Tuesday, December 1, 2015

The Malays are Under Siege

Last Thursday, UMNO Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin (left) called on Malays to rise and defend themselves from an onslaught of insults amidst challenges to their special position in the country. He had declared that the time for patience is over.
 
Again, he used the race card to rally UMNO members. This time, the only thing missing was the keris. The Neanderthal still enjoys spitting out venom. In truth, Khairy is the bigot, the chauvinist, the racist!
 
Najib Razak is no different. The day after, the party president opened the UMNO general assembly by screening slides of the bloody May 13 race riots and the communist attacks in Malaya. In his policy speech, he reminded UMNO delegates of the importance of Malay unity and the dangers of discord among the Malays.
 
He has conveniently forgotten he is also the Prime Minister of Malaysia. Is it any wonder why most Malaysians despise him? Didn’t somebody – actually, it was Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman, a 22-year-old law student from Universiti Islam Antarabangsa and the recipient of the Anugerah Perdana Belia Award – label him a “national disgrace” in an October 08, 2015 Facebook post that went viral?
 
And this coming from a self-confessed once-upon-a-time staunch supporter of Najib Razak.











 
 
On Sunday, I was at the Sai Masters Toastmasters meeting where I played three roles – that of Assignment speaker (My CC speech #2 that was titled “The Breakfast of Champions”), Evaluator and General Evaluator. I was even voted Best Evaluator.
 
And if you must know, I did not speak about the benefits of evaluation but rather on actual breakfast items, i.e. nasi lemak and Coke!

Celtic went seven points clear at the top of the Scottish Premiership with a comfortable 3-1 victory over Inverness Caledonian Thistle.

Callum McGregor provided  the early inspiration with a confident strike in the seventh minute. Inverness striker Miles Storey (39) rounded goalkeeper Craig Gordon to equalize.  But Leigh Griffiths scored from close range in the fifty-ninth minute before Danny Devine found his own net in  the eighty-fifth minute.

Jurgen Klopp picked up his first league win at Anfield against Swansea City when James Milner's sixty-second minute penalty  Swans fullback Neil Taylor had been penalized for handball gave Liverpool the three precious points to permit them to move up to sixth place in the EPL table.

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