Saturday, 25 December 2010

Two Malaysian Leaders Christmas Messages, Two poles apart

This man is Malaysia's 6th Prime Minister, YAB Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, he took over from former PM Tun Lah last year after the unprecedented tsunami in March 2008. He is a cool cat even under pressure  and, he have made many transformation since he became PM. 

Much of it needs time to bear fruits (please don't listen to the fiction nonsense by Anwar's Pakatan to change Malaysia in 100days) and we should all support DS Najib especially the message of 1Malaysia, Rakyat didahulukan, Pencapaian diutamakan. In a multiracial and multi religious country we certainly need unity and a sense of purpose. I believe DS Najib will give us that. I think this man knows his onions.

This year PM Najib gave what I thought was a good message for Christmas for Malaysians:

Mutual Respect and Acceptance Contribute to Harmony

December 25, 2010, Saturday(Bernama)
KUALA LUMPUR: The spirit of mutual respect and acceptance between the various races in this country is key to maintaining national harmony, said Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
The Prime Minister said such traits had been the country’s saviour in the incident where a small group had opposed the Christian community early this year.
“Although earlier this year our country was rocked by extreme acts committed by a minority against the Christian community, we have successfully restored a sense of peace and harmony.
“This is the spirit of 1Malaysia, People First, Performance Now,” he said in his Christmas message in his blog, here yesterday.
Najib said every cultural or religious occasion celebrated in Malaysia served as a joyous reminder of the wealth and strength in diversity possessed by the nation.
“While only 9.1 per cent of Malaysians follow the Christian faith and therefore celebrate Christmas, the commercial and cultural aspects of the season and particularly in gift-giving has been embraced by so many more,” he said.
It was his sincere hope that the community continued giving each other this precious gift of goodwill and acceptance not just during this holiday season, but unceasingly throughout the years.
“To all Malaysians celebrating, I wish you a Merry Christmas, and hope that Malaysia’s prosperity and national unity are in your prayers,” he said. — Bernama
Now this here is YB Lim Kit Siang the Supremo for life of the Democratic Action Party also known as an off shoot of the ruling Singapore People's Action Party. Uncle Lim has been the only  Opposition Leader of Parliament many Malaysians had ever known until Anwar Ibrahim came along. Anyway that is another story for another time. Uncle Lim has a son, Lim Guan Eng, who is DAP Secretary General and being the son of DAP Supremo, the DAP controlled world is his oyster. Upon taking over the Pulau Pinang State Government, guess who appointed Guan Eng as Ketua Menteri over many long serving and competent DAP orang Penang.
Well its not easy to become a Chief Minister of a state in Malaysia especially if you  have been convicted and jailed for a an offence. In Lim's case for spreading false news and sedition, no, no its not as bad as the Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim sentencing for abuse of power. 
YAB Lim Guan Eng did pull it off though, many thanks to Daddy who is also the DAP Supremo Numero Uno. Anyway since becoming Chief Minister, Guan Eng has certainly made waves, unfortunately not the progressive kind rather calling people who do not agree with him with many names. For sure he is not very popular with many ordinary rakyat in Pulau Pinang.
In fact he is now so engrossed with his position as Chief Minister of Penang he even called Malaysians who do not agree with him as pseudo-Malaysians in a Christmas Message no less:

2010 Christmas Day Message

Can you believe the sheer arrogance of this guy calling for unity on one one hand but labelling other Malaysians who do not agree politically with him as fake-Malaysians on the other. I am deeply offended by Guan Eng's Christmas message. No wonder Guan Eng  gets these black cakes for his recent birthday:

Perhaps  Lim Guan Eng ought to learn from Good leaders like our Prime Minister on how to write a Message for any religious festivities that highlights efforts towards unity without being divisive and calling other Malaysians uncalled for names.
By the way Guan Eng,  I don't know about pseudo-Malaysianlah but I think REAL Malaysians are those who subcribe to our Rukun Negara:
Maka kami rakyat Malaysia berikrar akan menumpukan seluruh tenaga dan usaha kami untuk mencapai cita-cita tersebut berdasarkan atas prinsip-prinsip yang berikut:
Kepercayaan kepada Tuhan
Kesetiaan kepada Raja dan Negara
Keluhuran Perlembagaan
Kedaulatan Undang-undang
Kesopanan dan Kesusilaan

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