In a Malaysiakini article Anwar: Malays have nothing to fear the Opposition de facto leader said that while the reduction in the number of Malays in the Penang, Perak and Selangor state governments is a political reality, it doesn’t mean that policies will be skewed against the Malays.
He reassured his audience: “There can be a Chinese chief minister in Penang and a Malay menteri besar in Selangor. What is more important is that we have a unequivocal commitment to defend the rights of all Malaysians, regardless of race or religion.”
However, on UMNO chief keris-waver Hishammuddin Hussein’s apology for waving the keris during the past 3 UMNO general assemblies, he said PKR would accept that but urged Hisham not to repeat that act.
I blogged on Hisham’s half hearted apology over at my other blog as Sorry for the keris waving, but I may do it again.
But Anwar said what everyone in Malaysia knows: “The crux of the matter is not the keris as a symbol. What matters is his attitude which shows arrogance and the use of racial issues in politics. That is still being continued. They are raising issues about pig farming, Malay supremacy ... claiming that the Malays are now very angry against the Selangor government ... this sentiment is still strong in Umno.”
I actually found myself agreeing with Anwar Ibrahim ;-) And mind you, I am being generous today - I have only extracted those parts of his speech that I found supportable. I left out other aspects that I feel may spoil my mate kittykat's Sunday ke ke ke.