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Saturday, September 23, 2006
More on Marginalisation, Neglect and Victimisation


Finally, on reaching home, our Pak Lah has weighed in. Being the slow and careful person he is, he wants MM Lee to be given an opportunity to clarify those "arrogant and insulting" comments. Pak Lah will be writing to MM Lee to find out the reasons why MM Lee had made such a statement. Hopefully, he won't be using snail mail.

Concurring with our DPM, Pak Lah labelled what MM Lee had to say as "mischievous". Earlier while in London, the PM stressed that it is a fact that no community is being marginalised in Malaysia.

The MCA president reassures all by saying that Not a single village neglected.

Gerakan deputy president and soon-to-be president, Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon like the PM is sure that Chinese are not marginalised.

Unlike our ever patient PM, the BBC (Barisan Backbencher Club) acting chairman is less so. For him there is no need for clarification, he just wants MM Lee to apologise. Obviously he believes in asking for the moon, he wants MM Lee to apologise openly to Pak Lah and his gomen. The BBC acting chairman also wants the Singapore's Ambassador to Malaysia to give a written explanation for MM Lee's statement. While he is at it, why not demand the written explanation from MM Lee instead.

Meanwhile, newly minted grandafather, our DPM on another matter advised those "victimised" teachers who have been posted to rural schools, not to assume that they have been subjected to "victimisation" but are being subjected to "a challenge".

The DAP has decided to take a contrarian view. Its secretary-general agreed with what MM Lee had to say. In a statement, secretary-general Lim said ::
“... The Chinese and other non-Chinese have been systematically marginalised by discriminatory government policies that only favour the rich and politically connected.”

“Such politics of denial is dishonest as BN leaders themselves have stated that discriminatory policies such as quotas and the New Economic Policy (NEP) are necessary for racial harmony and national stability.”

Secretary-general Lim went further and said ::
“In fact, Lee is half right in that it is not only the Chinese who are marginalised. The Indians and poor Malays are also marginalised.”


Is BERNAMA flaming or praising MM Lee with this report :: At 83, Kuan Yew Still Has Fire In The Belly???

Want to know what young people on the otherside of the causeway is saying about this latest feud between Singapore and Malaysia? Check out this forum.



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