Of all Malaysia’s PMs, it can be said that Najib is the most cosmopolitan, the most westernized, a person deemed as most au fait with cultural sensitivities …
… yet he astonished me (still do) with his unmitigated RM5 million worth of crudeness to Sibuans in his "Let's make a deal. If you deliver me Robert Lau Jr on Sunday, I will sign the cheque on Monday".
He also did that in a fashion with a Chinese school in Hulu Selangor.
In both cases the Chinese to whom he attempted to bargain with spurned his offer by not voting for BN (BN winning HS does not hide the fact of diminished Chinese support).
Whether it’s a bribe or not is beside the point – it’s crude, tasteless and inexplicable coming from such a sophisticated man like him.
These are words that a PM should never be involved with, let alone utter them.
If those words had come from Muhyiddin I would not* be at all surprised but ...
* thanks Anon of 5:16 PM, May 18, 2010 for pointing out my missing word ;-)
Alamak, I have been totally flabbergasted by his faux pas (twice at that).
Malaysiakini - 'Najib violated election law'.