Being a minister who prefers not to contest in UMNO elections while remaining safe as a Cabinet member and being continuously re-appointed to the Supreme Council may describe the character of a gutless Malay leader.
That is probably why most of us are not surprised with the “humility“ shown by Nazri Aziz bowing to opposition pressure and hiding behind a Cabinet decision that could very well score points for the opposing side.
Most Malaysians are wondering why only after the expose by the opposition leaders, some of whom should be equally crucified because of their participation in the running of the Biro Tata Negara (BTN) when they were in the government, were steps taken to revamp the establishment. If indeed it is a racial thing, then where were Nazri and his conscience before this? Was he representing the Malaysian Cabinet on another planet altogether while all this was going on? Reading from his outrageous statements condemning the Malay Press as well as former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamed, he is implying that since it is now in the open, we should no longer lie to the public. The question is, was it alright to lie to the public as long as it was kept under wraps? He confessed that he too attended this course. Evidently the BTN had failed disastrously in training him to respond in an acceptable and intelligent fashion befitting a Minister in the Malaysian Government. Yes ladies and gentlemen, it is certainly NOT a lie that he dresses better than he thinks and talks. This is also proof that the BTN is not perfect, hence the need to improve it, but certainly not revamped.
1Malaysia was established even before its creator and the current Prime Minister took his oath of office and if it was indeed the reason for the revamp of the BTN, it could have been announced much earlier this year instead of after the opposition made a move on it.
I am a product of the BTN (a tool to strengthen Patriotism amongst Malaysians primarily the Malays), as are many of my friends and we get along very well with other races in this country but will be the first on the frontlines if ever our rights as enshrined in the Constitution are breached. May the curse of our forefathers be upon those who consider this being racists, and triple-fold on Malay traitors (well dressed or otherwise).
The BTN syllabus should be explained to the public unapologetically and we should stand firm by it. In that respect, all parties will act with propriety in the station that they are placed in on Malaysian soil. It is mostly confined to government bodies which comprise mainly of the Malay race. It should be of no concern to the fake Patriots who question its existence while standing by to flee the country when the going gets tough.