The MP for Tambun and Second Finance Minister Datuk Datuk Ahmad Husni Mohd Hanadzlah has always been known as a rational and moderate Umno politician.
In Parliament, his is always viewed as one who is interested in intellectual debates on issues.He is also not one who will harp on political rhetorics . He does not engage in shouting matches in Parliament chamber.
It has therefore come as a shock to many that he was reported to have uttered racist remark on March 5 while attending a dinner organized by the Penang Malay Chamber of Commerce .
Newspapers reports said that he had uttered "“Kalau orang Cina di Pulau Pinang buli kita, kita lawan balik orang Cina” .
The only probable reason I can think of as to why he could have made such offensive, racist remark was because he wanted to play to the gallery at the dinner function.
Nevertheless, for a moderate Umno Minister to make such a racist remark so soon after Datuk Nasir Safar had to resign as the special aide to the Prime Minister over his offensive remark at the 1 Malaysia seminar in Malacca, one begins to wonder how many BN politicians have truly embraced and are committed to the 1 Malaysia concept?
Whatever it is, Ahmad Husni should realize that his remark is totally unacceptable and he must apologise for making it.
If he is unwilling to do so , he must be prepared to face fire and even demand of his resignation as a Minister , from the Opposition MPs when Parliament convenes next week.