dividing in the country. The battle is out there and not in homeland.

    Malaysia of old was not like Malaysia of today. Racial polarisation is too strong for comfort today.

  36. #37 by negarawan on Saturday, 9 February 2008 - 10:03 am

    This is what BN and UMNO is all about:

    Wasting the rakyat’s time and money………

  37. #38 by shaolin on Saturday, 9 February 2008 - 11:43 am

    What so dynamic about Malaysians?? Are Malaysians the
    Top Race in the world??

    Look at Education system in M’sia and the Closure of
    Chinese Primary school at Damansara and many more…!!

    The Co-existence of Chinese Education in M’sia should
    exist in that same way under our Federal Constitution, be
    it Malay or Tamil Education. So what is so special now
    to announce the re-opening of D’sara Chinese Primary
    school?? It should exist that way naturally!! Only the
    Politicians mess it all up!!

    So now is it the kindness being shown to the Chinese
    for the sake of coming GE?? Sorry we will not vote BN
    for messing the Education issues all up!!!

    Vote only All Opposition Parties, No votes for BN !!!

  38. #39 by bennylohstocks on Saturday, 9 February 2008 - 6:28 pm

  39. #40 by Boneka on Saturday, 9 February 2008 - 10:58 pm

    Dear YB Kit,

    Let me share an incident Re. “Nation Building” I was one among a few non-Malays who attended a “Amanat” session by the SG tothe Ministry of National Unity in KL recently. Several speakers spoke of how we can achieve Unity, Perpaduan, blah-blah. When lunch was served the “mandatory” beef dish was on the menu. I went over to the table where all the ‘big guns’ of the Ministry, including the Pengarah of WP KL were seated. I asked them why the word “Tolerence” is the key word for Unity and not “Respect” and I made this statement, “You want me, a Hindu, to tolerate the beef dish whereas you the Ministry of National Unity does not Respect me by serving it. To me the Ministry officials have FAILED” miserably in your mission” and I walked off!

  40. #41 by waterfrontcoolie on Saturday, 9 February 2008 - 11:37 pm

    Regarding the school at Damansara, from the grave-vine, it is told that the MCA deputy Minister, Tan Chai Ho screwed it up, having working hand in glove with the developer to try to make it an ‘elite’ school’. Maybe,a ticket to the school would require some kind of MCA’s approval.
    It appears that nothing can be done with sincerity and honesty without forcing the ordinary Malaysians to make for some kind of ‘payment’!!

  41. #42 by kaybeegee on Sunday, 10 February 2008 - 11:50 am

    Boneka. These buggers are insensitive, not capable of thinking, because it is in their genes.

  42. #43 by ktteokt on Monday, 11 February 2008 - 10:46 am

    Is MCA running out of topics? Why is it that they always use Chinese schools as a “ransom” during GE? Does that mean the Chinese in Malaysia has to wait for 5 whole years before they can expect Chinese schools to be built? And OKT had the guts to say that “Chinese will become an important language internationally”!!!

  43. #44 by aiD_kamikuP on Monday, 11 February 2008 - 11:06 am

    OKT said “Chinese will become an important language internationally”????

    Well, F[deleted word] him. Chinese will become an important language internationally regardless of whether OKT exist or not and whether OKT realised it or not and regardless of any of his or MCA’s impotent actions!!!

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