That showed how unthinking Najib often shows himself to be.
Now the Pm has to eat his words and has vowed to fight the Isil threat.
The trouble is that Bolehlanders have completely lost faith in him.
The Pm has promised so many things but the country has yet to see anything positive coming to fruition, except all the scandals surrounding 1MDB and all the inexplicable amounts of money found in his personal bank accounts.
Bolehlanders have seen too many flip-flops to his policy statements to care about what he says anymore.
Or to take them seriously.
Are our security forces and intelligence up to the task of containing the Isil threat to the country?
We have been quite laissez-faire, honestly, believing that we are safe because Bolehland is an Islamic country and far away from the center of Isil grip in the Middle East and no reason why we should be at risk.
But Isil and their ilk don't really care a hoot about your brand of faith. They only care for their ideology, even though they call it Islamic, and have shown that they won't hesitate to slash your throat for it.
If the Najib regime is serious about fighting the Isil threat, they have to first stop playing politics with race and religion.
Get serious about the growing racial and religious extremism in the country and put a stop to all the attempts at demonising others.
Maybe they should start with telling their own ustazs and muftis to
If not, that will only lead to more radicalisation and embolden those waiting to jump into the bandwagon and open the way to Isil infiltration.