Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Mahathir:If It Ain't Broke,Don't Fix It

The people should continue supporting the Barisan Nasional (BN) government as it has proven itself capable of fulfilling the needs of the people, former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad said on Sunday.

He said since after the country's independence, the BN goverment had struggled for the people's well-being regardless of race.

"Why should we change the government for another party? There are people who ask for the government to be changed, accusing the BN of being evil, thieves, robbers, corrupted and so on, but the other parties have not been tested like we (BN) have.

"There is an English saying which means that we should not repair something which is already in a good state because a worse thing can happen.

"It's the same with support for BN....its balanced policies for all races are seen as good.

"Hence, there is no need to change the current government to one whose ability to take care of the people's welfare is highly suspect," said Dr Mahathir at a talk event between the Ampang Umno division and the former premier at Dewan Datuk Setia Mufti Suib in Ampang, near here.

Later when asked by reporters on the government's proposal to amend the Universities and University Colleges Act (UUCA) 1974, Dr Mahathir said the Act was created in the interest of Malay undergraduates.

"At that time, there were many more Malay undergraduates actively involved in politics than those from the other races. Hence, the Act was implemented to ensure that they (Malay students) fully focus on their studies to succeed in education.

"There were not that many highly educated Malays at the time and if the Malay students were preoccupied with politics, when would they be able to study?

"I was also active in politics when I was young but left it for almost six years to concentrate on my (medical) studies," he said.

On Nov 24, Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak announced in the Dewan Rakyat that the government would be amending the UUCA to allow undergraduates to be members of political parties.Bernama


Anonymous said...

‎"When things are not broken, they do not need fixing" a true saying.

But if it is broken, it need fixing. If it cannot be fixed it has to be changed.

How do we know it is broken and needed to be changed?

It has been leaking and breaking down for 50 years. The repairs are costing more and more to fix. The repairers are getting richer and richer at no benefit to the real owners and users.

Many things were done but had not fixed the problems of leakages and break downs.

If it cannot be fixed, it has to be changed!

Anonymous said...

It has to be changed? Changed with something even useless and broken from the start. I\d rather repair what is broken then change it with something of no quality ab initio!

Capt Sudhir said...

Following the Tun's Logic - Well, then mankind would not have evolved at all to what we are today.

Lately, the Tun is suffering from a very debilitating disease, called - "SHITOMACRISSES" - in layman's term a sudden rush of shit to his brains, that causes memory lapses, cognitive dysfunction and also paranoia of the truth.

loveMyKris said...

Anon December 13, 2011 12:14 PM

repair bro, jangan tak repair. dah tunggu sejak tsunami 2008 ni, bape lama lagi lu mau wa tunggu?

Anonymous said...

true, true but are you practising it? for example are you still driving around in your first bought car? if not, why? of course you definitely need to change it because it has become too costly to mainten it!
Likewise we the rakyat are also fed with the current ruling party; maybe it is time to change for a better and newer party!
time to chill this current party, 6 ft under!

Anonymous said...

To anon Dec13 12.14pm

Belum cuba belum tahu.

Penang dah cuba
Selangor dah cuba
Kedah dah cuba
Kelantan dah cuba
Perak cuba sikit tapi di rampas

Kami baru tahu.