Thursday, August 27, 2015


This is from Malaysia Kini

 Sanusi: Malays not 'bangsat', their Umno leader is one

Aug 26th, 2015 10:00 am     Aug 26th, 2015 12:41 pm     

Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak had shocked the public when he resorted to the word 'bangsat (bastard) to describe the state of Malays if Umno loses.

However, former minister and Umno veteran Sanusi Junid in an interview uploaded on Youtube suggested that the word should apply to the Umno leader who led Malays to the current state.

"Now there is the threat that Malays may become 'bangsat' if Umno loses so the person responsible for this is the reason why Malays will become 'bangsat'.

"I feel it is not the Malays that are 'bangsat'. It is the Umno leader that causes Umno to lose is the 'bangsat'," he said in the video uploaded by blogger Din Turtle.

Sanusi did not mention any names but pointed out the notion that Umno would lose or become 'bangsat' never happened under the leadership of Tunku Abdul Rahman, Abdul Razak Hussein, Hussein Onn and Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

"At that time, BN won two-thirds majority that means (Malays) were not 'bangsat'," said the former Umno secretary-general.

'Kencing' and 'bangsat' same level

Sanusi likened the usage of the word 'bangsat' similar to a low level Langkawi Wanita Umno member who used the word 'kencing' (lied to, or literally pissed on).

He was referring to Langkawi Wanita Umno delegate Anina Saaduddin (photo) who had used the word against the prime minister as she was dissatisfied with his explanation about the RM2.6 billion deposited into his personal bank accounts and on 1MDB.

"This 'kencing' and 'bangsat' is the same level, it is a very 'high level' usage," he said.

Sanusi, who is also former Kedah menteri besar, is an ally of former premier Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

He had briefly quit Umno together with Mahathir in 2008 to protest Najib's predecessor Abdullah Ahmad Badawi's leadership.

Sanusi appears to also be backing Mahathir's latest bid to dislodge Najib from power.

This is from Malaysian Insider:

Malays not ‘bangsat’, it’s leaders who cause party to lose, says Umno veteran

Published: 26 August 2015 11:09 AM 

Tan Sri Sanusi Junid (centre), seen here with fellow Umno veteran Datuk Seri Sabaruddin Chik (right) at the launch of a book by political analyst Shahbudin Husin (left), questions the use of the word 'bangsat' by Umno president Datuk Seri Najib Razak, calling it a new low in the party's history. – The Malaysian Insider pic, August 26, 2015.

It is not the Malays who should be called "bangsat" (outcasts), Umno veteran Tan Sri Sanusi Junid said, but leaders who are responsible for the party's loss of power.

The former Umno secretary-general, who appeared taken aback by the use of such a word, said it should not have been used by an Umno leader to address the community.

He was commenting on Umno president Datuk Seri Najib Razak's warning a few days ago that the Malays will become "bangsat" if Umno loses power.

Najib had said that he picked the word because no other words could depict the situation of the Malays who would be hard-pressed if Umno lost its power.

"I noticed new words are being used nowadays, from 'kencing' by a Langkawi delegate to 'bangsat' by a leader....

"To me, this is a new level, in terms of the usage of the language," Sanusi said, in a video clip (watch video below) posted on the social networking site YouTube recently.

He also questioned the reasoning behind the use of the word when Umno, in its history from the first president, Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra al Haj, to the fourth, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, had never experienced serious losses in the polls.

"So it is said that if Umno loses, the Malays will be 'bangsat', but Umno didn't lose before. It always managed to get 2/3 majority. I guess they are not 'bangsat' then," he said.

Sanusi said instead of threatening the community, those who caused Umno to lose should address the reasons that led to such a situation. 

"I think it is not the Malays who are 'bangsat', leaders who caused Umno to lose are the 'bangsat' ones." he said.

Sanusi's remark echoed that of political analyst Shahbudin Husin, who recently hit out out at Najib, saying that it was the leadership that determines whether or not Malays become "bangsat".

He said that Najib, coming from the feaudal class, should not have hurled the "bangsat" word against the Malays.

“Although Najib’s lineage traces back to the bangsawan (feudal nobility), and hence expected to be cultured, the words that he sometimes utters doesn’t reflect that heritage and indeed betrays it,” said Shahbudin.
Najib had said so during an Umno delegates' meeting in Perlis.

He warned that to avoid the situation, Umno members must defend the party which helms the leadership of the country. – August 26, 2015.

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