Najib insulting Malaysian

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It is giving the “awakened” rakyat goose bumps to watch how the ruling Barisan Nasional government is scampering against time to dole out politically-motivated goodies, one after another.

Helming it all was the Bantuan Rakyat 1Malaysia which has been nothing but an insult in the true sense of the word, for the beggarly RM500 far from meets the people’s needs, keeping today’s escalating cost of living in mind.

Still, the rakyat who benefited from BR1M is grateful but should stop at that. There is no need to offer eternal gratitude to BN for BR1M which comes with a hidden agenda, one that is aimed at serving the interest of BN leadership.

With the naive rakyat appeased through BR1M or the 1Malaysia People’s Fish Shop or the 1Malaysia restaurant, it was time to move on and win the hearts of senior citizens at old folks homes and then the taxi drivers. Next in line is the soon-to-be launched the 1Malaysia bookstore and the 1Malaysia clothes outlet.

On May 29, at a luncheon to celebrate Mothers’ and Fathers’ Day with 1,000 senior citizens at Rumah Sejahtera Seri Kembangan, Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak promised that old folks homes registered with the Social Welfare Department would get free Astro subscription.

Najib, who is also the Women, Family and Community Development Minister, assured 48 old folks homes under the ministry monthly medical check-ups by the Healthy Ministry.

Should we be proud to have such a “conscientious” leader? Far from it as it took Najib four long years from the time he took over the country’s leadership in April 2008 to realise that old folks could do with some entertainment, be it a Bollywood movie or a Jackie Chan flick.

Likewise, it is only now when the 13th general election is just around the corner that Najib, who is the BN chairman, has decided that when it comes to health, old folks must not be neglected or discriminated.

The BN government has to swallow the bitter truth that the rakyat finds no reason in rejoicing because the care and concern shown now comes not from the heart of a so-called caring BN government but from the conniving and scheming minds of its power-crazy leaders.

But then times are hard and BN is hoping that any help rendered, especially financial, will make the needy rakyat think twice before voting for the opposition under the Pakatan Rakyat patronage – and after its unbelievable defeat in the 2008 general election, the BN government is not shying away from deploying any means possible to garner the people’s support. – FMT – Jeswan Kaur