Please walk the talk

The PM has called on Malaysians to show acceptance of each other’s differences. There is nothing wrong in this;  in fact, all of us must support this call for acceptance, if the PM himself can show the way in the implementation of his policies and reining in those who are uttering extremist views.

It is not enough to merely state this but not seen to practise it. I must stress again that this is a different world altogether, and people are now able to think and analyse better with the influence of the internet and the borderless information that they can amass.

In fact, many of his speeches are good if only it can be implemented. But good speeches, if it is not implemented, would mean nothing more than just rhetoric. In fact, no matter how well he means, if the well-meaning messages are not seen to be implemented, he runs the risks of losing more support from the middle ground, as people would term this ‘hypocrisy’.

I still recall his speech at the UN last year (September 2010) calling for negotiations over confrontation. If only he has observed his own advice and walked the talk  in the handling of the Bersih issue, he would not have been so pressured now.

In case he has not remembered, there is an article which I wrote on his speech then and calling him to come home, walks his talks  and take charge against extremism. That article is titled “If only he walks the talks”.

I will post that article of mine here again since the same argument is relevant to what he says about acceptance:

If only he walks the talks

SEPT 29 — Our prime minister gave a very “good” speech in the UN. Good in the sense that what was expounded in the speech is correct and morally right.

He said, “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 Barack Obama 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 practised 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 two principals and the words of some civil servants (like the one in BTN) are certainly extreme, no one can deny that. Why isn’t any action 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 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 English language to describe the whole situation — hypocrisy!

There is still time to prove that he is not a hypocrite, 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?

31 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. monsterball
    Jul 30, 2011 @ 10:09:57

    Najib have mastered the art to speak with not one iota of sincerity.
    It is always a political speech.
    Today…he said the 6 detainees released are out of the goodwill of the Police.
    This means the Police are never wrong….Home Minister…and IGP also not wrong.
    Dream on…that Najib will walk the talks.
    He is a compulsive liar and flip flopper…..like Mahathir who can twist and turn like a snake.
    Like adopted father..like adopted son.

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  2. klm
    Jul 30, 2011 @ 11:04:28

    Najib is just a classic hypocrite. He is a disaster to the country. He must go or made to go. Do a badawi on him.

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  3. Nick
    Jul 30, 2011 @ 12:22:08

    The whole world caught him lying during the CNN live interview. He was looking stupid, like a child caught with his hands inside a cookie jar. What was most funny was in the background, the scene shown by CNN was the Police shooting their nwater cannons and their tear gas at the defenseless BERSIH crowds. Najob said “the Police response was mild and they handled the situation delicately and without excessive force”. Really Najib? What a shameful person, tch! tch!. Maybe it is his upbringing and poor religious tutoring. I don’t know what is the punishment in Islam for lying to the public? Dr. Hsu, you still think this man is capable of walking the talk? Such a useless coconut.

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  4. KeyStone
    Jul 30, 2011 @ 14:13:23

    Talk is cheap! Talk n no walk the talk has become very pervasive phenomena in Malaysia, not just the PM, but 90percent of the politicians. What went wrong? Of course, once it started from at the top,shits roll downhill n all behave the same. Sad thing for Malaysia.
    What is the redemption?

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  5. chabalang
    Jul 30, 2011 @ 15:10:18

    Najib is turning out to be like Abdullah Badawi. In the beginning of his PM days, I gave him the benefit of doubt – his words sounded good and rational….BUT what happened to the implementation???

    After TWO years, we all know that the GTP, ETP, 1M’sia are just SLOGANS and paid lots of $$$ to foreign management and PR consultants. M’sia needs the change and reforms but he is caught in the UMNO web – unable to distangle himself.

    Ask Utusan and Perkasa (UMNO outsourced right-wing) to walk his talk first.

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  6. monsterball
    Jul 30, 2011 @ 17:23:09

    He will never walk the talk Doc.
    He just appointed MIC Pananivel as a full Minister at the wee hours towards the coming 13th GE…to fish for Indian votes.
    Najib said he heard Pananivel loud and clear….yet millions of Malaysians spoke…his ears are deaf and eyes are blind…to us.
    Anyway…MIC is a more dead party than MCA….both need Malay votes….not like before.
    I have a strange feeling….Dr.Jeya will be the main instrument to kill off MIC in 13th GE.
    Pananivel have spoken and support the release ….after the 6 were in jail…since July 2nd?? Why now??
    Indian votes needed badly..for MIC.

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  7. monsterball
    Jul 30, 2011 @ 17:37:05

    Now Najib is banging on the hope to copy his father…two Indian ministers.
    Mahathir no more important…cannot help him.
    For the next few months before 13th GE is announced…..
    his dead father…Abdul Razak will be his Savior.
    To me…this is cheap trick to get back UMNO B members to vote for UMNB B…as he knows..more and more are going to vote for change in government…realizing the present UMNO B is totally different from Abdul Razak’s UMNO…founded by beloved Tunku Abdul Rahman…which in fact was originated by Jaffar Onn…Home Minister grandfather.
    Both the sons of Malaysia great leaders are bought up by the Devil….Mahathir…to continue his evil deeds.
    If the dead can speak….Hussein Onn and Tun Razak will disown their two good for nothing sons..good only to be used by ” the devil reincarnated …Mahathir”..{quoting Judge Ian}…to be what they are today.

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  8. Phua Kai Lit
    Jul 30, 2011 @ 21:02:46

    Can crabs walk straight ?

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  9. mmc
    Jul 30, 2011 @ 22:25:42

    MY GOOD DOCTOR,

    when was the last time this PM actually meant what he said, let alone walk the talk?

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  10. beh tahan
    Jul 30, 2011 @ 23:16:31

    Depend on who he promised,e.g.the flom,birkin bags,diamond ring,ect.For rakyat..forget about his sweet rhetoric..lets walk the talk on GE ourselves-people’s power.No other way.

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  11. Li Li Fa
    Jul 31, 2011 @ 00:12:04

    Njib was born with the silver spoon in his mouth. Talking is easy and laced with sweetener on his pink lips.. He could have mastered the art of talking without blinking his eyes on matters that prick his conscience. Perhaps TBH, PKFTZ, FLOM, Bersih2, PSM6, etc, etc are to him, but initials in the alphabetical family.

    Sale talking his book to the Head of the Catholic faith, he spoke of establishing relationship the the Holy See, but flipped his mask and chided the local Christians to respect people of another faith. He even expressed deep desire to hurry home to be with his people. There his goes adding long list to his his slogans.

    If my memory did not fail me, who was the one who said who was going to stain his kris with the blood of what people?

    Now that he is riding off to his sunset days, he tries to resurrect his dead father, saying what glorious things his father had done in the past. Talking is so cheap. Has he ever walked his talk? He liked walking the streets of KL.

    Will the people believe him? He can go on talking, tbut he people will be walking to a new beginning in the 13GE soon.

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  12. Kenny
    Jul 31, 2011 @ 10:04:12

    Abdullah Badawi was kicked out by the rakyat for promising what he could not deliver. Now Najib will be kicked out for saying one thing and doing another.

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  13. A true Malaysian
    Jul 31, 2011 @ 12:05:46

    PM of Malaysia since the old horse days are fancy with ‘slogan’. Their slogans are all very impressive but just for name sake. Anyone of them ‘walk the talk’?

    My father used to tell me, if you can’t walk the talk, just ‘diam-diam’, don’t talk. Don’t talk for the sake of talking.

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  14. alice cc ang
    Jul 31, 2011 @ 13:56:26

    This is the best joke of the day – “going back to Tun Razak’s time”. After all these years, there are now only two Indian ministers as if it’s something to shout about.

    So what if there are 10 Indian ministers in the cabinet? Does it make any difference to the average Indian on the street? What if they give 20 ministers to MCA? Is it going to get them the Chinese support?

    The rakyat have already realised all of BN’s cheap racist tricks. Who cares if you have 100 Indians, Chinese, Kadazan, Dayak, whatever ministers in your cabinet? In the end, all are destined to be running dogs for Umno.

    One real person fighting for justice like Ambiga Sreenevasan is worth more than 1,000 Indian ministers in Umno’s cabinet.

    Another point to note, who cares if G Palanivel or any other MIC leader is made full, half, or three-quarter minister? Does PM Najib Razak think this gesture will appease Malaysians who are angry over his handling of Bersih 2.0 and the EO 6?

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  15. Dr Hsu
    Jul 31, 2011 @ 15:38:10

    my observation that there is a internal struggle within the big brother is shared by Malaysian chronicle.

    No. 1 ‘s days are numbered.. The fact tht the old Horse’s daughter walked in the rally and Perkasa’s cancelling of counter walk and Old Horse’s quietness on Bersih means that they are using No1’s mishandling of a popular movemennt as something to push him out…

    Bn’s law makers are asking for extra funds from No2 instead of No1. This is another indication that there is something going on in that party.

    No2’s ascent will see even more racism as the party paper, the NGo and the group with Old Horse are all racist…. Malaysia is in for a even more turbulent time.

    With all these power struggle, it is unlikely to have a GE this year.. Can No1 withstand this ? Can his cousin control the forces under him?

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  16. A true Malaysian
    Jul 31, 2011 @ 16:12:51

    With this political power play, all I hope is to have ‘conscientious’ people around in police, AG Chamber, judiciary and even within the big brother (forget about others in BN).

    I say this because, if we have this type of people around, there’ll be still hope in a rotten system, as the one with power need their ‘kakis’ to execute their orders. These ‘kakis’ need to constantly remind themselves that they are rakyat too and whatever rots will affect them ultimately.

    People may regard me on this thought as ‘childish’, but I always believe everyone of us still has bit of ‘kindness’ in us, however bad a person maybe. Repentance is important to rid of our sins, greed, hatred, ignorance.

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  17. Li Li Fa
    Jul 31, 2011 @ 16:14:35

    I agree that it is not going to be easy on the people if NO;2 were to step up the next level. But in order to go up, someone obviously must come down. What is brewing within their couldron is very crticial and has great ramifications. Perhaps a deja vu for the Old Horse regime, and start of a new paint ball game. Because they are going to colour or discolour a lot of things and people. For certain they are not going to use the yellow colour paint.

    Does the incumbent’s general assembly tabled in December this year has anything to do with the coming 13GE? Pundits from within and outside the country are working tirelessly over this matter.

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  18. klm
    Jul 31, 2011 @ 16:31:51

    Dr. Hsu on your comment whether Jibby’s cousin can control the forces under him.
    I heard statements that the boys in blues are not keen to vote BN the next election. They are upset with cowhead. That is more than 120 thousand votes. He has managed to piss off the people under him. That’s how bad things are for Jibby.

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  19. monsterball
    Jul 31, 2011 @ 16:39:54

    I predicted 711.election date…not true.
    If not….I said…911…and Doc’s comment seems to prove I am wrong again.
    Luckily I an not a fortune teller….and I think Doc. is right…no 1th GE this year.
    Conditions getting worst and worst for Najib.
    How to declare 13th GE? He maybe stupid..but not that stupid to go head on and loose big.
    So now…try new methods…abandon Mahathir…hero worship his father and appoint one more Indian Minister ..like his father.
    Few more Indian votes and slow and steady… to win more Indian votes…then Chinese votes…maybe making Chua Soi Lek as Home Minister and demote his cousin….to something else..trying harder how to win Chinese votes.
    As for the Malays ..he needs to stick to the formula that UMNO B is their Savior and defender of their rights from traitors.
    That really needs alot of time.
    Maybe no 13th GE at all…by him…resigning…and decides to help the poor in Africa…like Angelia Jolie.

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  20. monsterball
    Jul 31, 2011 @ 17:04:30

    All Malaysians know Najib’s actions…words and flip flopping are causing BN to loose big.
    Worst of all…any UMNO B Minster can scold Chua Soi Lek for so call mistakes.he made…but that Chua Soi Lek dare not tell Najib off… for all his blunders.
    This so call Champion leader for Chinese…is a real dis grace to Chinese carrying Najib’s balls so openly with no shame.
    I guess sex show by him shown t the whole world does not shame him…and he dares to say Malaysians forgave him.
    Yea..we forgave him…but not to give him and be active in dirty politics.
    We expected him to retire….period.
    Chua has also made MCA lost few more votes…they desperately need.
    120 thousand Police votes??….yea IGP and Home minister makes them sick..to bully Malaysians like that. Many thousands will vote against BN for sure.
    Left ..right and center…Najib is getting clobbered….being dirtier and dirtier…in politics….exposing his dumber and dumber self.
    I wonder what bright ideas Rosmah have for him now….since Najib is nothing without Rosmah’s advises.
    Previously was Mummy and Mahathir for 22 years.
    Now only Rosmah and praying hard to hid dead father.
    Remember…he is the longest UNELECTED PM in history.

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  21. Dr Hsu
    Jul 31, 2011 @ 18:49:07

    Then there is the moderate force Amanah under the prince. He is a spent force but he instituted this NGO to place himself as a acceptable alternative in case the country goes into a stalemate. he is the only one acceptable to both BN ad PR…Slim chance but he has to position as such to save the country. I sense that he has a sense of mission to do whatever to help the nation.

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  22. Dr Hsu
    Jul 31, 2011 @ 19:07:04

    monsterball

    While it is unlikely to have a GE this year, if No.1 is pushed to the wall, he has nothing to lose to call one immediately after Raya… the Chinese calls this “forcing the tiger to jump over the wall”. He can even drop some of those who may be trying to force him out,,But in that case, Big Brother will ose more since there will be a lot of leg pulling and so on..

    Who leaks out the story about the fat lady? It must be their own people..Full stop.

    After all, calling the election is his prerogative.. As No 1 he still has immense power, and he will be going down to kampung and so on to work on the grassroots… But he needs the men in blue and the men in green’s support.

    Another potential source of problem is the white Hair across the ocean.

    Make Chinese Angry party is no longer relevant.. My former party is worse, gone with the winds…They are now trying to bank on Make Indian Cry party to pull back some of the votes..

    The Other Side has the best chance this time to take over P.J.

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  23. monsterball
    Jul 31, 2011 @ 20:33:04

    Take over Putra Jaya in a big way.
    Then the Other Side will loose it back in 14th GE…if they don’t deliver as promised.
    It must be People Power to decides things from henceforth.
    And that must be the young Malaysians from all walks of life.
    No.1 can go yo kampongs and perform his tricks as much as he likes.
    These kampong folks have their children working in cities too.
    We know many thousands UMNO B members are racists and most working in the government will support Najib for UMNO B government give them easy money with little work to do…for decades.
    But the growth of Industries have even more Malays being employed.
    Things have changed drastically since 12th GE….and Najib is actually helping the OTHER SIDE to win….without knowing it…or trying t be too smart with his immense power…which for the first time….Malaysians are smiling and fear him not.
    His history is wellknown. His character is an open book.

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  24. monsterball
    Jul 31, 2011 @ 20:56:06

    hhhhhhmmm…..Make Chinese Angry…cannot work any more.
    Make Indians Cry…may work?
    I say Indians will not dry…for MIC begging for votes.
    I say…Indians are fed up of MIC..no matter who the President is.
    But I also have been proven wrong by Dr.Hsu few times.
    Our Doc ….as he grows older..is a wise man…indeed.

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  25. monsterball
    Jul 31, 2011 @ 21:05:35

    “will not dry”??.what is that?
    Will not CRY la.
    Please remember it was he Indians that gave pillows and flowers to Dollah…to embarrassed him to the fullest.
    It was HINDRAF walk…that went against MIC too.
    Indians know MCA ……MIC and Gerakan….all voted out.
    The want change of Govt….as much as other Malaysians too.
    And today….Najib dare not say he is Malaysia First …Malay second to contradict his DPM.
    Then….what his this shit….’I Malaysia” Najib is talking about?
    It is always to divide and rule.
    Such sickening greedy…corrupted..hypocrites.

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  26. Kenny
    Jul 31, 2011 @ 22:11:04

    Yes, Dr. Hsu. the opposition has a better chance of taking over P.J. at the 13th G.E. due to Umno infighting. But it may be the only chance we have. Have look at my article here:

    http://www.malaysia-chronicle.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=16827:ge-13-only-one-chance-to-vote-out-bn&Itemid=2

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  27. A true Malaysian
    Aug 01, 2011 @ 00:12:14

    Kenny,

    You articulate very well in that article of yours. Malaysia is in urgent need to put the pillars of democracy in their proper place again. If not, Malaysia is definitely going in the direction of country like Zimbabwe, Mynmar or even North Korea.

    Thus, we have limited choice but to ensure Pakatan to take-over Putrajaya and ensure they do their job to put back the pillars of democracy in their rightful place. You are right to say we should discount MCLM or other 3rd force in the next GE, and I agree with you to a certain extent. I supposed MCLM is aware of the rots as well and urgent need to put the pillars back. That’s why I don’t think they will dive in to spoil the soup even if Pakatan refuse to let them have some of the seats to contest.

    On the other hand, quality of Pakatan candidates is very, very important, to avoid frog festival as well as to ensure quality debates in the Parliament. In this sense, I believe Pakatan leaders have the wisdom to let MCLM and of course PSM candidates to contest. If not, people will see Pakatan as power crazy like Umno / BN, and this will not bode well for them in the long run.

    We civil society should give our full support, some say ‘overwhelming’ support to Pakatan this coming 13th GE, to off-set the malpractices of electoral process. 2/3 majority win to them of course is impossible at this stage, but rakyat should aim for that so that any shortfall from that will still be a healthy margin win to see a stable Pakatan government.

    I appeal to those in BN to see things in the long run if you love Malaysia more than your party, or rather your political masters. Malaysia is at chronic stage now that never we see that before since Merdeka.

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  28. monsterball
    Aug 01, 2011 @ 10:12:30

    The Malaysian University students from here and abroad grilled Najib good and proper.
    Now go to Malaysiakini and read all comments.
    Najib may not have lied answering questions…but his answers are the usual half truths and evasive.
    University students can read him well and will surely vote him out…but overseas students cannot vote for one reasons or another….but local students and young voters are no more idiots that can be fooled by sweet talking Najib..or treats by a worn out old Dictator….no more power.

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  29. monsterball
    Aug 01, 2011 @ 10:16:44

    Najib in KL Hospital for 3 days checking his knee problem.
    He is an elected servant…but he is staying at the Royal room… .reserved for Royalties.
    UMNO B must be voted out.
    They brag .. steal..and tell lies…..disuniting Malaysians far far too long.

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  30. Kenny
    Aug 01, 2011 @ 10:18:08

    Thank you True Malaysian. We certainly have no choice but to support Pakatan to take over Putrajaya. Hopefully they have learned from their experience by putting in quality candidates. We have to remember that in 2008 PKR faced a problem of finding enough candidates willing to contest under its banner as it was seen as a sure loser. This won’t be the case now.

    I believe there are few angels in politics whichever side of the divide so democratic competition is necessary to keep them in line. We don’t want to kill off BN as an opposition is necessary in a democratic system or there is no democracy. Once a 2 party system is established neither side can afford to be corrupt and abusive any more.

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  31. monsterball
    Aug 01, 2011 @ 13:52:34

    Doc…Lim Kit Siang said 13th GE maybe Oct/Nov.
    I wish 3 of us can wager a bet for 3 nights 4 days in Bali….and the closet to the date.wins.
    But it looks like LKS maybe right…as longer Najib delays…worst off for him.
    Millions of Malaysians are waiting for GE.
    For his own sake….Najib should announce it fast.
    Perhaps in hospital for 3 days …will do him some good to wake up to realities in life.

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