Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Datuk Bad: It's Our, NOT Ours!

Our country, or is it ours?

Datuk Badruddin Amiruddin (BN-Jerai) never changed. He is calcified. "Negara kami" (our country) is what he wants tells every parliamentarian. Chong Eng of DAP suggested that he should use the word "negara kita"but Badruddin was adament. He wanted the impression that this country belongs to only one group. He refused to budge from his stance Speaker Tan Sri Ramli Ngah Talib said the phrase uttered by Badruddin was something people used all the time. "But I will have to concede that it would have sounded better if he had used negara kami semua as compared with negara kami. YB Jerai did not mean to segregate any of the races," he said, which seemed to pacify the floor.

Badruddin shouted at Lim Kit Siang: "Jangan kurang ajar. That is my right, our right, our space. That is our assembly, you DAP stay out. Ini negara kami (this is our country)."

But that's not what Malaysian Prime Minister said when interviewed on CNN's Talk Asia.

"This country that we love belongs to all of us ...

Was there a catch, or was it that UMNO MPs do not agree with him?

Was the PM in Control as claimed by him?

I don't think so. Most of the MPs do not share his ideology and political philosophy. You can see and hear them with clarity.

Maybe, the Prime Minister did not make it clear enough at the winding up speech at the recent concluded UMNO General Assembly.

1 comment:

O2Deprivation said...

I blogged about the same issue. Saw this from The Star which sounds more fiery:

The irritated Badruddin rebutted: "Ini negara kami (This is our country). (You are) samseng (thug) and kurang ajar (rough) ... This is Umno's business. You don't interfere."

In control, Pak Lah? Of what, may I ask, maybe he meant in control of MCA, Gerakan and MIC.