Posts tagged ‘The Star’
Excerpt below from an international (wire agency) news report yesterday @ http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/concerns-of-rising/1951292.html?cid=twtcna
“I really think moral policing has to stop,” said Selangor State Speaker Hannah Yeoh.
So we can expect seven out of every 10 Chinese in the country to be able to speak Malaysia’s national language as their native tongue (just like the ethnic Chinese in Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines do their respective country’s native language) and also be willing to send their children to National School.
“Chinese” school should only cater for those three out of every 10 Chinese who view themselves by Race/Ethnicity First. The seven out of 10 Chinese who see themselves as Malaysian First must send their children to National School because vernacular school is only suitable for the Chinese Firsters. (more…)
In his interview published yesterday in Malaysiakini, Saifuddin Abdullah cautioned that “Umno may veer further to the right if Islamist hardliners win in the PAS muktamar in June”.
Saifuddin, who is Global Movement of Moderates CEO, said Umno should live up to its of being a moderate party regardless the scepticism greeting its claim to such a credential.
Personally, I think MCA vice president Chew Mei Fun looks good – awet muda – for her age (she’s past 50).
She is quite the sweet Girl Next Door in her Kajang by-election poster last year – see below.
Wong Chun Wai’s column today in The J-Star is titled, ‘No room for intolerance‘. I’ve excerpted parts of his article below and reproduced the paragraphs in red italics.
My own comments on Chun Wai’s views follow.
Wong Chun Wai (WCW): “Like most Christians in this country, I am sad rather than angry over the protest staged by about 50 people demanding the removal of a cross at a church in Taman Medan in Selangor.”
Helen Ang (HA): Like Hannah Yeoh’s staged sorrow …
“50 people took it upon themselves to resort to thuggery,” said the NST editorial today on the Taman Medan incident concerning the church cross.
NST considered the protest as one deserving of the label “mindless acts of hatred and intolerance” as well as demonstrating “a regrettable level of religious tolerance among Malaysians”. (more…)