UMNO’s 61st AGM : Race relations highlighted

Posted on October 22, 2010

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The UMNO 61st AGM on 21 Oct opened with strong messages from our Prime Minister Najib and Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin about curbing talks and debates on racial issues and Malay rights. I’d said this comes at an appropriate time. I respect their frankness on this subject but disillusioned by their sincerity. Both are just talking in vague terms .

I am a commoner and I don’t know who are they exactly referring to . Both are our top two leaders – are they afraid to speak out the truth fully. There is no point in talking about it without pointing out exactly who are these group(s)  of people both are referring ? Do you think both will get sued for speaking out the truth ? Or we are left to guess on our own ? A dangerous suggestion ; a wrong guess could make the issue worse.

Both Ministers has just raised their guns and firing out wildly  but without bullets. All these again are just political gimmicks – a ” sandiwara” and a ploy just to appease the non-Malays.

The report as I have read in The STAR :

The STAR :  Najib : “Thus, be wary of those dream merchants who are spinning myths, untruths and propagating racial hatred and trading on slander,” he said in his presidential address at the Umno’s 61st general assembly Thursday.

He said the problem started when some individuals trivialised history or when there were irresponsible people who tried to interpret history according to their narrow agenda or political interest.

The STAR : Umno needs to explain the issue of Malay rights extensively because it has been twisted by certain groups for their own political interests, party deputy president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said.

He said Umno had no choice but to take up the issue to prevent further confusion.

Muhyiddin, who is also the Deputy Prime Minister, said Umno could not just sit back and watch the rakyat being misled by irresponsible groups.

“We have to respond or we would be called ‘bacul’ (coward). We have never raised this issue before because we understand that the rights of the Malays and bumiputras are clearly stated and well-guarded in the Constitution,” he said Thursday, on the sidelines of Umno’s 61st general assembly.