Monday, April 19, 2010
Words of great wisdom
"You cannot get traction without friction" - Najib Razak at a luncheon forum at the Asia Society.
"When the going gets tough, the tough get going" - Najib in reply to doubters of him and his colleagues in government having the will to bring about difficult changes.
"We must build a future worthy of our past" - Najib on 1Malaysia.
Well, I think, if nothing else, we certainly cemented our reputation as bunch of cliche'd people. Among the best of the lot.
But in the words of great wisdom race Najib paled in the face of his deputy, Muhyiddin Yassin.
In the NST it was reported that, when refuting allegations by the opposition that he was a racist and neglected the needs of other races, he said, "How can this be? ... A large number of my close friends are Indians and Chinese. The only thing is that some of my friends say I have a serious-looking face, but what can I do? I was born like that. But don't worry, I have a good heart," he said in jest. Did that also mean that he only said he has a good heart as a joke and he really didn't? Or what? :-)
And then this is the clincher la..................
In describing the BN candidate for the Hulu Selangor by-election Muhyiddin said that Kamalanathan (the BN candidate) has a truly 1Malaysia name. Why? Oh you got to give him the award for brilliant thinking for this.
Muhyiddin Yassin said that "Kamal" is Malay, "Alan" is Christian (the Bible got this name meh?) and "Nathan" an Indian name.
Muhyiddin went on to say that the fler's name was perfect to get people to understand the 1Malaysia concept. Wah! Damn good right? In one name, the DPM has managed to explain the 1Malaysia concept. Now, I am waiting for Chinese and non-Christian groups together with the lain-lain flers and the peoples of East Malaysia to organise demonstrations in protest because their names were left out of the 1Malaysia concept. How can man?