"He (Wee) said he wants to apologise, we can accept it. But if it is an offense, how to let him go without him being punished?"... Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi on the case of the Negaraku-ku rapper, Wee Meng Chee.
Really ah, Pak Lah? Now we talk about the sanctity of the law issit? How about those times when your colleagues waved kerises and made racist remarks that were calculated to incite racial distrust and hatred? Oh I forget. One set of laws for us and one set for you/them. Of course. Sorry ah?
"The offence was not against the Prime Minister or Ministers concerned but against the nation" ...Minister in the Prime Minister's Department, Nazri Aziz on the same Wee matter.
But YB ah I don't seem to hear the nation losing any sleep over this except the Prime Minister and Ministers who are making all the noise. Scoring points for the next election issit? Then further on this same YB says...
"...in this country we have laws and we cannot set a precedent whereby you commit an offence, apologise and get away with it"...
Nazri, Nazri...you obviously have a very short selective memory of the actions of your cabinet colleagues. Oh wait...you used the word "you" meaning us the rakyat. Ah now I understand. 'we' cannot commit an offence, apologise and get away with it but 'YOU' can la. Sorry ah.
Culture, Arts and Heritage minister Rais Yatim was reported as concurring with Nazri saying that the country was governed by the rule of law and Wee had to abide by it. Well YB, WE do. Do YOU? Sorry I couldn't resist that one. LOL.
"This is the act of a youth who has admitted his mistake and has openly apologised. We, as caring Malaysians, should accept his apology and not punish him forever"... Dr. Zamry Kadir, Perak state executive councillor. I am so proud I am a Perakian.
"In fact, I commend the Commercial Vehicles Licensing Board (CVLB) for grounding the fleet of the bus company involved in the (Taiping) accident until a comprehensive audit is carried out"... Transport Minister, Chan Kong Choy on the express bus tragedy in Taiping that claimed 20 lives. Brave words from this YB when the rest of the country probably is wanting the members of the board of CVLB strung up and CASTRATED! Tsk tsk tsk.
And so another day in Bolehland.
P/S I can't wait for more on this Wee, we, they, thing to get really funny.
"What did he say?"
"No what did he say?"
"Well, Wee said..."
"Not we, HE!"
"Yeah, Wee said..."