Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak has been urged to appoint his brother, banker Nazir Abdul Razak, to deal with the increasing numbers of "stupid remarks" made by his government.
Such unintelligent remarks increased by "leaps and bounds" some two weeks after Nazir, who is CIMB group chairperson, advised "power people" not to say stupid things that could hurt the economy, DAP parliamentary leader Lim Kit Siang said today.
"Probably, the prime minister should appoint Nazir Razak as a honorary ombudsman for 'stupid things' by 'power people', with jurisdiction to summon miscreants to publicly lecture them for their stupid utterances or acts which undermine Malaysia’s national image.
"Imagine ministers like Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, Abdul Rahman Dahlan, Madzir Khalid, Ismail Sabri Yaakob, Salleh Said Keruak, Azalina Othman and Shabery Cheek getting a public tongue-lashing from Nazir.
"I think this is probably the best antidote to get them to reduce their quota of 'stupid' utterances and statements," Lim added in a statement today.
He said among the examples of foolish statements made recently included Rahman Dahlan's threat to dump trash on the doorstep of the Bersih headquarters and Umno executive secretary Ab Rauf Yusoh complaining that the Bersih 4 rally on Aug 29 and 30 hurt his party's feelings.
The Gelang Patah MP also took issue with Azalina, who branded those who called for an emergency Parliament sitting "unpatriotic" and MCA central committee member Ti Lian Ker accusing DAP of causing Malay anger.
MCA a 'dead walking man'
"Umno/BN ministers and leaders like Azalina should not be too trigger-happy to accuse others of being 'unpatriotic' when the prime minister has received at least RM2.6 billion in foreign donation from a purportedly Middle Eastern source for the 13th general election campaign.
"As for Azalina, will she declare how much she had received from such foreign funding via Najib?
"And, if she had had been one of the recipients, how could she have the temerity to accuse others of being unpatriotic when she had no qualms in receiving foreign funding via Najib for her general election campaign and victory in 2013?" Lim said.
Lim also took aim at MCA, calling it a "dead man walking".
"I must admit that this MCA statement must take the cake as the most daft, dense and spineless one that I have ever read coming from Najib’s ‘power people’ and it should be compulsory reading for anyone interested in understanding why the Umno/BN coalition is really doomed," he added.