Saturday, October 23, 2010


The media in Malaysia and Singapore must start using the correct terminology when translating from Malay to English. Article 153 of the Constitution refers to 'the special POSITION' of the Malays, and not 'special rights'.

I almost choked when I read these words in The Straits Times (22 Oct) report on Najib's keynote speech at the UMNO general assembly yesterday: "UMNO will defend Putrajaya even if bones and bodies are crushed, and lives are lost".

What kind of leader makes an open threat like that? Whose 'bones, bodies and lives' is he referring to? Does it mean UMNO will act unilaterally? Will the other BN component parties play dumb, deaf and blind? This is what happens when we have race-based political parties.

It's the people who decide who takes charge in Putrajaya. If BN is voted out in the next elections, is Najib going to make good his words? I shudder to think of what this would mean for the country and the people.

One thing I know for sure, the PM has sealed the fate of UMNO, and BN. His threat will galvanize even more support for the opposition.

The last nail has been driven into UMNO/BN's coffin.


Starmandala said...

That's putting your foot down on 53 years of divisive rubbish politics! May the vast majority of voters feel the same when it comes time to cast our votes :-)

pinsysu said...

the last nail in the coffin for BN: me thot u were refering to that 100-storey building ... that's one helluva of nail for BN coffin!