Sunday, February 17, 2013

Najib Beware ! Do Not Talk Politics Today

Hantu Laut

Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak will be attending the Dong Zong Chinese New Year open house today. 

Dong Zong is a Chinese education pressure group that have been at loggerhead with the government with regard to Chinese education in the country.

Anwar Ibrahim will also be attending the same function and will share the same stage as Najib. 

I hope both men will show civility of the highest order and refrain from giving any political talk that can give mischief-makers the opportunity to hijack the occasion to serve their political agenda. The organiser has the responsibility to ensure  no untoward incident will occur during the visit of both men.

Dong Zong's invitation to Najib is a move in the right direction, which may lead them to better rapport with the government on vernacular  education in the country. Malaysia is one of the very few countries in the world that allow mother tongue education to its minority groups.

Let's hope Dong Zong's invitation to Najib is with good intention. They must ensure that Anwar Ibrahim will not take the opportunity to take centre stage and politicise the auspicious occasion to accentuate his political image. 

Knowing Anwar chameleonic skill and with huge presence of his allies in the crowd, he can turn the table to steal the limelight from Najib.

Najib must not forget he will be in hostile territory and should refrain from talking politics.

It's best to talk about education and how best the government can improve the standard of education in the country and keep the speech short. 

Beware of agent provocateur in the crowd!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Beard the lion in his den. Yes HL, he must be really tactful.