The 1Malaysia Government Transformation Programme Roadmap has described the goal of 1Malaysia as – “to make Malaysia ….a greater nation: a nation where, it is hoped, every Malaysian perceives himself or herself as Malaysian first, and by race, religion, geographical region or socio-economic background second and where the principles of 1Malaysia are woven into the economic, political and social fabric of society”.
Malaysians were therefore shocked when the Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said " "I am Malay first, but being Malay doesn't mean I am not Malaysian,"
If he is committed to the 1Malaysia concept, he should declare that he is Malaysian first and Malay second.
Does not he realise that the Malays, Chinese and Indians , Kadazans, Ibans, Orang Asli and all other races can feel proud to be their own races, but they must always be Malaysians first.
Similarly , there is nothing wrong for any race to fight for their rights, but they must always put themselves first as Malaysians .
It is even more shocking that the Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Abdul Razak himself has today come out to defend his deputy's declaration that he considered himself " a Malay first".
When the special aide to the Prime Minister, Datuk Nasir Safar made the derogatory , offensive racial remarks in the recent 1 Malaysia seminar in Melaka , questions have been raised as to whether the 1 Malaysia concept actually receives the total and sincere support from the BN and government leaders.
With the top two government leaders saying that there is nothing wrong for Malaysians not to put themselves as Malaysians first , it is obvious that they cannot walk the talk on the concept.
It is also now clearly proven that the 1 Malaysia concept is just a political propaganda designed to hoodwink the voters