VOXPOP ‘The icing on the cake must be the deputy education minister's statement, a case of a clown trying to be a comedian.'
Chua: Consensus not vital for independent schools
Dont Just Talk: Two plus two might not be four and that is coming out from the mouth of the MCA president. Any rational, ‘bersih' straight-thinking Malaysian will tell you that the answer is four.
The best answer comes from MCA Youth leader Wee Ka Siong, the deputy education minister, when he said in jest my father has not met my mother and I was not born yet.
These are the leaders from MCA who shamelessly claim to represent the Chinese community for 55 years making comical statements over such an important issue to the Chinese.
To these party leaders, the bidding of vehicle registration number ‘WWW' is more important than the independent Chinese schools.
The Chinese voters must use their vote wisely this 13th GE to send the message to MCA and Gerakan that it pays to speak up when the need arises and not just buat bodoh sahaja and collect the crumbs from Umno table.
Anonymous #11028691: These are important issues, and MCA cannot claim not to know. Or is Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin creating a smokescreen?
If we cannot build a new Chinese school, can we build a branch school? The ‘number' of schools will still the same, or otherwise the DPM is trying to make things difficult and lacks sincerity.
Alternatively, we must also work with Pakatan Rakyat. Only when we change the government will we have a new policy.
Vijay47: As is getting so usual with non-Umno parties in BN, their leaders cannot make a simple statement on behalf of their party and community without being apologists for Umno's abuses and discriminating policies.
MCA president Dr Chua Soi Lek, why do you have to explain what Muhyiddin actually meant, which essentially was that MCA and the Chinese can take a flying leap.
And to really keep at bay the likes of the two Alis (Ibrahim and Hasan), you place the blame on the Chinese schools themselves for "not meeting government requirements".
The icing on the cake must be the deputy education minister's statement, a case of a clown trying to be a comedian.
Free port - Now Najib contradicts Chang Yeow
Bluemountains: New BN state chief Teng Chang Yeow definitely had good intentions when he promised the free-port status.
But, unfortunately, he has no power to implement whatever that he thinks will be good for Penangites. Both Gerakan and MCA are powerless. Umno is still the boss.
Anonymous #06001393: Gerakan and BN may be thinking of duty-free zone, which is different than free port or free trade zone.
These guys are jokers, blaming everything under the sun on Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng even when it was them who approved all the projects prior to 2008.
Kit P: Najib Razak, on the other hand, is also being economical with the truth when he says the concept of a free port no longer exists.
Malaysia has two full-fledged free ports which cover the entire geographical areas of Langkawi and Labuan islands. There are also numerous smaller duty-free zones.
Najib should truthfully be saying as far as he is concerned, no way Penang can ever be a free port again, but that would simply put another nail in Gerakan's coffin.
PaulOctopus: Teng Chang Yeow is not wrong and neither did he lie. The problem is he is day-dreaming. Gerakan should not remain as a political party as it has lost its influence.
How about using the name for a new cosmetic product? Let us call it Gerakan Cosmetics or home upholstery product to be known as Gerakan window-dressing.
Man shoots two toll clerks in Seremban robbery
Baiyuensheng: Home Minister Hishammuddin Hussein will again claim that this is an isolated incident, and not an overall crime increase.
Guns are being used and crimes carried out more boldly, but isolated case lah.
Roy Kelante: Hishammuddin should go down to the field and assess the situation, not giving statements from air-conditioned room.
Three out of 10 will say that they have been robbed, their house ransacked, and were victims of snatch theft, etc.
An478389: Maybe those two toll clerks were not really shot, it may be just a perception as Hishammuddin says.
Anonymous_3ec6: The home minister is too busy tweeting about his personal activities and the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) is too busy catching the Bersih protesters.
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