Friday, February 29, 2008

When 1 + 1 = 3

I normally don't really like to blog about politics in this country (even though I like reading about it in other people's blog), but for some reason, I just can't stay silent over what I've just read in the news today.

This is not the time for experiments, says PM

29 February, 2008 (New Strait Times)

KEPALA BATAS: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi yesterday said the people should not wager the country's future by trying out the opposition. He said forming the government was a serious business and the people could not afford to "conduct experiments".

"It is going to be disastrous if the experiment fails. The risks are just too high.

"I hope such calls for the people to experiment with the opposition will not get any support."

Abdullah was asked to comment on calls by opposition party leaders for the people to give them a chance, even if it was just for one term, by voting against the Barisan Nasional.

The prime minister said the BN had already proven that it could run the country and ensure continuous economic growth.

Now look at what was written in the news a day before:

Najib: Give Barisan four years (The Star, 28th Feb 2008)

PASIR MAS: Give Barisan Nasional four years to rule Kelantan and kick it out if it fails to deliver, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak told the Kelantan people.

The Deputy Prime Minister said Barisan had many plans for the state and wanted a new and developed Kelantan.

“Four years is enough time for us to bring changes and show what we can do,” he said yesterday at the SM Tengku Panglima Raja here.

He said the Federal Government had pumped in a lot of money to build roads and bridges in Kelantan, adding:

“If they want more development at a heightened pace with more dramatic transformation and with East Coast Economic Region (ECER) corridor coming up, the answer is to go with Barisan,” he said.

See anything wrong here? The PM tells us (the states under BN's rule) not to 'try out' the opposition party because this is not the time (when is the time then?) but his deputy tells the people in the state of Kelantan (who is not under BN's rule) that this is the time they should try BN. It's like 'only the things I say and do are right'. Ri-ggght....


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