First thing first, Pak Lah said ‘he’ din mean what he said. It was in a heat of a moment that he uttered those ‘sinful’ words. We can’t blame him… after all it was done during a ‘ceramah’ that he was allegedly & seditiously told the Chinese community of Malaysia they were no one but immigrants and thus, do not have the right to share equal rights with the so call ‘bumiputera’.
The Star reports today: Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi will personally see to it that Bukit Bendera Umno chief Datuk Ahmad Ismail does not repeat his remarks about the Chinese community.
“I will tell him not to do it again. You know in a campaign all sorts of things can come up. I don’t think he meant it. I’ll make sure to tell him not to use it again,” the Prime Minister said after chairing the Bertam Umno division meeting yesterday.
Ahmad had allegedly called the Chinese pendatang (immigrants) and was also reported to have said that “as the Chinese were only immigrants it was impossible to achieve equal rights amongst races” during a ceramah in Permatang Pauh in Aug 25
The people’s reaction? We don’t even give a damn on what that Ahmed has said or what he actually mean. The people chose to voice their opinion through the correct channel when everyone in Permatang Pauh came out in unison to hand ‘Be End’ coalition one of their heaviest defeat in a by-election.
Our Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim managed to secure victories in almost all polling stations throughout Permatang Pauh with firm support of the Malays and non Malays like. Now who’s talking about unequal rights for different races? What races? The voters have proven once again that Bangsa Malaysia has prevailed over the old ideology and kick ‘Be End’ into a phrase of pre-extinction!
In a fair and just comparison, do we still remember when our Selangor MB – the Yang Amat Berhormat Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim mentioned (just mentioned ONLY, ok?) about the possibility of opening up 10% of our University Institute Teknology Mara quota to the non-Malays, what was the REACTION of people?
Tan Sri Khalid was labelled as a traitor of his race (pembelot bangsa, menjual maruah bangsa) while the students of UiTM, still in their teens, came out in drooves to protest as hard as they could against this possibility. The ‘Be End’ machinery even used the students based near Permatang Pauh to come out and protest – to show to the locals there that how Pakatan Rakyat would sell the bumi’s special rights if given the chance to govern. Now where’s the AUKU (University & College universities Act) that prevents students from getting involve in politics. This only show that ‘Be End’ would resort to any desperate actions in their desperate bid to fish for some extra votes that includes training young street demonstrators e.g the UiTM students!
Now after Ahmed has uttered those ‘sinful’ words, wahhhhhhh… MCA and Gerakan move up a gear in condemning his remarks. The Youths movements particularly from these 2 ‘Be End’ components even went to lodge police reports, sign petition to demand for apology and promises not to repeat such horrific remark anymore.
But surprisingly, perhaps due to insufficient manpower, our Men in Blue (sighhh… double standard again) has yet to start any investigation on Ahmed Ismael or haul him to any nearby police station for questioning. We also have yet to see how the leaders of these 2 ‘Be End’ components such as Liaw Teong Lai or Koh Tsu Khoon handing over the signed petitions to Pak Lah or Ahmed himself – to reprimand their own partners of being insensitive and racist to the Chinese community.
Even in the press statement yesterday, Pak Lah did not even mentioned any apology would be required from Ahmed. Instead of reprimanding and condemning his action, he simply allowed Ahmed Ismael to hid behind his ass by defending that he did not mean what he said on that fateful Aug 25 night ceramah.
Jangan dok sembunyi kat belakang punggung Pak Lah aje… Ngaku-lah apa yang dicakapkan itu dan jantan-lah sikit dengan memohon maaf kepada semua masyarakat Malaysia. Hingga hari ini pun tak nampak bantang hidung kao… Sungguh memalukan!
He is the leader of U Must Not Object in Bukit Bendera constituency – a place very near to my home. Come the next election, we’ll make sure Ahmed Ismael become a great Zero Hero for his remarks on Aug 25 2008! If SORRY seems the hardest word for him, I’m sure this double stupidities will come back to haunt him in his future political career!
Until then… I shall continue to enjoy this wonderful English song on my CD player – Sorry seems the hardeeeest word….