TDM is a genius speaker; we need to learn reading between the lines

NONEDear TDM, you are a genius in talking politics. Most of the Malaysians sometimes even failed to read between the lines of your speech. After reading to what TDM said, if you read between the lines, you can begin to see what Tun really meant! We sometimes need to try to understand what is meant by Tun, something that is not spoken explicitly or openly or directly but with the hidden agenda. Don’t ever think everything you read or heard literally. Learn to read between the lines of Tun’s words_ Dr M: Forget our roots if we want to achieve 1Malaysia by Hazlan Zakaria. After then, read the comments below from those who DO NOT understand TDM’s wise words.

Premier Najib Abdul Razak‘s 1Malaysia can only succeed if the people turn their backs on their race and origins, and assimilate into one people, said to former premier Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

The former PM likened Najib’s concept to his own Vision 2020 principle of creating a Bangsa Malaysia to achieve national unity.

“When you say ‘national unity’ you forget your past, your origins, and identify yourself only as Malaysian, you speak one language and don’t ask for privileges just because you are indigenous or non-indigenous,” said Mahathir.

He was fielding questions from the floor during a dialogue session at the third Malaysia-Europe Forum Dialogue in Kuala Lumpur.

Mahathir chided those who spoke up on so called ‘1Malaysia principles’ but still identify themselves as being from a particular racial background, adding that it is this that is skewing the meaning of 1Malaysia.

“We cannot call ourselves Malaysians of Malay origin, Chinese origin or Indian origin,” he said, adding that only if the people go past this that 1Malaysia will have true meaning.
Comments in MKini

US citizens from widely diverse ethnic backgrounds and origins do not have to forsake their roots, yet all are ultimately assimilated and treated equally as 1Americans, even first generation immigrants. Why is that so?

Perhaps it is because their constitution is revered and upheld in spirit and form by their government, while Malaysia’s is constantly amended and violated by its government?

You are a master twister, but you do talk sense sometimes. 1Malaysia’s empty slogan does not excite any of us typical Malaysians walking on the streets. What’s the big deal? The whole thing was cooked up. One side asks us to defence our races/roots, the other side (from same source) asks us to unite. Cukuplah (enough). We want to see action/changes in policies. Not empty slogans. You fellows are not discerning enough. You think he is saying something sensible. Let me decipher you what he said: You Malaysians of non-Malay origins, you should forget about your race, language and cultural identity. Forget about your vernacular schools and don’t complain too much about privileges others are enjoying. Just be my slaves, work hard, pay taxes and do what I tell you. You Malaysians of non-Malay origins, you should forget about your race, language and cultural identity. Forget about your vernacular schools and don’t complain too much about privileges others are enjoying. Just be my slaves, work hard, pay taxes and do what I tell you. And when we are completely satisfied, maybe, just maybe, we will not label you ‘pendatang’ anymore, but we could still ask you fellows to ‘balik’ Cina and India anytime we want. This is typical election talk. For Malaysians to identify themselves as Malaysians, the government must implement what is necessary for each and everyone to feel Malaysians, starting with the hiring in the civil service and vice-chancellors of universities that’s colour blind. Can the regime do it? No. What this old man is saying is: you ‘pendatang’, discard your ethnic roots which we Umno, MCA and MIC have ingrained into you. Once we see you change, only then will we implement policies reflecting a Malaysia for all. It’s reverse psychology this man is trying to play.

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