Umno vice-president Muhyiddin Yassin has chided Barisan Nasional’s non-Malay leaders for failing to explain to their community members the necessity of having and supporting the New Economic Policy. Their fear of losing votes is an unacceptable excuse, he said.
"It is a collective policy that was agreed upon by the cabinet to address economic disparities within the country’s different communities and its aim is to unify."If you are worried that you will lose votes among your community, then perhaps you do not understand the policy’s importance. If the non-Malay communities cannot accept it now, then how was it accepted during (second prime minster) Tun Abdul Razak (Hussein’s) time by other non-Malay BN leaders?" Muhyiddin asked.
How are the non-Malay leaders going to respond when asked why students of other races who did well in public examinations are being deprived of a place in the public university? How are they going to respond when asked why aren't vernacular schools given government funds? How are they going to respond when some well-connected UMNO putras are given thousands of APs which turned them into overnight millionaires? How are they going to answer for UMNO's own creations - nepotism, cronyism and corruption?
Why don't Muhyiddin offer to conduct a training session to these non-Malay leaders to teach them how to respond to these questions convincingly?
With the poorest 10% owning only 1.7% of the nation's wealth compared to the richest 10% holding 37%, how can the minister be so blind not to see that the main problem is intra-community wealth disparity?
Yes, we will suffer the consequences in the next decade due to UMNO's denial syndrome. Please, do not expect others to clean up after you.
You shit, you clean it up.