TTF: Despite us all being Malaysians, we have to admit that the various ethnic groups coming together to define the Malaysian identity did not crawl out of the same cultural soup. The Chinaman has values that diverges vastly from that of the Malay. While he is economically driven to extremes that are without restraint, the Malay is guarded by a mesh of values defined by religion, the family unit and the importance of social etiquette.
These are values the Malays will die defending, as to them, success has no value if is without merit. They subscribe to principles of proportion and believe that one must not partake in activity beyond the confines of rationality. If a Malay were to seek wealth, he (or she) must do so in ways that not to deprive others of opportunity through sheer greed.
And that is why the community places emphasis on the family unit (see also Najib’s views on the matter in news item below). The Malays know that a happy family is a harmonious family, that such harmony gives life true meaning and cultivates a sense of duty and proportion. And it is with such a sense of duty and proportion that Dato’ Seri Najib Tun Razak is paving the way forward for the Malaysian family unit.
But that frightens the DAP.
For this reason alone, Lim Kit Siang and his men have been training their guns at Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, the wife of the Prime Minister. The senior Lim is out to break the chain of harmony that is keeping the Najib household intact to disrupt the Prime Minister’s sense of duty towards the country. Kit Siang knows, that a house divided is a house destroyed, that the destruction of UMNO begins with the destruction of the Najib family unit.
So why are the Chinese supporting the DAP?
Because unlike the Malays, the Chinese place far more emphasis on prosperity than they do the family unit. This has deprived their conscience to a point that prevents them from seeing what Kit Siang is really up to. The longer they remain ignorant, the greater will be the destruction to the prosperity they so deeply desire. Of course, the greater the destruction to prosperity, the weaker will be the economy of the country.
MELAKA: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said the success and effectiveness of a Barisan Nasional (BN) leader depends on the role played by his wife.
“If a wife becomes a true friend, be able to make him happy and understand his duties, heart and mind, than I am confident that every BN elected representative will be more successful.
“This area must be emphasised so that the husband can do his job well, especially near the general election,” he said at a banquet and closing of a programme with the Wives of Barisan Nasional Elected Representatives in Bandar Hilir, here Saturday night.
Also present were Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and Melaka Chief Minister Datuk Seri Idris Haron.
Welfare Association of Wives of Ministers and Deputy Ministers (Bakti) was crowned as overall champion.
Najib, who presented the championship trophy to his wife, and Bakti president Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, said wives of BN elected representatives should adopt a friendly approach with the people.
The wives can help the single mothers and orphans in times of disasters. The charity work is meaningful for the BN government.”
He added the BN government was doing good for the people but was not appreciated and thus it was the wives job to support their husbands.
“Leaders often have to face lies that must be countered with facts to correct the people’s perception.”