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sirgalahad2010
05-03-2007, 02:31 PM
Why did the Education Minister/Umno Youth chief agree to an interview with the Spore Straits Times's Deputy Editor & Foreign Editor (Warren Fernandez) and its Msia Bureau Chief (Carolyn Hong) in Putrajaya recently?

The interview is the subject of a full-page report "Umno's 'keris man' aims to spur Malays" in the Spore ST today (http://straitstimes.asia1.com.sg). As the ST website is accessible only to paying subscribers, the contents of the report may not be readily available to usj.com viewers.

Hopefully, we will get some analyses from the likes of Jeff Ooi, Uncle Kit, Rocky and Kadir Jasin!

Suffice it to say that Hishamuddin made some very interesting comments in the interview on topics like the "keris incident", Msia-Spore ties, race relations and special perks for the bumiputras. What is noteworthy is that he has chosen to go on record in a mainstream Spore newspaper that supposedly has close ties with the Spore govt.

Let me repeat one of his reported comments in Msia-Spore relations (if Mr Chang will allow me) which I thought to be especially significant:

"If we don't do it (put Msia-Spore relations on a good footing) now, when Pak Lah is the Prime Minister, I don't know when we can do it. Pak Lah is genuinely interested in getting bilateral relations on to a good footing. Never, never underestimate Pak Lah".

Raikonen
05-03-2007, 03:40 PM
The Kerismuddin is a racist clown whose words are not be to trusted. He is just like the lalang, bending accordingly to the political circumstances with no principles whatsoever. A total disgrace to his forefathers :mad:

sirgalahad2010
05-03-2007, 04:39 PM
The Kerismuddin is a racist clown whose words are not be to trusted. He is just like the lalang, bending accordingly to the political circumstances with no principles whatsoever. A total disgrace to his forefathers :mad:

Interesting that you should say this.

I would have thought that the guy has the guts to go public on the record with a major regional newspaper that is noted for the quality of its reporting and analysis.

But, also, this may be typical of Spore's long-term thinking and planning - to build bridges with someone who may one day become the PM in Msia. I have no doubt that the analysts in Spore have done their homework on the Msian political scene and extrapolated it maybe 10-15 years down the road.

patwon
05-03-2007, 07:02 PM
i tend to agree with Raikonen,He look at who he talk to ,do not get flatter with what he said.He has short memory. :D

Sentinel
05-03-2007, 07:51 PM
I would think this Keris Man has no credibility... sorry-lah, he can spin like crazy but I have never taken him seriously. 10-15 years down the road, if he ever become Malaysia's PM, I feel sorry for the country. Like someone just said, he is a disgrace even to the memory of his father and grandfather! :mad:

okang
05-03-2007, 08:06 PM
If you are interested, you can read the whole article/interview verbatim at www.Malaysia-today.net

cool
05-03-2007, 10:44 PM
frankly, looking at his lips and eyes are enough to make me vomit. Hope i am not here anymore if this guy were to be PM

Jokee
05-03-2007, 10:51 PM
I would think this Keris Man has no credibility... sorry-lah, he can spin like crazy but I have never taken him seriously. 10-15 years down the road, if he ever become Malaysia's PM, I feel sorry for the country. Like someone just said, he is a disgrace even to the memory of his father and grandfather! :mad:
I fully agree with your statement on the credibility part. this guy is basically working for his own interest only. I really got no respect for such person.

sirgalahad2010
06-03-2007, 08:44 AM
Having said all of that, where are the other credible contenders for the PM's post in 10-15 years time?

KJ? Any of the 3 M's from the Mahathir family? Or some dark horse who has yet to emerge from within Umno?

At the very least, one has to acknowledge that Hishamuddin would be a serious contender. More so if he manages to reform the national education system.

patwon
06-03-2007, 10:04 AM
any teacher here who can commend on this issue ?it is interesting to hear their part.

pepsi
12-03-2007, 08:45 PM
He might not be a racist, but he maybe trying to gain malay votes. Maybe he regretted the keris incident. A lot of maybes, but I say give him a chance to redeem himself. He maybe sincere and we are not giving him a chance. Everyone deserves a chance if they are sorry. Lets wait and see and not criticise and pass judgement . His father was an honourable man and a son usually walks in their father's shoes. :)