Nazri takes on Utusan and Awang Selamat

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Nazri’s criticism of Umno-owned Utusan over its support for Perkasa  reflects growing unease – even within Umno circles – of the paper’s leanings and a growing realisation that the right-wing group is going to cost BN plenty of votes.

Nazri has asked Utusan if its wants Mahathir to replace Najib. His outburst can be found here.

He has also taken on the Utusan columnist who goes by the pseudonym Awang Selamat and challenged him to reveal his identity: “I hope he can be a man like me and prove that he is not scared of criticism by coming out in the open and not hiding behind the pseudonym that he uses.”

See Nazri’s open letter to Awang Selamat here. The Minister also takes a dig at Utusan’s declining circulation, which was highlighted in an earlier post on this blog here.

Many have praised Nazri for coming out in the open in his letter to declare that he is Malaysian first and Malay second.

Wouldn’t it be better though if we all think of ourselves as human beings first – connected to one another by an invisible spiritual bond so that whenever any of us is hurting or in need, others would be compelled to come to his or her aid. And that includes the migrants and refugees facing exploitation, languishing in our detention centres or waiting to be whipped.

We are all part of a common human family that increasingly has to deal with global issues and crises that transcend national boundaries. The values we share in common – justice, compassion, solidarity – far outweigh the differences (real or imagined) that we may have.

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AgreeToDisagree

Hi Setia, Fair enough what you said, but be aware that : People who are too powerful or wealthy or too well networked will cause conflict of interest and control YOU the VOTER, not you control them to ensure more liberal laws or lower taxes or TRANSPARENCY. So NEVER vote the rich, powerful or well networked, or those intent on reserving seats for relatives. They will destroy YOU the ORDINARY Voter. KJ could after gaining power, turn upon everyone again as he did earlier on when Pak Lah was PM. BUT if KJ is willing to relinquish all his (questionable)… Read more »

Magika

Ha Ha!

Ini satu sandiwara Umno untuk mengaut undi Cina dan India.

Jangan terpedaya!

Perkasa tetap satu anggota sulit (i.e. kemaluan) Umno.

LSW

Berita Harian S”pore is so proud of their malay independence to compete with any nationalities and races in Spore BUT our Utusan M’sia is so worried about our local malays cannot do this cannot compete that must still be spoonfed… malays consist 60% population if they dont help us to compete with outide world,our country is doomed.

Billy

Will those rightists go berserk in the days to come thus forcing Nazri to retract his statement? They should have reined in Utusan long time ago, but still, we have to be thankful for little mercies.

SETIA

Nazri Aziz like Khairy & others hopefully represent the New Thinking of 1 Malaysia that realise to discriminate against the minorities and to bar minorities non malay muslims in obtaining jobs & opportunities in GLCs, Govt Depts, Unis, Petronas, Embassies ,RTM, TV stations, and many other public jobs /fields for personal agenda is a recipe for a nation failure and create disunity.
Say NO to Mahathir type of racist ‘ketuanan’ policy
where only one race must dominate over the others.

tcw4malaysia

DS SN, Satu tindakan dan komen yang berani dan drastik serta cukup tepat terhadap Awang Selamat dan UM. Nampaknya DS SN adalah POLIS dan Awang Selamat dalam ???. KITA MINTA AWANG SELAMAT PERKENALKAN DIRI SIAPA ADA SEBENAR, MANA LAH TAHU T.Y.L. UTUSAN MALAYSIA ADA AKHBAR PRO UMNO, TETAPI KETUA PENGARANGNYA DAN LUPA SIAPA KAH TUANNYA. ITU LAH BILA DAH LUPA DIRI DAN TERMAKAN BUDI, LUPA AKAN TUAN SEBENARNYA. UMNO KENA TEGAS DAN KERAP MEMBAIKPULIH KEPIMPINAN DALAM AKHBAR UTUSAN MALAYSIA. KENYATAAN DS SN – MALAYSIA DULU DAN KEDUA IALAH MELAYU AMAT TEPAT SEKALI, KALAU KITA WARGA NEGARA MALAYSIA, SUDAH PASTI KITA… Read more »

grkme

Come on! A backbencher has commented on the UMNOistic Perkasa.He’s a lion man! What the …. PR leaders doing except for ‘Rocket’? PKR n PAS support Perkasa(r)??

Ong Eu Soon

In this strange Bolehland if you call yourself Malaysian you are racist! This is the end result of Mahathirism. But who to be blamed? All those who buy his 2020 vision! Short sighted 20cm, far sighted 20m.

wandererAUS

These low lives in the ruling Administration, human beings?!…high hopes, the Creator must have forgotten to insert “Conscience” into their rotten brains.
As for Nasri’s piece of article, for whatever it was worth, condemning Utusan and the … writers displayed he has the marbles compared to his boss, hopefully, he is not alone! Where are the political beggars of the component parties in the coalition declaring themselves as Malaysian first and their race second…

Asam Garam

Dewan Bahasa & Pustaka could have a new Simpulan Bahasa:

Awang Selamat = Racist Negara

Gerakan K

My 1Malaysia PM Najib’s best guard has spoken !!!

1Malaysia is the way for us. Forget middle finger, middle malaysia, malaysian malaysia, cat, mouse, Sept 16 Project, and many other nonsense !!!

cats

This is the right guy to deal with M…