Friday, August 20, 2010

Racist Headmaster, Muhyiddin Silent

Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin is again proving to fail “1Malaysia” with inept handling of the racist remarks by the principal of SMK Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra

Deputy Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin punctured the “1Malaysia” euphoria when he went against the Government's official definition of the concept which called for “a nation where, it is hoped, every Malaysian perceives himself or herself as Malaysian first, and by race, religion, geographical region or socio-economic background second” earlier in March this year.

The Deputy Prime Minister had chosen to reject the goal of 1Malaysia, by insisting that he is “Malay first” and subsequently ridiculing the concept of “Malaysian first” by saying “How can I say I'm Malaysian first and Malay second? All the Malays will shun me... and it's not proper.”

Now, when the principal of SMK Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra, Siti Inshah Mansor is alleged to have uttered completely racist statements during school assembly to young Malaysian students a week ago on the 12 August 2010, Tan Sri Muhyiddin who is also the Minister of Education has chosen to remain elegantly silent on the matter of utmost national importance.

During the National Day celebration launch, she was alleged to have said “Pelajar Cina tidak diperlukan di sini dan boleh pulang ke China atau Sekolah Foon Yew. Kepada pelajar India, rantai keagamaan yang dipakai di leher dan tangan membuatkan mereka kelihatan seperti anjing kerana hanya anjing diikat sebegitu”, seriously insulting all Malaysian Chinese and Indians.

Such a statement must be condemned immediately and without reservation for it tantamounts to an attempt to divide Malaysians, and opposes the “1Malaysia” ideals. By choosing to remain silent, Tan Sri Muhyiddin has again demonstrated his reluctance in endorsing the 1Malaysia concept beyond just paying it lip service.

The “1Malaysia” concept is further debased when Tan Sri Muhyiddin's Director-General for Education told the press yesterday that “there is no change, the issue was only a misunderstanding and the problem has been solved between the principal and students,” indicating also that the principal will not even be transferred as a punishment.

Malaysians fail to see how the uttering of such a crude and completely insensitive statement could be caused by any “misunderstanding” and see the action by the Ministry of Education as a complete cover up, and an attempt sweep the matter under the carpet.

Deputy Minister of Education, Datuk Dr Wee Ka Siong explained in his tweet last night that “the principal is on leave now, she has to face the probe by police. She did apologise to students.”

Datuk Dr Wee's explanation invited a repartee from UMNO Youth Chief, Khairy Jamaluddin who tweeted “We cannot drag our feet or prevaricate on things like this. Blatant racism. By a school principal no less. And if proven that she said those things (which I'm told is a certainty) she must be sacked & charged appropriately. She shouldn't be allowed back pending the result of the investigation, which shouldn't have to take long.” Khairy is absolutely right in this case, therefore stern and immediate action must be taken to demonstrate that the Government has no room and tolerates no racism, especially in our schools.

Tan Sri Muhyiddin must immediately reprimand the Director-General for Education for claiming that “the problem has been resolved”, especially since it is now known that the principal has apologised to the students. He must also demonstrate his commitment to “1Malaysia” by issuing a public condemnation of the principal's actions and mete out the appropriate punishment to her. Otherwise, inaction by the Deputy Prime Minister will show without doubt, his own prejudice against “1Malaysia”.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

We are all waiting impatiently for Perkasa to fire back that the chinese is again questioning malay rights,challenging islam position,therefore derhaka to the King.Lastly, also be warned not to play with fire lest another may 13.

Anonymous said...

Mungkin ramai masih rindukan "Malaysia Boleh" laungan kuat-kuat orang tua-tua...!
Macam sehebat Kad " American Express"..kini dah macam tak sehebat selaku Kad "Visa/Master" di sini..!

Ayuhai..mungkin salah-faham..atau tak sanggup nak faham laungan hebat-hebat terkini "1MALAYSIA"...Rakyat Didahulukan..Pencapaian Diutamakan..!

Dah komited 1Malaysia.. kerana lihat wajah murni 1Impian 1Negara..atau mungkin keliru nak balik kampung semula kerana Nostalgia semulajadi Hamba Tuhan..nak "Malaysia Boleh" lagi..walaupun nyata-nyata Hamba Tuhan nak "Jalan Benar" Tak sanggup lihat Bangsa Dan Negara terus ikut "Jalan Sesat"..kerana "Rasuah..Salahlaku-Menyeleweng..."!

Mungkin dulu "Malay Dilemma..kini.."Malaysia Dilemma"..!Ayuhai serba-benar/serba-salah hanya Tuhan Tau saja..!Doa-doakan ..!

Anonymous said...

Please la don't be "BATU API" do you think such a good Principal will say such a word. Please la Rakyat already "MUAK" with your stupid Spinning. If it happend in a school assembly why "ONLY 3" people do the report????????? Why when it come to Goverment servant and it is MALAY you people judge without a trial?????Don't think Malaysia PEOPLE are STUPID like PAS AND PKR la! Think wisely before you speak we try to live in a harmony!

Anonymous said...

If malay says someyhing, they are racist. When did non-malays is labeled as racist when they says something about malay? NONE!!! If malay say something, they are racist, others, freedom of speech. Is this fair? WHY?

1Malaysia said...

This is all because our corrupted history syllabus which use by UMNO leaders to tell lies and haterd views in school education.
School where young ones get knowledge of our country. but our young non Malays read history wher they get shame and have to be patient for study.
Some body must view this in parliment where multietnic panel to be set up to write real and good history where future Malaysia will 1malaysia spirit.

Anonymous said...

Very ironic, Tony.
DPM is silent on this headmaster issue. And all at DAP is also silent on that Ronnie Liu & Tee Boon Hock as well??

Is it BN silent not ok and DAP silent ok???

MOOLANPAH said...

Too many of such incidences have happened in the past(the recent one also happened in one school in Kedah where the principal uttered racist remarks on a group of chinese students).Why such thing can occur over and over again is bcos the govt seems to take very lenient action on this matter so much so the 'racist'principal dare to challenge the govt.They know the DPM and DG of Education will try to help them(being of the same kind).Is this 1Malaysia or 2Malaysia?

Bunnies said...

We all know that DPM and his friends are racist. We also know that all these task force, mud force is to trick the general public into believing that these goonies are just and not a racist. So, I think most of us will not put too much hope on any outcome from this.

We are just waiting for the day we can vote again. But with all the storm brewing lately, it looks like the government is cooking up. What is the government cooking up?? Well, they must have a reason to Ops lalang again right.. they must a good reason not to have the GE so soon since they know they are going to fall flat on their face.. So, as opposition, I think you guys shouldnt give the government a chance to have Ops Lalang again. You guys must learn how to play the game. All these falling into BN's stirring trap is not going to work for the people.

Anonymous said...

The main thing I see is that the more Muhiyiddin is pounded with these issues, the more he dig in his heel NOT to admit he is wrong. The fact is he does not equate keeping silent as poor leadership and he believes his constituent don't see it that way either.

What you need to get him to do is to react to your charges. This is a war of nerves. So long as he hold his nerves, you are not going to really get him.

You need a catchy line. 'Tidak Cakap, tidak apa' Timbalan or 'Kalau bankrupt akal, diam sahajalah' Timbalan...

Juz 4sharing said...

Soul&Heart...

I cant understand.. we are talking abt politics,religion, race,money land, etc and etc...most sensitive issues..will make one party happy another not and vise versa...
but why all of us alredy forget 1 thing- in this world nothing is belongs to us..if the next second we die, we r not going to bring anything other thn our sins..let say when i ws writing this we hit again by tsunami,1/2 of Malaysia gone,wat will happen????
All of you still keep on talk politics and etc... Malaysia is wonderful land full of harmoney and peace..i LOVE my country and i think GOD is loving this land too..Thats the reason until now none of the terrible natural disaster hits us..we maybe different in colour and religion.But GOD is always one,just the path to reach him is different and we call it religion..
So,have faith in God and never ever believe the next second will be yours..and never ever fight with the name of GOD coz GOD is LOVE..He loves every single thing he had created in this world..so, if you love GOD love everyone and evrything he had created in this world..BELIEVE ME, HE WILL LOVE YOU TOO..