Scrap Metal Collectors = Indians of Permatang Pauh? If You Say So, Mr. DPM….
Posted by ErnieJean on August 20, 2008
Chinese, Indians Told To Give Clear Support For BN
BUKIT MERTAJAM, Aug 19 (Bernama) — Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has urged the Chinese and Indian communities in Permatang Pauh to give a clear signal of their support for Barisan Nasional (BN) by rejecting the opposition in the Aug 26 by-election.
He said they should not gamble with their children’s future by supporting the opposition candidate who had been making false promises.
“Do not be easily hoodwinked by the opposition promises and fall for their trickery because if we were to believe them, we will be quarrelling with each other,” he said when addressing the Indian and Chinese communities in Sama Gagah here Monday.
He said in the March 8 general election, the Indian and Chinese communities were unduly influenced by the opposition and now it was the time to support BN again.
Najib said BN would champion the Indian and Chinese communities’ cause in the constituency as they had been neglected by the opposition.
He said to look after the well-being of the Indian community, a special cabinet committee was formed, while their educational opportunities were enhanced through the setting up of the Asian Institute Of Medicine, Science and Technology.
Vocational and skills training courses were also conducted for those living in the estates, while Tamil primary schools with less than 50 students each would be merged to enable the government provide better facilities for the students.
Najib said the government had also agreed to approve scrap metal collector’s licence for Indians in Permatang Pauh.
At the function, he announced aid for three Tamil primary schools and six Chinese primary schools.
Is it me or does Najib’s pleading, oops, I mean, campaigning method, seem somewhat like an ill-concealed attempt to make a mockery of the voters? Scrap metal collector’s license only if they vote for UMNO!!??? Special cabinet committee!!?? Only for one particular community!!?? Only in Permatang Pauh!!?
Our future PM, in his mission to ensure the election machinery is well oiled, has succeded, within a period of less than a week, in confirming the following, what the opposition parties have been trying to tell us silly voters over the past few decades :-
– Belittle the capabilities of a community based on racial prejudices, in this case, the Indian community of Permatang Pauh (Indian = Scrap metal collectors….what a joke!!!)
– Openly sidelining and denying the rights of the other races, including the one whose rights UMNO is supposedly fighting for, in Permatang Pauh to venture into certain industries/vocation (thru selective issuance of licenses and permits?)
– Government aids to “sekolah jenis kebangsaan” only comes in abundance during by-elections.
With that sort of support heading one’s election campaign, Arif can be very sure that he is in “good” hands……… 😛