Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin does not believe that the era where the government knows best is over

When he assumed office as the Prime Minister last year, Dato Sri Najib Razak had declared: “The era where the government knows best is over”.





He had said “We can only achieve our ambition for Malaysia if the government and the people, in a unified effort, work together for success and progress”.




But his deputy Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin obviously does not believe that the era where the government knows best is over.





Two days ago when opening the Parit Sulong Umno division meeting, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin had lashed out at a small section of the Malays for always questioning government policies, particularly those aimed at developing the Malays.




Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin obviously does not believe that the era where the government knows best is over.





Why cant the people question and criticize government policies when the Prime Minister himself has declared that the era where the government knows best is over?





Moreover, is it not the right of every citizen to question and criticize government policies?





In fact, Muhyiddin is not only unprepared to accept that the era where the government knows best is over; he is still the Umno politician who will resort to the old political style of playing racial card to woo Malay support.





This was evident when he accused these groups of Malays who have supported the opposition, particularly the DAP, as not only been questioning the efforts to enhance the economic well-being of the Malays but also the position of the Malay Rulers and Malay as the national language.




DAP has never questioned the position of the Malay rulers and the position of Malay as the national language.





As the deputy Prime Minister, Muhyiddin should know his responsibility not to make unsubstantiated and dangerous statements which can cause racial animosity.




Hence, he should back up his allegations and reveal who are the groups of Malays and when have they questioned the position of the Malay rulers and position of Malay as the national language .

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