Nazri's outburst against former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on the BTN issue was nothing more than playing to the gallery.An attempt to redeem himself from his usual brand of antics.
There are better ways to response to Tun Mahathir's comment on the issue and branding him as a racist certainly is not one of them.
Nazri needs to learn some table manners and learn how to use the right tools for the occasion.
If it takes a thief to catch a thief than Nazri is a bigger racist than Mahathir.
All of a sudden you find all kind of maggots crawling out of the woodwork and claimed to have inside information on the racist policy of Mahathir.
Was it an indoctrination of racism or a programme to instill patriotism? This man, a former director of the agency says Mahathir transformed the BTN into a super-racist agency.
On the other hand, this man who is a Chinaman seems to have more finesse and decorum than those Malays that attacked Mahathir.He tells a different story.
Gerakan President Dr Koh Tsu Koon revealed the more plausible side of the story.
Koh admitted he himself has attended one such course with other political and corporate leaders, presided personally by Mahathir and said the former prime minister may not be aware of the latest slant in the BTN courses.Below is what he said.
“The content of the courses emphasised on unity and understanding as well as the need to handle all issues with great care and sensitivity.
“However, recent feedback from participants since last year showed that the BTN course has diverted from its earlier version.
“Participants, including JPA scholars, felt very upset and disheartened,” he said and added that the need to revamp is based on such feedback.
By the statement above it appears that Mahathir was right that there was nothing wrong with the BTN courses.Someone, must have changed the syllabus after he stepped down as prime minister.
It would also be interesting to know how the racist syllabus is conducted, pitting the Malays against other races when there are Chinese,Indians and other non-Malays participants attending the course.
Calling Mahathir a racist is a gross injustice when his 22-year rule proved otherwise.Most Chinese and Indians voted for the BN during his time.The Chinese and Indians jumped ship after Pak Lah took over.
So, who is the racist and the liar here?