In his blogsite Tun Dr Mahathir questioned why Najib is apologising on behalf of the Malays over that Ahmad fella's racist remark about non-Malays.
TDM pointed out that none of the non-Malay leaders demanded Wee Meng Chee, a Malaysian student in Taiwan apologise to the Malays & Muslims for making a parody of the Negara Ku.
Must we point out the obvious?
Leader vs Individual
We all know who Najib is
He is the DPM of Malaysia
He is a Leader of the majority ruling party.
He represents Malaysia as a nation & all races living here
Who is Wee?
He is <25
He does not represent any political party
He is 1 individual representing himself
Location, Location, Location
Ahmad standing on a podium representing UMNO, made that remark at Permatang Pauh, a critical event which was well covered by the media (local & international)
Wee stuck himself in a room with some friends & posted that parody onto Youtube hoping someone will watch him
Why why why???
Why did Ahmad make that remark?
Why did Najib apologise?
Why did Wee do that parody?
Why did we watch it?
Did Wee hit a chord? Did Ahmad hit a chord?
Did TDM hit all chords?
But my question is to our Leaders; young & old
IF what you say or write inflames someone to harm another - because they are the wrong color, belief, gender, or sex preference - would that make you a Hero?