Media Statement by Lim Kit Siang in Parliament on Wednesday, 16th December 2009:
The postponement of the 1Malaysia NKRA concept will overshadow the public exhibition of the six NKRA initiatives tomorrow
Malaysian Insider reports that the Cabinet has failed to reach a consensus on the National Key Results Area (NKRA) initiatives for 1Malaysia to implement racial unity and national integration proposals, resulting in the postponement of the public preview of the 1Malaysia initiative which has been scheduled for the next two days along with the display of the six other NKRA programmes.
Because of the failure of reach a consensus at the special Cabinet retreat on Sunday, the only element that will be on display will be the general framework of the 1Malaysia concept.
As it is, the Cabinetís irresolution and indecisive action over the divisive, racist and seditious Biro Tata Negara (BTN) indoctrination course would have overshadowed the public exhibition of the seven NKRA initiatives tomorrow.
The postponement of the 1Malaysia initiative in the public presentation of Najibís 1Malaysia concept and the other six NKRAs will have the effect of being thunderous in its absence, raising in a most fundamental manner questions of whether Najibís 1Malaysia concept and slogan really means anything serious or different to the people apart from publicity and propaganda.
The Cabinetís irresolution and indecision on the divisive, racist and seditious BTN indoctrination programme, which had been poisoning the minds of a whole generation of civil servants, university students and leaders does not inspire confidence that the Cabinet will have the political will to ensure that Najibís 1Malaysia concept will break with past racist policies and programmes to come out with an inclusive nation-building policy and programme where Malaysia is for all Malaysians regardless of race, religion or region and not just for any one race or group.
*Lim Kit Siang, DAP Parliamentary leader & MP for Ipoh Timor