Perhaps a leopard can change its spots but a flip flop?
First he said:
“If we do not change, the people will change us. In the not-too-distant future, we will see all the elements of the New Economic Policy being replaced. It’s a huge challenge. There must be this political will and desire to change within Umno. I don’t think we can expect people to look at us in more favourable terms unless we change, unless we rectify our weaknesses.
Source: Prime Minister in Waiting, Najib Tun Razak, in an interview with Bloomberg Television.
Today, his aide clarifies “Not all elements will go”.
“…there would be a “gradual liberalisation of some of the elements of NEP”, and not the entire programme”.
Source: The Malaysian Insider.
This flip flop sounds very much like the case of the mysterious and scandalous “manifesto” published in Malaysiakini, which incurred the wrath of that persona himself.
The controversial manifesto was purportedly send by Najib’s support group although the DPM denied it outrightly.
As for the NEP declaration, which is which? And why is the aide speaking for Najib, making him sound like a flip flop all over again?
Earlier, Najib sounded very much like Anwar Ibrahim, promising to do away with the NEP and replace it with a MEP (Malaysian Economic Policy).
Now that Najib’s becoming PM, as early as March 2009, or maybe earlier, Anwar has become merely a shadow (without a cabinet 🙂
It’s not that a leopard can’t change its spots, but can we trust a flip flop?
They are way to many of them in our politics lately.