Muhyiddin The Troll, Condemns Street Protests While Exposing His Own Bias And Ignorance
“To me, the group just wanted to create instability and cause problems, especially to the people in Kuala Lumpur,” he said, when commenting on the Hindraf protest yesterday.
Muhyiddin, who is Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister, said there were poor people among the Malays and Chinese as well and poverty was not just among the Indians.
He said if Malaysia had treated the Indian community unfairly, as claimed by the organisers of the Hindraf demonstration, the group leader would not have obtained a good education and become a lawyer. (The Star)
***** Muhyiddin is a good example of the successful umnoputera. A shrewd, calculating politician, he has used the racist system so prevalent in Malaysia, manipulated and thrived within it while in the process amassing enormous wealth and power and is now within smelling distance of the Prime Minister's office. Do you think that such a man would be even the least concerned about the miseries of a million-plus impoverished Indians?
"Poverty was not just among the Indians," he arrogantly says. Does this self-professed pejuang for bangsa, agama dan negara really know the meaning of poverty or the feeling of utter hopelessness which inevitably shrouds the abjectly poor? Having lived a comfortable life for so long, this 60-year-old man doesn't have the heart to show even a little compassion for the downtrodden of a different race. Instead he seeks to justify the inequitable policies which have devastated the lives of half the population of this country.
This greed monger further shows his innate disdain for and deep-seated prejudice against Indians when he says "if Malaysia had treated the Indian community unfairly, the group leader (of Hindraf) would not have obtained a good education and become a lawyer." It's not as if Muhyiddin doesn't know that this Hindraf leader like most Indian lawyers and other professionals were forced to study overseas at their own expense, more often than not mortgaging whatever little landed property their families had, to finance their education. It was NOT because of but in spite of the government and its skewed parochial agenda that they managed to get a decent education abroad. The primary reason for this was the racist policies feverishly practiced by Umno which excluded these Indians and other non-Malays from local varsities and denied them study loans or scholarships. While the small Indian middle-class could at least come up with the funds to educate their children despite the great hardship and sacrifices, the lower-level and less educated bore the brunt of the government's ethnocentric practices.
Yesterday's Hindraf rally was merely a desperate expression of the turmoil and suffering that these poor Indians have been subjected to for decades and if the likes of merciless Muhyiddin had his way, this poverty stricken lot would still be living under deplorable conditions a century from now, "because they are not the only poor people in Malaysia." Imagine what would happen if Muhyiddin becomes Prime Minister?
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Interesting trivia - The Star praises Ong Ka Ting's 'bravery' during Hindraf rally!