His True Mindset Revealed…

I shudder to see this pasted on Malaysiakini’s front page:

This is an Islamic state: Najib
Jul 17, 07 6:27pm

Malaysia is an Islamic state and not a secular one, the country’s deputy prime minister said today, while carefully assuring members of minority faiths that their rights will be protected.

Somehow, it brought to mind what was written in the bestseller book “May 13: Declassified Documents on the Malaysian Riots of 1969”, where it was written on page 90:

“From all Razak had said it seemed he believed that any attempt at accommodation with the Chinese would cause the Malays to lose the “power-edge” they maintained over the Chinese. If the Malays lost this, Razak seemed to believe that the more dynamic Chinese would eventually take over. This, Razak seemed determined to prevent and it seemed possible he might propose changes in the Constitution to formalize Malay rule.” This was based on a briefing given by the CIA for the Commonwealth Liaison Officers, documented and filed with the British Cabinet Office.

Chilling to see the strong similarities between father and son, doensn’t it?

Wonder what the main newspaper would write in regards to his statements?

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7 thoughts on “His True Mindset Revealed…

  1. I thought this was a well documented reply on the matter… http://harismibrahim.wordpress.com/2007/07/17/najib-bring-forth-your-proof/

    Check it out: (I’m going to gloriously rip an excerpt from his post)
    “Let me reproduce for you here the relevant excerpt from Tun Salleh’s judgment.

    ‘…we have to set aside our personal feelings because the law in this country is still what it is today, secular law, where morality not accepted by the law is not enjoying the status of law. Perhaps that argument should be addressed at other forums or at seminars and, perhaps, to politicians and Parliament. Until the law and the system is changed, we have no choice but to proceed as we are doing today.”

    Do you know what Tunku’s view was on this secular / Islamic state issue?

    See what Tunku said on the occasion of his 80th birthday as reported by the Star in February, 1983.

    Tunku said :

    ‘The country has a multi-racial population with various beliefs. Malaysia must continue as a secular State with Islam as the official religion’.

    Tunku was not alone.

    Former Prime Minister Tun Hussein Onn has supported Tunku Abdul Rahman’s view that Malaysia should not be turned into an islamic state…”The nation can still be functional as a secular state with Islam as the offical religion,” he said’”

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  3. You know my thoughts on this matter already… I shall not say much here just in case ‘big brother’ happens to come across this blog and starts screaming and shaking fist for bloggers’ freedom to be curtailed 🙂

    From the deputy’s statements and comments in the newspapers, he is Mr. Contradiction-anybody who has the sense of a cow (not to insult the cow) can see through his flimsy get-ups. He is basically a racist (it is documented in the May 13 book as well) but yet he needs to protect his position/derriere by placating the non-Malay voters for upcoming elections with his ‘we will protect the minorities’ rights’ tomfoolery. Who is he trying to fool?

    However, it is interesting to note that our PM have not made any statement to support or criticize his deputy. I wonder whether is it because the PM is allowing him to dig a deeper political grave for himself (does not hurt the PM’s position). That is my opinion anyway…

  4. Have you read the RPK (Raja Petra Kamarudin) feud with UMNO (U Must Not Object) yet? I think that’s far more interesting that this. Why do i say ‘far more interesting’? Because no one has the balls to seriously challenge Najib’s, words where as RPK is going all out challenging them (in another separate case).

    Just in case anyone who hasn’t read of this recent Malaysian blogosphere hot talk yet –

    http://malaysia-today.net/blog2006/corridors.php?itemid=6773

  5. RPK’s case is but a small individualised one. Sure it has ramifications for bloggers, but that’s about it. Najib’s statement and the issue that is addressed has far bigger ramifications on all citizens (online and offline).

    However, the issue was discussed in class with level 2 students on the recent Thursday and Friday. But thanks for the linkage.

  6. Um, no … i don’t believe the intention of displacing the Prime Minister is something small. This is not a simple and direct case like Jeffooi and Rockybru’s ones. It takes more than just courage to do it. And also his plans to launch direct assault on UMNO (Mat Taib, Azalina are among this main targets). If RPK walks the talk, i will give more respect to this guy than anyone else in the political world.

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