After coming under fire by Lim Kit Siang, the Biro Tata Negara (National Civics Bureau) is again being attacked – this time by Kit Siang’s protege Kasthuri Patto.
On Friday (June 19), Kit Siang called for BTN’s immediate dissolution over its alleged incitement of “racism, disunity, bigotry and intolerance” (to quote the DAP’s words).
Kasthuri, who is Kit Siang’s former political secretary, today slammed BTN as a “virulent poisonous bureau”, “highly noxious” as well as “a racist tool instilling hatred and suspicion”. See, FMT news report headlined ‘BTN’s own slides proof of racism, says Kasturi‘.
The DAP has long considered BTN its public enemy. See Hannah Yeoh’s previous tirade, ‘BTN is destructive!’ (and “divisisve”).
Teeny weeny Christian population but mega churches everywhere
BTN is a federal agency under the aegis of the Prime Minister’s Department.
Not satisfied with the explanation by the authorities on the BTN’s content, Kasthuri retorted, “Razali Ibrahim, don’t be a hypocrite like PM Najib Tun Razak”. (Razali is a Deputy Minister in the PM’s Dept.)
She also trained her gun on the bureau for its remark about “Christians making up 9.1% of the population and granted permission to build a mammoth church”.
The DAP Batu Kawan first-time MP then took the opportunity to challenge Najib Razak – see her tweet below.
Are Christians for Peace and Harmony (CPHM) truly civics conscious?
It is clear that the evangelical party is up in arms against the BTN over some of the bureau’s material to raise awareness about the outsized Christian influence.
Perhaps the new group calling themselves Christians for Peace and Harmony Malaysia (CPHM) that is endorsed by Putrajaya can step up to the plate and mount a defence of the BTN courses touching on the Christians.
This is a splendid opening for the CPHM to prove that they merit the endorsement given them by the Prime Minister.
BELOW: Najib launching CPHM at a banquet in a five-star KL hotel recently