Johor is fast getting more popular not merely for high crime rates but for a high frequency of its leaders to say something stupid and malicious. This time, Johor Chief Minister Abdul Ghani Othman is the idiot. He is dead against the creation of a truly Bangsa Malaysia.
He said that the concept is seen as a threat to the Malays and the special position provided for them in the Constitution. On the use of Bangsa Malaysia, he said that Malays should be made the exception:
"Even if the term Bangsa Malaysia is to be used, it must only be applied in the context of all the peoples of Malaysia with the Malays as the pivotal race," he said.
Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Bernard Dompok expressed his concerns over the rejection of the Bangsa Malaysia concept by the Johor Menteri Besar. Dompok is extremely concerned by the emergence of a new terminology - 'a pivotal race' - arising from Abdul Ghani Othman's policy speech at the Johor Umno convention on Sunday.
Abdul Ghani should know better that the only way for the Malays to walk tall is through competition with other communities and to prove that they are able to progress on their own steam. The concept of a 'super race' cannot be legislated. Is Abdul Ghani proposing we implement apartheid in Malaysia?
If the government is truly committed to its multiracial pledge, then the BN supreme council should sack Abdul Ghani before more Abdul Ghanis are being created.