Ahmad, the Bukit Bendera Umno division head, had allegedly said Chinese were "squatters" in the country, who were both selfish and unjust, at a ceramah on Aug 24 in the Permatang Pauh by-election contest between Arif Shah and Anwar Ibrahim.
MCA Youth leader Hang Cheng Peng demanded an immediate apology and explanation from Ahmad.
Former deputy home affairs minister Tan Chai Ho attributed Ahmad’s comments to extremism and narrow mindedness.
“Some people are very extreme and narrow minded. Instead of forging stronger relationships, they are splitting unity. I hope this is the last time we hear such things.”
Deputy Education Minister Dr Wee Ka Siong warned that MCA Youth would “fight until the end” against any party which makes irresponsible statements in the future, including against other ethnic groups.
Penang Gerakan Youth leader Khaw Veon Szu said Ahmad’s actions proved that certain BN leaders had not learnt from the coalition’s electoral setbacks during the March 8 general election.
“They have shown no remorse and are unwilling to change their bad traits,” Khaw said, adding that any attempts to win back support for BN would be futile until this was addressed.
Ahmad Ismail view is generally shared by most of Umno members and leaders, and include people such as the vice-chancellor Dr Ibrahim Abu Shah of UiTM, as well as many others such as Khairy, Rahim Thamby Chik, Mohd Ali Rustam, Ibrahim Ali, Badruddin, Mohd Anis, Abdul Aziz Sheikh Fadzir, Hashim Suboh, etc. What he said is a psychological outpouring of his thoughts deep within and we can observed that the others had espoused the same thoughts.
The mere suppression of thoughts would not alleviate the calcified and discriminative ideological mindset of the coterie.
50 years after Merdeka, this is what the nation had achieved. Our forefathers had cooperated and trusted Umno and agreed to support them in the effort to gain independence from the British so that Umno can take control of the sovereignty of the nation and .help build a Malaysia for Malaysians, establishing a just and equitable government of the people, by the people, and for the people. But, observing the reality, we are only left to ponder whether we would had been better off under the British colonialism. But such thoughts are irrelevant and are non-beneficial to any. What's left is to learn to take care of your self and learned the value of trust. The day will surely arrived when globalization sinks the dishonest dominant into the abyss and incompetence and the dunce received its due reward.