I did not say their spirit of patriotism was not strong enough.
I said ... actually I don't know what I said. I'm a politician you see.
Actually, if the YB's had meant what they said they would have used "We are pissed-off with you Ahmad Zahid Hamidi!" Hello, don't tell me that YB's don't use that kind of language because they have done worse in Parliament!
I am saddened! What the fuck does that mean?
Other less-vocal Malaysians just shook their heads in disbelief and noted another point to consider when voting in the next GE.
And as expected in today's newspapers there was a claim by the minister that he said no such thing. Strange that the phrase, "I was misquoted" wasn't used.
What the media reported yesterday was Zahid saying that one of the possible reasons for the low intake of non-Malays in the Malaysian Armed Forces (ATM) is that their patriotism is not strong enough.
Today, this forked-tongued minister countered by saying, "What I had said was that it was possible that it could be due to several factors, including the sense of patriotism that is not strong enough."
Well, pardon us all over the place, Yang Bodoh! Would you care to explain to those of us less used to political-speak what the fuck difference that is?
Another first hand account by an un-patriotic non-Malay Malaysian HERE