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don’t you know that? yes my dear fellow malaysians, hold your head high, be proud that malaysia can serve as an excellent example of race relations in a multi-ethnic and multi-religious country. so said our dear DPM, so you ought to believe him. he is, after all our DPM. oh, our malay first, malaysian second DPM.
this DPM of ours has a boss (that is our PM) who question non malays who questioned malay privileges and article 153. oh great. our two top men of the race relation poster boy country. awww. i’m so touched.
the DPM said:
“We will not be where we are today had we not managed the complexities of our racial and religious issues rather well.”
oh how sweet! izzit so?
my dear DPM, stop being a hypocrite and stop fooling us! we know too well how you handle racial/religous issues. double standard all the time!! how can we believe that malaysia is poster boy for race relation! it’s such a ludricouse, ridiculous, self ‘bodek’ claim!!
(click on ‘read more’ to read the article from malaysiakini)
Oct 18, 10
DPM: Malaysia ‘poster boy’ for race relations
Malaysia can serve as an excellent example of race relations in a multi-ethnic and multi-religious country, Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin says.
Addressing representatives from 20 countries at an international forum in Kuala Lumpur today, Muhyiddin said this was because the country had learnt its lessons from previous “tough times”.
“We have gone through some tough times, but good sense mostly prevailed. While it is true that we are the poster boy of race relations in a multiracial country, we must work harder to manage that.
“We will not be where we are today had we not managed the complexities of our racial and religious issues rather well,” he said.
The deputy premier’s remarks came on the heels of Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Nazri Abdul Aziz’s statement in Parliament that the government was investigating two school heads for making racist remarks.
School principals suspended
Answering a question in the Dewan Rakyat today, Nazri said the two school principals had been suspended immediately after reports were lodged against them.
Racial and religious tensions have arisen in the past few months, starting with uproar over the visit by non-Muslim DAP lawmaker, Teo Nie Ching, to a mosque in her constituency, during the month of Ramadan.
DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng also came under fire recently, following the circulation of a doctored photo of him slaughtering a cow, and the mention of his name during a Friday sermon.
Malay rights group Perkasa also demonstrated outside the Kuala Lumpur and Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall where a forum involving rapper Namewee, who had recorded a controversial video about one of the two school heads who made racist remarks, was being held.
Soon after, a senior officer from the National Civics Bureau (BTN) was reported to have made derogatory comments about Indian and Chinese Malaysians in his speech at a closed-door Umno event.
Media freedom protected here
In his speech, Muhyiddin also said that Malaysia has benefitted from the government’s protection of media freedom.
However, he was quick to add: “Freedom of the press is not a blank cheque to do whatever we want.
“The gains that we have realised through our protection of media freedom can only come when that freedom is used responsibly. We find this to be suitable for this country, as only a stable country will be able to grow.
“It is certainly not too much to ask the media fraternity to understand the difficulties pertaining to nation-building, more so in a complex, multi-racial, multi-cultural country like ours,” he added.