Monday, October 20, 2014

Najib Razak Talks Stupidly

Najib Razak just loves to talk stupid. When officiating Gerakan's forty-third annual general meeting at Setia Alam, Selangor – he had asked: “Why did the Chinese votes drop?" He was of course, referring to GE13.
It was a rhetorical question as he promptly responded that the opposition had spun the story about forty thousand Bangladeshis being brought in as BN voters. The simple-minded Chinese swallowed it hook, line and sinker. That caused them to abandon the BN and as they say, the rest is history. 
The Gerakan audience chuckled – to which the prime minister added: "Yes, today you laugh. But, you know, how many people believed (at the time)?"
Without missing a beat, Najib opined that it was important to educate the rakyat to think rationally, and a thinking public is important for Malaysia in achieving developed country and a mature democracy.
I think the point Najib was making was that the public should be told the truth – or UMNO's version of the truth – and the Chinese shouldn’t be so gullible as to believe opposition lies.

Does Najib know what the Chinese believe? Does Najib even care?

The truth of the matter is that the BN government doesn’t give a damn about non-Malays. I will not speak for the other communities but as a Malaysian of Chinese descent, I am made to feel like a second-class citizen. I am labeled a "pendatang" who should be grateful to the Malays in which the country supposedly belongs to. My ethnicity is constantly shoved in my face and my loyalty is regularly questioned. In spite of it all, I am still proud to be a Malaysian!

On Saturday, I was in KL’s Jalan Imbi to attend the Premier Advanced Toastmasters meeting. I delivered an Advanced speech from the Humorously Speaking manual. In fact, I was voted Best Speaker and as added bonus, I was also voted Best Table Topics. I certainly enjoyed the meeting. And the accolades made it more meaningful.

Overall, it was indeed a good meeting and I would give it a score of a 7.5 over 10.


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