Giving his Malaysian Firster speech at a J-Star ‘Voices of Moderation’ event on 5 Feb 2015, Saifuddin Abdullah said:
“I just want to send the message that nothing is really that sensitive anymore that Malaysians can’t discuss in the most civil manner”.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNqcXFs77EU The J-Star Internet TV uploaded the above video clip under the blurb “Sensitive issues, including those related to special privileges for bumiputras, should be discussed instead of being swept under the carpet”.
Article 153 on the Special Position of the Malay
0:19 – “Malays and native of Sabah and Sarawak or the bumiputera, to him it is only about affirmative action and this is a legacy that we have to live with, at least for now. But what is even more important is a proper understanding with what this means and a serious debate – I agree with both the speakers earlier – that we have to look at this. It is not really a sensitive issue that cannot be discussed. Nothing is so sensitive that reasonable Malaysian cannot discuss. Malaysians are very reasonable people, they can discuss the most [Saifuddin pauses] – in the first place who is giving this label ‘sensitive’ anyway? [applause from audience]