Pak Lah: Stop playing up racial issues - The Star, 24th Nov 2006
- The Prime Minister wants all Malaysian media to stop playing up racial issues and instead focus on stories about the nation's development.
- Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said matters raised by various delegates at last week's Umno general assembly should not be interpreted as the party's or the Malays' stand.
- “My winding-up speech at the Umno general assembly has been accepted by all Barisan Nasional component parties,” he said here yesterday.
- Earlier, Abdullah was asked by a reporter for his comments as some newspapers continued to publish stories on racial matters.
- Initially, the Prime Minister appeared to be taken aback by the question and asked the reporter: “Today too?”
- When the reporter replied in the affirmative, Abdullah then said the media should stop highlighting such stories.
- He said the media should report more about the development programmes taking place.
UMNO delegates are not playing racial card, guess who is the culprit? It is damn media who reports nothing but the truth. PM, you shouldn't blame the media, there is nothing spicy enough to report, apart from the batu seremban stuff and in terms of development, maybe only Zakar's mansion is worth mentioning.
I also have a statement for our beloved PM, "stop protecting the priviledged racists in your government, especially the SIL and focus on the country's development". You should help the media, or else they will run out of job very soon, since there is nothing for them to report.
By the way, the space training that "we have invested" might be showcased live on TV, I wonder if Russian government allows that. Oops, they haven't discuss with the Russian yet, then why bother to announce? You have plenty of chance to slap your own face, no hurry.
Astronaut training may be shown live on Internet - Malaysians may get to watch the country’s two astronauts undergo training “live” on the Internet. Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Datuk Dr Jamaludin Jarjis said he would discuss the matter with the Russian Space Agency during his trip to Moscow next month. (The Star, 24th Nov 2006)