Deputy Prime Minister Najib Razak takes Orwell to heart:
PUTRAJAYA: Future Umno general assemblies may not be telecast live, given the flak the party has received over this year’s proceedings.
Party deputy president Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said many people felt that the telecast was an inappropriate thing to do because it gave a distorted view of Umno proceedings.
Dear sir, how could such speeches be distorted when it were directly heard by all Malaysians that cared to listen and personally uttered by the speakers, the representatives of UMNO?
Unvarnished truth is never a distorted view.
If the representatives in UMNO speak like what they spoke, in one way or another, it reflects the party, whether a person likes it or not. Those representatives, after all, represent the party’s grassroots. So, when a majority of those representatives spew hatred, then it shows something is wrong. The sooner we all realize this, the easier we as Malaysians could treat our disease that plagues us all.
Well, theoretically, at least.