Friday, September 30, 2011
"Undilah" public service announcement smells a rat!
In my mind eyes I simply could not visualise Tengku Razaleigh as a potential Malay leader to be entrusted in looking after my people (Malaysians that is, make no mistake here) and to look after my country (speaking on my behalf that is)!
I have never gotten a satisfying answer from him when he was a finance minister during the BMF scandal where billions of ringgit of Malaysian money that got ripped off in Hongkong.
A Bank Bumiputra auditor by the name of Jalil Ibrahim, was sent to Hongkong to investigate he was found murdered in a banana grove near Tau Pu Kau, in the New Territory in Hongkong then. I was there and I prayed for his soul hoping to set it free.
I also remember interviewing the late Jalil's wife and she told me then that two things she would teach her children, one, to hate the Malays and two, to hate Bank Bumiputra! I would not blame her for that for I could feel thepain that she had to go through with the brutal death if her husband.
As journalist then we were told not to ask too probing a question on the BMF fiasco, big fiasco indeed, when Tengku Razaleigh was the finance minister. Read here on the BMF fiasco if you wish!
What prompted me to dig out the past?! Well, it started when I saw Tengku Razaleigh was in a YouTube in a purported Public Service Announcement video but undoubtedly produced by the opposition, about trying to garner votes from the young.
He was featured saying that there are a lot of problem in this country and that he assumed everyone knows what these problems! He said new voters are needed to change the situation.
Then the video features many opposition members, known corporate figure and one very unpopular Chinese deputy minister of education from the BN component party, a badly brought up rabid Chinese rapper and two very fat and ugly Malay comedians. And unfortunately my two favorite people -- good friends Tony Fernandez and Yasmin Yusuf-- were also featured!
I have for once have to agree to an also a much less popular minister by the name of Rais Yatim who was quoted as saying the video was taken off the air because it allegedly portrays Malaysia a a country with too many problems. "My Ministry does not accept the video. It is not appropriate to be shown."
Kesimpulan nya Tengku Razaleigh, which country in the world that is actually free problems.
But, for a seasoned politician like Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah, he should have known better not to be a pawn to the opposition!
Posted by Pasquale at 11:45 AM