Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Nasir Safar is a Symptom of Ugly Racial Politics

PM Najib Razak’s special officer Nasir Safar will tender his resignation after allegedly saying “Indians came to Malaysia as beggars and Chinese especially the women came to sell their bodies” at a 1 Malaysia seminar in Malacca.

It is not difficult to understand why those who attended the forum were disgusted by Nasir's allegations. His allegations are not only racist but gender insensitive. No wonder Malaysia has failed to attract more Indian and Chinese tourists to Malaysia due to such prejudices.

Granted some international tourists were caught for being involved in illegal and illicit activities in Malaysia but it is not right to put race labels on these offenders. They came from many nationalities and not only Indian and Chinese.

Sources said Nasir also remarked that "Indians in Malaysia have crossed the line. They force the government for 12 subjects in SPM. Don't force the government. We can anytime revoke the citizenship of the Indians in Malaysia."

The senior aide also allegedly said "Indians came to Malaysia as beggars and Chinese especially the women came to sell their bodies", touching off the furore and leading to the walkout.

The question is why are we not surprised by Nasir's allegations. Nasir is a symptom of ugly racial politics. My blog has seen some very similar racial views and these type of views were not tolerated.

Nasir, a special officer to the PM, is not just a common person but a person who holds a high position in the PM office. He stands shoulder-to-shoulder with some of the top policy makers in this country. Hence, we should be alarmed by his allegations and racially malicious statement.

Nasir has denied he ever made these allegations. It is either Nasir is speaking another lingo or those who heard his speech were mischievous enough to victimize him.

Who should we trust?

The only thing we can be sure is to SAY NO TO RACISM!

55 comments:

Anonymous said...

Anonymous,
Perhaps Mahatir would like to comment on this, maybe another 'AVATAR' Tun ???
Malaysia is never short of idiots and this Nasir is a classic example. Surely Najib will recommend him to be awarded a Datukship, datuk and kerbau are of the same calibre in Malaysia so why not make this kerbau a Datuk.
Disgusted

Anonymous said...

Its difficult to say no to racism. Its a FACT. Even developed countries which are more advanced than us finding difficulties to combat racism.

However, we still cannot forget our history. We must remember who we are...if we still refer each other as Malay, Chinese or Indians...than we are still racist. If we still have the handicap bumi quotas and Malays privileges and same goes to the Chinese who can't survive in Malaysia without their Chinese schools...we are still racist..

Anonymous said...

Instead of promoting 1Malaysia, this dungu go and promote 'Perkasa-ketuanan Melayu agenda' !!!

hahahahaha... what a stupid jerk !!!


Kamal

Anonymous said...

If Najib could not control his own personal aide, can we trust him to control those umno warlords.I doubt it.

Malaichai

KC said...

This is a clear symptom of consistent brainwashing.

When told often enough that pigs can fly. It's not surprising that some people actually believes that pigs CAN fly!

Anonymous said...

This scum MUST be charged on sedition , his resignation alone cant redeem damages been made !

Anonymous said...

hahahaha.. when they said that Melayu is bodoh and government servant is pemalas then it is ok ka?

They said that policemen are all corrupt and MACC are bunch of killers that is ok ka?

Suddenly when this old Dato Nasir spoken about most Indian who came later and Chinese who came to sell their bodies then tak boleh?

Apa ni, korok punya DAP punya supporters..

Actually the truth is bitter for some of us..

Anonymous said...

I believe there are certain elements hell bent on creating or raising racial sentiments. This is not the first time it has happened. Especially someone so close to our PM. Didn't the PM know this when he appointed him? Questionable??!!
ANYWAY, I WISH PEACE TO ALL MALAYSIAN CITIZENS. GOD BLESS. KEEP SAFE AND DON'T FOLLOW THIS SHADOW TACTICS.

Anonymous said...

Aiseyman, this fellow is so close to PM Najib and yet do not know the meaning of 1Malaysia.

Samuel said...

Indians Step in to this country at 11th and 12th centuries as Conquerors and Fearless Chola Armies, sacked the whole country under the tiger emblem of Cholas, then left...Be happy that they left..

Then, they came at end of 18th and beginning 19th centuries, as estet workers, kulis and hard but strong labourers...They worked so hard in the most poor and terrible estet conditions, day and nite to increse the productivity of rubber in this country...The build roads in this country...They worked so hard with juz meager income for the productivity and early growth of this country...

R they beggers? if the ancestors of this real begger nasir is so good, why the British doesnt choose them to build roads and work in estates? why British have to get the people frm South India? Coz they know, if depend on Nasir's ancestors, the country will never ever be productive, even when the world face apocalyps...

Pening said...

To Disgusted above, Nasir Safar is already a datuk.

Anonymous said...

Why? Will he call Najib a 'pendatang' since his roots is Bugis? Will he can mahatiar a 'pendatang' from kerala origin..?

telur dua said...

He is the true face of 1Malaysia ~ pure unadulterated s - -t.

Samuel Goh Kim Eng said...

DON'T WOLVE UP THE TRUTH

There will be some who prefer to lose a tooth
Than to face what rational people regard as truth
When things are done at the convenience of the voting booth
All these irregular matters will end up as goof

(C) Samuel Goh Kim Eng - 030210
http://MotivationInMotion.blogspot.com
Wed. 3rd Feb. 2010.

Jong said...

This SOB is another BAD product of BTN, what else! What further proof do we need? Comeon this bast#@d is 'senior aide' of PM Najib, still don't get it?!

Unless BTN is abolished otherwise there'll be no peace in this country!

Anonymous said...

should be charged in court n jail for sediction

Anonymous said...

What do you expect from Nazi BN UMNO gomen and its SS officers?

Anonymous said...

Sedition is the name of this crime. An apology is not enough. Justice must be done.

zozdaniel said...

The many police reports made by various parties and witnesses to the event should be sufficient ground for the Police to institute Seditious Charges upon Nasir Safar.

The police should prove that they are neutral, and keen to douse flames of hatred that are fan by anyone. The racist zealots in Perkasa and the Kulim MP who preach message of hates are yet to be prosecuted till today.

Surely some rising political stars are keen to borrow the rascist tide, because in Malaysia, the Rascist Ride often shore them to stardom.

It is time that the Home Ministry should be awakened to the fact that Malaysians can clealy see that they are sellectively prosecuting the oppositions, and close 2 EYEs when THESE GROUPs fan the Flame of RASCISM. Who now are the real enemy of Malaysian Society? Who now permit such rascist acts to persist? Hardcore rascist are fast gaining grounds with the tacit support of TDM.

Collby said...

To say such a thing, I am utterly disgusted. I am quite sickened, really. You are right Khoo, this reflects the the political health system in Malaysia. It needs a reform. No wonder so many Malaysians have left their country for greener pastures.

I myself have been thinking of doing so for quite a while.. When will we ever get political LEADERS who we can TRUST, RESPECT and BELIEVE in?!

Maybe I have been idealistic in having faith in my country when in fact the ruling race still discriminates other races? When will all Malaysians be equal? Where there is no racial divide, and where we can work together to improve this country as one. Can we put all this corruption and inefficiency to a stop and truly run a transparent government for the good of it's people?!

Malaysia is not a bad country, we have our resources (Oil) which is soon running out... and all along we have been sustained by it. What if it runs out?! What will we rely on?

Foreign Direct Investment in the country is low because of our political instability and because we haven't got our infrastructure and government conditions right.

Look at how well Singapore is doing as a financial centre, we started on the same lines, but now they are well ahead of us.

Because we've been focusing on the wrong agendas. Not the economy and education but on racial politics instead.

We've thrown the education system out of balance by switching in and out from English to non-English. At the end of the day, it doesn't matter... what really matters are the PEOPLE.

It's just a vicious cycle, the politicians main aim is to enrich their pockets rather than enriching people's lives.... We have headed towards a downward spiral... since the 1970s, after the aftermath of 1969.

Because race was brought into the equation. Now malays have a significant slice of the pie and an increased population ratio it's time to release the quotas and let everything be EQUAL again.

If not it will do long term damage to our society as the perception will never change. Becos you are Malay you get special treatment?!

I'm not a Chinese, I barely speak Mandarin. My Malay is better than my Chinese. Oleh itu, saya adalah anak jati Malaysia, tapi anak yatim piatu; kerana Ibu bapa saya tak sayang saya, kerana kaum and agama saya tidak sesuai.

When will we come to our senses.? I look at the level of English that our fellow compatriots have and I feel very sorry for what the leaders in the past 30 years have done to my generation.

We have truly lost our competitive edge in the real world. Now its time to rebuild it. It is not too late to catch up. We just need the right people, people with good education and exposure to help our country.

This is no easy task. We have to clear out the mess before its too late. If not our standards will fall some more and countries like Vietnam and Cambodia will overtake our progress.

Anak malaysia,
Collby

Anonymous said...

Anonymous,
This just clearly shows Datuk and Kerbaus are of the same calibre. If the PM is no different then lets see if he uses ISA on this kerbau for his seditious remarks. I bet both are from the same kandang!!!!
Now that is a good reason to take your money and go live in another country, maybe Malaysia can change its name to 1KERBAU since this is what they are.
Pendatang

Anonymous said...

How proud we are to have retards as our leaders. Having people like him is only making the situation worst.

Yes we have to look at our history, our past blah blah blah. But isn't the future the way to look at.

and to me the future looks bleak and there will be no turning back.

Anonymous said...

Why should Nasir resign if he was not making such remarks??

Resignation is a COWARD act if he is still adamant that he did not utter such remarks.

He should challenge those who 'victimise' him :)

Anonymous said...

I'm writing to the 2 anon. guys here.
1) "Chinese using Chinese Schools"
Why !!!! - With the BTN teachers going around in our Govt schools indoctrinating our young minds with filth; any right thinking Malaysian would scramble out out this BTN schools.

2)To the other Anon guys who said that memang the Chinese girls came to sell their bodies. This guy must be well versed in this vices & I think he himself ( a devout Muslim) would have slept many many such a girl to comment on this. Hey, what happened to our beloved Immigration guys, who are unaware of all these thousands of foreingers walking into Malaysia daily.

kopitelp16 said...

That's what you get when you preach race supremacy. They are the Tuans, while the lain-lain are mere pendatangs. They always like to put it that the pendatangs came and took away their riches and victimized them. That's why they have 'special privileges' so that they can have a slice of the pie themselves. To question these rights means questioning the Constitution; and by that I mean the Constitution as how they interpret it.

This incident shows that many UMNO warlords are hard core racist; even those is higher position. If a ikan bilis from Penang can call Chinese as pendatang, sure this fler can call Indians as beggars and Chinese as pros. To them, no big deal!

Anonymous said...

If Nasir can voice out these ugly remarks in public,what do you think his kakis in Umno discusses in private huh?????

najib manaukau said...

Why was a menankabau's building erected in Seremban's lake garden ?
I was once told by a member of the N.S. royal household that it was a reminder where their ancestor came from.
May be the ex M.B. of N.S. and the now Foreign Minister Rais can give us some light in the issue ?
The true answer will no doubt make them real pendatang ! After all it takes a real pendatng to recognize another.

Anonymous said...

Racialism runs DEEP in M'sian politics - thanks to Mamaktir. The old man has openly admitted that UMNO is a racist party - what else can you say?

perampok said...

hi all..

I'm not really certain of what EXACTLY has been said by Datuk Safar except of what is reported in the blogs and websites.

What I'm sure is, his statements may be influenced by many factors, and if I may say, looks like being affected by a very emotional state of mind. Any person in his/her right mind wouldn't be saying something like that.

And we, as Malaysians (may I just state, without truthfully understanding his statements) have clearly used this as a platform to create more distrust among each other.

Those who look at this matter as a racist remark, are racists themselves. And, truthfully, we all are. In a multi-ethnic society like Malaysia, we cannot be hypocrite, because aren't we all insecure of our status as well as individualities.

It is very unfortunate that Datuk Safar made such remarks. And there is also no excuse of what was said. This is a reason why we people say: “cakap siang pandang2, cakap malam dengar2.”

Malaysian Schools said...

To Anonymous @ 10.08pm, these are NOT Chinese Schools BUT Malaysian Schools. Chinese Malaysians ARE Malaysians.

Anonymous said...

It is now crystal clear that UMNO is full of racialistic, harebrain, dickheads like this guy Nasir. How to have 1Malaysia if you have bums like that advising the so called PM.
All is just talk and talk and talk.............by BN esp our so called PM. Rakyat must not be hoodwinked by these talks and throw the present racialistic and corrupted regime out come GE13.

Anonymous said...

Anon 12:31am

Probably, Nasir himself is also a Pendatang..........


How about placing a bet on this? Any takers :)

Anonymous said...

Just make sure BN loose Melaka in the next election. Take revenge. Don't get mad, get even.

Anonymous said...

Go ask the Malays where are their origins ? Indonesia? Sumatera? Java? .......definitely not all from Malaysia also. What is 1 Malaysia?

cheap r4ds said...

Things have become so emotionally charged that even some conservative media pundits have began to take notice.

Jim Kriba said...

Nasir's intellectual ability is highly questionable ! Either he's poorly educated (like his teachers), or he is completely unaware of the nation's history ! I swear I'll never send my kids to the school he went, or the like of it. If we have one like him in such a high position in the government, there's no surprise to find tonnes like him along the government hierarchy. And it's like a sewage tank, from the outside it's nice and clean, but when you open the lid, it's full of shit ! His offer to resign was commended by his superiors and colleagues, SHAME on you dear Sirs ! Why allow him to resign when he's supposed to be sacked! What's happened to ISA now, oh I forgot, it's only for smart people (most of the time) with brains who talk sense, not for fools like Nasir! I'm not angry with Nasir, I pity him as he's mentally ungrown, what an immatured CHILDISH old STUPID BOY !! And only God knows how many more similar characters exist in Malaysia. Even dinosaurs experienced extinction, so let's keep faith and BELIEVE that these morons will extinct in time to come. He's a shame not only to the nation, but indeed a great shame to the entire Malay community, which gives importance to cultural/ moral/ religious values, mind you that I have many Malay brothers who are smart and broadminded. Bare in mind, it is political influences via certain quarters and extremist thinking teachers, which/who produce a very small minority among the Malay community who share similar fake sentiments like yourself. And in time to come, by God's grace they will realize what's wrong and what's right. I have Malay neighbours, and they are very nice people, and in no way can we assume that Nasir respresents the community ! Love all and you'll be loved by all, simple mathematics !
Nasir oh Nasir, bahawasanya kau percaya pada Tuhan, percayalah juga yang kau telah membuat satu kesalahan besar dengan melukakan perasaan orang lain ! Tuhan yang mencipta kaulah yang mencipta kesemuanya dalam alam ini, termasuk aku, dan kalau kau percaya yang ada Tuhan lain yang mencipta saya hanya kerana cara saya menyembah Dia berlainan dengan cara kau, ianya satu kebodohan! Kalaulah benar adanya Tuhan-Tuhan lain, mengapa kau dan aku mempunyai ciri- ciri fizikal yang serupa, mengapa darah aku boleh digunakan untuk kau bila perlu, mengapa organ- organ aku boleh digunakan untuk kau bila perlu, FIKIR !! Jika benar Tuhan hanya ada satu, Jika benar Tuhan kau dan aku adalah sama, cuma cara menyembahnya dan ajaranya berlainan disebabkan perbezaan geografi, adat, bahasa dan budaya, bersedialah kau untuk menerima padah di neraka !

Anonymous said...

The Nasir Safar incidence reflects a lot on the leadership quality of our PM.
Imagine if there are many more such idiot in the PM's department, what will happen?

Anonymous said...

no wonder chinese and indian have their own SRJK(C) and SRJK(T)..maybe they are not racist...

Sapinakoko said...

http://sapinakoko.blogspot.com/2010/02/nasir-safar-orang-anuar-ibrahim.html

Anonymous said...

hmm... ISA maybe? or is it also racist?

Anonymous said...

The Malays are experiencing like what the French are only thinking of the minority Muslim culture in their midst. But we must move on and not let the majority abide by the western thinking. Say no to Malay majority by voting PKR

Anonymous said...

Are we willing to close chinses and indian school? are we willing to stop calling ourself chinses? OtIf not how can we convince the majority to accept us :(

Anonymous said...

GOOD MORNING PM,
PLEASE SEND NASIR SAFAR TO TANJUNG RAMBUTAN A S P, IF NOT HE WILL TRY TO REVOKE YOUR CITIZENSHIP ALSO, WE WANT U.................

RAMESH, JURU. PG

Anonymous said...

Khoo, I have a good suggestion here.
Since this racial spat on Malays Supremacy and whatnot happened recently, maybe we can solved it by changing the country name from MALAYsia to TRULYasia! Then no ONE RACE can claim the country la...Ha Ha!! I am enjoying my day today and hope you too.

Anonymous said...

So what say MCA, Gerakan and MIC on this matter ?? Dare not comment...I would expect so.

Make Safar Pahlawan Melayu, the new Malay warrior like Ahmad Ismail (mamak).

Anonymous said...

Looks like both sides are showing their racist leanings in this blog. KKP do something or r u codoning racism?

bighug said...

After this remark, how can any self respecting Chinese and Indian vote for BN in the next election. This is the true face of UMNO

Anonymous said...

Will this despicable, racialistic idiot be charged for sedition, Home Minister Hishammuddin Hussein? Resigning must not save him from the long arm of law. He has to face the music. Umno has been getting away with seditious statements like this for so long, while the opposition has been charged or investigated for simply asking the police to cease investigations against colleagues.

Anyway, the rakyat can be assured that double standards are expected from Umno/BN. It shows the rotten state affairs in the Prime Minister's Office and events behind the scene. It is a sign of institutionalised racism happen right in the PM department. What is 1Malaysia our so-called PM and his cronies are shouting about all this time????

Anonymous said...

ha2 trust maahtir.

that mamak will guarantee you of a great screw.

Anonymous said...

There r no such thing as chinese or indian school - they are malaysian school. Wake up Malays dun be a cry baby, this is not yr exclusive country anymore

Mask said...

POTATO, PLEASE ASK YOUR BIGGER BOSSES:

* IS ISA NECESSARY? *

cksf said...

The only thing we can be sure is to SAY NO TO RACISM!
Posted by Khoo Kay Peng at 9:21 PM Tuesday, February 02, 2010 50 comments


Too late lah, dr kkp, it started in 1970 et seq when "bumiputra syndrome" began 2/7/2010 12:54 PM

Anonymous said...

no such thing as chinese or indian school?anon 1.27..it should be you to wake up..look around..malaysian school are sekolah kebangsaan..SK without (T) and (C),ok?the one which used BMas medium,not the language that is being used in India or China..

Anonymous said...

anon 249, all r malysian schools laah, see the malysian gomen giving money to support, not NGO money. Dun be in state of denial, you malaysian school not just BM but also India and China

Anonymous said...

anon 1222,what is the use your ancestor come to TANAH MELAYU if u dont want to speak malay?i believe indian and chinese communicate with each other using BM other than english..dont be in state of denial,BM is the language to unite malaysian,as u can see in Indonesia where bahasa Indonesia is commonly used,and america with their english..perhaps,you yourself are racist?