Barisan government had paid US$24.2 million (RM76.8 million) to APCO Worldwide, the international public relations consultancy, to help spruce up its international image.
Some of Barisan ministers, especially Nazri Aziz, had praised APCO for a job well done. They credited the agency for helping to arrange the meeting between US President Barack Obama and PM Najib Razak.
The question is should the government pay a ridiculous amount of money just to arrange for its leaders to meet up with the US President and top leaders from the super power?
At this point in time, it is money poorly spent. If Barisan is so concerned about its public image, it should just stop perpetuating its ethnoreligious politics. It should start to treat all races with respect.
It should leave religion to the people and not trying to politicize and nationalize it.
It should get rid of leaders who are insensitive and racist. Noh Omar should be given a stern warning for showing his disrespect to Malaysians, especially Chinese and Indian, by asking them to be grateful for their citizenship. This statement is so outdated. We may need to run a background check on Noh to find out where his ancestors came from. It is possible that he is a 'pendatang' (migrant) too.
Why must we help Barisan to pay RM76 million and more to correct its own bad image? Barisan to correct its own bad behaviour or risk being voted out in the next general elections.
For a start, this blog would like to urge Hulu Selangor voters to support Zaid Ibrahim for his track record in political reform and his stand against the use of ISA and other sedition laws.
Zaid's stand against racism and race supremacy should be lauded. He should be given a chance to take his stand and political principles to the parliament.
Straight Talk says: "Support Zaid Ibrahim for Hulu Selangor"