Najib: Time for all races to embrace, and not just tolerate, each other
KUALA LUMPUR, June 7 – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has called on all Malaysians to shift from racial tolerance to acceptance because it can bring strength to the country.
He said the paradigm shift was necessary so that no race would feel they only need to be tolerant with others when they also need to accept other races to form a plural society in Malaysia.
“To be tolerant alone, some may not like it but if the attitude is changed to acceptance, the plural society concept will be seen not just unique but also brings strength to our country,” he said at the SPM 2008 Excellent Student Award ceremony here last night.
Nice show dear Prime Minister. I got a 2 word answer to that:
I wonder if this writer is a person or a group of persons writing under a name that suggest anything but a "selamat" environment. We never know the real name(s) nor the writer(s) has the gut to have his/her photo published except being portrayed daily as a pompous, self- righteuos looking cartoon character.
The latest beautiful addition to nation building effort from this character apparently received feedback from a host of writers in print media as well as cyberspace, and why not given what he has written below....
“....pelbagai pihak bukan Melayu yang bersikap terlalu rasis selepas Pilihan Raya Umum ke-12..”
If you look at non-racial base political parties like DAP, Parti Sosialis Malaysia, Gerakan, PPP, most of the members are non-Malays. Although we are seeing changes, Malays usually sign up with race-base parties (UMNO) or political parties with a religious platform, which by Malaysian norm, usually ties in with race identification (PAS). KeAdilan would appear to be a genuine non-race base political party with huge presence of Malay leadership and membership.
This fellow goes harping on about citizenship and all that but he failed to point out that all races have a role in making Malaysia as developed (or half-developed) that is today and he also failed to complete his analysis by considering the amount of taxes contributed by all Malaysians and frankly by Mahathir’s own admission, the race that AW has most bones to pick, pays the most.
Parting with sour grapes, this writer exhibited emotional, immature, discriminatory, irrational and anti-unity stance by ranting off:
Di manakah anda boleh mendapat layanan politik yang baik untuk kaum pendatang? Di manakah dalam sejarah dunia? Saya bertanya kepada anda. Ini adalah fakta. Siapakah anda untuk menjaga keselamatan kami?
My answer is America has a President whose ancestors been brought over from Africa as slaves, Chief Judge in the US is an Hispanic woman, the Environment Minister in Australia is a woman from Sabah, Peru had a president of Japanese descend, Malaysia now have a cordial relationship with Japanese who invaded and colonialised this country 6 decades ago .... so what makes you think you are so special?
And after ranting off in his office which is located in multiracial metropolis of Kuala Lumpur I presumed, he may have a teh tarik in a Indian Muslim stall, hopped into his car serviced by Chinese mechanics perhaps, drove home on the roads and street lights paid by taxes collected from all Malaysians. He might even watch Astro provided by a company owned by an Indian, find comfort in his property built by Chinese subcontractors and dozed off on his bed that must have touched various Malaysians en-route in its supply chain to his bedroom.
Good night and grow up, whoever you are.