I cannot write this more eloquently than Hussein Hamid can. Read his article about this shameful attempt by BN to highjack Merdeka Day or Malaysia National Day to try get get a few obscene votes below:
All race, all religion, all ages, all genders…..all Malayisans…I am sure you all will agree with me that our INDEPENDENCE DAY does not belong to Pakatan Rakyat nor does it belong to Barisan Nasional.
It does not belong to Dato Onn Jaafar, to our beloved Tunku, to Tun Razak or to Tun Hussein Onn.
It is an insult to all of us if any politician, any political entity seek to demean the sanctity of our National Day by equating it with the slogan of any political party!
Now why is it that the son of our beloved Tun Razak, this Najib Razak, has got the gall to use UMNO’s slogan “Janji Di Tepati” as the theme for our Inedpendence Day this year?
The same Tun Razak who, together with his Deputy Tun Dr Ismail kept from us and even their family the fact that both of them had critical health issues because they both did not want what they were trying to do for the development of this country to be in any war derailed just because they were both dying!
And now we have this Najib Razak soiling the memories of his own Father by taking the pathetic opportunity to have a cheap shot at trying to win some traction in their desperate attempts at winning some electoral support by using this UMNO slogan during the celebration of our Independence Day in the hope that people will equate an UMNO slogan with our Independence Day – with MERDEKA! How dare Najib do this to us? How low can this lowlife of a political leader go? What will he not do to try and win some votes?
Najib and his cahoots can go to town and use whatever arguments they can think of to try and justify the use of that slogan for our national day theme but you and I know what is the truth. The truth is that this is yet another cheap attempt by Najib to try and give some respectability to UMNO falling fortunes by hitching their tired and meaningless slogan of “Janji Di Tepati” to our Independence Day!
Let me tell you this Najib. Your promises have been many – much to many for anyone to keep track of. But these are the things that I can think of that you will need to do before we even can think of the other promises that you have made to us and are yet to be fulfilled.
First explain Altantuya. Second we want Rosmah out of our life. Third stop your use of gutter politics against DSAI and against Pakatan Rakyat . Fourth stop spending our money to win votes. I will stop at that for now because each and everyone of us will have their list for you to do. This is just my list.
And everyday you add to that list. This week it is this UMNO slogan that you are using as the theme for our Independece day. And do you know what is the further insult that you do to our national day? It is not even a theme that you have even began to give credence to when you use it as the slogan for that BN government that you lead! But you are unable to comprehend that saying you are going to do something is not the same as doing it. You bring shame to the memory of your Father. You are a sad excuse for a Malay leader! You are a sad excuse to be the PM of any country. We deserve better!