Marina Mahathir in her press conference yesterday decried: “We are now known as a country where people grab bibles from a house of worship [sic]. Is that how we want to be known?”
[Note: The bibles were “grabbed” from this double-storey shoplot – below – which is not a house of worship but a storage and distribution centre. Marina erred in her statement.]
She suggested: “We can forget about Visit Malaysia Year, (the situation) is hardly an example of moderation”.
Ouch, now this must hurt the Prime Minister and his pet project the Global Movement of Moderates.
In her session with the press, Marina reportedly hit out at the government for refusing to rein in the confrontational Muslim NGOs. (See also, ‘Marina desak Najib tegur Isma?‘)
Castigating our leaders for their inelegant silence, she told reporters: “Everyone is alarmed. I’m not alone in this. Everyone is asking, where are our leaders?”
Where is the Great Leader?
“As a great leader, he should be here, not us,” Malaysiakini reported Marina as saying without naming names.
When asked if she was referring to Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak, she replied, “Whoever. He should be here. As a leader he should be better than us.”
I feel for the YAB Perdana Menteri. I really do. He must be in pain being pinched so by Marina.
And since all good things come in threes, here’s the third “ouch” — Marina said that in today’s first meeting of the National Unity Consultative Council (NUCC), the Jais raid will be the first item on the discussion agenda.
She is an NUCC member. It is Najib who appointed her to the council as well as Najib who recently established the council.
I always thought the council was a bad idea.
If the PM can be cavalierly dismissed as a “whoever” by his National Unity consultant now, he might soon be alluded to as “whatever” even before the council’s tenure is ended.
Ouch. But then again Najib brought all this upon himself for being so clueless.
[PG18 warning — Shakira’s Whenever, Wherever music video is a tad racy]