I have 6 years primary education in a Chinese primary school, then continued to take up Chinese language as POL (people own language) in secondary school. I used to read news or articles in Chinese, then picked up English news later. This habit of mine in fact let me have the opportunity to see and feel the different approach and sentiment of the same news written in both languages.
Dato Seri Nazri has made his stand clear and questioned Utusan's intention of making a fuss out of his statement. He has to brave through the wave and current to make the statement. At most of the time, it is more difficult to comment matters within the party or community, for you may be sideline as a different voice or taken as a traitor. Then compared to someone in the opposition, who can just blared blared blared, shit and mess around, clean his hands, fold up his arms and watch with a grin. What the Chinese said, " You die is your own matter, I watch the show."(你死你的事，我看戏。)People of right mind, will back Dato Seri Nazri to put thing in order without condition.
This is a “political fox”(政治狐狸)talking, what he wants to achieve through challenging others to resign? Will what he said better the situation? Help the country? Good for Malaysians? No, He has to make a lot of noise and using "Sun Tze" strategy to let Dato Seri Nazri shot down by own people (借刀杀人), talking about "Malaysians First" but aiming at other targets(声东击西); hopefully the situation do not improve, after all he does not need to provide solution. The messy the situation, the better the opportunity stand(乱世出英雄). He is worried that Dato Seri Nazri's statement is well received by the rakyat, he is even more worried that the rakyat will go back to the "Pendulum Theory" by giving the acceptable candidates of BN a chance.
Since his dream of becoming Chief Minister of Penang can only be achieved by his adorable son, now he has to make sure he steps onto Putra Jaya to achive his dream personally. He has to let everyone in BN to rot and can never afford to let BN any chance to repent or to revive. He will not allow anybody stand in his way, even if they are his own people; many were dropped in the history of his party even though they were well received by the rakyat then, what more if is from BN. Get rid of others, then only can he sustains the "market" for himself and his party.
I can not blame him, he is playing the game just like any other politician will do to survive, even at the expense of turbulence. But as a man who used to talk "great", would expect him to take the country's interst above personal interest. I used to respect him, even though I do not agreed with what he said at times. But as he get egotistic, just like his old pal Tun Mahatir, is always up to something, then enough is enough. Please put aside party political mileage, please do not play the issue as a political game and get everybody burnt.
My thought flow in the Chinese-educated way, struggling to make sense in my second language, as requested by some friends who wish to read in English.
Related article in Chinese written on April 2010