2 Sept 2008, Najib said he will, on behalf of UMNO and Ahmad, apologise if (only if) Ahmad's statement offended the non-Malay.
It took BN/UMNO/Najib a good 8 days to apologise with condition.
3 Sept 2008, Lim Kit Siang made a mistake claiming both Utusan Malaysia and Berita Harian did not published Najib's "apology".
In the same afternoon, when discovered otherwise, Kit Siang apologise to both publications that he overlooked, thus withdrawn paragraphs describing the mistaken facts.
Just give a thought of the 2 incidents, one "apologise" with condition, and needs 8 days to act, and the other within the same day, and action taken.
You may say these cannot be compared as there are 2 distinctive matters.
To me, it is who has guts to admit his own mistake, correct it, and move forward.
Clearly, Uncle Kit win my respect.