Friday, February 4, 2011

The Mahathir-Najib Axis


Mahathir’s racist rhetoric should not be viewed as merely the blustery ravings of a senile ex-Prime Minister. It is much more than an individual’s inane balderdash. I am suggesting that Mahathir is in cahoots with Najib. I am also suggesting that both Mahathir and Najib are playing this astute political game that aims to perpetuate the status quo. The purpose is to ensure that UMNO continues to exercise complete hegemony over the government and country. Mahathir advocates “Ketuanan Melayu” to hold onto the Malay votes and Najib’s “1Malaysia” to placate the naïve and simple-minded Chinese, Indians and other non-Malays, who continue to live in denial.

I thought I was alone with this line of thinking – until I came across this February 04, 2011 article in The Malaysian Insider. The following passages capture the essence of the divisive politics as promoted by the Mahathir-Najib axis:

“Mahathir’s rhetoric that this country belongs to the Malays i.e. others are less than equal as Malays are more equal than others, ensures Umno will endear and entrench further the “gullible” Malay support.

Meanwhile, Najib’s 1 Malaysia is meant to hoodwink the “gullible” Chinese and Indians (of MCA, Gerakan and MIC members and well-wishers respectively) into believing that they are equally Malaysians, as this country also belongs to them, apparently oblivious of the fact that they are relegated to “second class” in the strictest sense of Mahathir’s worldview”.

And the above was penned by a Malay leader, Kuala Selangor MP Dzulkefly Ahmad.

Are Malaysians aware of this trickery? Are we accepting the status quo? Are we ready for change? When the 13th General Election is upon us, don't waste your one vote, please!

1 comment:

Antares said...

Yup... the May 13 Axis of Evil! Mahathir was in charge of agitprop during the May 1969 coup d'etat that ousted Tunku Abdul Rahman and put a new Umno gang led by Razak into power. They wasted no time introducing ketuanan Melayu and then systematically proceeded to rob the land of almost all its wealth. If we don't stop these criminals now, we'll have to get jobs washing dishes in restaurants overseas.