In April 2006, the misinformed Information Minister said that the thinking of Malaysians had yet to reach the level of maturity as those in the West.
He said "it is a long way to go, it is not the time yet. We have to democratise them first, then only they will not think in terms of race".
He said that in reply to Teresa Kok (Seputeh MP) who was not happy that RTM's "Parlimen Hari Ini" programme had only invited government MPs to give their views.
The has been minister from Kedah claimed that Malaysians were still thinking a lot along racial lines, unlike the audience in Europe.
Well, the 12th general elections clearly demonstrated the maturity of Malaysians not only in thinking but also in decision making. They did not vote along racial nor religious lines.
In a matter of two years, based on the misinformed minister's statement in 2006, Malaysians has matured.