Thursday, April 16, 2009

1Malaysia TPM : What is said, what it means, what is understood...

1 Malaysia's TPM was interviewed by Mingguan Malaysia and he came out a failure! But then again, being a politician he will always be right and the media will always be wrong for misquoting him. Is this what our 1 Malaysia PM meant by "public come first, performance oriented" cabinet?

Why is Lim Kit Siang crying fault? Key Chinese dailies published Muhyiddin’s comments in their frontpage headlines such as ‘Muhyiddin – Chinese ungrateful to BN’ (Sin Chew Daily), ‘Chinese fooled Barisan Nasional. Muhyiddin – Get benefits but do not vote in support” (Nanyang Siang Pau) and ‘BN feels tricked. Muhyiddin - Satisfy Chinese demands, still no support’ (China Press) and yet Muhyiddin claims that he is misquoted. If that is so, something must be seriously wrong with our education system ie Chinese based editors are collectively not well versed in Bahasa Malaysia. Is this true?

Amongst others, Mingguan Malaysia quoted Muhyiddin saying

Ini yang mungkin menyebabkan sukar BN mendapat sokongan walaupun kita fikir bila mereka hendak sekolah Cina dibantu, kita bantu, sepatutnya mereka membalas budi. (loosely translanted " This may be the reason why BN has difficulty to get the support although we think that when they want Chinese schools needs support, we support them, by right they (the Chinese) should repay the kindness)
Has Muhyiddin failed to realise that providing financial aids to schools are part and parcel of the Government's responsibility? Afterall, the aid and support poured is not BN's monies but taken from the rakyat and the Government's coffers.

In response to the Chinese dailies, Muhyiddin remarked
"If you (the journalists) don't understand Bahasa, I can send you to school to understand it."
Maybe it is high time for Najib to make decision, sending all his cabinet members, including his DPM, back to Bahasa Malaysia classes. If they cannot speak clearly, at least teach them how to conduct interviews without hurting others or as Najib says "ethnic silos".

Since Muhyiddin is both the DPM and the Education Minister, it will be easy for Muhyiddin to find good tutors, don't you think so? By the way, what will our super Tsu Koon do since he is in charge of racial harmony?

It has been less than 2 weeks since the cabinet members took their oath of office, yet 1 Malaysia's no 2 man fails miserably. So when will the KPIs' be announced so that the rakyat can audit the ministers?

Till then...G'nite M'sia...wherever u are...

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