Is Najib prepared to declare that those who regard Chinese and Indians as “kaum pendatang” are lunatic, anti-national, must be condemned by all patriotic Malaysians and will have no place in Malaysian politics or public service?

In trying to downplay the “pendatang” (immigrants) slur oft made against non-Malay Malaysians, the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak is admitting to two things:

• Firstly, the failure of his 1Malaysia Policy which he announced when he became Prime Minister 39 months ago with the objective to create a Malaysia where every Malaysian regard himself or herself as Malaysian first and race, religion, region and socio-economic status second;

• Secondly, his inability and impotence to do anything to counter and wipe out this divisive and insidious mindset which perpetuates a false, mischievous and anti-national division of Malaysians, which is particularly ludicrous when the first-generation local born of one community could call on a fourth, fifth or sixth-generation local born of another community to “balik China” or “balik India”!

In his dialogue with Chinese youths at University Malaya yesterday, Najib urged the Chinese community not to be offended by people who call them pendatang (immigrants) because such remarks are made by a handful of “lunatics” with “loose screws”.

He said those who utter such remarks intentionally say so to hurt the feelings of the Chinese community and that his administration does not share such views.

He said: “I hope we are not too hurt by one or two comments. In every community, there are always one or two individuals whose heads are not quite right.”

Najib’s answer would be most assuring if it is true that it is only “one or two lunatics” with “loose screws” who made such offensive, insidious and anti-national remarks.

However, this is not the case.

In actual fact, the “pendatang” slur is most potent proof of the failure of Malaysian nation-building in the past five decades as well Najib’s 1Malaysia policy, as it is not confined to “one or two lunatics” but infected the highest levels of politics and government because of decades of Biro Tata Negara (BTN) indoctrination of civil servants and public officers.

Najib’s own special officer to the Prime Minister, Datuk Nasir Safar for instance had labeled Indians and Chinese as “pendatang” and added insult to injury in declaring that “Indians came to Malaysia as beggars and Chinese especially women came to sell their bodies”.

Two years ago, at the launch of the Merdeka celebrations of Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra, Kulai, the school principal Hajah Siti Inshah binti Monsar said:
“Pelajar-pelajar Cina tidak diperlukan dan boleh balik ke China ataupun Sekolah Foon Yew. Bagi pelajar India, tali sembahyang yang diikat di pergelangan tangan dan leher pelajar nampak seakan anjing dan hanya anjing akan mengikat seperti itu.”

Malaysians of course still remember the incident in the Permatang Pauh parliamentary by-election in August 2008 where an UMNO division chief referred to the Malaysian Chinese as pendatang orang tumpang and totally untrustworthy Malaysians.

The “pendatang” slur is not the result of “loose screws” of “one or two lunatics” but the result of decades of the poison of anti-national indoctrination by state agencies like the BTN perpetuating Malaysians into two classes of people.

What has the Najib administration done under its 1Malaysia policy to develop an official policy backed up by a national consensus that only “lunatics” with “screws loose” would make the “pendatang” slur, and classifying it as a divisive, treacherous and anti-national point of view which must be condemned by all patriotic and rational Malaysians?

Malaysia will be celebrating our 55th National Day on August 31. Is Najib prepared to send out a clear and unmistakable message that in line with his 1Malaysia policy, those who continue to regard the Chinese and Indians as “kaum pendatang” are lunatic, positively anti-national who must be condemned by all rational and patriotic Malaysians in unequivocal terms and who should have no place in Malaysian politics or public service?

  1. #1 by ENDANGERED HORNBILL on Monday, 25 June 2012 - 3:13 pm

    Najib: No comment. Apa saje -lah.

  2. #2 by ShiokGuy on Monday, 25 June 2012 - 3:33 pm

    Basically this is just saying one thing to One Group to gain support, and then another opposite view to another Group to gain support. The media should play the role to HIGHLIGHT all this.. in Chinese Media and also UTUSAN? Did Utusan carries the comment in FRONT Page..

    I now give the tittle of LNT (Lunatic) to a few people whom I belief had earned the tittle:

    1. LNT Ibrahim Ali
    2. LNT Mahathir Mamak

    Lately a lot of Blowing Own Trumpet.. or Blow Job in Malaysia.. is this also our Adat/Custom?

    Shiok Guy @ SGO

  3. #3 by Jeffrey on Monday, 25 June 2012 - 4:15 pm

    ///Najib’s own special officer to the Prime Minister, Datuk Nasir Safar for instance had labeled Indians and Chinese as “pendatang”///
    If according to PM people who call others pendatang (immigrants) are a handful of “lunatics” with “loose screws, then he must have employed one such as his special aide.
    He said there were such extremist everywhere – “Even in an advanced nation like the US, you have a preacher from a small chapel in Florida who wanted to burn the Quran. That’s a nut case,” he said. Ok then explain what Malaysiakini Nigel Aw reported on 24th June 2012: ” In 2008, Penang Umno politician Ahmad Ismail was suspended from the party for uttering the ‘pendatang’ phrase during the Permatang Pauh by-election campaign. No criminal action was taken against him; instead a journalist was arrested under the Internal Security Act (ISA) for reporting his speech.” A person who uttered the offensice words (hence a lunatic and loose crew in his words) was punished less (by mere suspension from party) compared to the journalist who was arrested under ISA for reporting what the lunatic/nut said. Isn’t this itself lunacy on the part of the authorities/administration?

  4. #4 by Dap man on Monday, 25 June 2012 - 4:22 pm

    When a Malay calls a Chinese or Indian pendatang and other derogatory names, we are told to just ignore them.
    May I ask Najib what he will tell the Malays if the non-Malays call them names?
    Will he threaten to soak the keris ?????????????????
    Najib who are the biggest con-artist this country has ever seen. You are better than David Copperfield.

  5. #5 by Jeffrey on Monday, 25 June 2012 - 4:48 pm

    What action can be expected on a ‘lunatic’ who calls another a pendatang? None. By definition a lunatic cannot be held accountable for his actions that harm others. His responsbility for his act of lunacy is diminished. A person with a screw loose cannot be placed in same standard to be punished as those whose screws are intact!

  6. #6 by Jong on Monday, 25 June 2012 - 4:52 pm

    Those ‘ racist perpetrators’ doing the sewer job Umno cannot be seen doing, huh? … and seems acceptable to MCA, MIC and Gerakan? Dare Umno condemn those racist perpetrator with Home Ministry taking the necessary action deem fit?

    Jangan lah lempar batu, sembunyi tangan, Najib!

  7. #7 by Loh on Monday, 25 June 2012 - 5:55 pm

    In another meeting organized by Perkasa, Najib will be heard saying that don’t worry about me saying that Chinese are not pendatang. It was not important since after the election, they know who are not pendatang.

  8. #8 by undertaker888 on Monday, 25 June 2012 - 6:05 pm

    Balik ma balik lo. Have those katak dibawah tempurung take a look at tiongshan lately? Have they seen tiongshan progressed so far ahead that those lunatic monkeys still think they live on trees?

    Who is katak dibawah tempurung biggest trade partner now? Mat salleh or tiongshan? Screwheads. Have their brains go back 100 years in time?

  9. #9 by yhsiew on Monday, 25 June 2012 - 6:09 pm

    The Chinese and Indians should show these racist perpetrators through the upcoming polls that they are not pendatang.

  10. #10 by Bigjoe on Monday, 25 June 2012 - 7:32 pm

    As far as non-bumis are concern, Najib is merely grasping for whatever straws he can no matter how ridiculous. This is no man to change the fundamentals – Badawi was a much more radical fundamental thinker than Najib will ever be.

    Caught between fundamental forces clashing against each other, the mediocrity that is Najib natural behaviour is to hunker down and do as what has been done in the past merely more so.

    Najib administration is merely Mahathir’s administration but with no place to hide and give excuses unlike their original and earlier version. And Mahathir administration, ideas and philosophy was always going to end sooner than he expected. The favour to Mahathir, and to ourselves, would be to let him see his own follies and exposed his sins while he is still around to see it.

  11. #11 by Bigjoe on Monday, 25 June 2012 - 7:39 pm

    One thing – why is Perkasa protesting the presence of Singapore diplomat at Bersih? There were diplomats from other countries there too – Australia, US, and others.

    Why did they not protest then? Haters will always be hater and self-reveal their hypocrisy always..

  12. #12 by changay on Monday, 25 June 2012 - 8:22 pm

    LKS, you are absolutely correct.
    Najib, if they are lunatics with loose screws, why are they walking the streets instead of being confined to mental asylums where they rightfully belong? Or perhaps a better place for them might be the Kamunting Hilton

  13. #14 by monsterball on Monday, 25 June 2012 - 9:45 pm

    Everything said by Najib ….backfired because he is a compulsive liar.
    This is the biggest hypocrite PM of all times.
    This is the shameless unelected PM sitting at that position for more than 3 years as his party PM only….yet talk so much to Malaysians….yet dare not face Malaysians for their votes.
    Only idiots and dirty politicians like CSL trust and respect him.

  14. #15 by jus legitimum on Monday, 25 June 2012 - 11:00 pm

    He has a forked tongue like a snake.Among his own community,he will tell a different story like the ex tyrant and also the extyrant’s disciple Ibrahim katak.He is desperate to win back the chinese votes which are with PR now.Anyway the chinese community have lost their trust on this fellow and his 55 year old regime.

  15. #16 by boh-liao on Tuesday, 26 June 2012 - 12:57 am

    AhCHEATkor is bluffing his way, NO principle 1 lah!
    Desperate 2 win in GE13, he is BRIBing his way. How come he n his gang can go 2 local universities n kolej 2 try 2 brain wash students that he used 2 accept as PENDATANG? Where is his keris dat he wanted 2 stain with pendatang’s blood?
    Y is he so takut of YELLOW? Is yellow outlawed? Y students NOT allowed 2 wear yellow in his presence?
    Now, he is bribing TAXI drivers, senior citizens as well. Guess d list 2b bribed will grow b4 he calls 4 erection

  16. #17 by monsterball on Tuesday, 26 June 2012 - 3:04 am

    Najib knows what voters want to hear.
    He is proving he listens and is People’s PM.
    Out come the facts and his advise….saying something like…”Don’t listen to them .We are not like that”
    Lim Kit Siang ..launches his rockets; exposing him all talk no action man.
    Najib back to his advisers….what to say next to fool Malaysians.
    Day in day out…promoting what a good PM he is….don’t change and use MONEY to make Malaysians happy too.
    He has bags and bags of tak boleh pakai tricks in his head.
    He is a compulsive liar….very very poor IQ.
    Need advises all his life.
    First…from mother. Now Rosmah.
    His forte is having a good memory brain to store all advises ans uses them like a smart man.
    Out come new accusation..on Scorpene and Atlantuya …with reporters asking to respond…what did he say?
    ‘I don’t want to answer. I don’t need to answer”
    The whole country wants him to answer and that’s his reply….why so??….his brain not fed with answers.
    Once awhile he try his luck to prove he can think and fool. Out come the famous..”I help you. You help me”
    Result????…Sibu Miracle created for DAP.
    So wait for him to talk more nonsense and help PR takeover PutraJaya.
    But Lim Kit Siang must keep on launching rockets.
    It is still the Emergency Rule…his only option.
    To counter fight it… not be easily provoked by police brutalities and his gangsters insults.
    I read so many cases where lawyers are proving Police guilty for so many things Najib will never dare to take actions against Police.
    We are being governed by rogues and thieves since Mahathir took over.
    Yes….12th GE shocked them and 13th GE delayed and delayed.
    They can delay till the last lawful day.
    2 million new young voters adding to his headaches.
    Of late….travel alot wasting our money…like a last hooraah ….bye bye before judgement day falls onto him and Rosmah.

  17. #18 by monsterball on Tuesday, 26 June 2012 - 3:16 am

    Maybe secretly scouting and negotiating for a country to live in exile??
    It must be from a country that the PR govt dare not offend and need their help to boost up our economy.
    No deal will be the decision.
    Deal…Malaysians will vote PR out faster than voting them in.
    Take back the billions first…and see what Teoh Beng Hock…Kugan and many more parents have to say.
    Then Atlantuya father.
    We need to recover the billions stolen and snatched away.
    Mahathir???…same treatment.

  18. #19 by Godfather on Tuesday, 26 June 2012 - 8:58 am

    If you say that Ibrahim Katak is a lunatic, then so are all his followers and also the patron of the movement – Mamakthir. Go and call them publicly as what you tell us – lunatics. Show me the evidence that you mean what you say by repeating this in the local papers. Boleh ? Unfortunately it is the typical UMNO doublespeak.

  19. #20 by dagen wanna "ABU" on Tuesday, 26 June 2012 - 9:05 am

    Errr jib ooooo jib. You are saying ibrahim bin perkasa is a lunatic? You think he is one? Then how come crazyO’mamak attended events organised by ibrahim bin perkasa, the lunatic? Oh dont tell me that crazyO’mamak too is lunatic. No? What about the police? They are lunatic too I suppose, for having granted a lunatic the necessary permit to hold lunatic events.

    Oooooh boy.

  20. #21 by sotong on Tuesday, 26 June 2012 - 9:50 am

    Their aim is to hurt your feeling and make you feel you DO NOT belong, even though your family are there for generations and contribute significantly to the country.

    New Malay/Muslim migrants are welcome.

    We know we are ” pendatang ” and it is OK for them to remind us.

  21. #22 by bush on Tuesday, 26 June 2012 - 11:27 am

    Well! To all the Pendatang Malaysia.

    Why so sensitive toward the “TALK & SPEECH” statement given out by those racist people/Party.
    The statement is peanut as compared to the racist policy implemented for the past 40 years during MAMAK’S tenure

    1) Education – take always the non bumi right from preventing top student getting scholar /or a place in university.

    2) Business – prevent renewal of licence to non bumi (rice/sugar distributor, bus operator, banking…etc) and rob their business licence.

    3) Citizenship – Prevent non bumi from getting it despite was born and staying here for more than 50 years.
    4) ….more etc.

    With the racist policy implemented for the past 40 years. What are MCA/ MIC doing to prevent this from happening? Are they fighting for the right of every Malaysian?

    Racist plan implemented is more damaging than those who “talk”.

    This is what UNMO is good at performing the “WAYANG KULIT” where the MCA/MIC still supporting the racist policies till to date.

    As MAMAK said “I have created few billionaire” (by robbing) but he did not mention the consequence of the creation of few billionaire had resulted all the rakyat become poorer (middle income to low income group) especially the BUmiputra.

  22. #23 by negarawan on Tuesday, 26 June 2012 - 8:55 pm

    Even international papers are calling Najib a “false democrat” and grouping him together with other despots. Najib, you can’t fool people with your baloney.

  23. #24 by Cinapek on Tuesday, 26 June 2012 - 11:43 pm

    “….Najib’s own special officer to the Prime Minister, Datuk Nasir Safar for instance had labeled Indians and Chinese as “pendatang” and added insult to injury in declaring that “Indians came to Malaysia as beggars and Chinese especially women came to sell their bodies”….”

    This “lunatic” as defined by Najib’s own words worked with him for quite a number of years. So is Najib saying he is not aware of this “lunatic’s” racist tendencies all those years he worked with Najib? And after this “lunatic” made his derogatory remarks, Najib only made feeble attempts to distance himself from this lunacy.

    In the same vein, how much of an effort has Najib made to denounce these “lunatics” every time they insults the non Malays? By making weak excuses when speaking to a non Malay audience without admonishing in the strongest terms those lunatics whenever they insult the non Malays is a useless exercise. We are not fooled.

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