Ramasamy: Sorry no cure after PMX utters insulting “K****g” word

PRIME Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim (PMX) has apologised for the use of the “K****g” word in a recent dialogue with university students.

He said he was merely citing what was written in “Hikayat Hang Tuah” of Hang Tuah’s fluency of the languages spoken in Kalinga.

As the PM of the country, he should have been sensitive to the slurs used against the Indian community.

Whatever ways he justifies the use of the word “K****g”, the word is derogatory. There is no escaping from this.

Anwar might have apologised but successive events in the last one year or so have indirectly demonstrated that Anwar is against or not sensitive to the Indian community although the reasons are not clear.

He humiliated the majority Hindu community by presiding over conversion of a Hindu youth; he blasted a young Indian student for questioning the social contract; refused to appoint an Indian Tamil to be minister; and most recently, used the word “K****g” without considering its sensitivity to the Indian community.

Is Anwar going to stop here or are there going to be most insults hurled against the Indians? Thus far, no word from the champions of multi-racial politics, DAP and PKR.

Enthralled and mesmerised by appeasement politics, DAP will likely behave like a tortoise with legs and head withdrawn into the protective shell in this matter.

I dread that at the rate he is going, it will just be a matter of time before Anwar makes himself the worst PM of the country. I regret for supporting him. – Dec 24, 2023


Former DAP stalwart and Penang chief minister II Prof Ramasamy Palanisamy is chairman of the Urimai (United Rights of Malaysian Party) Interim Council.

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

Main pic credit/video clip: Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s Facebook

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