Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Non-Malays: "So narrow is their thinking"

Keris-waving: The Sequel.





To quote:

"I remember that in last year's assembly, the Panca Warisan triggered concern among non-Malays. So narrow is their thinking and understanding of the cultural heritage of our forefathers. Aren't they aware that all along, we have together upheld the concept of Unity in Diversity? The keris should not be regarded as a symbol of oppression of the non-Malays by the Malays."

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Narrow?

Here's something interesting about a 'forefather':

In 1987, as UMNO Youth Chief, Najib threatened to bathe a keris (dagger) in Chinese blood shortly before the government launched a crackdown on extremist elements termed Operation Lalang. At the same rally, banners were hoisted carrying phrases such as "revoke the citizenship of those who opposed the Malay rulers", "May 13 has begun" (referring to the May 13 racial riots in 1969), and "soak it (the keris) with Chinese blood".

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'Cultural heritage', eh?

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