Monday, February 8, 2010

Nasir Safar's remarks certainly not due to "a slip of tongue" .

Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin had said that Nasir Safar 's racially offensive remarks could have been “a slip of the tongue” .

Who would believe that Nasir's remarks could have been a slip of tongue when he had uttered just one offensive sentence , but many sentences as he had at the Seminar labeled Indians and Chinese Malaysians as “pendatang”; remarked that “Indians came to Malaysia as beggars and Chinese especially the women came to sell their bodies , and threatened to revoke the citizenship of those vocal about the SPM subject cap issue.

It is totally shocking and unacceptable that a special officer to the Prime Minister could make such racially offensive remarks which go totally against the 1 Malaysia concept.

On February 5, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak reiterated in Malacca that what Nasir Safar had uttered during the “Rapat 1Malaysia” seminar on Tuesday did not reflect his views nor the stand of the government.

Najib also said that throughout last year, Nasir had given nearly 60 talks and there had been no unwanted incidents so “I do not know what happened two days ago but he has to take full responsibility for his actions.

No one will accept Muhyiddin's explanation that Nasir's utterances could have been due to ' a slip of the tongue'.

Surely Najib who has made 1 Malaysia the central theme of his government should be curious to find out why Nasir had made those remarks which go totally against his 1 Malaysia concept.

While Muhyiddin's ' slip of the tongue ' explanation cannot be accepted, Najib's " I don't know what happened" remarks do not suffice too.

Surely Malaysians are entitled to know why Nasir who had given 60 talks with no untoward incident could be so insensitive and offensive at the Malacca seminar.

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