Tuesday, December 08, 2009
Hey! Surprises never cease
And today, when I opened the newspaper I read that Mr. I-love-to-put-my-foot-in-mouth Nazri Aziz has fired a salvo at the Tun. Even calling the old coot a racist! Now that's very surprising indeed. Isn't it? Just read what Nazri said.
Nazri said: “You talk about patriotism, love for the country. Patriotism is for all Malaysians regardless of race. Therefore, the money spent on BTN to have courses must reflect the 1Malaysia slogan by the PM. It should not only be to raise patriotism among the Malays. Malaysia is for all races so I disagree with any syllabus which only concentrates on patriotism just on one community, I disagree. If they have a problem with that, I want to know what is their problem,”
Nazri questioned if Utusan Malaysia, which has been at the forefront of defending BTN courses, believes that Malaysia belongs only to the Malay community.
“Do they want to say that Malaysia belongs only to the Malays and the government is only a Malay government? Should only the Malays be given the spirit of patriotism? Other races are not patriotic about their country? So I want them to point out to me where is it that I’ve gone wrong If I disagree with the past syllabus,” he added.
Nazri also questioned Utusan for deceiving Malaysians on BTN.
I apologise for not being able to credit the source of the above story because it was sent to me by a Niamah!!! reader. But you can read more about it here.
I have no idea of what Nazri's motives are for coming out so strongly about the BTN and reinforcing what many Malaysians are unhappy about recently. But whatever the man's reasons are today I will drink a toast to his health and continued wisdom. Way to go, Nazri!