May 10 The STAR reports :
DPM: All are equal in BarisanSIBU: All Barisan Nasional parties, including those from Sarawak, are equal partners who practise power-sharing, said Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
“We are brothers, equals in Barisan. They (the Opposition) like to say that Umno is the big bully in the BN but this is not true. It's a big lie to say that Umno bullies other component parties.” he told reporters after a dialogue with teachers and parents at SK Agama Sibu here Monday.
He said just because Umno had more seats in parliament compared to other component parties, it did not mean that the party would sideline their coalition partners.
I am always amazed at our politician and the lengths they will go to preach just to prove a point which at this instance is pointless to do so. You'd think that our DPM had a low opinion of our intelligence. "Equal ??" - perhaps our dear DPM should consult the dictionary what this word really means - I'd just like to quote from just a simple dictionary which define equal as " being the same in quantity, size, degree, or value "
Please prove your statement with real data NOT words. Barisan Nasional being the ruling coalition - just look first at the cabinet composition of Ministers/Deputy Ministers/Permanent Secretaries - see any equality there ?? All important ministries are never being given to MCA, MIC , Gerakan or any other party in the coalition - the most is a Deputy Minister position. Look further down the organization - the positions of Permanent Secretary , Senior Department Heads/Officers etc - similar scenario.
This is interesting - I eagerly await to see the response from the other component parties in the BN's coalition. I am very sure the opposition will unleashed a barrage of criticisms on our DPM's comments. As for MCA, MIC, Gerakan etc - if any comments let's hope it will not be just a whimper