YOURSAY ‘Whether he crosses the river feeling the stones or boulders, I don't care. All we get to hear are empty exhortations.'
Najib quotes Deng Xiaoping in CNY greetings
Awakened: When former communist leader Deng Xiaoping mentioned "crossing the river by feeling the stones", he knew the change initiated by him was so unprecedented that he himself was not sure whether it would work.
As such, he advised the people of China that while it was crucial to accept change, they need to adjust it according to their situation and needs. Much like when you cross the river and you do not know how deep the water is, you need to feel the stones as you cross it.
WangMalaysia: Whether he crosses the river feeling the stones or boulders, I don't care. As far as I am concerned, he has not done any tangible reformation that we could feel or see.
All we get to hear are empty exhortations about racial and religious intolerance which our PM seem not to have felt the stones. All I see is police brutality, cronyism and rampant corruption which our PM, too, seems not to have felt the stones.
Little Hantu: Deng Xiaopeng also said, "It doesn't matter whether a cat is black or white, as long as it catches mice". So are you following his advice, Najib?
Are you hiring people based on meritocracy and not based on race? Look at your RM17 million per year CEO in Selangor water concessionaire Syabas.
Mushiro: Compare the difference. Kelantan Menteri Besar Nik Aziz Nik Mat used YouTube to deliver his Chinese New Year (CNY) message.
Whereas PM Najib Razak used the government media and assets - TV stations, newspapers and government machinery - and most probably at over inflated prices to convey his CNY message. Is this the transformation that he is talking about?
Is it also the spirit of Deng that Chinese in Malaysia do not get scholarships, do not get places in universities, no government jobs, no government contracts and are branded pendatang?
Indeed, it is not the spirit of Deng, but the spirit of Mahathir Mohamad which Najib carries to the Chinese in Malaysia.
Multi Racial: Najib, you are no Deng Xiaoping. Deng was a great leader who did what was good for his country. You, on the other hand, have too much dirt on your hand which remain unanswered. So please do not try to emulate Deng as you are nothing compared to him.
Just start by doing what is right. If you are innocent, you will prevail. If you are not, it does not matter where or how you hide it, the truth will eventually be out.
Jaguh: The more I see what's going on around us with Najib and his election campaign, the more I think it's so childish.
Did US President Barack Obama do such stunts while campaigning? And the other leaders? Singapore's Lee Hsien Loong? Australia's Julia Gillard? Iran's Mahmoud Ahmedinejad? They won on merit and not by bribery.
Tim'sTime: Dear PM, when you talk about change, do you actually have the political will to execute it?
Let's start with an open-tender system, removal of tolls and excise duties on cars, removal of any person found to have misused public funds, accord Malaysians of all races and religions their rights, offer free education and hospitalisation, and lastly refrain from manipulating the polls results and Election Commission. This is change.
-----: Fifty-five years of stepping on stones is enough, PM. And where did you get all the addresses of the Selangor voters? This is real abuse of power.
P Dev Anand Pillai: The fact is that no matter how many stones they had felt whilst crossing the river, they had just flattened them.
Kanasai: Certain actions can be done immediately, such as cleaning up the electoral roll, open tenders (so far unheard of), put more police personnel on the beat, stop all those handouts and fix the election date now. We don't need another 50 years.
Swipenter: Najib can greet us in Mandarin, Hokkien, Cantonese, Hainanese, Hakka, Tamil, Bahasa Malaysia, etc, and use clever quotes but this is not going to change my resolve to vote Umno-BN out.
He can speak Greek to me but if he can be sincere in his 1Malaysia thingy and carry out reforms, then he can have my vote. Action speaks louder than words (in any language).
Heavywater: We all would have a very happy Chinese New Year when we see the change in government. Try transforming the left hand giving to the right hand.
Lionking: I want to vote for BN but as of now, I have not seen any concrete statement on how the BN government is going to address corruption, failing education standards, crime, poor salaries and the rampant immigrants hitting our shores and also all those blue identity cards (ICs) given out in Sabah. How is the government going to deal with all the stateless 'Malaysians'?
We are just been given the same old medicine by the same people who force it down our throats. This will not work anymore.
Anonymous$&@?: So relevant - the image of Najib on angpows in the Year of the Snake. Just confirms what we thought of him all along.
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