"Staff at the Selangor State Development Corporation (PKNS) should respect the menteri besar's prerogative in appointing a non-Malay to head the state agency, said DAP vice-chairperson Tunku Abdul Aziz Ibrahim. "I hope the menteri besar's decision is respected by all and the PKNS staff will focus on doing their work professionally instead of questioning the prerogative of the state government to appoint the most suitable person for the post, " he said in a statement today.
Tunku Abdul Aziz was commenting on protests by six staff bodies against the appointment of the corporation's deputy corporate affairs and accounting manager Low Siew Moi as acting general manager. The decision by Selangor Menteri Besar Khalid Ibrahim to appoint Low was met with objection from the corporation's own staff who submitted a protest memorandum to him. At the same time Selangor PAS wanted to suggest its own candidate besides helping the state government find a suitable candidate.
"The interference by the senior staff of PKNS runs counter to established management practices and may well be the result of the race-based policies and indoctrination that the nation had been subjected to for the better part of 50 years or so," he said. ‘Blind prejudice' .Tunku Abdul Aziz urged Malaysians to put aside "blind prejudices" and recognise that progress required the recognition for efforts and contributions of all citizens regardles of ethnicity or gender.
On the contrary, he said that a culture had developed where merit was overlooked while "less than relevant considerations" such as ethnicity and religion were prioritised. "It is indeed sad that while we have progressed in economic and material terms, our nation is still bound to old ways of thinking and acting that have no place in a modern democratic society," he said. The Selangor government, in particular Khalid, has come under fire from various groups and media over Low's appointment.................................................."
Kita sudah merdeka selama 50 tahun, sepatutnya sudah terjalin perhubungan yang baik antara satu sama lain. kita harus bersyukur ketiga-tiga bangsa utama di Malaysia dapat hidup aman dan sentosa selama ini. jangan lupa perjuangan nenek moyang kita . Perlantikan orang yang berkaliber untuk menjawat jawatan penting haruslah dilihat melalui pontensi dan kewibawaan beliau dalam meningkatkan ekonomi negara, BUKANLAH melihat beliau melalui warna kulit dan agama serta bangsa.
Hayatilah kata TENG XIAO PENG : " tak kira kucing itu berwarna putih atau hitam, yang penting kucing tersebut pantai menangkap tikus; Maka itulah kucing yang baik"