Thursday, February 16, 2012

1Malaysia or just Malaysia

Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak said the move to compel manufacturers of controlled items to include the 1Malaysia logo on their packaging was not a political move.

"1Malaysia is not politics, it is about Malaysia," said Najib in a curt reply.

Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Deputy Minister Tan Lian Hoe announced on Feb 10 that three controlled items - flour, sugar and cooking oil - must have the 1Malaysia logo on its packaging to qualify for government subsidies.

The idea was to inform consumers that the products were subsidised by the government. This is supposed to be enforced from this month onwards.

[Source: Mkini]

Now let's see the illogical aspect of the above statements by our clever leaders.

First, Najib says to have the 1Malaysia logo on the three items' packaging is not political move but it is about Malaysia.  It that is the case why can't we have the following?

Cooking Oil



Secondly, if the Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Deputy Minister. Tan Lian Hoe, wants to show that this is a government effort, then why can't we use the official government logo instead, like the one shown below?

Thirdly, why must 'threats' be used if the people truly believe in the '1Malaysia' thingy.  They would have already embraced the concept long time ago and would have done the necessaries without even being told to do so by the government.  By enforcing such a move, I believe the BN already know the answer.

1 comment:

  1. You're dead write. The solution is we should have an agressive consumer movement to boycott products if package with 1Malaysia logo.