Friday, April 13, 2012
Lee Kuan Yew speaks about the Singaporean Malays
How many of you have watched the videos above? I don't think that many of us who are Malaysians have witnessed the Minister Mentor of the Republic of Singapore speaking so candidly in the island republic's House of Parliament about the special position and privileges guaranteed to the Malays of Singapore!
It is interesting to witness how disciplined and well behaved are the Singaporean Opposition Members of Parliament who listen attentively to what the Republic's most senior political leader is saying?
What a contrast to our MP's in the Malaysian Parliament who at times behave worse than the monkeys and apes in the zoo!
Will we ever see such decorum amongst those who demand to have the honorifics calling themselves as the 'Yang Berhormat' meaning 'The Honorable' when their antics will put to shame even the most belligerent jackass in the animal kingdom?
The kind of political leadership demonstrated by Singapore's Founding Father and First Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew is rare amongst South East Asia's politicians.
See how he puts the American Press in their place and doesn't give an iota of room for the members of the American Press to put words in his mouth or try to speak for him?
He is so articulate and very knowledgeable in responding to the American Media.
We have only Tun Dr.Mahathir Mohamad here in Malaysia who speaks just as well! No Malaysian Prime Minister since Mahathir have proven themselves to be of the same league and calibre such as Lee Kuan Yew and Mahathir Mohamad!
If only we could have more such type of brilliant leaders amongst our current and budding political aspirants, then the future of Malaysia would be so much more promising!
At the moment, we are witnessing the current batch of Malaysian politicians from both sides of the Malaysian Parliament demonstrate to us that they are seriously lacking in the political will and leadership showed to us by statesmen politicians such as Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew and Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad!
The developing nations all over the world dream of having their leaders be in the mold of such exemplary leaders as Lee Kuan Yew and Mahathir Mohamad.
No matter what anyone says or tries to rundown both of these men and accuse them of being ruthless dictators, these gentlemen steered their nations to be where they are today and both countries are very much the desired destinations of those seeking to earn an income to improve the lives of hundreds of millions of people from this part of the world.
Lee Kuan Yew and Mahathir Mohamad will go down in history as leaders who changed their nations from being vassals of the British Empire to now known as the dynamic nations of South East Asia.
Both Malaysia and Singapore are forged forever as two neighbors sharing the same social, cultural, religious and other common aspects of our lives and we must both learn to live in mutual respect and harmony forever.
Watch how Lee Kuan Yew speaks to and answers questions fielded to him by his fellow Singaporeans in the following series of videos:
I hope that our Malaysian politicians will have it in them to exercise more self restraint and learn to behave appropriately as leaders of their respective constituencies and use their brains to improve the country and not make a fool of themselves every time Parliament or the State Assemblies are in session!
We too can be as good as them down south of the peninsular if we put our hearts and minds to it!