The United Nations Association of Malaysia(UNAM) fully endorses and supports the statement issued on February 25th by the Chairman of SUHAKAM, Tan Sri Razali Ismail on the uncalled for, intemperate and controversial statement by YB Dato Sri Nazri AbdulB Dato Sri Nazri Abdul Aziz, Secretary General of Barisan Nasional.


February 27, 2019

The United Nations Association of Malaysia(UNAM) fully endorses and supports the statement issued on February 25th by the Chairman of SUHAKAM, Tan Sri Razali Ismail on the uncalled for, intemperate and controversial statement by YB Dato Sri Nazri AbdulB Dato Sri Nazri Abdul Aziz, Secretary General of Barisan Nasional.

 

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The United Nations Association of Malaysia(UNAM) fully endorses and supports the statement issued on February 25th by the Chairman of SUHAKAM, Tan Sri Razali Ismail on the uncalled for, intemperate and controversial statement by YB Dato’ Sri Nazri had insinuated that the current incumbents in the positions of the Honourable Chief Justice, the Attorney General and the Minister of Finance in Malaysia were inappropriate persons to hold these offices on account of their ethnic or religious affinity. It has also been reported that there was some adverse reference by Dato Sri Nazri to vernacular schools which have been operating in the country for more than a century.

It is UNAM’s position that it is downright dishonest and disappointing to suggest that particular individuals are unsuited to hold certain positions of authority on account of their ethnic or religious affinity. This goes against the grain of the carefully crafted policy of the Malaysian Government since the early 1970s to work towards the elimination of the identification of race with certain occupations.

UNAM appreciates the efforts by successive Prime Ministers of Malaysia to manage the administration of inter-ethnic and inter religious relations in a rather complex situation in a carefully planned and sensitive way. This issue is largely the legacy of a protracted Divide-and-Rule policy and practice of a colonial power and is partly conditioned by the need for national unity and harmony.

Malaysia’s rich diversity and dynamism is remarkable. It is a source of strength for our country and has safeguarded the peace, harmony and growth aspirations of the people.

The President of UNAM YM Tengku Ahmad Rithauddeen wishes to draw attention to Goal 16 of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals in particular which clearly stipulates, inter alia, that Malaysia as a staunch supporter of the UN system is obliged to “promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.”

It is the responsibility of all Malaysians to safeguard the peace and harmony in our nation.

9 thoughts on “The United Nations Association of Malaysia(UNAM) fully endorses and supports the statement issued on February 25th by the Chairman of SUHAKAM, Tan Sri Razali Ismail on the uncalled for, intemperate and controversial statement by YB Dato Sri Nazri AbdulB Dato Sri Nazri Abdul Aziz, Secretary General of Barisan Nasional.

  1. Nazri deserves all the whacking he is getting BUT I much rather want to hear people attack those UKM graduates who not only did not demand accountability from Najib in public but rather welcomed, listened to his crap and contributed to his social media celebrity.

    Its not a matter of political opinion. If graduates are unhappy with PH, then by all means expressed it some other way but not with a wrong, they are much too young to allow themselves such perversion of ideals.

  2. Listening to the speech by Datuk Seri Nazri in Semenyih on youtube I get the sense that he is trying to plant the seed of thought that the interests and position of Islam and the Malays are under threat and in imminent danger under the PH government. The question is, “Is this nothing more than a complete cock-and-bull story, or could there in fact be a tinge of truth in it?”

    Say that the story he narrated is nothing more that downright lie (whose purpose it is to deceive the audience into thinking that the PH government is not only powerless, but also lacks willpower, when it comes to the matter of protecting the interests and position of the Malays and Islam), is it then not a serious matter (from the perspective of public interest – because it means that the platform of democratic and political freedom provided by the PH government, and to which the PH government is wholeheartedly committed to, could and has indeed been, manipulated by its political adversaries and foes to spread lies that work against it when it is facing enormous challenges and uphill battles trying to do good for the whole nation)? One could not but wonder and question why Datuk Seri Nazri, being a seasoned a politician who is most probably fully aware of the risks, dangers and pitfalls of narrating such a story in public, still nonetheless, chose to convey his ‘story’ publicly? But I guess the more important question, the one question that really matters to the PH government (from my point of view) is this, “If the narrative is nothing more than a cock-and-bull story, how is the PH coalition parties (who is in government now) going to effectively arrest the matter (since, as I mentioned beforehand), this involves public interests?” Surely the PH government, in committing itself to the ideals of democratic and political freedom, would be concerned about leaving the public in a position where they are not safe and are gullible to false suggestions concocted and spread by the political adversaries and enemies of the PH government?

    And say that there is in fact, a tinge of truth in all of what Datuk Seri Nazri had said. Isn’t there a saying that goes somewhat, “The truth will prevail”? And if this be the case, doesn’t this mean that the PH government faces an even more serious problem (because it means that the issues raised are true, and the problems real rather than imaginary? How would the PH government going to effectively address the issues and solve the problems so that public trust and support in it could be sustained?

    Just a thought, to while the time away.

    • Why only the interest of the Malays need protection? How about protecting the interest of all Malaysians and Malaysia. If having to protect the interest of Malays means letting Malaysia go down the tube, it is worth it? After 6 decades of protection, the Malays still need protection? Just like the Proton needs protection because it is an infant industry. The problem is, the infant will never grow up. Malays need to grow up, like the other races.

    • You are right on cue The.

      Hence, first and foremost,

      I strongly feel that the MALAYSIAN PUBLIC need to look at that narrative (i.e. the narrative that the position and interests of Islam and the Malays are in grave threat and facing imminent danger under the PH government) and QUESTION it .

      As for the PH GOVERNMENT, it strongly feel that it has to provide the needed GUIDANCE so that the public starts doing so.

      When the public and the government of the day does this, then what are the benefits?

      The first benefit is, the public will not be so gullible to false suggestions and easily falls prey to them.

      The second benefit is, the PH government is not, and is not seen to be, slack insofar as the job of providing guidance to the public is concerned.

      And why is this “guiding” job important? to my thinking, it is important because, if a government provides political and democratic freedom but at the very same time it also fails to provide sufficient guidance to the public, then its political adversaries and foes will be presented with many a golden opportunities to take up that slack and, under their guidance (instead of the government), the public becomes susceptible, and starts to fall prey, to the false suggestions propagated by its political adversaries and foes (which most likely, would be designed with the intention to guide and direct the public in the aims sought by them, which is to erode public support for the government and wins it for them instead).

      Just a thought.

    • I often see and hear this “protecting Malay interest and protecting Islam” being bandied about by all quarters, not just politicians. I believe Malay interest and Islam are already addressed and protected in the Federal Constitution.
      Pray please tell me how to protect Malay interest and protect Islam further? I am at a loss. Malay interest in my mind are very well protected through the Bumi policies, NEP, MARA and other programs and Islam is not only protected but propogated by Jakim whose budget exceed those of some other Ministries. Inquiring minds wants to know.

  3. ‘ The question is, “Is this nothing more than a complete cock-and-bull story, or could there in fact be a tinge of truth in it? ‘.

    Solely for survival of the self serving corrupt politicians and their
    vested interest groups and supporters, the ordinary Malay/Muslim will always need Malay/Muslim political ‘ heroes ‘ to protect their interests and the country.

    The aim is to make themselves relevant and important and exploit the taxpayers as if the 1.7m civil servants, including the judiciary, police, navy and army, which cost the taxpayers 8 to 10 billion a month, are either incompetent or irresponsible or both to protect the interest of the Malay/Muslim or all its citizens under the law.

  4. MFM – you know my views on religions, especially the Abrahamiac religions – they poison everything. Forget about the interests of Islam or any religion – the state should not have anything to do with organized religion. In fact, I would say the state should treat organized religion like it treats organized crime. Leave religion to the individuals – it is between the people and their god(s).

    • Dear The, I respect your right to freedom to use your God given intellect to formulate and choose your own thoughts, beliefs and opinions about any subject. Others have the right to the same freedom. I pray that: (1) The Most Merciful God would guide us; and (2) that He would increase our knowledge and understanding.

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