Patriots and Traitors

November 25th, 1998

Information Minister, Datuk Mohamed Rahmat, said at a function in Kepala Batas today: "Amerika Syarikat tidak mahu keamanan dan kesejahteraan di rantau ini ..... ia mahu menimbulkan perpecahan di kalangan rakyat ... mahu kekacauan kaum berlaku di Malaysia ... pihak Barat mahu rakyat bergaduh, jadi memudahkan mereka untuk menguasai kita....."

Just a few miles away in Penang, Special Functions Minister Tun Daim Zainuddin told a press conference: "Kegiatan perniagaan antara kedua-dua negara - Malaysia dan Amerika Syarikat - harus berjalan seperti biasa dan para peniaga harus terus melabur di Malaysia ... saya tidak melihat sebarang alasan yang boleh menjejas hubungan perdagangan antara Malaysia dengan Amerika Syarikat......"

Oh yes ... Datuk Mohamed Rahmat also said today "Rakyat Malaysia harus menolak orang sebegini yang mempunyai kroni dengan pihak Barat"

Can someone please explain to me how we can allow a government Minister to encourage trade and investment in Malaysia with country that is accused of inciting violence and riots, plotting the downfall of the government, having imperialist aims of colonising our country and pouring CIA agents and money into our beloved country that is awash with flags? Is he a CIA agent as well? The way they are ranting and raving, beating our chests and waving our flags, it is as though we are at war with the US - but "trade relations will continue as normal"?! How can you expect Americans to invest in Pulau Pinang and Alor Setar when people are burning effigies of the US President a few miles away in Kangar? You can spit on us and humiliate us, but we'll take your money, thank you?

Who are the patriots and who are the traitors?

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