BERNAMA reported that you said “Malaysia will suffer the same fate as Egypt which recently faced a revolt if PAS were to rule the country”.
Pardon me for saying this, that you must be out of your mind to have come out with such an assessment. I do not know who your advisors are, and nor do I know the basis upon which you came out with such a ‘horrendous’ statement. Are you to believe that if PAS were to rule, they will begin chopping off hands, heads and tongue of thieves, murderers and liars? I just could not believe a statement like this could come from a seasoned politician like you.
Being a politician and with an impending by-election in Merlimau, I believe you have to make some sort statement however outlandish, merely to please your leadership and to win votes in particular. And you being the Chief Minister of the state, you have no choice but to make such a statement without due regards for the truth, and more importantly disregarding totally Malay unity. Are to say that PAS members belong to an alien race that is not Malay? And that you are a very special Malay that must be considered and treated differently?
I have this to warn you that the Malays are even more divided now than before, and your statement about PAS has made such division even worse. You know very well that a divided Malay is bad for this country, and the more divided we are, the lesser will be your chances of retaining political power.
As a Malay that had served the nation as a soldier for 33 years, I do not take lightly with what you have said. My loyalty is to this country and to my race, is one and the same. I treat all Malays regardless of their political leaning as brothers. But sadly, politicians like you have a very different way of viewing a Malay. Just because your political leaning is with UMNO, you therefore do not view other Malays from other political parties as being the same like you. I just would like to ask you this simple question……..what then is your religious leaning? Is it different from that of PAS? Or is yours so very special that others are to be despised upon?
I do not want to teach you about Malay unity because as a politician you should know better. My brotherly advice to you is to be more careful in what you say especially if it is one that will hurt Malay unity.
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