Tuesday, March 16, 2010
What a load of crock!
In The Malay Mail today it was reported that the Prime Minister, Najib Razak actually believes in his own rhetoric.
In the story he was quoted as saying, "Due to the ever-expanding popularity of the 1Malaysia concept, it is only natural for the Opposition to react and attempt to come up with their own concept......" Najib was replying to a question to explain the difference between 1Malaysia and the DAP's Middle Malaysia concept which he had earlier criticised as being archaic and irrelevant.
What mystified me was Najib's belief that his 1Malaysia concept was gaining "ever-expanding popularity". Huh? Where's he been living the past couple of years?
Najib even goes on to say, "Unlike Middle Malaysia, the 1Malaysia concept is not merely rhetoric and has proven results in accordance to the 'People First, Performance Now' tagline that the government continues to implement."
"Not merely rhetoric and has proven results"? Okay, have you stopped laughing? There's more. What do you think gives Najib the idea that 1Malaysia is so "popular"? Oh this is going to kill you laughing.
Bernama reports that he said, "I was overwhelmed by the support for the 1Malaysia wishes from the people and the initiative of the people to celebrate and identify the 1Malaysia symbol as a symbolic logo during a wedding which involved four couples in Kapar, comprising two Malay couples, a Chinese and Indian couple, which I personally attended."
And just so you don't think that he based his confidence just on some wedding ceremony he attended (when he should be doing more important things like managing this sick country's affairs) Najib tries to convince us by saying in the Dewan Rakyat today that "The 1Malaysia symbol has become so popular that corporate bodies and volunteer groups have adopted the 1Malaysia logo as part of their corporate design for their uniforms or apparel..."
Want to laugh some more? Yes, there is more. So okay, Najib says 1Malaysia is gaining ever-expanding popularity. Okay. Then it was reported in the Star that his own "Information Department finds most Malaysians generally know about the 1Malaysia concept but have yet to have a full grasp of it. According to a survey it carried out recently, 80% of the people interviewed knew about the concept but were not able to explain what it really stood
The Director-General of Information was quoted as saying, "What we are doing is in line with the wish of our Prime Minister who wants to feel the pulse of the people at the grassroots level."
I really think Najib should check his own pulse to see if he is alive and living in Malaysia or he's really left us and living on another planet.