How many Cabinet Ministers, including the DPM, have the 1Malaysia DNA as to be able to pass three simple 1Malaysia tests? (Part 2)

I had occasion to ask publicly last month whether the Deputy Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin is sincerely and seriously committed to Najib’s 1Malaysia concept – whether he is the right-hand man of Najib or former Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir as the custodian and surrogate of the Mahathir legacy in the Najib premiership.

I had asked Muhyiddin whether he had Najib’s endorsement and approval for all his utterances and actions which are inimical to the realisation of the 1Malaysia slogan and concept, including:

  • His defense of the racist “brain washing” and indoctrination on “ketuanan Melayu” by Biro Tata Negara despite criticisms and expose of its racist, divisive and seditious content for the past two decades;

  • His attempt to mitigate the Nasir Safar outrage claiming that it could have been “a slip of the tongue” when Najib’s senior political aide labelled Indians and Chinese in Malaysia as “pendatang”, alleging that the Chinese came as beggars and the Chinese women as “prostitutes”; claimed that Umno was solely responsible in drafting the constitution sidelining the contribution of MCA and MIC; and issued the threat to revoke the citizenship of those vocal about the subject cap for SPM examination.

  • His conspicuous silence at the JAKIM (Islamic Development Department of the Prime Minister’s Office) forum at the end of January for 800 civil servants tantamount to an insurrection against Najib’s 1Malaysia concept – with government speakers making inflammatory and incendiary speeches, blaming Christians for provoking Muslim anger by challenging the ban on the use of the word “Allah” and Umno/BN politicians for failing to defend Islam, with one speaker suggesting that a repeat of the May 13 riots was possible if the Christians, whom he accused of practising “extremism” did not “back down”, uttering the threat: “Who knows, there might be a Feb. 13?”

  • His conspicuous silence when the racialist rantings of Umno executive secretary Datuk Abdul Rauf Yusoh at an Umno club function in London earlier this month was exposed; and

  • His hamfisted attempt to aid and abet the inflammatory and incendiary campaign by Umno-controlled media like Utusan Malaysia, Berita Harian, government television and radio stations, playing the race and religious cards to viciously and falsely paint Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng and Pakatan Rakyat Penang State Government as “anti-Malay” and “anti-Islam”.

Let me ask Muhyiddin one question point-blank: Is he aware that the Najib administration’s sincerity and seriousness about 1Malaysia is under great test in Penang – why the 1Malaysia concept is being undermined and compromised in the vicious and sustained exploitation of the race and religious card by Umno media and agents in the conspiracy to defame the Penang Chief Minister and Pakatan Rakyat Penang State Government as anti-Malay and anti-Islam?

If the people of Penang regard the 1Malaysia concept as fake and hypocritical, how can he expect the people of Sabah and Sarawak and the rest of Malaysians to have much confidence in the slogan?

As Deputy Prime Minister, Muhyiddin should be in the forefront to secure the co-operation of all MPs and political parties outside the Barisan Nasional fold to make a success of the 1Malaysia campaign, on the ground that it is a national issue and not a party agenda.

Unless the 1Malaysia concept is merely an Umno and Barisan Nasional political gimmick, Muhyiddin should have taken the initiative to approach MPs and political parties outside the Barisan Nasional to put aside all partisan differences to foster the national development of the 1Malaysia concept.

He should be meeting with Opposition MPs in Parliament to forge an all-party platform to ensure the achievement of the 1Malaysia concept at all levels of national life.

But Muhyiddin has done none of this in the past year that he was Deputy Prime Minister.

[Speech by DAP Parliamentary Leader and MP for Ipoh Timor Lim Kit Siang in Dewan Rakyat on the Royal Address on Thursday, 18th March 2010]

  1. #1 by sotong on Thursday, 18 March 2010 - 6:42 pm

    With power one become arrogant and treat ordinary people badly.

  2. #2 by johnnypok on Thursday, 18 March 2010 - 9:37 pm

    NEP should only be used to uplift the living standard of the Orang Asli until the whole community is at par to the ordinary people.

  3. #3 by monsterball on Friday, 19 March 2010 - 3:35 am

    UMNO BARU is trying to fool young Malaysians….since after 12th GE..non stop.
    Every UMNO minister is expected to do it’s part.
    MCA simply carry Najib’s balls..much much more than ever before.
    MCA have no dignity…no shame nor regrets.
    MCA is finished.
    Gerakan and MIC gone..only for show.
    It’s only UMNO BARU…no more so call BN.
    It’s a fool Malaysians.
    13th GE…it is UMNO against keDAILan…DAP and PAS.

  4. #4 by dagen on Friday, 19 March 2010 - 9:17 am

    Huh? Satum alay sia?
    Wot is dat?
    [Phark. I am stuck real good!]
    Oh. Err …
    [Come on. Come on.]
    Err.. Dats tamil. Right?
    [Did I detect a nod? Wheeew. Yes. Yes.]
    Yes, I hv heard about it a lot.
    [Pls. Pls. No more questions on this one. Pleeeeese …]
    Wot … wot is it, your asking me?
    [Sh.t. No man. No. Might as well go home now.]
    Oh. Errrr. Umm.
    Is it the title of the next 4hr-long bollywood blockbuster?
    Set in Shah Alam.
    Somewhere in a jungle.
    Secondary jungle in Shah Alam.
    A movie is about ummm ghosts and stuff like dat. Yeah?
    Well you know. Mostly about scary things. Murder. Blood. Loads of it. Gory scenes. Explosions. Intestines flying. Body disintegrating. Body of women with unborned child disintegrated.

    … immigration officer interviewing a hopeful PR applicant who started nervously but finished wonderfully. Nevertheless he failed.

    “Not tamil idiot.” “Not bollywood blockbuster you knucklehead.” His friends yelled at him.
    “Its a locally produced porn movie featuring a guy name chu.a.”

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