It kind of reminds me of Chicago’s hit titled “Hard to Say I’m Sorry” (although not in the same context) when I read the newspapers in the morning for couple of days. I am just wondering whether some Malaysians in the political circle are getting more arrogant or getting dumber as the days toward achieving Vision 2020 looms by.
Let’s see what we have here…
1. Someone from another country makes a remark (not necessary be untrue or hurtful)
2. Immediately local politicians jumped into bandwagon demanding “full & complete” apology.
3. Some leaders write in to get “further clarifications” from the person who made the remarks.
4. The person says sorry selectively but for local politicians, it is not enough or it is not acceptable.
5. Local politicians keep harping on the issue all for cheap publicity
6. Local politicians denies the truth of the remarks but don’t offer hard evidence to counter it either
7. But earlier a local young politician makes similar but hurtful remarks against other races in Malaysia
8. There is no demand from the local politicians for an apology
9. The local politician refuses to apologize because the remarks made in the best interest of “his race”
10. Other local politicians accept the remarks and shuts down any demand for apology from the young politicians.
Let’s make it simple…
Malaysian politicians (and some corporate leaders) are not in the practice of seeking forgiveness when they make mistakes – whether they make wrong decisions, misuse publics funds (which they label it as “government’s fund”), issue hurtful remarks on fellow Malaysians or when they are just too plain dumb to handle situations. For them, the word “Sorry” is an alien word. For them, what they say in the name of race, politics or political party stands as correct even though 99% of Malaysians are up in arms against it.
Let’s admit it…
Malaysian politicians and the word “Sorry” is like water and oil. It will never mix. So, if those bastards are thinking that if they can make noise long and loud enough to force others to say sorry, let me say this “You say sorry first before asking (not demanding) other to do so”. Otherwise you don’t have any rights whatsoever to ask, let alone demand others to say sorry.
As the young politician said “if we truly fight for our race, one should not apologize” If that is the case, Lee Kuan Yew and the Pope (in this case – religion) are absolutely right in making their earlier comments. I am now hoping to get similar remarks on Indians in Malaysia “being marginalized” from Indians abroad.
3 days more to go and counting…
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