If only he walks the talk!

Our PM gave a very ‘good’ speech in UN. Good in the sense that what was expounded in the speech is correct and morally right.

He said that ““We must, and I repeat, we must urgently reclaim the centre and the moral high ground that has been usurped from us. We must choose negotiations over confrontation. We must choose to work together and not against each other. And we must give this effort utmost priority for time is not on our side”

He also urged the US president to”‘galvanise the moderates, bring in NGOs and social movements so that more people would see the importance of taking a moderate stance”.

This is indeed what is needed in the whole world.

This is indeed what is needed in Malaysia.

My question to the PM is this:

Why is this — the essence of his speech —  not practiced in our own country?

He, as the PM, has the power to walk the talk , to do what he preaches overseas.

Why aren’t those uttering extremist words dealt with using existing laws? The incidents of the 2 principals and the words of some civil servants ( like the one in BTN) are certainly extremist, no one can deny that. Why aren’t any actions being taken against these people?

When he urges Obama to galvanise the moderates and bring in the NGOs , did he not realise that he has not reined in the NGO group called Perkasa? Did he not realise that the perception is that, by keeping quiet and refraining from attacking this group, Perkasa is seen as an outsourced extremist group from the Big Brother?

His speech is certainly good. If Obama does what our PM advises, America and the world would be a better place, no doubt about it. But our PM must put his own house in order first before offering such ‘good’ advice to others. Otherwise, there is only one word in the English language to describe the whole situation – hypocrisy!

There is still time to prove that he is not by coming home and taking charge and dealing with these extremists according to the advice he gave others in UN.

Will he walk the talk?

(This article was carried in the breaking views column in Malaysian Insider:

http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/breakingviews/article/if-only-he-walks-the-talk-dr-hsu-dar-ren/ )


16 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Richard Loh
    Sep 29, 2010 @ 14:28:25

    Sep 29, 2010 @ 15:01:58

    Talk is cheap indeed. I still remember when our PeeeeM once commented that NATO “no action talk only”. Now it hits back on him directly on his face. It is karma at its best.
    Actually he can talk and talk and talk, if he has 1) no courage or will to implement 2) racialistic dickheads in NGOs esp Perkasa/BTN etc.. 3) bigots and racialistic bums running national schools/GLCs/agencies etc.. 4) questionable integrity of our judiciary and police to name a few.
    At the end of the day it all comes back to square one.
    TALK ONLY!!!


  3. klm
    Sep 29, 2010 @ 15:06:16

    This speech was not written from his heart. It was probably written by a high price speech writer, who put in the right words. Did Najib believed in what he said. Your guess is as good as min.


  4. CYC
    Sep 29, 2010 @ 15:26:32

    He is doing a moon walk ala Michael Jackson style. He steps on clouds and he can’t remember what he says in UN. He started his speech when the audience already left. Meanwhile, KTK thinks Jibby is performing well and on track to leapfrog Malaysia to be the world super power. As a Buddhist, this crab didn’t even manage to get the gomen to approve Puzhao Shi , a temple cumple cum training centre for YBAM located at Kluang whose application been submitted since decades ago. Yet he claimed that BN practice fairness and religious tolerance. The centre has since being approved 1 year or so ago with ridiculous conditions attached. Mind u, it is located on a piece a private own land and not gomen alienated land.

    To those MCA and Gelakan dreamers, Jibby is walking the path of the Kerala Kutty. Dream on if think 1Malaysia is something to be relied on. Better to shop at 1Utama or stay in 1World hotel to realise your fantasies.

    Folks, this is not about KTK bashing but to make one realise nobody is indispensable and please don’t overstay your welcome.


  5. clearwater
    Sep 29, 2010 @ 16:06:50

    Hypocrisy has always been a useful tool to politicians the world over but few practice it with the diligence and artfulness of ruling Malaysian politicians. The higher up the politician, the greater the heights of hypocrisy.


  6. Li Li Fa
    Sep 29, 2010 @ 16:41:53

    Shame and Hypocrisy are words not in the vocabulary of this type of ‘politician’; let alone walking the talk.

    The people can’t help but to think that the speech was not written by the PM but by his PR boys. How often does one get to ‘preach’ at the UN?


  7. disgusted
    Sep 29, 2010 @ 17:32:25

    If you have ALL the PMs’ speeches, the worse are the Old Horse, the Tidur One and now the Najlis. These 3 are the worse speech makers in our history. Doublespeak, talk one thing do another thing. Chinese has a “chen yu”: hang goat’s head, sell dog’s meat.

    Speeches are just to impress after all the whole damn world is listening and watching. Call it PR, ego trip, first class bullshit…whatever.

    An ego trip, perhaps, that’s all. After that can’t the sheets can’t even use as toilet papers.


  8. Meng
    Sep 29, 2010 @ 21:59:36

    When a chinese pass a remark ministers jump, but when a malay passed a remark they are quiet like a pariah dog.
    Porn king where are you.??


  9. pilocarpine
    Sep 30, 2010 @ 00:38:39

    DPM said because the principals U48.. so even if she said one of the race in msia wear tali like dog also not under his power..
    and so, all the U48 in msia should stand up and say the major race as some other animal and see how’s the reactions…

    in hokkien, simple five words: CKLPS


  10. amywyon
    Sep 30, 2010 @ 01:14:14

    He is not the only leader that does that. Lots of other countries PM/Presidents say the nicest and most reasonable & beautiful things in UN or some international conference. You might even think they have a pair of wings and halo glowing above their heads.

    Then back home, they do the opposite. It’s more like marketing a false product to investors.

    Unker Jib is just as terrijiber, horrijiber, vegetable as they are… but worse: he’s incapable & castrated-无能.

    He should just continue to be as useless as always, and hasten the demise of BN.


  11. andrea
    Sep 30, 2010 @ 17:19:56

    Words are mere words until we live by it ! We know what is the value of that speech in UN.

    A good speech remains just as such as we have our standard of measuring it. Walk the talk, man. Don’t just use good speeches for building public relationship. We need real reforms and clear direction from you as a PM not any feel good rhetorics.


  12. CYC
    Sep 30, 2010 @ 17:56:38

    No need bashing anymore. Just stand up and be counted : Vote BN into wilderness and seek change through 2 parties system.

    Be simple minded : No more MCA and Gelakan. The Chinese would not die without them. In fact we may be happier and wealthier. Evidence : We have gone through 30 months since 308 and still alive and free.

    One target : Vote BN out and their machai will die naturally as no more income via being MP,ADUN and councilor. The poor folks will be able buy low cost house at REAL low cost price without the teh or kopi money of RM8000 per unit (app. 20% of the statutory price). These MCA & Gelakan machais will commit lesser evil and be blessed with no chance to rob the poor men’s sweats and tears.

    Help to transform your community socially, educationally, and spiritually. This will help to make up their mind in politics. This kind of transformation has far greater impact than pure politics.


  13. A true Malaysian
    Sep 30, 2010 @ 18:29:31

    If our past Prime Ministers walked their talks, Malaysia would be,

    Bersih, Cekap, Amanah
    Cemerlang, Gemilang, Terbilang

    and not like what Singaporean Malays labeled their Malay cousins here….(EDitor: no race profiling)….. . (Actually, not all Malays are like that, only those spoiled brats, not fair to treat them as 1Malay)

    Only if Najib walks his talk,

    No ‘Allah’ issue
    No Cartoon-O-Phobia by Zunar
    No Namewee’s ‘NAH’
    No such NGO called Perkasa
    No stomping of cow head

    Quotes very impressive, speech lagi best, so what? Shiok sendiri aje?

    Talk Less, Walk the Talk, Vote Wisely.


  14. disgusted
    Sep 30, 2010 @ 22:26:26

    Right. Stand up and be counted. But also ensure more will stand up too. Demolishing MCA and Gerakan will be a good move to weaken U Must Not Object. Then only then can see the light at the end of the tunnel. But the battle is far from over.


  15. A true Malaysian
    Sep 30, 2010 @ 23:17:15

    Sorry for that.

    Ironically the MM profiling were done by Singapore Malays themselves who thrive under meritocracy environment.

    I can imagine what will happen if someone from Malaysia that created that. But, so long if a person (not restricted to any race or religion) cannot accept criticism made in good faith, with intention to help that person, what else can we do to help?

    For all intent, the Singaporean motive was to help rather than belittle anyone. For further reference, please read this



  16. Malaysian First Limerick
    Oct 01, 2010 @ 07:23:48

    There’s a PM called Najib
    His speeches are nothing but glib
    But when the Perkasa nuts howl
    And their patron Mahathir scowls
    There’s nary a word of condemnation from the PM’s lips!


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