Nazri calls Dr M a racist for defending BTN
By Asrul Hadi Abdullah Sani
KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 7 — Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz has called Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad a “bloody racist” for defending the Biro Tata Negara (BTN) courses, and reasserted the Cabinet’s earlier decision to overhaul the programme.
Nazri pointed out to reporters in Parliament today that patriotism was not meant only for the Malays but for all Malaysians.
The above exchange just makes me wonder:
How come the status of a man who was so reverred until demi-god status can drop so low after retiring a few years ago? Compared to someone the grand old man despised, the other guy recently was called a legend by the first non-white President of the United States.
What will be the reaction of DPM as the DPM himself was defending BTN openly not so long ago?
Here is an update since the outburst.
- DPM seemed muted and diplomatic...or is there simmering under currant not apparent to us outsiders?
- if Badawi's administration was riddled with his lieutenant's contradicting each other, Najib's one appears to be the same; so much for strong leadership.
- BN can't claim in-fighting as the sole characteristic and sign of disquiet of Pakatan Rakyat. If anything, Pakatan Rakyat's squabble is usually inter-party (a departure from BN where 1 party calls the shots over others) whereas in UMNO and MCA as well as MIC, the intra-party struggle are more prevalent.
Nazri is a smart man and he has the ability to talk cock with a straight face. The above talk back was 1 statement I agree with him thoroughly.
However, just google up his past deeds and one wonders why he does not articulate the things he probably know is right, but sticking to the host of nonsense like Lingam is innocent crap.
YB Lim Kit Siang's blog carries plenty of Nazri's excellent adventures:
Nazri insists Kelantan not entitled to oil royalty
Lingam Tape – Nazri’s lame excuse and test for Cabinet tomorrow
How did Nazri (Protocol No. 16) become Minister for Ahmad Fairuz, when CJ is No. 11 on protocol list?
Hindraf demo – Indian Parliament in uproar over Nazri’s outburst
The ‘Stupid, stupid, stupid!’ Minister
Nazri stressed that BTN was funded by public money and that the funds should be spent properly for the betterment of all communities.
- has he been reading my rants? that's my line!