Thursday, 4th February 2010
Datuk Nasir safar, PM Majib Special Officer : " Indians came to Malaysia as beggars and Chinese especially the women came to sell their bodies”.
Despite millions of public money have been spent to promote PM Najib 1Malaysia, surprisingly there were people who still did not understand the real meaning of 1Malaysia.
On last Tuesday, 2nd February 2010 at the Malacca International Trade Centre Datuk Nasir Safar was alleged saying a racist remarks against the Indian and Chinese communities in his speech by saying " Indians came to Malaysia as beggars and Chinese especially the women came to sell their bodies”.
As a result of his remarks, he was "forced" to resign from his job with immediate effect. And yesterday in playing down the issues, he issued a public apology with condition.
“I would like to again openly apologise to all Malaysians for the remarks that are seen as racist. I really did not intend it that way. I have clarified that I did not intend to make racist remarks or insult any races. But there those who feel otherwise and I have apologised for any offence" said Nasir.
1Malaysia concept which has been introduced by PM Najib was one of the most noble concept by BN government. The concept is very similar to Democratic Action Party (DAP) "Malaysia Malysian Concept" , with it main aim is to unite Malaysian multi-races and religions. I am not try to sebotage the concept, but based on what happening lately, I believed that the concept will fail miserably.
The main obstacle to 1Malaysia so far came from the Malay and Muslim community. One of the Malay Association that openly opposed to 1Malaysia concept is Pertubuhan Pribumi Perkasa Malaysia (PESAKA) which is led by Ibrahim Ali (also Pasir Mas MP who won the seat on PAS ticket) and ex-Malaysian PM Tun Mahathir.
Datuk Nasir is the latest person that "opposed" to PM Najib 1Malaysia. This really came to a surprise for me as the remarks came from a man who was supposed to translate and explain the concept to the all Malaysians!
For me, Nasir remarks representing the feelings of majority of the Malay or people sorround PM Najib. As we all knew for the past nearly 50 years, Malay has been dominant, and due to Dasar Ekonomi Baru (DEB) or New Economic Policy (NEP) have been recieving the most benefits compared to the others. But with Najib 1malaysia concept, they will lose some of the benefits. So Nasir remarks is not a surprise for me, and please dont blame me, if I say that 1malaysia is a 'Rethoric" and one of PM Najib strategy to win back non-Malay supports.
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