Anwar Ibrahim said during his speech in the Holy Family Church, Kajang that Putrajaya had allowed “the voices of hatred, violence and destruction” to gain ascendency.
He said: “These troublemakers throw bombs into the church premises but nobody is arrested. Rewards are offered to the public to slap an MP, but the police do not take action. They threaten to bring about a repeat of the May 13 racial riots but again, appear to be immune and above the law.” (See TMI, 4 March 2014)
The opposition leader is targetting the Malay-Muslim extremists guilty of the acts he mentioned above.
Najib Razak in his National Reconciliation update similarly targetted “extremist groups”, calling them instigators who are destroying the trust between races.
He suggests that extremists can be destroyed if we (the moderates) have faith in ourselves and our fellow Malaysians. For details, see my previous posting.
Anwar is blaming the pro-establishment people for the extremism. Lim Kit Siang is daily screeching like a banshee blaming “extremists”.
Najib Razak is vague and leaves hanging in the air the identity of the extremists whom he pinpointed.
He forgets that the opposition is so aggressive, so strident and so totally in control of the national narrative. Najib’s wishy-washiness leaves the door wide open for the opposition to hijack his National Reconciliation statement. DAP evangelistas will convince the fence-sitters that the extremists whom Najib mentions are the Muslims and Malays aligned to Umno.
In other words, Najib has shot himself and Umno in the foot by delivering that National Reconciliation piece of cluelessness.
Najib is wrong to believe that extremists can be destroyed through faith in ourselves and our fellow Malaysians. Does he realise that the extremists are perpetually hysterical and delusional Dapsters? If they were reasonable and rational people to begin with, they would not be extremists, would they?
Najib is wrong to discourage the spreading of reports on actions taken by extremist groups. This course of action will only embolden them because they are not named and shamed but instead are allowed to get off scot free without any social sanction or punishment by the law.
Najib is wrong to suggest that if no one reports on their actions, they will not gain the recognition they want and thus will be unable to recruit more people to their cause.The truth of the matter is that there are only 47 percent of voters (a minority) who are inclined to the BN’s cause. ‘They’, i.e. those against the BN, are becoming a bigger and bigger majority by the day because they are daily being brainwashed with no let-up while Najib chooses to bury his head in the sand.
Najib goes to the extent of advocating “We don’t have to condemn them, just ignore them.”
This is despite that ‘they’ control the media and ‘they’ are masters at manipulating public perception. Najib is advocating that his own side buat tak tahu aje about the extremism in our midst, and give a free ride to the extremists to spin anyhow ‘they’ like without us providing and check or balance by taking them head on.
Najib is a Prime Minister hell-bent on political suicide. How can he ask us not to condemn the extremists but to just ignore them? This is a recipe for harakiri and worse than Neville Chamberlain’s Munich appeasement. Extremists can never be appeased. If they could, they wouldn’t be called extremists.
Najib thinks that the extremists “will fail” ultimately because all Malaysians are united in our desire for peace and harmony.
Extremists do not care about peace and harmony. They are single-minded in their purpose to see Umno buried. This also means that they want Najib stone cold and six feet under.
Just look at what they do to his wife — see ‘Manipulasi setiap aktiviti Rosmah Mansor‘ in Yuseri Yusoff’s blog.
Najib is under the illusion that the extremists will get no traction.
Dr Mahathir Mohamad only very recently cautioned:
“Failure to understand public sentiments would be disastrous for politicians. Self-delusion is even worse”.
Dr M’s advice sounds custom-fit for Najib. And boy is Najib is headed for disaster. Under Najib’s stewardship, the Umno Titanic is being steered straight towards the iceberg.
Not only have the extremists gained traction, what we have is a case of the ‘lunatics’ (extremists) getting ready to take over the asylum.
Najib Razak has failed badly in understanding the sentiments of the people who voted for the BN.
He is pandering to the enemy and punishing his own people. He rewards treachery by appointing to plum places those who stabbed BN in the back.
On the other hand, Hindraf that campaigned for the BN during GE13 is made use of, and habis madu, sepah dibuang.
Najib will however give MCA ministerial positions even though 9 out of 10 Chinese reject BN, and the MCA mouthpiece J-Star brazenly campaigned for the DAP evangelistas. The Prime Minister is sending out the message that anyone can betray the BN (think MCA), spit on the spirit of the Alliance, and he will still give them a pat on the back. And rewards. Najib will even let his Kangkung Minister bring a Dapster into the office.
Whereas he reneges on a deal made with Waytha Moorthy and Hindraf who stuck out their necks to side with BN and campaign for Najib’s side in the last general election.
This inability to grasp the frustrations and anger of BN supporters is now becoming increasingly disastrous for Najib Razak. His self-delusion is courting not only his own political demise but irrelevancy for the rest of the BN.
He is paving the way for the DAP to stride into Putrajaya.