PM’s elegant silence on BN sniping

— Jaleel Hameed
The Malaysian Insider

JUNE 30 — Mr Prime Minister, sir, where is your sense of fair play and Malaysian-ness?

Why are you, sir, so limp-wristed in giving a rap on the knuckles of your Barisan Nasional colleagues who think they can say anything and get away with it?

Is this a sense of entitlement, sir? Because your government has been our only government since Merdeka?

Sir, I am referring to your wishy-washy, lukewarm comment asking BN people not to hurt other races.

Sir, is it any wonder that the likes of Sri Gading MP Datuk Mohamed Aziz are tempted to attack others, as he did with his comment to “hang” Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan? There is little downside for any Umno politician becoming unruly or thuggish because no action is taken to shut down such nonsense.

At no point, sir, did you say that his comment should not have been made against a Malaysian.

“We will continue these efforts and remind members not to make statements that will hurt the feelings of other races or BN component parties,” you said last night.

What does that even mean? No reprimand, sir. You call this 1 Malaysia, sir?

Please, sir. At least have some decency and call a spade a spade.

Mr PM, if the roles were reversed and a Pakatan Rakyat politician had suggested that you should be charged with treason for sale of sensitive info during your tenure as defence minister, you can bet that the MP would have been referred to some Parliamentary committee for censure.

But not a BN MP; they are all untouchables.

Sir, I had high hopes for you when you took office. A man trained to be the PM, who learnt under three PMs in over 30 years, should be a better leader.

Your elegant silence, sir, and your lax attitude to the constant sniping and thuggish behaviour of your colleagues will be your downfall.

I suggest you shape up, sir, or ship out. We need real leaders, sir. Not those who are there because they think they are entitled to the job.

  1. #1 by yhsiew on Saturday, 30 June 2012 - 6:50 pm

    ///Why are you, sir, so limp-wristed in giving a rap on the knuckles of your Barisan Nasional colleagues….///

    Najib must tread carefully not to offend any warlord lest the latter casts his vote to the opposition.

  2. #2 by monsterball on Saturday, 30 June 2012 - 10:37 pm

    Najib flip flopping art has reached the limit….heading towards he river of no return and get drowned.
    So he apply brakes and now playing Santa Clause…playing a caring and sharing good PM.
    He is actually telling all to forget all he had stolen and forget Atlantuya.
    Along with that ….all to forget Teoh Beng Hock..Kugan and the murderers still running free to protect him.
    We must all forget and he needs alot for protetions…incase we do not forgetr..

  3. #3 by monsterball on Saturday, 30 June 2012 - 10:47 pm

    We do not forget…then the warning given long ago…”I will fight to the death to protect PutraJaya taken over by traitors” will apply.
    Now testing Malaysians reactions with his crooks in Parliament shouting for blood again.
    And he will keep projecting he caring and concern PM acting role.
    He ask others to build up fire and he put out the fire…testing
    More new ideas will come.
    For more ideas.. Najib is better than Mahathir..because Najib still live with a child brain.

  4. #4 by negarawan on Sunday, 1 July 2012 - 9:38 am

    Well, Altantuya will haunt Najip, Rosy and Baginda for the rest of their lives. While the grotesque crime may escape Malaysian corrupt legal system, it will definitely not escape Almighty God’s justice.

  5. #5 by rockdaboat on Wednesday, 4 July 2012 - 1:15 am

    May be it has never occurred to him that the rakyat are laughing at him!

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