Monday, August 11, 2008
Different strokes for different folks
At last week's open forum on conversions to Islam organised by the Bar Council, protesters led by Parti Keadilan Rakyat's Zulkifli Noordin proved, again, that mob rule is alive and well in Malaysia. Well...if the mob is made up of certain people la. Anyway, this first time member of parliament said, "If they do it again we will take stern action." Wah! Can one meh? Here's a man who led an un-licensed mob (heheheh...) in a demonstration that probably was not approved with a police permit openly stating that he plans to commit a criminal act and right in the face of the police too. And what happens? Nothing! Well, he did come out of it with loads of media publicity some of which even made him look and sound like some sort of hero.
This self-appointed champion of race and religion also said, "I have negotiated with the Dang Wangi police to stop the forum at 9.30am or else we will act." And all the police seem to have done was nod and agree. The police then 'advised' the organisers to stop the forum. And so an event being held in a private property is terminated prematurely while a mob led by violent fanatics is allowed to carry on. Only in Malaysia la!!!
Now read that statement again. "I have negotiated with the Dang Wangi police to stop the forum at 9.30am or else we will act." Translation? FUCK YOU!
I read from The Star today that PKR is expected to discuss action to be taken against its Kulim-Bandar Baharu MP Zulkifli Noordin for his behaviour. Discuss action???!!! What's to discuss? It's all there in the open. Fire his ass!!! Huh? Oh sorry...wrong geographical location.
And then...Malaysian Insider reported that "At about 10.15am, the protesters were seen trying to barge into the building to end the forum but Unit Amal members, who were squeezed between the riot police and the protesters, managed to stop them." Civilian volunteers doing the job of the policemen? Apa ni?
So, Musa, Syed where were the water cannon? Tear gas?
Any credibility still held by Malaysians for the Polis Diraja Malaysia went out the window permanently that day.
And for me the saddest thing about the whole ugly episode was this...
The protesters shouted "Allahu Akbar" (God is Great), "Hancur Bar Council" (Destroy Bar Council), "'Hidup Islam" (Long Live Islam) and "Death to the Jews". The Name of Almighty God and acts of violence being linked as though to say "That's the way it is, folks!"