Tuesday 2 February 2010

UPDATED ! Najib's Aide, Nasir Safar, ,Called Malaysian Indians and Chinese as "Pendatangs" in a Seminar

Read here for more in Malaysia Insider

“Indians came to Malaysia as beggars and Chinese especially the women came to sell their bodies.

Indians in Malaysia have crossed the line. They force the government for 12 subjects in SPM. Don't force the government. We can anytime revoke the citizenship of the Indians in Malaysia.

Umno drafted the (federal) constitution and other parties were not involved
-Nasir Safar,
Aide to Prime Minister Najib Razak

UPDATE: 2 Feb, 2010: 11 pm
A statement from the Prime Minister's Department tonight said Najib's senior aide, Nasir Safar , will quit his post. He was quote as saying at the 1Malaysia seminar in Malacca that “Indians came to Malaysia as beggars and Chinese especially the women came to sell their bodies.”

Sources said Nasir also remarked that "Indians in Malaysia have crossed the line. They force the government for 12 subjects in SPM. Don't force the government. We can anytime revoke the citizenship of the Indians in Malaysia."

Another local MIC member, who spoke on condition of anonymity, also said he heard Nasir use the word “pendatang”. Nasir also said it was Umno who drafted the (federal) constitution and other parties were not involved,” he said. Read here for more
--- End of Update---

Nasir Safar, a special officer to Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak, labelled the Indians and Chinese in this country as 'pendatang' or immigrants., He had also threatened to 'revoke' the citizenship of those who are vocal about the 12-subject cap for the SPM examination.

The stinging remarks during a '1Malaysia' seminar this afternoon led to scores of MIC and MCA members as well as representatives from non-governmental organisations staging a walkout.

It is learnt that MIC Youth is expected to file a police report later this afternoon while a memorandum will be submitted to Najib when he visits Malacca on Feb 4.

In an immediate reaction, MIC president S Samy Vellu expressed outrage over the incident.

Describing the remarks as being "racist of the highest order", S Samy Vellu urged the premier to take the appropriate action against his aide.


ktteokt said...

Now only Semi Value feel sore about being called a "pendatang"? Come on, from day 1 of joining the Alliance during the Merdeka days, UMNO has always treated the Indians and Chinese as PENDATANG! Poor Semi Value only awake now kah?

Anonymous said...

< Najib seem to be a lone ranger who is sabotaged by his own team mates every time he makes a positive move.>

Ahjamal said...

Will Najib dare to take action against this aide?? Should he do it
then he will have nothing left in UMNO cause all are more or less the
same they are all KETUAAN MELAYU and bumibuta nothing less then that. This
1 Malaysia is only to fish votes those that dont see it may be blinded by NAJIB bluff.

Anonymous said...

It does not matter what they call you. The important thing is that this country must be run in accordance with the constitution and the Rukun Negara. MCA and MIC have only feathered their own nest over the last 50 years. Why should they complain. Look at the Cabinet and all State Executive Committees. They clearly reflect the racial composition of the country. But other government run institutions and Government Linked Companies have overlooked this aspect of of our constitution. As a matter of principle taxpayer's money must be used for the benefit of all Malaysians and not only Indian and Chinese.

Anonymous said...

wat else can samy do ah ....marah2
saja lah then ...then....wat ? @#$%^&*

Anonymous said...

samy, u marah2 ? watch out , he can anytime revoke ur ctzship coz u r indian !!

Anonymous said...

Semuanya wayang kulit.

You really think this guy will be out of a job?

He'll "resign" but is rehired by a crony (with better pay) & seconded back to Najis.

This kind of racist ketuanan bigot has got a bright future in UMNO.

Anonymous said...

Rocky Bru in his website commented nasir Safar's resignation was an honourable act. Look at the matter from the broader perspective. An honourable act to cover an earlir dishonorable racist remark coming out from a person of such caliber and ranking? Is this a joke? Is there anything honourable about his resignation? What other option has he got anyway? Stay put and refuse to resign? The Malaysian Indians and Chinese challenge him so. If this can be said honourable, this word must have lost its original meaning. But in Malaysia, as they say, anything goes.

Anonymous said...

1Malaysia? Huh? What's that? I never understand the slogan, it is just another tricks from the politicians to get back supports.

If the idea is truly, genuinely about unity, how could this kind of words "slip" through? Does that means that those politicians who are racists, as long as they don't speak out loudly, they are considered supporters of unity??

IPOHKIA said...

Nasir Safar,
One of the few left over BUMIBUTA(probably ancestor coming from Cilacap or Lampung or the Riau Islands of Jawa origin, talk rubbish and people struggling to reuinte all Malaysian, he says the most stupidest remarks for a person working close to the PM and just resign after saying those racist remarks. PM says has nothing to do with him. He is such left over BUMIBUTA and I hope the good Bumiputera will kick him as ahrd as possible, these are the people taht will destroy the country like Zulkifli Nordin and Ibrahim Ali.

JJ said...

Discount 90% of whatever Rocky Bru writes. If Nasir's resignation is honourable, we have given "honour" a bad name.
I am waiting to see if the police will charge him under the sedition act.


ktteokt said...

1 MALAYSIA? What's that? Malaysia was originally so "broken up", and now with all these talk about Bumiputra and Non bumiputra, "imitation" Malays who try to be more Malay than the Malays, people who come out with stupid slogans calling non-Malays pendatang, claiming that original Indian and Chinese immigrants were beggars and prostitutes, and what not nonsense is breaking up those pieces further into smaller fragments! Even using SUPERGLUE pun tak boleh glue backlah!

Malaysian1957 said...

Why must the concept of 1Malaysia be mention everytime BN leaders making speeches. Was there ever 2 Malaysia from day 1? If there was, it was created by BN leaders as they deem themselves as the higher class malaysians (Class 1A) and every other citizen as the lower class malaysians (Class 2F).The actual concept of 1 Malaysia is to align the 2 different class of citizen so that the lower class citizen can acknowledge and accept the needs and lifestyles of the upper class ie. corruption at all cost. It was never in the mind set of BN leaders to bring the different communities and culture together. What we have seen so far show no indication that the BN leaders is not sincere in what they said. Talk one thing but do the opposite just like Nasir Safar. If these words were uttered by the opposition or those not from BN, I'm sure that ISA will be charge immediately. So Najib, show the citizen how just a leader you are! I'm sure these phrase is not only in the mind of Nasir Safar but also in the minds of countless BN-UMNO. Please bear in mind that a large majority of the other culture paid large amount of taxes to the govt. from day 1.

Anonymous said...

Yes we are all pendatangs.Keep repeating it and all of us will begin to accept it.Likewise keep repeating the the Blue Proton Saga and that too will become an acceptable colour for all Malaysians.Ramalx

Anonymous said...

When the people fear the government, there is Tyranny. When the government fears the people, there is Liberty. T. Jefferson


Whatever words one uses to describe Malaysian Politics, we must remember we are all Human Beings if we really know our origin. The Earth belongs to the Human Beings and not to the aliens! Hope all of us in Malaysia are Human Beings and not aliens or alien being (if there is such a word).Hope the PM lives up to his words. MALAYSIAN55SELANGOR