DPM Muhyiddin should take note; BTN's Hamim Husain is a bigger sinner than Anwar Ibrahim. If Anwar had told lies to tarnish the image of BN government in Malaysia, it is the duty of BN to respond to his allegations. After all, this is politics. Muhyiddin knows the game better than anyone of us.
BTN deputy director Hamim Husain had done worse. He had insulted more than 35% of population in Malaysia. He had referred to the Chinese and Indian community as "Si Mata Sepet" and "Si Botol" respectively when asking Puteri Umno members to approach the non-Malays for votes.
"The 'si mata sepet' that has never gone to a mosque or surau only has one vote. The 'si botol' that only knows how to go up to Batu Caves up and down only has one vote," Hamim told the closed-door gathering.
The BTN, a state agency charged with running courses on patriotism for civil servants and undergraduates, came under fire last year for promoting racism.
The fact that Hamim's salary and his agency expenses are paid by taxpayers' money (which included a large number of Chinese and Indian Malaysians), he should be immediately sacked and his agency's role and function thoroughly reviewed.
Probably, PM Najib may be tempted to use the same excuse as Muhyiddin that his PM department does not have any jurisdiction over the super scale Hamim. He cannot be sacked as a permanent staff of the BN government.
Hamim is a product of racist politics and irresponsible hate mongers within the administration. Offenders such as Hamim must be given the harshest punishment and sacked from their positions in the administration and civil service if PM Najib is serious about his 1Malaysia vision.
Tun Hanif was spot on to identify racism with the structure of the civil service.
Something must be done before it is too late for PM Najib to save his ship.