It was at this function in Bera, after he had depressed the detonation stick that the BN's PM-in-waiting declared:
The government will not stop the National Service programme, but will enlist the help of the private sector to conduct compulsory medical check-ups on all trainees. (never thought of that before?)
"We cannot scrap the programme just like that as many parties are involved," Najib said after launching the National Youth Day and Week at Felda Sebertak. (of course, many money making cronies will be affected!)
"In many cases, the trainees who died at the camps had the illnesses before they joined the programme." (so that is why medcal aid was delayed in most cases?)
Now, get ready for another gem from no less than the Health Minister one MSM reported:
Meanwhile, Health Minister Datuk Liow Tiong Lai said NS trainees may be asked to declare if they have constipation before entering camp.(Meaning if you cannot shit, you don't come to camp, is it?)
Liow said he had instructed all medical assistants at the NS camps to immediately send any trainee to a hospital if they had doubts about the trainee's condition.(Best-in-class idea for the future but a bit too late for Ms Too.)
However, we finally have some credible voices, voicing for the termination of this get-rich-quick scheme:
Tunku Abdul Aziz: asks "Will they never learn?"
He further added:
The current garden-variety "national service" should be scrapped because it is not meeting the objective of integrating young people of this country, and it costs too much with little to show for it.
Prof Dr M Tajuddin M Rasdi hits out at parents: NS deaths: Are you parents dead too?
"How many National Service deaths does that make? I have lost count. They are dying right in front of our very eyes. Wake up or are you dead too? Never mind our different races, religions and socio-economic status. We are parents and we are patriotic Malaysians who love our country dearly."
He took Berita Harian to task for its page 19 meager writeup:
"This probably shows that The Star people are very concerned about the incident and the Berita Harian people mungkin tak berapa kisah sangat. Is it about ‘protecting the National Service or simply that the victim is - dare I say it? - is a non-Malay? Your guess is as good as mine."
"Listen parents. To me they seem to be intoning their standard mantra again - ‘It’s YOUR FAULT that your son or daughter died. Lain kali make sure dia sihat dulu sebelum masuk kem lah. What gall."
NAJIB & LAM THYE....WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?
OPT FOR THE 2 YEARS NATIONAL SERVICE ....MORE REVENUE FOR SURE!