Nasir Safar must resign!- Pasquale
PM's aide to resign over alleged racist remarks - The Star
Ini Melaka, kita Muhibbah. Melaka has funny names that, anywhere else, could be labeled racially insensitive. But if Nasir Safar thought he could get away with being racially insensitive in this historical state, he was terribly mistaken.
The Special Officer to the Prime Minister incurred the wrath of some Indian and Chinese delegates at a "unity" forum at the MITC this morning when he claimed that the early Indian immigrants had come to Malaysia to beg and their Chinese counterparts were here to sell their bodies.
I must say that I was not there at the forum to hear it but I happened to be at the press conference given by Ali Rustam, the Chief Minister of Melaka, who said Nasir Safar's remarks went against the spirit of the form and the spirit of 1Malaysia.
I spoke to a reporter and several other ear-witnesses who were at the forum. I found it hard to understand why anyone would say such provocative things at a forum meant to unite.
"This is Melaka, we don't say things that hurt other races," the Chief Minister said.
I'm from Melaka, from a kampong called Ramuan Cina Kecik in Lubok Cina, and I have to agree with that statement. We Malays from Melaka are said to be generous to a fault with our neighbours. I remember and old joke:Melayu kat Melaka ni baik betul. Tanjung dia bagi Keling, Bukit dan Lubok dia bagi Cina, Alor pun dia bagi Gajah. Ada Masjid tapi buat dari Tanah saja ...The PM is visiting Melaka this Thursday, I was told. I think he should leave Nasir Safar behind in Putrajaya, if the guy is still in his employ by then.
Tuesday, February 02, 2010
Tanjung Keling, Lubok Cina
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