Monday, August 23, 2010

Small Minds Stirring The Hornet's Nest

Hantu Laut

Hope Prime Minister Najib does not fall into Perkasa's trap.They are ridiculing him for not acting against Chua Soi Lek and those that speak out against the NEP.

By the same token, if they arrest Chua than they might have to arrest the prime minister's brother too.Nazir Razak has also spoken against the NEP.

What are these people thinking when they utter those words. Is Malaysia a communist country, you can't even express an opinion?

"Great minds discuss ideas...Average minds discuss events.....Small minds discuss people" Eleanor Roosevelt.

Isn't it so true?

Perkasa, MPM want Soi Lek arrested under ISA

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 22 — Malay rights groups Perkasa along with the Malays Consultative Council (MPM) demanded today that MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek be arrested under the Internal Security Act (ISA) for “disregarding national interests”.

Perkasa economic bureau director Dr Zubir Harun said Dr Chua’s insistence in pushing for the removal of the 30 per cent Bumiputera equity quota was against the spirit of the federal constitution.

“Chua Soi Lek, through the resolutions passed during the MCA Chinese Economic Congress, had caused much distress and worry among Malays in this country. Chua Soi Lek should be placed under the ISA for making these unwarranted demands,” said Zubir.

He added that Perkasa viewed the matter very seriously, and threatened to punish all MCA leaders at the ballot box.

“If MCA continues like this, we will not vote for any MCA candidates in the coming general election,” said Zubir.

During the MCA-sponsored Chinese Economic Congress last weekend, Dr Chua had urged Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak to abolish the 30 per cent Bumiputera equity rule and to open up the boards of government-linked companies (GLCs) to non-Bumiputera talent.

This led to a war of words between Umno and MCA that involved Umno leaders Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein, who both reminded Dr Chua not to forget about Barisan Nasional’s (BN) struggles while fighting for the rights of the Chinese community.

However, Dr Chua has now denied questioning the New Economic Policy (NEP) at the congress, saying he merely suggested ways to increase the country’s competitiveness and achieve the Najib administration’s high-income goal.

His denial was carried in an interview with Berita Minggu today, the Sunday edition from the Umno-controlled The New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd.

“I never touched on the NEP... Look at my (Chinese Economic Congress) speech, I didn’t touch on one thing,” Dr Chua said in the interview.

“What I raised had to do with reality, how non-Bumiputeras can help the government to achieve the aims of the 10th Malaysia Plan (10MP) and New Economic Model (NEM).”

MPM secretary-general Dr Hasan Mad, however, said he was not convinced with Dr Chua’s explanation.

“This is what we call someone who has a forked tongue. How can Soi Lek deny saying it, when there is proof in written form, as reported by news reports quoting him as saying that?

“Soi Lek just wants Chinese support, because he knows he barely has nine per cent support right now,” said Hasan.

Hasan also questioned Umno’s silence on the matter, adding that Umno should respond to the 13-point resolution inked during the MCA congress.

“Our leaders are too compromising. If they are firmer, people won’t say such things. This is because of a weak leadership.

“There has to be action taken against those who question what is already provided for in the constitution. Umno has to respond to MCA’s economic congress,” said Hasan.

The MPM committee member said that the council will be meeting top Umno leaders as well as Cabinet members soon to seek some “clarification” over the matter.

Malaysian Insider


Purple Haze said...


Your comment is absolutely on the money. Nazir Razak should also be put under ISA for saying that the NEP has been "bastardised".

Why does Perkasa discriminate ?

SM said...

Bro HL,

This is all "sandiwara" bah!
MCA is showing the Chinese (& non-Bumiputras) that they are "relevant" & will stand-up to UMNO & PERKASA to fight for the rights of the Chinese. don't tell me you really believe Soi Lek will be arrested? Ya rite!
Unfortunately there will be some who will believe this sandiwara.
I have always said...Najib is not stupid! He has proven to be a "master" at this game (DSAI should take a leaf from Najib's book)! hey, he has was groomed by his late dad from an early age...what do you expect?!

gram.kong said...

Of course, I don't expect Najib to allow such nonsense but those boys in Perkasa should have chosen better ways to response to Soi Lek.

It shows they are more brawn than brains.

Najib, is trying his best but someone is instigating the Malays to throw a spanner in the works.

Purple Haze said...

For whatever good that Najib is trying to do for this country, there are hantus within UMNO blocking his moves for selfish reasons.

Hence, the opposition has benefitted.