Below is a typical statement made by a member of the Opposition, this one is by Theresa Kok, Seputeh DAP MP is no difference!
Theresa Kok we all also unreservedly condemned the remark made but for you, as it is in the nature of the beast, you want confrontation and that is wrong my dear!
So this guy Nasir Safar made what appears to be a racist remark involving the Indians and the Chinese in this country. I don't know what else Nasir said, but I was told he was referring to the hundreds of thousands of Indian and Chinese immigrants coming into Malaysia on tourist visas or visas on arrival who disappear. Many have been found doing many illegal work. Just go to any sleazy hotel downtown near Chinatown you will find prostitutes from China plying their craft.
Safar may be referring to this category of non-Malaysian Indian and Chinese citizens who have found Malaysia to be a safe haven as illegal immigrants. As for the revoking of Malaysian citizenship from Malaysians of Indian or Chinese origins, I do not know under what circumstances that he said that, but Nasir has no locus standi or any given rights to say what he said.
Well, a lesson has been learnt and this guy took it upon himself to correct the situation by resigning to prevent further awkwardness and embarrasment and as for any peace loving Malaysians, I am not talking about billigefrent DAP members like Theresa Kok, we must move on. Forgive and forget!
So a statement by Seputeh MP Theresa Kok to chastise the prime minister for keeping people like Nasir, I am sure he never thought in a millioin years that this episode, one that could mar race relations, could happen. Unfortunate incidents do happen. No one would expect very private nude pictures of Elizabeth Wong to be circulated via the internet, which I also found to be deplorable.
So Theresa Kok, a harsh press statement about Najib Tun Razak is like floggng a dead horse. Enough already, the guy Nasir is guilty of something and resigned. I am sure Najib has nothing to do with his racist remarks. Below is that harsh Press Statement by Theresa Kok on the unforunate episode, so you decide:-
3rd February 2010
Demand that Najib Razak apologise for and condemn Nasir Safar’s racist remarks and sack Nasir Safar for insubordination
I wish to unreservedly condemn the incendiary, inflammatory and outright racist remarks made by Nasir Safar, political aide to Najib Razak, when he more or less called Indians beggars and Chinese women prostitutes and threatened to revoke citizenships. Source: http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/index.php/malaysia/51737-pms-aide-to-quit-over-racist-remark
To add fuel to the flames, Nasir Safar had the gall to spout his racist spiel in his official capacity at a 1Malaysia seminar of all places. His actions made a complete mockery of 1Malaysia and revealed his utter ignorance, or more likely total contempt, for the 1Malaysia which his superior Najib has been trying so hard to sell.
The fact that Najib’s own political aide could harbour such venom brings to question the integrity of the company that Najib keeps and creates serious doubts of Najib’s own character. As the saying goes, “Birds of a feather flock together.”
If Najib wants to bring any credibility to himself and 1Malaysia, I urge Najib to apologise for Nasir’s remarks, condemn the remarks in no uncertain terms and sack him Nasir Safar for insubordination. To let Nasir Safar off with a resignation letter makes light of the gravity of his offence.
As for Nasir Safar, I demand that he make a public apology for causing such offence to all Malaysians and bringing disrepute to our nation’s international image as a peaceful multi-ethnic country.
Selangor State Senior EXCO
MP for Seputeh
Sekretariat Akhbar Kerajaan Negeri Selangor