'No Race Card' Code Of Ethics For Politicians, Good Move. But Will Those Who Use It Most, Comply?
“Politicians should air their views with responsibility, with the intention of solving problems rather than to fan racial sentiments and anger.
“They should adopt good political practices for the good of national racial unity. The intention of the Code is to ensure that politicians promote national unity, rather than to restrict them from giving their views or to impede their effectiveness,” he said.
***** Great idea I say! If only it is practical. I'm not overly surprised that the man talking about it is Ongkili. How much clout he has to push this through is doubtful. For one, the greatest abusers of the race card are sitting pretty all over the country and would show no inclination to limit themselves in this strict manner. To be bound by a code which will definitely hamper the use of one of their main weapons, shameless and opportunistic use of the race card and miscellaneous shit-stirring, could be politically unwise and unacceptable.
So before Ongkili embarks on this 'noble' course he should get clearance from 'those' who matter. These are the biggest race baiters and the people who should decide whether the plan is going to work and more importantly if they would strictly comply once it's enforced. Going by past experience I personally feel it's better for him to forget about the whole thing. These chaps are definitely going to continue harping on race for their own selfish political ends and no damn 'Code of Ethics' will make a difference. Besides, the general elections are around the corner. This is the time that armchair warriors normally emerge from the woodwork like so many worms; racist worms in this case.
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