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Najib, what kind of ministers are you grooming and are they capable leaders to assist you in running this injured country?
We want the truth, firm and decisive decisions and not flip flopping, misquoted type of statements.
Is BTN courses, after all these years, proofs to be beneficial to the country and are meant to instill patriotism in the participants as claim by the government, or is it used to maintain Malay support for Umno through cultivating racial hatred and concepts like “Ketuanan Melayu” (Malay supremacy) as reported by the oppositions and testimonials by former attendees.
The following reports indicated that your ministers are defending the BTN courses because it instill patriotism, nationalism, in line with the 1Malaysia concept, no racial content, inculcate positive values and not a political indoctrination.
If the BTN courses are that positive why then your Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz announced today that the Cabinet has agreed to revamp the Biro Tata Negara (BTN) following rising pressure to shut down the programme, which has been called a tool to spread racist propaganda.
Please tell us truthfully, which is which, BTN courses are good or bad.
Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil said the patriotic spirit instilled in the Biro Tata Negara (BTN) course was for all and not just for federal government supporters.
Shahrizat said it was not justified to be apprehensive of the content of the BTN course as the people loved the 1 Malaysia concept.
Shahrizat said based on her experience when attending the BTN course there was no racial content.
“The Selangor state government is just making a big issue. I have attended the course and it is all about positive thinking, patriotism and nothing to do with racialism,” she told reporters. Full story here.
Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin defended the controversial Biro Tata Negara (BTN) courses today as a form of nationalism in line with the 1 Malaysia concept despite growing criticisms of racism and political indoctrination.
“There are no ulterior motives. These courses are well intended,” Muhyiddin said. Read full story here.
Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Ahmad Maslan said. “The BTN is not the agency some quarters made it out to be. The BTN is to instil patriotism and has received the ISO 9000 certification from Sirim. It has a well-structured course,” he told reporters after receiving 200 Umno membership application forms here today.
He said that as the deputy minister in charge of the BTN, he would ensure that the courses would go on as they were in line with the 1Malaysia concept and had no racist elements.
Deputy International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Mukhriz Tun Mahathir described the decision by the Selangor government as inappropriate. He said that the BTN courses were neither politically-motivated nor racially-motivated.
Mukhriz said BTN courses were to inculcate positive values and not a political indoctrination as claimed by critics. Read full story here.
Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz announced today that the Cabinet has agreed to revamp the Biro Tata Negara (BTN) following rising pressure to shut down the programme, which has been called a tool to spread racist propaganda.
The Minister in the Prime Minister Department disclosed that the Chief Secretary to the Government has been instructed to oversee BTN’s revamp
Nazri, speaking to reporters in Parliament lobby, said the recent Cabinet meeting saw it necessary to do away with BTN co-curriculum which government leaders, including the prime minister, saw was racially divisive and destructive. Read full story here.