Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Don't belittle the Chinese, Nazri!

Sometimes an understatement may lead to eruptive consequences. And when this happens, those who made it could easily say that 'it was unintentional' or 'I didn't mean it' or 'the media misquoted me'. In other words, there is no need for an apology.

Some politicians are prone to making comments deemed to stir the good inter-relations among parties, notably Barisan Nasional. Leaders and MPs of various parties in the political pact had in the past involved in unpleasant exchange of words while quite recently, they tried to outdo each other.

What benefit would it bring to the future of BN and the nation if such domestic issues found prominent headlines in local and foreign media? Surely, the Opposition will enjoy all the political advantages that open up.

Minister in PM's Dept Nazri Aziz took center stage again by making an understatement that the Malaysian Chinese need not worry should they lose in the general election as there are always seats allocated for their representatives in the Cabinet.

In simple words, the Prime Minister will continue with the tradition of electing Senators among them before they are made Ministers 'according to the agreeable quotas'.

Yes, we have more ministers and deputies from among members of the Senate under Najib's administration, and I personally agree that it should be reduced by the next government. We have so many elected reps from among the ruling party and it is not fair to deny them the rights to serve the rakyat.

I do not know what was Nazri's motive in making such a comment but the Chinese, especially in MCA and Gerakan didn't find it amusing. A direct interpretation would mean that MCA and Gerakan are irrelevant - and their existence is not important.

It could also mean that the ruling party can make it without MCA and Gerakan, and should BN wins the next national poll, a few of their leaders would be appointed Senators and take up positions in the Cabinet. In this manner, the Chinese members in MCA and Gerakan can be rest assured that winning or losing any State or Parliamentary seats is too secondary - they will still be represented!

It was a dangerous and provocative understatement.

There is no subsidy in politics, sir! BN has long accepted the importance of strength and unity among its components. BN recognises the need for all components to strive and cooperate in the spirit of Malaysians, irrespective of race and religion.

The Malays too have recognised the Chinese, Indians and other races as having their own role in national integration. A commonly-strong politic will ensure them with continuous prosperity and stability.

But of course, there are subsidies under the New Economic Policy. The Malays and Bumiputeras were told to work hard in order to elevate their economic standings and ratings. They were not allowed to take away what the Chinese and Indians had economically achieved. This is a noble way to advance.

In politics, Umno holds supremacy because it is the largest party with the biggest number of membership in the country. Umno has been leading the Cabinet since Independence but this has been well-accepted by the Chinese and Indians.

However, the Chinese in MCA and Gerakan, and the Indians in MIC must also seek a noble landmark of politics. They must strive to win as many seats allocated to them in the general election. They should not depend on the Umno Cabinet to appoint their representatives to the Senate as a pre-requisite before being made ministers or deputy ministers.

Just like how the Malays are encouraged to work hard to improve their living, the non-Malays too should prove their worth in politics. There is no two way about it, and BN needs all that to retain its control in the next national poll.

Nazri failed to realise the fact that BN will collapse without the Chinese support. In no circumstances BN will be able to maintain its position without the strong support of the Chinese in MCA. Unless if Nazri wants to see DAP or PAS reign supreme!

26 comments:

a true malaysian said...

nazri's statement didnt reflect the position of a BN politician. he is more towards inciting hatred among the non-malays.

datuk najib should reconsider nazri's position in the next cabinet lineup.

not once had nazri made such a derogatory remarks about BN component parties, especially MCA.

i wonder what will happen to BN if he is retained in the next general election

lord draman said...

jai,

i like your comment. you are a wise and a level-headed citizen.

nazri did not deserve such a position in the government.

he is in fact a liability to barisan nasional in the next general election.

irwan, batu gajah said...

mana perginya kewarasan nazri dalam membuat kenyataan sedemikian? di manakah letaknya pertimbangan beliau dalam memperkatakan bahawa orang cina tidak perlu risau dalam menghadapi pilihanraya akan datang kerana mereka tetap akan ada wakil dalam kerajaan? memanglah ini yang akan dibuat oleh kerajaan, iaitu memilih wakil semua kaum untuk jawatan tertentu tetapi seperti yang sdr kata, mca, gerakan dan parti lain dalam barisan nasional juga mesti bekerja kuat untuk meraih sebanyak mana kerusi yang diperuntukkan. kemenangan akan memperkukuhkan kedudukan mereka dan barisan nasional. saya rasa nazri tidak berpandangan jauh dan hanya berkata mengikut sedap hati semata-mata.

glady said...

i think he meant to see the departure of mca and gerakan from barisan nasional!

you are right, sir. umno cannot manage barisan nasional alone without mca and gerakan and other parties. we are one.

unfortunately, nazri didnt see that point.

Anonymous said...

what happens to the spirit of 1malaysia, nazri?

have you lose your head?

warong kopi said...

alamak!

dia buat lagi!

apa dah jadi dengan nazri ni? mentang2lah dia ada hubungan sedara dengan najib, suka hati dia je bercakap.

labu peram said...

jai!

orang macam kau je patut ganti si nazri ni. nanti aku usulkan pada najib. hehehehehe!!!!


tapi memang betul la. tanpa penyertaan mca, barisan nasional akan terjejas.


nazri ni terlalu banyak tengok drama tv kot!

wahab nelson said...

bro,

i like your 'there is no subsidy in politics'.

wow! where did u get that from?

Anonymous said...

aloaaaa.....

apa salahnya dia cakap macam tu. kalau mca memang atau kalah, diorang akan tetap ada menteri.

betul la cakap nazri ni!

so, apa nak heboh2 sangat!

Anonymous said...

this guy is getting more and more dangerous!

what a liability BN has to shoulder in the next poll!

gagak di rimba said...

pepatah melayu ada menyebut - cakap siang pandang-pandang, cakap malam dengar-dengar.

peribahasa inggeris pula ada menyebut 'look before you leap'.

nazri tak pandang2, tak dengar2 dan terus lompat je. inilah yang akan beri masalah kepada barisan nasional pada pru akan datang. ia juga akan menjarakkan lagi hubungan melayu dan cina.

online watch said...

he should explain his intention or make a public apology to the chinese in mca and gerakan.

he is not a wise umno politician. did he realise the consequences?

Anonymous said...

melayu sekor ni terlalu banyak makan belacan!

inilah akibatnya! cakap tak guna kepala!

Anonymous said...

ok lor.

let umno works without mca and gerakan in barisan nasional. this is what nazri wants....

tempayan said...

dah tak betul dah cakap nazri ni. sengaja atau tak, dia perlu guna akal yang waras sebelum bercakap hal2 semacam ni.

jangan ikut sedap mulut je!

ma wong said...

so what!

if he feels no need for the chinese to uphold MCA in the context of BN partnership, its fine.

lets see if BN can excel without MCA and Gerakan.

and lets see if people like nazri can win the electorates in the next election!

Anonymous said...

ni yang tak sedap ni.

dalam pada bn sedang cuba memperkukuhkan usahanya untuk menawan semula negeri yang jatuh ke tangan pembangkang, ada pulak mangkuk yang cuba mengeruhkan keadaan.

boleh jahanam bn pada pru akan datang ni!

kalau macam ni la, elok kita siap sedia masuk pembangkang je sebab mereka akan tentu menang!

ah loy said...

uwaaaaa....

gua manyak kicik ati sama ini nazli woo... apsat dia cakap itu mcam? talak baik ooo!

Anonymous said...

thats what happen if you keep a clown in the cabinet. he thinks people will always laugh at his jokes!

Anonymous said...

makin hari, makin bengap jadinya si nazri ni.

kenapa la dia selalu buat benda2 karut macam ni!

kena masuk sekolah semula dia ni!

ketua cawangan said...

kepada nazri, berhentilah daripada membuat kenyataan yang boleh menjejaskan hubungan baik sesama komponen barisan nasional. ia juga boleh mengurangkan peluang BN pada pru akan datang.

kita dalam BN saling memerlukan. walaupun melayu menguasai kerajaan, ia tidak boleh dicapai tanpa sokongan dan kerjasama orang cina dalam MCA, Gerakan dan MIC serta parti lain.

apa gunanya membuat kenyataan sedemikian jika akhirnya kita sendiri yang akan menerima kesan buruk politik?

fikirlah dahulu. kita seharusnya lebih matang sekarang!

Anonymous said...

not once but many times already. this nazri is really a liability to bn

Anonymous said...

dah la tu nazri!

ni bukan cara cari publisiti!

Anonymous said...

Bro Jai,

It was a reminder to Mca n Gerakan to buck up. As it is now both parties did not contribute much to BN's strength in Dewan Rakyat.

Gerakan was wiped out n Mca only managed a mearge 8 seats but NTR maintains a-4 Mca minister quota n a coterie of deputies who were mostly appointed senators, hence a back door representation...while Mic was given a rare honour of having 2 ministers alto this so-called Indian reps only hold on to 4 parliament seats...

In actual fact NTR vis-a-vis Umno is very kind to these nons in power-sharing, but wat have they done to reciprocate Umno? Some ingrates among them called Melayu pendatang n plse dont forget dat "nice" statement from Gerik mp who was voted into parliament by d majority of Malay voters!

Mat Kedah
Alor Setar...

Anonymous said...

Nazri's statements or comments in any issues will always be taken out of context by his opponents most of the times.... So what if MCA or Gerakan not amused or even angry as do you think they ever have the guts to leave BN out from their comfortable offices in Putrajaya. Dream on friends, lets get real...

Krishna said...

Those who want the BN to go have no problem with this statement. Go Nazri Go! Make more such statements.