This other fossilised piece above is MP for Sri Gading.....where this is, is again of no consequence either.
Then lo and behold (to borrow the infamous utterance of the recently retired CJ when he chanced upon wee K Lingam in the same New Zealand hotel dinning room), two insignificants came out of the rat-hole to rant and rave. Yes I know the election is around and they want another term but probably this is attention-seeking UMNO-style. So what did they contribute? Read here a translation of the proceedings in Parliament:
Tuan Syed Hood bin Syed Edros [Parit Sulong]: [Some unrelated stuff first] Yang Di-Pertua, I would like to touch on a matter regarding the Ministry of Education, which are Christian missionary schools like Convent, La Salle, Methodist, and so forth. I was made to understand that the Board of Directors at these schools are partially administered by churches in foreign countries, for example in the Vatican City. I was also made to understand that the application to build a ’surau’ in some of these schools had to go through the approval of these Board of Directors whereby they are partially administered by the church. Therefore, it shames me that the school administrations are still controlled by the church. I was also made to understand that many Muslim parents send their kids to these schools, and that they have complained that sometimes, the school is started with church songs. I do not know if this is true, but what I discovered from these parents are the display of religious symbols. I feel disappointed that in an Islamic country, Malaysia, if I go to a convent school, the statue of St. Mary is displayed in the front of the school.
Datuk Haji Mohamad bin Haji Aziz [Sri Gading]: [Stands up]
Tuan Syed Hood bin Syed Edros [Parit Sulong]: Please proceed, Yang Berhormat for Sri Gading.
Timbalan Yang di-Pertua [Datuk Dr. Yusof bin Yacob]: Yes, Yang Berhormat for Sri Gading.
Datuk Haji Mohamad bin Haji Aziz [Sri Gading]: I am not shocked at all, Yang Berhormat for Parit Sulong. It’s not just a simple question. The question is, why has this happened? One. During the last Hari Raya, I was told by a father, when Aidilfitri was celebrated, these types of schools were not closed. Thank you.Tuan Syed Hood bin Syed Edros [Parit Sulong]: Not only statues, but fellow Yang Berhormat, go and see for yourselves, Christian crosses are displayed in front of schools. I do not understand the Ministry of Education, did the officers not see that, or is it our policy to allow such a thing? Nevertheless, I, as a responsible person to my religion, race, and country, I state my views that these statues need to be demolished, these crosses need to be destroyed and church influences in these schools need to be stopped. Also, the funds that are collected at these schools. Do we have a report? If possible, the ministry should reveal the funds for these schools. I was made to understand that these schools are also sponsored by the church.
So what has our Deputy Prime Minister got to do with these two liliputians? Plenty, if you ask me. These two ignoramuses have just insulted DPM's former alma mater. He studied in a mission school, St. John's Institution, that is. Sir, I am sure you would want to say something to these two termites. Perhaps fumigate them out of Parliament.
And where does Datuk Seri Hishamuddin Tun Hussein fit in here. Plenty, as he is also a student of a mission school, also St. John's Institution. Moreover, these two creeps questioned his Ministry. Below are some pertinent points the UMNO Youth chief has been espousing that I would like to unselfishly share with the soon-to-be damned duo:
"Young leaders who make racial and religious statements to be popular with a particular community will not go far in a multiracial and multicultural Malaysia," said Barisan Nasional Youth chief Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein. Anyone could make popular statements to gain popularity from a particular race or to gain support from their delegates, but their popularity would be short-lived, he said. (You heard that you dungoos,)
"They must be far-sighted because when it is time for them to be selected as ministers or party presidents, they must not only be smart, they have to be wise too." (These two can't smell those positions ....they are far from smart and by the gods where did UMNO pick these misfits from.....parits?)
He noted that the top leadership was mature enough to know who was sincere, honest and had held to the Barisan principle of multiracialism. (Thank You Sir, for this gem.....spoken like a true Johanian.)
"The top leadership will not forget – and in a multiracial
The top leadership would not select those who fought for only one race, and
"Their future will be tainted, and that applies to all young leaders who have aspirations to be national leaders," he said.
To the two former mission schools old boys I dedicate to them their former school anthem:
Cheer, cheer, and courage display
All ye Johanian, join in the fray,
Send the volley of cheers from high,
Shake down the thunder from the sky.
What though the odds be great or small,
Dear old St. John's will win over all
All our loyal sons go marching,
Onwards to victory,
At this point may I call on all Muslim Xaverians (Penang), Georgians (Taiping), Michaelians (Ipoh), Johanians (KL), LaSallians (PJ, Klang, Sentul, Peel Road, Brickfields), Paulians (Seremban), Franciscans (Malacca), all the Convent Girls and those from other Mission Schools throughout the country to give us your take on this issue.
Comments from readers on this issue is available at http://www.darnmalaysia.com