The PM thinks that he has a magic wand that will put the racist genie back into the bottle, according to this malaysiakini article PM orders stop on tiff over race issues.
Sorry PM but I believe you are missing the point as your Deputy has committed the leadership's high ground by making that apology on behalf of UMNO and the Government and that represents all Malaysians - at least I hope so.
So the official stance is that the speaker has made some offensive remarks that require investigation and one cannot just blame the press for a wrong message.
The least that the government should have done was to double-check with other reporters like NST Star and even Utusan. I am sure many people, including the Special Branch do tape such speeches.
He should have avoided going to Penang untill the police had decided what action to take.
I think this incident will deal the kiss of death to BN as we know it.