I usually don't like commenting on Nazri Aziz, the minister at PM's Dept, partly because he is 'so close' to the Prime Minister and that he 'speaks for him'.
However, his recent statement about Datuk Seri Najib's willingness to have a dialogue with the banned Indian group Hindraf was very intriguing.
Does PM really want to have people like P Uthayakumar and Waythamoorthy in his office when the two had clearly shown their dissent for the government, creating chaos and inciting hatred among Malaysians?
A check with the PM's Office unveils that Najib has no intention whatsoever to meet with them. Neither had he mention in any meeting to 'invite' Hindraf leaders to his office for a chat or discussion.
"What's the point of meeting them? The PM didn't give any hint (for the meeting). Furthermore, Hindraf is declared an unlawful group and is not recognised by the government," one of his senior aides told me on Monday, declining to say anything about Nazri's statement.
A Najib-Hindraf meeting will put the PM so low and will imply how desperate he and his government is in wooing support for the upcoming general election. Unless he wants to use 'reverse psychology' on Hindraf the same way when he met that 'four-letter-word' Namewee.
Nazri's statement is drawing flak all around. The Opposition media like Malaysia Kini, Malaysia Chronicle and others are giving the impression that Najib is so 'hard-up' to meet with Hindraf leadership.
It also implies how bad the situation in BN is that it warrants Najib to do anything to get the Indian votes!
And I don't think MIC likes the idea of a Najib-Hindraf meeting.
Although its president G Palanivel has shunned the idea that such talk was a sign of the premier’s deteriorating confidence on MIC, the BN component is still faced with an uphill task to convince the Indian community that it is still relevant and far better off than Hindraf and any other Indian-based political parties.
But what prompted Nazri to put words in Najib's mouth, and why is the PM seems to be 'very permitting' in anything that the minister says on his behalf?
I personally don't find this amusing as it depicts Najib as a 'half past six' PM, sorry to say. He himself should be firm when it comes to matters like these and must not allow others to speak for him, especially when it concerns dignity and principle.
As leaders, we should not allow our wife to walk a step ahead of us. Even Islam does not allow that as it is 'kurang ajar'!