DAP Penang CM II P.Ramasamy’s excuse why DAP did not bother to turn up at the Penang Forum’s flooding and landslides forum yesterday.
- Blame the organizers for not consulting the state govt leaders if they are free or not before arranging the forum.
- Tai-chi the blame to one anonymous person in the crowd and accuse himof insulting Deepavali.
- Blame the Penang Forum for inviting BN leaders as this is “proof” that the forum yesterday is “anti-DAP Govt”.
The arrogance and stupidity of this DAP leader is shocking.
A few participants, especially the vocal ones, took exception to those elected representatives who did turn up at the session. They overlooked the key fact that Penang Forum never arranged the date and time of the meeting without even consulting members of the state government.
Given the tight work schedule of the elected representatives, many could not turn up. For not turning up, they were ridiculed and one participant even raised his voice saying that they were busy attending Deepavali open houses.
His message was simply this: why did the representatives missed such an important event by attending non-important events like Deepavali open houses?
If some members of Penang Forum have no respect for religious and cultural events of Indians, Chinese or Malays, then what higher rights they are talking about?
Would they say similar things about Chinese or Malay religious or cultural festivals?
Did their non-presence indicate that they had committed some unpardonable sins?
Why did the participant single out the Deepavali open houses for insult and ridicule? Thus, for those who missed the session, could it be concluded that they missed out a “once in a lifetime opportunity”, so much so that religious events could be disparaged?
Not only was an Indian religious event disparaged, another participant went to the extent of asking members of the state government to step down if they could not fulfil the wishes of the people.