YOURSAY 'Najib had time to meet Sodomy II complainant Saiful to discuss his scholarship, but no time to debate national policy with Anwar.'
Soi Lek vs Guan Eng debate Round 2
Lim Chong Leong: I would give this debate a score of Lim 4, Chua 0. Chua, when de facto law minister Nazri Abdul Aziz called you a battered wife, you just keep quiet because you were a coward. Admit it.
Mahathir has just called your TAR College certificate a useless piece of garbage and that it is only recognised because Malays are stupid to allow this, not because it actually confers recognition of ability.
But at least debates will be useful for the voters to gauge each party's platform for the nation. It is a good sign that MCA and DAP are now debating on issues of public interest.
It is a very weak excuse for to say that Najib is very busy and could not debate with Anwar. Chua's reasoning is faulty.
Who is the busiest man in office? Probably US president Barack Obama, and yet he has time to have debates.
In UK, former PM Gordon Brown had debates with David Cameron and Nick Clegg. In France, Nicholas Sarkozy had a debate with his opponent, Francois Hollande.
If those leaders who had bigger burdens than Najib could make time for debates, why couldn't Najib? The simple reason is that he dares not. He is afraid to show up his weak points. He is chicken-hearted.
So, voters should question why the PM of Malaysia does not have the guts and confidence to have a debate with Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim.
Anonymous #65765263: Chua, shame on you. You can't even give a good straight answer to each question posted to you.
For example, regarding the call for a debate between Najib and Anwar, you said the PM is very busy. Busy, my foot - if he is busy, how could he have the time to detour to Milan during his recent overseas trip?
Don't you think Chua, if the PM really loves all Malaysians, he would at least show his leadership and find time to debate Anwar? After all, Anwar is ever ready to face him before the GE13 showdown.
We, right-thinking rakyat, know who the 'chicken' is. Come on, you can fool some rakyat some of the time, but not all rakyat all of the time.
There's this quote, "Where there is love, there's always time." Come on, don't kid us.
Anonymous #32993250: Najib had time to meet Sodomy II complainant Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan to discuss his scholarship, but no time to debate national policy with Anwar.
Rakyat Malaysia: What ‘rampasan kuasa' (power grab), Chua? It is through a democratic process that Pakatan Rakyat hopes to come into power.
The BN government is the one which ‘rampas kuasa' from the rakyat through an electoral system that is ‘kotor' (dirty).
Ferdtan: I tend to believe that this debate has more to do with the duo's enlarged egos. Indeed, there is no need for a second debate between the two Chinese leaders.
The first debate was supported by most; as it may start something new - a trend that should lead to the mother of all debates - a debate between Najib and Anwar.
It is public knowledge that Najib had refused to take up the challenge from Anwar. So it is not to the advantage of Pakatan for Lim to take on Chua again. DAP wants to be seen as a multi-racial party, and yet by having frequent debates with a Chinese party, what does it infer?
With such hype, with so much fanfare of the two Chinese leaders debating the country's future, we cannot blame the Umno spinners spooking the rural Malays that the minority are planning to take power.
Anak JB: The debate was still too much centred on personal attacks, albeit subtle. It should be on policies. The crowd is still immature. Nevertheless, it's a good start in the right direction.
Kudos to Chua and Lim, as well as for PKR's Rafizi Ramli and Umno's Khairy Jamaluddin and Saifuddin Abdullah for holding their own debates. If Najib could only find his ‘anak jantan' to debate Anwar...
Changeagent: I object to MCA supporters chanting "Xiao Hong" (Little Red One) since it is an insinuation and accusation against LGE that hasn't been verified nor substantiated.
But I also object to DAP supporters chanting "CD" in reference to CSL's videotape scandal because "VCD" would be more accurate.
Anonymous_3f7d: Malaysians in general do not understand what a debate is and do not know how to behave with decorum and intelligence. What a shame!
When a political debate takes place, the role of the audience is to listen intelligently and analyze the merits and demerits of the arguments put forth by the debaters, not jeer or cheer blindly just because the persons speaking on the platform belong to their respective party.
Such behaviour sorely reflects the intellectual level of these party members. It's indeed a depressing sight.
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