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Saturday, 28 February 2015

Tun Abdul Razak Hussein : A Muslim, a Malaysian, a Malay (I am sure he would want it to be in that order!) husband, father, lawyer, politician and Prime Minister extraordinaire!


Thirty nine years after their father dies his children are having to defend the legacy their old man left? 

This man had to the same Alma mater as I did - the Malay College Kuala Kangsar. 

He was born in the same town as my father was - Pekan, Pahang and shared the same Bugis ancestors as we do. 

The closest I have physically got to this man was at my late Uncle's (Mahmood  Ambak) house when the man was present from time to time during the many parties that my uncle, Pa Ngah Che Mood, liked to throw. 

This man died in the service of his country. 

This man died while still serving his country. 

This man is our Bapa Pembangunan and now has as his last resting place, the Heroes Mausoleum near Masjid Negara - and deservedly so!

I speak of Tun Abdul Razak Hussein : A Muslim, a Malaysian, a Malay (I am sure he would want it to be in that order!) husband, father, lawyer, politician and Prime Minister extraordinaire! 
 
How can this be so? What has happened to make it necessary for his children to defend the legacy of a man who has done so much for our country and our people?

This was the man who refused to build a swimming pool at his official residence Sri Perdana because he was concerned about what the Rakyat would say of that extravagance. 

This was the man who did not want the old brown curtain at Sri Perdana changed because they were, in his opinion, still good. 

This was the man who set up BN to replace the Alliance.

He was amongst the five who founded ASEAN.

He ended Konrontasi in negotiations with Suharto.

And he established diplomatic relations with China.

He also directed his government to gave priority to rural development and education to overcome the two most common reasons for the disparities amongst the racial groups in Malaysia.

His priority was national interest and never personal interest.

Despite the political tension surrounding Tunku’s departure and Razak’s ascension as Prime Minister, Musa remembers his mentor for his gentleness, patience and consultative approach, coupled with his firmness to see a decision through once it was made. These were values, Musa says, that Razak knew were needed to manage a multi religious and multiracial country like Malaysia. 
Musa Hitam.

As a leader, he was never rude, respected as well as respectful. I remember my father telling us that Tun Razak always addresses him as "Che Hamid" .

“Another aspect of Tun Razak’s personality was with regard to crowds. He was not too happy that there should be a crowd to send him off when he went overseas and a crowd to welcome him back. To him, these people would be more productive to be in their offices doing some work. He was a low-profile person who preferred be unobtrusive and un-noticed.”

The story of him flying off to Kelantan on official duty and leaving behind Toh Puan Rahah to find her own way there by private car because he did not want people to accuse him of abusing his office as the good Toh Puan was not a paid civil servant. As Head of MAGERAN — the National Operations Council, he had absolute power to decide in her favour and even the government’s Chief Secretary sanctioned it. But no, the late Tun led by example, and he was certainly not going to compromise his principles.
The Unmaking of Malaysia – Insider’s Reminiscences of UMNO, Razak and Mahathir by AHMAD MUSTAPHA HASSAN

"We wish to put on record that Tun Abdul Razak was a highly principled man, well-known to all who knew him for his frugality and utmost integrity and any statement or inference to the contrary would be totally false and misleading to his memory and to his service and sacrifices for the nation.
"We take issue with anyone who taints his memory, whatever the motive. We would also like to add that our whole family is united on this issue."
- See more at: http://www.theantdaily.com/Main/Najib-s-wealth-So-was-it-family-inheritance-or-not#sthash.46ELwHFQ.dpuf
All this, this man was and more. So why has his children now have to defend his legacy?

I can answer this question with one word:

ROSMAH

A Rosmah Mansor aided and abetted by one of Tun Razak's own children, Najib!

Enough Said!

Najib's four brothers, Datuk Johari, Datuk Nizam, Datuk Nazim, and Datuk Seri Nazir said in their three-paragraph statement: "We are extremely concerned that some recent news articles and postings have given rise to speculation as to the nature and extent of the inheritance that our late father, Tun Abdul Razak, had left behind.
"We wish to put on record that Tun Abdul Razak was a highly principled man, well-known to all who knew him for his frugality and utmost integrity and any statement or inference to the contrary would be totally false and misleading to his memory and to his service and sacrifices for the nation.
"We take issue with anyone who taints his memory, whatever the motive. We would also like to add that our whole family is united on this issue."
- See more at: http://www.theantdaily.com/Main/Najib-s-wealth-So-was-it-family-inheritance-or-not#sthash.R5YPKFAD.dpuf
Najib's four brothers, Datuk Johari, Datuk Nizam, Datuk Nazim, and Datuk Seri Nazir said in their three-paragraph statement: "We are extremely concerned that some recent news articles and postings have given rise to speculation as to the nature and extent of the inheritance that our late father, Tun Abdul Razak, had left behind.
"We wish to put on record that Tun Abdul Razak was a highly principled man, well-known to all who knew him for his frugality and utmost integrity and any statement or inference to the contrary would be totally false and misleading to his memory and to his service and sacrifices for the nation.
"We take issue with anyone who taints his memory, whatever the motive. We would also like to add that our whole family is united on this issue."
- See more at: http://www.theantdaily.com/Main/Najib-s-wealth-So-was-it-family-inheritance-or-not#sthash.R5YPKFAD.dpuf