Speaking to reporters after launching the Chery Multi Purpose Vehicle here, Najib said the Umno supreme council would also decide at its next meeting on the "appropriate action" to be taken against the division leader.
"The statement is his personal statement and is not the stand of Umno and the Government. We do not regard Malaysian citizens of Chinese, Indian or other descent as 'passengers'.
"They are Malaysian citizens who have full rights and we will definitely safeguard their interests and their dignity and I describe the statement as something that Umno and the Government very much regret," he said. - Bernama
Source: The Star
I beg all Malaysians to leave this episode behind so that we can look forward for better days and better relationships - towards a Bangsa Malaysia we marched.
Tan Sri Annuar Musa, said the remarks by Ahmad Ismail were similar to the statements by several Gerakan leaders who had wanted Gerakan to leave the BN.
“Gerakan has of late issued statements which threatened harmony in the BN but Umno leaders have been patient. But the moderation of Umno leaders, particularly Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, should not be taken advantage of,” Annuar Musa said.
We learn new English terms everyday and we learn new language philosophy every now and then from Umno leaders. From Annuar Musa, we learn that the statement by Ahmad Ismail is connoted as similar to the statement by Gerakan delegates calling the Party to leave BN. This new vocabulary is unique and innovatively concocted by Umno leaders. Please don't take the trouble to check the dictionary.