Nazir is not anti-Malay, he's for all M'sians
YOURSAY 'The infighting in Umno is such that even the PM's brother is not spared. The power brokers are moving in on the top post and attacking his siblings first.'
FellowMalaysian: By giving AirAsia X CEO Azran Osman Rani a pat on his shoulder, CIMB group chief executive officer Nazir Razak has gained respect from the business circle in light of the harsh and unfair pelting Azran has received recently from Malay rights groups, including Utusan Malaysia .
Having a clear and a no-nonsense attitude as the CEO of AirAsia X, Azran rightly deserved Nazir's praise, though Nazir's action does not seemed to have gone down well with dissenters.
Azran examplifies the qualities of a towering Malay, whose achievements and abilities are not dictated nor gauged by the trappings of his own race but rather through fair dealings and a good dose of respect for fellow human beings.
Ksn: Nazir, the whole country welcomes your stand on this issue and your earlier reference to the bastardisation of the NEP (your choice of words).
The Malay NGOs do not understand, or pretend not to understand, why you supported the view of Azran about Utusan's racial insults against the Chinese on the election results.
You did that because what was said was not only racial but completely uncalled for, and it was also unfair to the people of this country who have the right to comment on issues like that, including Azran.
Thanks. Nazir. Keep coming out with such mature views for the good of Malaysia and Malaysians of all races. It is time for all to stop being racist and talk about revenge just because people exercised their constitutional rights, for example, in the GE.
Absalom: "We are very disappointed with Nazir's statement because, despite leading a famed conglomerate in Asean, he is trapped in a mindset that sidelines the sentiment and sensitivity of his own Malay race," said Muslim Consumer Association of Malaysia.
Huh? What mindset do these people want? One that condemns those who vote for the opposition? Just because people vote for Pakatan Rakyat, they become traitors and betrayers of the race? A mindset that does not question any wrongs? What insane logic is that?
Even more insane is, just because guys like Azran and Nazir are successful (which I like to think is because of their own merit rather than anything else), they should support members of their ethnic group, like defend newspapers that carry insensitive, seditious articles.
Articles that are politically motivated to incite ill-feelings among people of different races?
YouAreNotAlone: Nazir and Azran are great Malay leaders. All of us, regardless whether we are Malays, Chinese, Indians, Kadazans, etc, should look up and learn from them.
It takes hard work and righteousness to become what they are now. They are the real leaders who know how to catch their own fish. Not like those NGOs that only know how to condemn other races and beg for fish from their BN masters. Pity them, for they do not know how to fish for themselves.
Lvbala: Bravo Nazir. Your kind of Malay leads by example. You don't talk about one race but your words are for all Malaysians.
Clearwater: I don't think Nazir and Azran are in the least bit anti-Malay. However, being smart, independent-minded individuals, there is every likelihood they are also thoroughly anti-idiot.
Quigonbond: This is turning out to be a rather bizarre situation. Utusan operates by taking instructions from the Umno president, if not the supreme council. Yet Utusan is whacking the president's brother, Nazir.
One has to wonder if Najib has the real levers of power anymore. Or are the little Napoleons all breaking loose?
Pengundi: Infighting just before Umno GE?
6th Generation Immigrant: Please PM Najib Razak, say something intelligent quickly in order that Malay daily Utusan and all the Malay NGOs can decide whether or not to lump you in the same basket as Nazir and Arzan.
As a PM for all Malaysians, you must show leadership. Umno has created a monster it cannot now control, so you must decide which side to support.
Lim Chong Leong: The infighting in Umno is such that even the PM's brother is not spared. The power brokers are moving in on the top post and are attacking his siblings first.
The noose is tightening round Najib's neck. Soon they will be unleashing the carpetman again.
Jeremy Ng: These NGOs are not 'dumb' but pure opportunists. Speaking up against Utusan , which provokes and promotes racial/religious disharmony, is not anti-Malay. These are the people who are putting and correcting the wrong perception of the Malays.
Now that Perkasa is taking a 'rest' after its leaders were defeated in the election, we seen an emergence of more opportunist NGOs to play the instigating role.
Fair Play: If a non-Malay speaks up for Azran, it is anti-Malay. If a Malay speaks up for Azran, it is also anti-Malay. If no Malaysian speaks up for these NGOs, that has to be ultimate anti-Malay. I really can't understand the psyche of these NGOs.
If a prominent or successful member of their community voices his or her opinion, the standard answers would be such as they have "forgotten their roots, and are traitors to their race and religion", etc.
With such a siege mentality, I wonder how long it would it take to unshackle their minds before they can stand tall among Malaysians from all communities.
I suppose with these NGOs, mediocrity is really what they want and definitely form takes precedence over substance.
Baiyuensheng: You know what, this will start a renaissance of Malay resilience and the rise of the moderate Malays.
Hopefully, this group will push the rest to rise up to the challenge. The Chinese are tired of being accused of everything that is wrong with the Malays. Enough of the crutches already and wisely spend my taxes.
ABU_sed!!: If it is the bitterness that these Malay NGOs are talking about, perhaps they should ask Umno who has been running this country since independence?
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