If you are in need of a dose of comedy, courtesy of our own government officials, look no further than here!
Official Bernama Statement no less.. by our own diplomatic Tourism Minister.
Here are my “favourite” quotes:
1. “He said such action should be stopped, lest it become a trend.”Today it will be Gerakan. Tommorow, other parties may also put up their road signs.”
2. “While some view the move as an exercise in futility, other see it as an attempt to challenge the position of Malay as the national language.”
3. Tourism Minister Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said said the Federal Constitution had stated it clearly that Malay is the national language.
4. “All official signs, therefore, should be in Malay. This is part of the social contract agreed upon by our forefathers and I hope no one will try to challenge that,” Azalina told Bernama when contacted.She reminded those involved that the Malays had already compromised many things for the sake of unity but their patience had its limit.”
5. “”Are the road signs a pressing issue or is there other motives behind it?” he asked.”
6. “”A country must have its own identity and Malay is the national language. Why should we elevate other languages to be on par with the national language?” she asked.Nik Safiah said even though the group claimed that the move was for the benefit of tourists, it should not be done at the expense of the national language.She said those involved in putting up the road signs in Chinese should pause for a while and ponder which one was more important — safeguarding the country’s national identity or the other interests that they want to promote.”
Sometime I wonder to be part of the govt, you have to learn to talk out of your arse. Do u know what they are talking about? They are talking about some bunch of Gerakan Youth people put up a chinese road sign below the usual one.. yes, people.. road signs.. The thing behind this massive debate… is road signs..
So.. what do you think of this kind of comedy?