Not a matador, just the bull — Jaleel Hameed
JULY 3 — Datuk Seri Najib Razak asked his civil service to emulate Euro winners Spain in coming up with innovative ideas.
Sir, you’re right. Although many were sniggering at the NST headline because Spain isn’t doing as well on other fronts as it is in football.
Be that as it may, Najib should extend that analogy to his BN colleagues who seem to stick to the tried-and-tested ways of bringing down their opponents.
Look at the MCA today. In their hurry to get the public to forget about a Johor BN proposal to have hudud in that state, they finally unveiled their “RM1 billion Selangor scandal” that related to the Talam Corp debt buyout.
They should relook their allegations in the next few days. Does it make sense to pay someone who owes you money? Think about it.
Perhaps they should follow the prime minister’s Spanish advice and be innovative rather than end up as a Spanish omelette.
It’s the same as their allegations about hillside development in Penang or water woes in Selangor through their mouthpiece The Star.
You see, kind sirs in BN, your way of distracting action from your troubles over hudud, insulting the Indians by slagging off Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan, and asking non-Malays to get out isn’t actually 1 Malaysia.
Also despicable is what the BN assemblymen did to Betty Chew in the Malacca state assembly yesterday. Just like Datuk Mohamed Aziz from Sri Gading, these people are cowards and hide behind parliamentary immunity.
When challenged to repeat that allegation outside the assembly, the MCA man kept quiet.
If anything, this confirms that the MCA is not a stooge of Umno, it is like Umno — playing dirty instead of debating ideas and issues.
Go the Spanish way please. Be the matador and face your enemies straight in the eye. Don’t be the bull that only knows to put its head down and charge away.
You’ll end up in a pile with excrement as a reminder of your very brief political fighting life, sirs.
* Jaleel Hameed reads The Malaysian Insider.
* This is the personal opinion of the writer or publication and does not necessarily represent the views of The Malaysian Insider.