Marina Mahathir tweeted: “if I’m stupid, it must be genetic. Are you saying my Dad is stupid?”
Maybe Tun’s brains just skipped one generation, that’s all.
Marina: “I honestly have nothing to say today except…”
Marina’s tweet above, in response to izghazali, appeared on the Twitter timeline shortly after Umno president Najib Razak announced that the Sedition Act will stay.
It was a follow-up to her earlier declaration, “I really don’t want to be ruled by the stupid”.
For backgrounder, see ‘Bodoh bangang‘ posting yesterday in Rocky Bru.
The J-Star connection
Marina has been a columnist with the J-Star for a quarter of a century. She is currently also the poster girl for the MCA paper’s Voices of Moderation campaign.
Her tagline, for the anti-racism message by the Moderates, goes: “If politicians are for the people, why do they insist on dividing us?”
ABOVE: Marina with her friend Niki Cheong
Marina doesn’t want “to be ruled by the stupid”
Marina’s statement about not wanting “to be ruled by the stupid” and her rebuke of politicians who “insist on dividing us” is aligned with the stance taken by The J-Star editors.
Slamming “those who preach hate and divisiveness”, June H.L. Wong (briefly EvangeliSTAR acting group editor) had promoted inclusiveness, acceptance and meritocracy while at the same time insisting:
“I will support those in power who believe in educating and empowering its people and not keeping them STUPID and poor in order to control them and making them dependent forever.” (‘Ruling multiracial Malaysia‘, 14 Aug 2013)
June Wong and her fellow J-Star editors and columnists like Marina are “committed to and believe in a multiracial, multi-cultural and multi-religious Malaysia” which has no place for “stupid” leaders.
BELOW: Niki Cheong, J-Star ‘Voice of Moderation’
Ah Jib Gor appointed all these people to be his Faces of Moderation
Marina Mahathir was appointed by the Prime Minister’s Department to be a member of the National Unity Consultative Council (NUCC).
The NUCC legal sub-committee headed by Mujahid Yusof had wanted to replace the Sedition Act with a National Harmony Act.
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