Tuesday, August 13, 2019

BEST political statement 2019 (10)

FMT - After ‘racist’ taunt, Mahathir urged to rise above name-calling (selected extracts):

Klang MP Charles Santiago said Mahathir’s remarks were indicative that the situation was getting out of hand. “It just goes to show what happens when the government does not consult the people. Accusing Dong Zong of racism just shows we are not engaging stakeholders enough,” the DAP man told FMT.

Santiago said he was not against anyone learning khat but the different Pakatan Harapan parties should strive for a consensus on the khat policy.

“Labelling those who don’t agree with the government all sorts of names does not help anyone. We are talking about a New Malaysia that believes in doing things differently.”

He said the days of the “government knowing best” were over. The PH-led government should consult the people, from whom it derived its mandate, rather than behaving in the manner of the previous Barisan Nasional-led administration.

Johor DAP committee member Dr Boo Cheng Hau said Mahathir should do more “field work” and understand how Dong Zong ran a multilingual education system.

“I believe there is a lot of misunderstanding of Dong Zong which has been running a multilingual education system in the Unified Examination Certificate (UEC).”

Accusing Dong Zong as being racist, he said, was not only wrong but irresponsible. “Mahathir should no longer live with the same prejudice and ignorance; that will only adversely affect the country’s development,” he said.

Interesting - from the article I deem the BEST political statements thus far for 2019 came jointly from:

Former Dong Zong chairman Vincent Lau 

(a) Vincent Lau, a former chairman of the Dong Zong, who said Mahathir’s comments were unfair, and that “When the people oppose, you call them racist,” he said, adding it was not right for government leaders to resort to name-calling against those who disagreed with its decisions.

“The government is just too insensitive to the voice of the people. The prime minister and his ministers are appointed for all Malaysians, not just one particular group”


(b) Charles Santiago, the DAP member with the BIGGEST BALL, wakakaka. Their respective statements are:

From Vincent Lau:

The prime minister and his ministers are appointed for all Malaysians, not just one particular group.

From Charles Santiago:

He said the days of the “government knowing best” were over. 

Best political statement (2019) series:

(1) BEST political statement 2019 (1).

(2) BEST political statement 2019 (2).

(3) BEST political statement 2019 (3).

(4) BEST political statement 2019 (4).

(5) BEST political statement 2019 (5).

(6) BEST political statement 2019 (6).

(7) BEST political statement 2019 (7).

(8) BEST political statement 2019 (8).

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  1. Actually this statement has been quoted many times by our politicians, at least by Jibby and Muhyiddin but they lied, as usual...

    And with Toonsie in charge there’s no chance we will ever see this come to reality. With him it is always “I know best”.

    End of ‘govt knows best’ era


    April 10, 2009

    PUTRAJAYA: The era of “government knows best” is over, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak as he named his cabinet to help implement his socio-economic reform agenda and revive the ruling coalition’s flagging political fortunes.

    “We all must understand that the days of top-down, government-knows-best are behind us,” Najib said in his speech before unveiling his cabinet line-up yesterday.

    “We can only achieve our ambitions for Malaysia when the government of our country and the people of our country work together to build a stronger nation.”

    He said the people had given a clear message of their desire for renewal and change. “The rakyat want a government that responds to today’s needs and is prepared to serve future generations,” he said.

    Najib announced a slightly smaller cabinet of 28 ministers, down from 32 previously. He also named 40 deputy ministers, a slight increase from the 38 in the previous cabinet.

    DPM to civil servants: Era of government knows best is over

    Tuesday, 30 Nov 2010

    KUALA LUMPUR: The civil service must be ready to accept public feedback and be responsive to their expectations.

    “The era of the Government knows best is over,” Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said in his speech before officiating the 15th Civil Service Conference 2010 here Tuesday.

    Media statement by Lim Kit Siang in Kuala Lumpur on Thursday, 26th April 2012:

    Najib should honour his declaration that “the era of government knows best is over”

    The Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak should honour his declaration that “the era of government knows best is over” and heed the voice of Malaysians at home as well as global Malaysians in 72 cities and 29 countries who want real and not cosmetic change in national governance.

    TN50 session shows that 'government knows best' mindset is over

    JANUARY 19, 2017

    KUALA LUMPUR: The TN50 town hall session is the clearest indication yet of the new paradigm that the era of “the government knows best” is over.

    The challenge, say experts, has now shifted towards finding a major common denominator to build a Malaysian identity and a sense of belonging 33 years from now.

    Universiti Utara Malaysia director of Asian Research Institute of Banking and Finance, Dr Irwan Shah Zainal Abidin, said the session signified a great start for a great vision for Malaysia in 2050.....

    ....“The prime minister (Datuk Seri Najib Razak) mentioned his wish for Malaysia to be among the top 20 nations in the world by 2050.

    “In this regard, I would like to see Malaysia at the top 20 in the United Nations (UN) World Happiness Report by the year 2050,” he said.

  2. Mamak is playing his never failed Chinese-vs-Melayu racial trick AGAIN to win his nyanyuk argument!

    "Dr Mahathir also said when the country wanted to achieve independence, the government introduced romanised writing to help non-Malays as it would be difficult for them to learn Jawi."

    Kerbau-ing to the nth degree!

    Long before mamak learnt how to wear diaper, there were already multiple schools of written Malay. Rumi & Jawi r the two latest modern inventions used to propagate Malay literature.

    Rumi is based on "Roman script" consists of the 26 letters of the ISO basic Latin alphabet without any diacritics.

    While Jawi is a bastardized Arabic script with an additional 6 new invented characters, with the introduction of Islam.

    Most of the 'new aged' melayu writers, like Pendita Zaaba, prefered Rumi over Jawi, which were used by the old-schooled religious teachers.

    In fact, many modern melayu, too, prefer Rumi over Jawi, resulting the later increasingly losing popularity.

    In 1966 Tan Sri Khir Johari killed Jawi during his time as the minister of education. It was his decision to switch the usage of Jawi to Rumi in BM classes.

    Furthermore, in 1972, as part of the effort of harmonizing spelling differences between the two countries, Indonesia and Malaysia each adopted a spelling reform plan, called the Perfected Spelling System (Ejaan yang Disempurnakan) in Indonesia and the New Rumi Spelling (Ejaan Rumi Baharu[2]) in Malaysia.

    Thus what's in the bull of mamak's claimed of special consideration in the interest of the Nons to learn Malay!

    As in many ketuanan agenda, Nons' interests WERE never in any consideration!

    Mamak's further fart of "Now the Malays have to learn Jawi to read the Quran instead." is another kerbau hitam to entice the ego of the ketuanan freaks in the face of Chinese m'sians' vigorous objection in khat lesson disguised under calligraphic lesson under bm subject.

    Any melayu, worth his/her socks, WOULD have told mamak that their ability to recite the Quran HAVE nothing to do with reading Jawi. Almost ALL of them doing the chanting via hardwiring memorization. Macam nyanyi dalam bahasa asing lah!

  3. djz wan one country two system, luckily u r in msia, u try that with ccp see what happen.

    1. Protecting mother tongue education IS demanding one country two system?

      Mfer, where is yr frequent chants of minority right? Freedom of choice?

      At least the Uyghur still get their own education in their own language despite their claimed suppression!

      Mfer, slowly slowly yr 百眼狼 turned 忘祖奴 is been unmasked by yr own blurred & careless foolishness!

      Bravo! Now everyone knows about what u r doing during those zombieic dangdut hours, besides those girls!

    2. uec! y u so stupid one.

    3. Mfer, uec?

      One country two system?

      AGAIN, let me give u an apology.

      Melayu has their own distinct culture value system far remoted from the later day Islamic influences.

      Why now the Arabized values r so overwhelming their traditional core values that predated their islamization?

      The decaying of one race two cultural values!

      Most of the melayu have been conned by their tok gurus about the 72 houris fart! Thus, TOTALLY abundant their real identity accumulated via eon of existence. Instead, they identified themselves via a manmade (with inputs from foreigners) Article 160 of the FedConst.

      So easy, RIGHT?