The Zahid principle: Treat your friends nice and treat your enemies nicer
And remember the very best treatment is for your worst enemy …
While the opposition continuously carries out Search and Destroy missions – destroy Najib’s credibility, destroy his administration’s legitimacy, destroy the government’s authority – as well as they are daily consolidating Pakatan real power on all fronts and in every possible sphere, here we have the Home Minister going all touchy-feely with the editor-in-chief of the chief opposition organ.
Oh yah, and Zahid’s boss the PM wants us to emphasize that “we are all part of a Malaysian family” by highlighting a Malay policeman helping a Chinese little old lady to cross the road (click 2x on screenshot below to read Najib’s 1Malaysia National Reconciliation message).
Sin Chew critical of Utusan
A Sin Chew editorial yesterday titled ‘How to unite without reconciliation?‘ said:
“The suggestion of removing the race column from all official forms made by Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Tan Sri Joseph Kurup is indeed a start to promote national unity. The move could establish a single identity, namely Malaysian, while truly embodying the 1Malaysia concept and preventing some people from asking Chinese and Indians to go back to China or India. It is a cornerstone to promote national unity. However, the suggestion has still been opposed by Malacca Umno grassroots, while Utusan Malaysia editor Datuk Zaini Hassan wrote in an article that the suggestion of removing the race column from forms is the first step to convince Malays to surrender their Bumiputera benefits and other privileges afforded to the community. It showed that the path towards national unity will be rugged if such mindset is not changed. [...]
“It is still understandable to ignore remarks made by extreme organisations to prevent spreading the ideas for them, but if even influential print media are trying to promote racism, we should not just ignore it. The Utusan Malaysia should bear the responsibility for publishing any articles provoking racial and religious sentiments.”
So what do you make of the admonishment of Utusan by Sin Chew?