Jul 31, 2010

Some sound advice, hopefully it is still not too late

At long last, we have an UMNO veteran who is bold and farsighted enough to provide some sound advice to us all which I hope is still not too late for the people in general and the politicians in particular to change for the betterment of all in this country.

The following are extracts( in red) from Tengku Razaleigh's speech during the 4th Malaysian Student leaders Summit and my comments in blue:
The outspoken Umno veteran said that people must rid itself of racial politics if the country was serious in 1 Malaysia.
“So let us take 1 Malaysia seriously, and convert Barisan Nasional into a party open to all citizens. Let it be a multiracial party open to direct membership.
“PR will be forced to do the same or be left behind the times. Then we shall have the vehicles for a two party, non-race-based system,” the Gua Musang MP said during the 4th Annual Malaysian Student Leaders Summit here.
Well Tengku, since the post 3/08 political tsunami, the people have been hoping and praying for this two party system to take shape. Unfortunately, with so much of cynical politicking since then, it did not happen.
Tengku Razaleigh, affectionately known as Ku Li, pointed that racial politics has turned Malaysia into a sick country.

The politics in this country have not only make us sick but also the laughing stock of the world. But then, with such a propagandist like this, where do you think we will be heading?

The Kelantan prince said that the Najib administration must implement policies reflective of 1 Malaysia.

I tell you, this overused 1Malaysia thing is really making us equally sick. How can you promote this concept when there are two sets of laws:one for the ordinary and one for those in power?

“Our inability to grow up in our race relations is the chief reason why investors, and we ourselves, no longer have confidence in our economy. The reasons why we are behind Maldives in football, and behind the Philippines in FDI, are linked,” Tengku Razaleigh said.

“It’s not conservative or liberal to ask for an end to having politics, economic policy, education policy and everything and the kitchen sink determined by race. It’s called growing up,” he said.

We all know the reasons why we are always catching up with our neighbors: from rampant corruptions to an unfavorable education system and from flip-flop policies to dirty politics. And aren't we ready for change?

Tengku Razaleigh said that both BN and Pakatan Rakyat (PR) are responsible to ensure the country progress from communalism and race politics.

No Tengku, you are wrong. It is UMNO that is responsible to ensure that we stay away from racial politics because the reasons why we are in this shit point to UMNO. Thus UMNO, after having poison the minds of the Malays for more than 50 years, must now provide the antidote for the Malays to wake-up and embrace equality and fairness so that we can all walk tall together and be proud to call ourselves, Malaysians.

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