Tun Dr. Mahathir: Everybody gets something in ‘Social Contract’

Former Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad said this morning that the ‘social contract’ was not actually a documented agreement, but a verbal agreement between Alliance Leaders, prior to achieving a voice of unity as a nation and gained independence.

“Something for the Malays, something to the others” when explaining that the Malays were willing to accept 1 million Chinese ethnic origin as citizens and given equal rights, during press conference at the 25th Look East Policy Alumni in Shah Alam.

When asked was ‘social contract’ actually meant ‘economic contract’, he disagreed and said “It encompassed everything; politics, economics, social”. Then he went on explaining that the ‘economic contract’ portion of the ‘social contract’ meant that the economic cake was expanded, and without taking from the non Malay segment, the expanded portion is shared by the Malays, for their development agenda. Another example he quoted that even though Bahasa Melayu was made the national and official language, other people are free to use their own mother-tongue, even in schools.

When asked to comment on UMNO Vice President Tan Sri Muhyiddin Mohd. Yasin’s statement on his readiness to contest as the ‘No.1 or 2’, “Encouraging statement. Others should also express their views openly”. When asked to clarify, Tun Dr. Mahathir said UMNO today had become a ‘party of fear’ where “Members are afraid to voice their opinion and rather keeping quiet, until the General Elections, then only we know!”.

As a message on UMNO’s 62nd celebrations, “Happy Birthday” and add “UMNO should stick closely to the principles of the formation of UMNO, which is democratic. But now, UMNO is democratic and efforts are made to stop members from having their EGM, to voice their feelings and ask for the quota system be dissolved’.

The issue of the quota system as the tool originally designed to curb money politics and now abused by Leadership to maintain the power-grip was also raised as parcel of UMNO’s democratization program that grassroot wanted to see.

Published in: on May 11, 2008 at 13:26  Comments (6)  

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  1. “UMNO should stick closely to the principles of the formation of UMNO, which is democratic.”

    Just a wee bit curious.

    Does he mean the principles of the formation of UMNO that was founded pre-Merdeka, or the principles of formation of UMNO (Baru) party which was founded by him and subsequently removed all forms of democracy with his quota system?

    Big difference there, mateys!

  2. “subsequently removed all forms of democracy with his quota system”
    hey! who the heck removed all forms of democracy? Mannn.. darn it. we must find that person or group or what ever the heck that is or was or what!
    good die or good day?

  3. Kalau dilihat kenyataan. Sapakah yang sering mempersoalkan hak yang dianggap kurang bagi kaumnya dan hak yang dianggap lebih kaum lain.

    Kalau dilihat dari segi “tolak-ansur”; banyak kaum bumi merasakan bahawa kita sering kena TOLAK secara BERANSUR-ANSUR umpama sampai ketebing sungai, tunggu masa untuk ditolak ka arus air sungai.

    Jika sungai cetek ! Tahan lagi.

    Jika sungai dalam ! Lemasnya tak terperi.

    “BUAT JAHAT JANGAN SEKALI2, BUAT BAIK PERPADA2” Peringatan orang dulu-dulu teramatlah relevan buat kita ketika ini,

  4. umno peringkat bahagian sekarang sedang sibuk dengan persediaan untuk persidangan serta pemilihan yang bakal diadakan selepas bulan september. calon-calon yang berhajat menawarkan diri giat melobi untuk diberikan pencalonan dan undi pada pemilihan nanti. mereka tidak lagi memberikan tumpuan kepada apa yang berlaku dalam PRU-12. ada baiknya, bagi bahagian-bahagian umno yang kehilangan kerusi yang diperuntukkan pada PRU-12, para pemegang jawatan yang sedia ada berundur secara terhormat. sudah jelas mereka gagal menjalankan tugas dan tanggung jawab mereka untuk memenangkan umno khususnya dan bn umumnya. contohilah ketua umno bahagian ampang yang secara sukarela melepaskan jawatan selepas parlimen dan dua dun yang ditandingi jatuh ke tangan parti lawan. bukannya dia tidak cukup usaha semasa kempen tetapi setelah kalah, dia meletakkan jawatan, mungkin atas rasa tanggung jawab. bagi ketua bahagian yang berusaha sambil lewa kerana kecewa tidak dicalonkan semula, mereka lebih patut sedar bahawa dirinya bukanlah sesuai berada pada kedudukan itu lagi. angin perubahan hendaklah ditiupkan dari peringkat bawah, pertengahan dan pimpinan atasan.

  5. Bangkit lah wahai bangsa ku………
    melayu perlu bersatu
    melayu jangan lupa
    ingat pesan orang yang terdahulu
    jangan hilangkan melayu di tanah melayu
    bangkitlah wahai bangsaku…………
    biar bersatu.

  6. umno melara


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