Today begins the biggest convention in Melayu Barualand.
The Party represents roughly 3million members and Najib proclaimed that it also guards the hopes of some other 12million Malays who are not members.
I am not so sure now, Dato Seri...
True to form, the UMNO General Assembly has shown why the Party has turned, worryingly, increasingly xenophobic.
The Orchestration of Malay Sentiments of the be-all or end-all is the once a year circus that many Malaysian constantly lament before being forced to pull ranks for the sake of national unity.
This year, the circus called in several U-turns:
- Bangsa Malaysia is not an accepted non racial philosophy. Johor MB Ghani Othman reminds us that Bangsa Malaysia "should be limited to the definition of the people of Malaysia with the Malays as the main race".
- Meritocracy is bad. We should get rid of it especially in strategic courses in education. Yes, even if the students are stupid. What ever happened to improving the education system? The way we teach? Less number of students per class? Better syllabi? No. Apparently we prefer stupid people.
- Bumiputera equity is not 36.6% as what was reported by Deputy Finance Minister Dr Awang Adek but Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Effendi Norwawi said it's 21.8%. So the NEP has really not meet its target. So we're gonna have keep on having it till we achieve national unity! Let's here it people let's discriminate some more and make all the other Malaysians happy so that we aalllll can be united like happy people!
Eh. I thought the practice of racial politics is the norm in this country?
It's like the Liberal Democrats saying do not practice liberal democray politics.
The U-turn circus is in town folks and it's here for week folks.
Enjoy the show!