29 Zulhijjah 1430H
In The Name Of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
Y.A.B. Dato’ Sri
May Allah’s blessings and good tidings be upon you Sir.
Appreciating your busy schedule Dato’ Sri, I will proceed straight to the point of this letter which is the appalling behavior of one of the members of your esteemed Cabinet, YB Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz who openly accused former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamed and more importantly Utusan Malaysia of being racists. Being a Malay politician, sensitive matters relating to Malay affairs should be dealt with delicately and with much deft as it might offend people of the same race, namely the loyal Malays who are and have since been with UMNO. Being vocal and seen as over-reaching to win over those of different races who’ve clearly abandoned us might in turn hurt the feelings of the loyalists who may perceive Nazri’s statements as the stand of your government attacking Malay Institutions.
A member of the Johor UMNO machinery who attempted to offer his humble advice on his behavior was antagonized and insulted through the text messages which were splashed on a weblog which apparently also supports our party.
Y.A.B. Dato’ Sri, we are not anti-Chinese nor Indians. We support and are strong advocates of your 1Malaysia concept which guarantees a place for everyone under the Malaysian sun. But while the Malays are ready to embrace this concept wholeheartedly, we must be weary that there are certain quarters that will twist and spin your pure intentions for the purpose of their own communities, some of whom are among us in the Coalition, though they have toned down much since you took the oath of office, exhibiting exquisite leadership on your part.
Sir, no one in the UMNO Supreme Council even raised an eye-brow when:
1. The current MCA President while he was Vice President dangerously played with the idea
of scrapping the 30 % Bumiputera Equity to gain mileage in his bid for Presidency.
2. The Gerakan Wanita chief questioned the status of the Malays as Bumiputeras.
3. The MCA Youth demanded for a second Deputy Presidential seat in the Barisan Nasional,
then true enough, later on a Committee member demanded for a Second DeputyPremiership
for the party.
4. The outgoing MCA president asked for an “end to the Bumi equity rule” and without
ambiguity accused UMNO of being a bully in the Coalition in the very presence of the PM and
his Deputy who are the top two leaders in UMNO. ( I believe you were in attendance then
Sir, as Deputy PM ).
5. The Chinese newspapers took out of context quotes from your current Deputy and your
Home Minister and went to town on it triggering strong and baseless responses from fellow
Cabinet members from the Chinese ethnic origin. These Chinese Ministers never gave
Muhyiddin or Hishammuddin the benefit of the doubt nor did they condemn their dailies for
stacking them against the Malays like Nazri is doing with Utusan Malaysia today.
6. The MIC hurled abuses towards UMNO for not doing enough for the Indians in their annual
Assembly held at UMNO House in PWTC. All this after you graciously maintained a Minister
and two Deputy Ministers’ posts for them despite their failure to win Indian votes for BN.
While I have never seen nor read of any Chinese leader condemning their own institutions especially in their zest to champion the rights of their community, it baffles me and most UMNO members how a Malay leader can be so reckless as to attack his own almost on a daily basis of late. While Nazri “may” still be an asset in your Cabinet Sir, he is certainly a massive liability in UMNO. I say this as a local leader who has the pulse of the Malays on the ground. I’m sure the various Intelligence agencies will verify this, if indeed they are doing their job.
Y.A.B. Dato’ Sri, it might be too much for us to request for you as Prime Minister to remove Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz from the Cabinet. After all it is your prerogative and you may need a “sweeper” to clean the house with. Like the well dressed butler in a Lord’s Manor, let him remain as the servant in Parliament House cleaning up after Parliamentarians, but it is incumbent upon us as Malay leaders working and fighting very hard to win back lost Malay (UMNO) votes from the grassroots and heartland to seek your good office as President of UMNO to replace Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz from the Supreme Council with someone who is willing to uphold your virtues in the 1Malaysia concept without betraying his duty to champion the rights and privileges of the Malay people as enshrined in The Constitution whenever it is breached or threatened by Malaysians at large, Malay traitors included.
Sir, I humbly seek your forgiveness if I may have stepped beyond my place of propriety in presenting this open letter to you. It is the continued success of UMNO that is paramount to us all. I pray that Allah SWT will give you and Datin Sri, Taufiq and Hidayah in your endeavor for the greater good of the Nation. Selamat menyambut Awal Muharram 1431H.
In The Name Of God, King and Country,
I respectfully remain,
Tengku Putra Haron Aminurrashid Jumat
UMNO Vice Chairman
Johor Darul Taqzim