Bla­tant racism

Kapiti News - - Letters To The Editor -

In the Kapiti News is­sue June 27 the mayor an­nounced that he was do­nat­ing $1000 to the Malaysian High Com­mis­sion in sup­port of the new Malaysian gov­ern­ment led by Prime Min­is­ter Pakatan Hara­pan. He (the mayor) de­cried the former gov­ern­ment, stat­ing it was cor­rupt, op­pres­sive and used racial pol­i­tics to di­vide com­mu­ni­ties.

The BBC World Ser­vice has a much-re­spected pro­gramme called Hard Talk and both on tele­vi­sion and ra­dio it broad­cast an in­ter­view with Pakatan Hara­pan. Mr Hara­pan has been very open in his sup­port for Pales­tine and the plight of Pales­tini­ans.

How­ever, Mr Hara­pan went an­other step fur­ther to­wards the end of the talk said words to the ef­fect that ‘de­spite six mil­lion Jews suf­fer­ing geno­cide in the Holo­caust, they bounced back be­cause this hooked-nose race had an affin­ity with money’. He also fin­ished by say­ing ‘all the suf­fer­ing and prob­lems of the Mid­dle East started with the es­tab­lish­ment of the State of Is­rael in 1948’. If that is not bla­tant racism I would like to know what is. And re­mem­ber, this is the man that the Ka¯ piti mayor is hold­ing up as the saviour of Malaysia. JONATHON HAR­RI­SON

O¯ taki

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