Sumber: Utusan Malaysia
Keng Yaik jumpa PM esok perjelas isu kontrak sosial
ALOR STAR 15 Ogos - Presiden Gerakan, Datuk Seri Dr Lim Keng Yaik akan menemui Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi esok bagi memberi penjelasan mengenai kenyataannya berhubung isu kontrak sosial antara kaum.
Sambil menafikan ada mengeluarkan kenyataan supaya kontrak sosial antara kaum di negara ini dihapuskan, beliau berkata, akhbar Utusan Malaysia menyalahtafsirkan kenyataannya itu sehingga menimbulkan kekeliruan.
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Apapun, berikut adalah kenyataan yang menarik daripada beliau yang disiarkan di NST;
"How do you expect non-Malays to pour their hearts and souls into the country, and to one day die for it if you keep harping on this?
"Flag-waving and singing the Negaraku are rituals, while true love for the nation lies in the heart," he said after chairing the Gerakan central committee meeting here today.
He said it was important that leaders of political parties realise the context in which the social contract was forged.
"Back then, you could have said it and people like my father would have understood as he had been granted citizenship.
"But the younger generation, like my son, who gained his citizenship by virtue of being born here, views citizenship as a right and not a privilege that was granted.
"So you cannot just go on bringing it up to spite the non-Malays, as the context has changed," Dr Lim said.