(Double standards with Malaysians cheering for a change in the USA on the right but does not see it positively for own Malaysians on the left. Copyright @ Zunar – Malaysiakini)
I was wondering when our local politicians are going to give their “1 cent” statement on Obama’s win and it was not long before they started their “cakap tak serupa bikin” which translates to saying one thing but doing another on the right.
When Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Badawi aka Pak Lah said that anyone from a minority group can be a nation’s leader, even in Malaysia, it only attracted criticism.
Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi’s comment that it is possible for anyone, regardless of race and religion, to be the nation’s leader, if the rakyat wanted it to happen sounds rather unconvincing. It even sounds ridiculous.
The truth of the matter is that it could only happen if Umno agrees or permits it to happen – which is utterly impossible. It can only happen if the BN is defeated and an alternative party or coalition which is not race-based comes into power. Until then it will only remain wishful thinking.
When a qualified person like Low Siew Moi cannot be accepted as the acting CEO of PKNS, what hope is there for higher political office to be occupied by someone regardless of colour and creed? Just take note of the vehement opposition that is being mounted against her appointment solely because she is not a Malay.
Has the Prime Minister condemned this unreasonable opposition to this well-deserved appointment?
Malaysians had for 50 years given their support to the Alliance/Barisan Nasional. All the component parties had participated in the election not under their party banner. They stood under the BN banner and were accordingly elected.
In view of this, the MCA had requested that a second BN Deputy Chairman’s post be created and filled by someone from the MCA. (At present the Chairman, Deputy Chairman and Secretary General of the BN are all from Umno.) It has also been suggested that the Deputy Prime Minister could be decided by the component parties of the BN.
This is coming from the guy who is leading a political party that is bent on making racist and seditious statements (and getting away with it too), promoting a racist concept called “Ketuanan Melayu” and executing policies that discriminate against race and religion. By the way, Pak Lah, if anyone can be the PM, why then do you specifically choose Najib to be the next PM – doesn’t he have a dark scandal on his back, right?
From PAS’s Nik Aziz: –
PAS spiritual adviser Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat reasoned Obama’s victory was a “victory of sorts” for Islam because Islam did not differentiate between race or creed.
I have nothing against Nik Aziz (he is better than most of us out there) but he is dead wrong on this one. Religion has nothing to do with this but rather it is just the right to do. No matter what, what is more important is getting the best and right person for the job. Sorry Nik, in Malaysia, there is a preference as to the religion of a person before the person is allowed to take up important posts (you have forgotten but aren’t you the one who said only a Muslim can be the Chief Minister?).
Two politicians from two different scales of politics – one professes superiority of race whilst another professes superiority of religion but both have the cheek to share the limelight that Obama brought by being the first Black President.
Sorry, but it only reinforces the fact that Malaysian politicians truly & rightfully have thick skins.