They are not pendatang! Okay!!!
Rarely do our politicians disappoint us on Mondays. They usually come up with the funnies to help us start the week off right. Right? When I looked at The Star today there were so many laughable stories I just had to share with you lah. Even at the expense of attracting sneak attacks from the cyber-troopers who seem to be making regular skirmishes to this blog.
Nothing wrong with Najib saying that. It's the truth after all. So who was he directing this statement to? Even more funny, he said that when he was addressing the MCA annual general meeting yesterday!!! Yes, of course we know that he was directing his statement to people/groups who have in the recent past raised the sensitive issue about the contributions and relativity of non-Malays in Malaysia. But would it not have been more effective and believable if Najib had chastised the people/groups when they made those racist remarks rather than just make a shamelessly 'sucking up' type of declaration at a meeting of the Malaysian CHINESE Association?
On page N2 of The Star today there is a nice photo of Najib shaking hands with eager 'fans' as he toured the Lembah Pantai area. Nothing funny in that. But during his visit to the area Najib announced a special allocation of RM6.5million for...wait for it......Maintenance works and repainting of housing blocks in 3 areas in Old Klang Road!!! It takes the prime minister to approve a housing area maintenance job??? That only proves a) the local flers in charge aren't doing shit! b) this prime minister really doesn't have the support for more than just approving paint jobs or c) Najib is just doing a Umno/BN thing ahead of the next G.E.
And over at Shah Alam the Pakatan flers are trying their hands at being hoteliers. They are planning to rent out the bungalows in the Exco Village in Section 7. And a better deal you will not find anywhere else. Each bungalow is going to be rented out at only RM170 per night. Which is roughly the price of a decent hotel room in the Shah Alam area. But with PR deal you have a whole bungalow complete with outdoor swimming pool and jacuzzi.
The opening line of this story in today's Star is quite funny. It says, "Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek took aim at racist politicians by condemning their brand of opportunistic politics, especially on the "pendatang" issue."
Unless, the aim of the BN flers have drastically improved and they start naming targets and actually pull the trigger this statement ain't going to mean shit. Except as some comic relief for life in Malaysia on a Monday.