Let us get away from the MCA issue just for a bit moment. Until the actual rearrangement of settings in the lineup by the respective Presidential Candidates comes to crystal clear, let us smoke cigars on the side line, and say about some other issues fronting us.
Another forthcoming big happening this month is the unveiling of the New Economic Model (NEM) by the PM Najib.
We are certain that all the usual guys who would be called to comment on the NEM are already having their templates set for the purposes of responding to the media calls minutes after the PM speech.
Let us list down the possible templates that are already in place.
The usual professors from various universities who often appear on TV screens would say, “This is the Economic Model, I consider being the best that we have come across. The NEM is going to be the policy that is guarantying the future of the nation and generations. DS Najib has unveiled the best that no other PM before has ever thought of”.
The businessmen cum politicians may have the following to say, “DS Najib has made the 1Malaysia concept comes too real and everybody is going to be happy and everyone is going to enjoy the fruits of DS Najib’s leadership now and forever.”
UMNO leaders can just follow this template; “Kepimpinan DS Najib amat membanggakan kami kerana sifat beliau sebagai seorang yang sangat prihatin terhadap masalah rakyat. Kita boleh menyaksikan keprihatinan beliau melalui ucpan beliau sebentar tadi yang telah mengambil kira kehendak rakyat semua kaum. DS Najib telah menggariskan rancangan seperti membasmi kemiskinan tegar di kalangan rakyat”.
Samy Velu may say, “Ini merupakan satu strategi pembangunan yang amat mantap dan telah mengambil kira nasib kaum India yang amat memerlukan pembelaan. Saya begitu bangga dan MIC menyokong punuh Model Baru Ekonomi yang DS Najib baru umumkan. I have served politics under 5 PMs...this is the best.”
PERKASA may comment in a bit different tone, “Kami menyokong Model Baru Ekonomi yang diumumkan Perdana Menteri, hanya apa yang kami nampak, peluang untuk orang Melayu masih lagi kabur, tidak ada kepastian yang orang Melayu akan dapat menyaingi bangsa lain dalam kegiatan dan peluang ekonomi yang disediakan.”
The estranged PKR Parliamentarian Zulkifli Nordin will say, “It is not Islamic. We have to answer to Allah if we are not planning based on Islamic principles and views.”
Bloggers will surely be commenting, “Apa hendak lagi! Kalau tidak juga menerima apa yang dipaparkan oleh DS Najib, you can go to hell. Kalau Anwar Al-Jubri jadi PM, bolehkah si Jubri ini menggubal pelan baru ekonomi seperti yang DS Najib buat? Boleh blaah laaa!!”
Other credible bloggers may say, “It would just remain a plan. We are apprehensive on the implementation part of it. Better not to comment as this NEM would be announced in two stages. This is just the first stage and we are not sure of the next one.”
Economic editors for the main stream media will give good comments and it may sound, “The government has good plans to prepare for the infrastructure for the nation to emerge as high income nation and thus will attract Malaysian Professionals abroad to return to Malaysia and serve the nation.”
So these are the possible comments that we may read and hear. One thing for sure; all the commentators will understand and digest all contents of the speech instantaneously when TV cameras and media stand in front of them.
It would be made possible as the templates are already in their minds and note books.
I am sure there are many more possible templates of comments, but these are the nearest to the reality.
BUT I hope it will really become reality in outcome of the New Economic Model soon to be announced.
Hopefully the nice stage-managed commentaries will be followed by real and reasonable act of appropriate implementation of the plans with rounded support of the people.
Many are as petrified as in past 2 decades; announcements of policies like this were just acts of national periodical rituals with no stuff.
Let us pray that what is planned by the current administration are with substance of actual economic value for all Malaysian to rejoice.
Well, it’s enough for the day.