Muhyiddin has confirmed that the greatest threat to Najib’s signature 1Malaysia policy is the “Malay first, Malaysian second” DPM

Tan Sri Muhyiddinm Yassin has confirmed that the greatest threat to Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s signature 1Malaysia policy is his “Malay first, Malaysian second” Deputy Prime Minister.

In his speech yesterday, Muhyiddin said Malaysians cannot refute the fact that the future of the nation depended on the unity of the Malays and Muslims, who formed the majority.

Muhyiddin said if the Muslims split due to differences in politics or other fundamental issues related to religion, then it would be difficult to achieve peace and unity for the nation as a whole.

Muhyiddin is wrong as forming a greater majority than Malays and Muslims in the country are Malaysians regardless of religious faiths.

Muhyiddin yesterday completely repudiated Najib’s signature 1Malaysia policy, which is defined by the 1Malaysia Government Transformation Programme (GTP) Roadmap launched by Najib in his first year as Prime Minister, viz:

“The goal of 1Malaysia is to make Malaysia more vibrant, more productive and more competitive – and ultimately a greater nation: a nation where, it is hoped, every Malaysian perceives himself or herself as Malaysian first, and by race, religion, geographical region or socio-economic background second and where the principles of 1Malaysia are woven into the economic, political and social fabric of society.”
It is clear that after 39 months as Najib’s Deputy Prime Minister, Muhyiddin has not become more 1Malaysia-minded but instead has remained as racist as ever as when he declared in his response to my challenge on April 1, 2010 that he was “a Malay first and then only a Malaysian”.

Muhyiddin had said: “How can I say I’m Malaysian first and Malay second? All the Malays will shun me and say that it is not proper.”

He even challenged me to declare that I was Malaysian first and Chinese second.

I never had hesitation to declare both inside Parliament and outside that I am Malaysian first and Chinese second.

It is a reflection of the failure of the Malaysian nation-building process as well as the hollowness of the 1Malaysia Policy that up to now, Najib dared not set the example to declare that he is Malaysian first and Malay second.

Just as a Malaysian who declared that he is Malaysian first and Chinese second does not make him or her less of a Chinese, similarly a person who declared that he is Malaysian first and Malay, Indian, Kadazan or Iban second does not make him or her less of a Malay, Indian, Kadazan or Iban!

If Muhyiddin still maintains that it is wrong for a Malay leader to declare that he is “Malaysian first and Malay second”, is he going to take the next logical step and propose in Cabinet and the Barisan Nasional Supreme Council to scrap the 1Malaysia Policy as a total failure after three years?

Or worse, that it is a complete fraud on Malaysians for the past three years especially as the objective of the 1Malaysia policy has not found unanimity or consensus in Barisan Nasional let alone majority support of UMNO, the political hegemon in Barisan Nasional!

Even the de facto Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir and other UMNO leaders have criticised the 1Malaysia slogan as “hollow” and “inconsistent”.

When is Najib going to be frank with Malaysians – that his signature 1Malaysia Policy is just an empty slogan without serious purpose or meaning whatsoever?

  1. #1 by yhsiew on Sunday, 10 June 2012 - 2:03 pm

    Najib should stop using the 1Malaysia slogan to deceive Malaysians as even his own Cabinet ministers, such as Muhyiddin and Rais, do not believe in it.

  2. #2 by drngsc on Sunday, 10 June 2012 - 3:19 pm

    Money-din is our help. As long as UMNO is fighting, it is good for us. Let them implode. Money-din “mo lieu” one. Only racist talks only. That is what “no idea” desperate leaders do. What leadership qualities they do not have, they make up with racist appeal. Sad to say, for 55 years we allowed that.

    We must change the tenant at Putrajaya. GE 13 is coming. If there are no significant electoral reforms, first to Bersih 4.0, then to GE 13, then to Putrajaya.

    Change we must. Change we can. Change we will.

  3. #3 by Bigjoe on Sunday, 10 June 2012 - 4:13 pm

    Threat? 1Msia is a PR campaign and in for as that Muhiyiddin and soulmates like Perkasa has destroyed it. It not a threat – its the guilty prepetrator.

  4. #4 by Loh on Sunday, 10 June 2012 - 6:01 pm

    ///When is Najib going to be frank with Malaysians – that his signature 1Malaysia Policy is just an empty slogan without serious purpose or meaning whatsoever?///–Kit

    There may be a secret agreement in the supreme council of UMNO that Najib pretends to be Malaysian first without declaring him as such and all others would claim to be Malay first, like Muhyuddin has done. In that way Najib can con non-Malays to vote for BN, and Muhyiddin and others would get Malay votes. Like father like son, Najib is every bit his father’s son, the father who started even before May 13 and NEP to restrict FELDA settlers to Malays only though there is nothing in Malaysian constitution which would allow him to do so. Najib might also follow his father’s footstep in reversing general election results when fewer UMNO MPs could do more to change the constitution than the days when UMNO had more MPs represented.

    Najib went to the United Nations assembly and called for moderation while he let the country burnt.

  5. #5 by monsterball on Sunday, 10 June 2012 - 7:17 pm

    Why can’t he just say…UMNO b race politics not working anymore.
    Why beat around the bush?
    But that’s their mentalities….always twisting and telling half truths.

  6. #6 by Loh on Sunday, 10 June 2012 - 7:45 pm

    ///Home Minister Hishammuddin Hussein says the recent spate of high profile crime cases does not mean that the country is not safe///–Malaysiakini

    It just shows how stupid Malaysian Minister can be. So if one forgets about crimes, then the country is perfectly safe!

  7. #7 by vsp on Sunday, 10 June 2012 - 7:55 pm

    The whole is greater than its individual parts. When Malaysia was formed the emphasis was on the cooperation of every individuals regardless of creed or race. This is clearly stated in the Constitution. Can Muyiddin points out anywhere in the Constitution that the country is absolutely for the Malays alone? Muyiddin’s view is seditious vis-à-vis the Constitution and can be considered traitorous. What Muyiddin is asking for is very dangerous and could be detrimental to the Malays themselves.

  8. #8 by lee wee tak_ on Sunday, 10 June 2012 - 9:13 pm

    Mok Hee Ting should clarify that when I have a passport and IC, izzit a malay pasport and malay IC or chinese passport and chinese IC; or just plain Malaysiain IC and Malaysian passport

  9. #9 by Taxidriver on Monday, 11 June 2012 - 12:42 am

    Just last week the wives of two persons I know got their purses snatched by motorcyclists at two different petrol kiosks. In most cases, victims are hurt or injured buy not the ones I mentntioned, thus making them ” isolated ” cases.

  10. #10 by Taxidriver on Monday, 11 June 2012 - 12:57 am

    Moo, Malay only unity cannot take the country forward. Only Malaysian unity can. Why place so much importance on one’s race? We are all here for a while; We are all going to die.

  11. #11 by yhsiew on Monday, 11 June 2012 - 7:18 am

    Muhyiddin’s argument is absurd. What he is trying to say is if 60% of the population (Malays) are united and the other 40% (non-Malays) are not united, the country can still have peace.

  12. #12 by negarawan on Monday, 11 June 2012 - 7:38 am

    Moohidin, tell us more about your 20 bank accounts! I think your bank accounts are more important to you than the country and rakyat.

  13. #13 by rockdaboat on Monday, 11 June 2012 - 2:56 pm

    Indeed the unity of the Malays will determine the future of this country!

    All Malays should be united and vote against UMNO!!!

  14. #14 by monsterball on Monday, 11 June 2012 - 4:35 pm

    Moo did say..he dare not declare himself… Malaysian first…Malay second.
    Doing that…..UMNO b racists will go after him.
    Moo knows what is right or wrong…yet he keeps on playing dirty politics.

  15. #15 by jus legitimum on Monday, 11 June 2012 - 10:35 pm

    All right thinking Malaysians irrespective of race and religion should make police reports and stage public demonstrations to condemn the most unbecoming and misfit DPM Mucowdin for making such a seditious and unmalaysian statement.This proven racist should immediately resign from his post as his continued existence is a total shame to our nation.

  16. #16 by gofortruth on Monday, 11 June 2012 - 11:20 pm

    Without a doubt Muhyiddin is among the most racist UMNO warlords in Mahathir’s camp.

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