PN still sore with DAP Nga’s likening of the coalition with Taliban-style rule

Letter to editor

LOOK at the rudeness and how impudent DAP Perak chairman Nga Kor Ming who once again made a statement without logic and even clearly seen as racially mixed and could lead to an incitement.

Nga’s chain of views, attacks and even criticism of Perikatan Nasional (PN) are just theories and personal views which deviates from the truth.

His accusation that voting for Perikatan Nasional (PN) will cause the country to be governed like the Taliban government in Afghanistan is a very serious and extreme accusation.

Mahathir Mohd Rais

It is not wrong that an issue that is voiced openly seeks to find an explanation but are we sure that every word used in sketching a question is not influenced by emotions or a hidden agenda all together?

Nga’s statement clearly hurt the feelings of the Malays and Muslims as if depicts that an Islamic administration will be based on “barbaric law” which oppresses the people if such is the understanding that he wants to highlight regarding this issue.

Here it can be seen how dangerous it is when a leader speaks without logical arguments.

Because every leader has his/her roots, and every statement made by the leader is capable of gaining blind support regardless of the validity factor or the truth in the information conveyed.

Many parties overlook the fact that Malaysia is constitutional democracy whereby every citizen has the right to voice his/her opinion and view openly but that should not be taken to mean that every view or opinion needs to be embroidered with racism.

In voicing your opinion, especially those of you who hold a position in politics, you should be more sensitive to the logic of the mind and not based solely on the heart and tongue.

Nga should be careful with his mouth and should not stuff information into the ears of the people with blind emotions.

A glimpse of memory from the literary masterpiece Usman Awang:

watak melayu menolak permusuhan, (the Malay character rejects hostility)
setia dan sabar tiada sempadan, (loyalty and patience without limits)
tetapi jika marah tak nampak telinga, (but once angered you can’t see the ears)
musuh dicari ke lubang cacing, (the enemy will be searched as far as a wormhole)
tak dapat tanduk telinga dijinjing, (ever prepared to revenge/retaliate)
maruah dan ugama dihina jangan, (don’t insult dignity and religion)
hebat amuknya tak kenal lawan ”. (his rage is great and will take on any opponent). – Nov 29, 2022


Mahathir Mohd Rais
Perikatan Nasional (PN) information chief for Kuala Lumpur

The views expressed are solely of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Focus Malaysia.

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