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I was wondering when our local politicians is going to give their “1 cent” statement on the Obama’s win and it was not long before they started their “cakap tak serupa bikin” (say one thing but do another)
From UMNO’s Pak Lah: –
It is possible for anyone from a minority group to be a nation’s leader, even in Malaysia, says Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Badawi.
And 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 executes policies that discriminate race and religion. By the way Pak Lah, if anyone can be the PM, why then you specifically choose Najib to be the next PM – doesn’t he has a dark scandal on his back?
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 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 profess superiority of race whilst another profess superiority of religion but both has 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 have thick skins.