The Malaysian Insider wrote that Nizar remains the man of the hour and did not disappoint the crowd.He stole the limelight from Anwar Ibrahim.Well, it's all a matter of opinion.If the guy who wrote the article thinks so, that's merely his opinion.
Nizar has not failed to amaze me with his rhetoric and duplicity. His statement that “Umno tells people: ‘Our closest enemies are the Chinese’,” is clearly a tactic he invented himself to pit the Chinese against UMNO. Although, there may be some individuals in UMNO who might have gone overboard and utter such racist remarks but for Nizar to make it sounds like it is the party ideology and policy is dangerous, can cause racial tension and an unfair allegation. It's about time this sore loser act responsibly and not make statement that can stoke racial tension and disharmony among the people.He also accused UMNO of complicity in the May 13 incident.
Do we have to be reminded of this tragic date every time it comes around ? What benefits would it bring? Do we have to conduct a survey among the young unbeknownst about what they think of it as was done by Malaysian Insider? I just couldn't see the benefits of such exercise. The incident would be better left in the history book.
It makes one wonder who were actually the culprits that stoke racial tension ? There were no racial tension before the emergence of Pakatan, Sure, there must have been some unhappy Chinese and Indians but they were in the minority. You certainly can't please everyone. Most were quite happy going around minding their own business and couldn't be bothered with politics.
Polarisation of the people actually started in the pre-March 2008 General Elections and have gotten worse by the oppositions constant reminder to the Chinese and Indians that they were different and have been treated differently by the BN government.This ugly method of fishing for votes of the Chinese and Indians shows that those in Pakatan couldn't care less about the breakdown of racial and religious harmony as long as they can capture power.The end justifies the mean.
Their culture of dividing the races, act of defiance and contempt of the court of law can be seen in the recent sitting of the Perak State Assembly where the speaker refused to vacate his seat in spite of the fact that he was politely asked to do so after being voted out. They mocked and humiliate the judiciary as if the whole judicial system is rotten and refused to respect judgement handed down by the court.
Malaysian Insider ultimate accolade of Nizar here.