The Opposition is trying to falsely point the blame against Home Minister Dato’ Seri Hishamuddin Tun Hussein for warnings of ‘political violence’ in their attempt to wrest power from the majority during and post the much anticipated pressure-packed and ultra heated 13GE.
Hisham is endorsing political violence, says Pakatan
UPDATED @ 11:55:20 PM 26-03-2013
BY SYED JAYMAL ZAHIID
MARCH 26, 2013
PETALING JAYA, March 26 — Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein’s recent remarks that he expects more disruption of opposition events soon is tantamount to endorsing political violence, Pakatan Rakyat (PR) leaders alleged today.
The federal opposition coalition said that since the home minister had failed to give his assurance that the authorities will do its bit to protect them, PR is bracing for more political violence prior to and during Election 2013.
“The politics of slander and violence is definitely on the rise and we the leadership of PR is bracing for this,” Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim told reporters after chairing the pact’s leaders council meeting at PKR’s headquarters here.
Anwar, the de facto leader of PR’s anchor party PKR, said the anticipation comes amid the pact’s preparation to launch its polls campaign nationwide.
Speaking at the same press conference, DAP stalwart Lim Kit Siang blasted Hishammuddin’s statement as unbecoming of a minister tasked to protect internal security.
“This will make it the dirtiest elections. This trend must be checked and stopped. We are becoming the laughing stock of the world,” Lim said.
The Ipoh Timur lawmaker added that Hishammuddin (picture) had also indirectly supported violence against the opposition by inciting hatred among government supporters in his speech on Sunday.
Party workers had shouted “Kill Tian Chua” when the Umno vice-president urged them to rally behind Barisan Nasional (BN) and “eliminate traitors” like PKR vice-president Chua Tian Chang, better known as Tian Chua, whose allies in Pakatan Rakyat (PR) have been accused of instigating the Sulu invasion of Sabah.
Hishammuddin admitted yesterday that political violence in the country was worsening, but accused PR of exploiting the situation to sow hatred for the government and the police.
He also noted that more incidents of violence might occur during the campaign period of Election 2013, which is expected to be held in weeks, due to the shortage of policemen.
His statement drew flak from poll reform group Bersih 2.0 who urged the minister to censure Umno supporters for the threat or risk being blacklisted by polls watchdog Bersih 2.0 for condoning political violence.
PAS deputy president Mohamad Sabu echoed Lim’s view that Hishammuddin as a minister should adopt a non-partisan stand against political violence.
“But instead he said we should expect more violence,” he said.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, along with leaders from BN component parties, signed Transparency International-Malaysia’s Election Integrity Pledge last month in a move they claimed displayed their seriousness in playing fair in the upcoming polls.
But Najib and his coalition have come under heavy fire for their muted response to several violent attacks on the opposition, allegedly perpetrated by BN supporters or members of hardline groups linked to Umno, the ruling coalition’s Malay lynchpin.
Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s tour in Johor was attacked with nails and stones last September.
At another incident in Pahang last month, Anwar’s daughter, Nurul Izzah, was almost physically assaulted by Umno supporters. Although her supporters managed to prevent it, the PKR vice-president continued to be verbally abused.
On March 12, suspected Umno members were again implicated in a violent attack on the opposition, including a threat to torch PKR’s headquarters in Petaling Jaya just days after the party’s leadership alleged assault by BN supporters in Malacca.
Members from right-wing groups pelted rocks, sticks and traffic cones on the PKR building. A few torched the party’s flag. The incident took place under police observation. No action, however, was taken.
It is far from the truth. In fact, history has proven that the Home Minister is spot on and the Opposition has been very notorious to destablise the nation using planned anarchy and violence.
The fact is that, it has been and still is all along the agenda of the Opposition to wrest power from the majority via unlawful and immoral methods.It started when deviant minority and Chinese Chauvinists in DAP provoked the Malays as a planned coup d’etat when the results of the May 1969 3GE had a hung Selangor State Assembly and no single party could form the State Government. As a result, the bloody 13 May race riots erupted.
Anarchy is the premise of their politics ever since Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim was sacked from the Federal Government as the Deputy Prime Minister on 2 September 1998 and as an UMNO member a day later.
The ghost of mobstreet politics and violence suddenly re-emerged after a 24 years absence when Anwar then as a youth leader in Angkatan Belia Islam Malaysia instigated university students to demonstrate and later riot for a make believe “Someone in Baling died because of extreme poverty”. Anwar was arrested under the Internal Security Act.
Thereafter then Minister of Education Dr Mahathir Mohamad introduced a bill in Parliament and the University and University College Act was born, which prohibited students to be active in politics.
Since November 2007, BERSIH series of demonstration were designed by the Opposition for something ugly to develop after the law enforcement agencies clamp onto the provocations made by some of the demonstrators. It is clearly seen in BERSIH 2.o which was a planned attempt for chaos, when Tian Chua charged towards a Police line without any provocation by the authorities.
Then in BERSIH 3.0, it became very clear when Anwar Ibrahim and his most trusted lieutenant to issue the ‘order’ to charge towards the unarmed Police line.
The most glaring is the attack against a Police car and Policemen in Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman.
Even those who wanted to have a ‘peaceful demonstration’ were very dissatisfied when the Opposition initiated the provication against the law enforcement agencies in their attempt to stir up the situation into chaos.
More and more of the Oppositions’ sinister plot surfaced. Post BERSIH 3.0, Opposition leaders harped on stirring up mosbtreet-demonstration-turned-violence seen before in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya in their attempt to prop the democratically-deviant minority against the wishes of the majority, dubbed the ‘Malaysian Spring’.
The plan to create chaos ‘Malaysian Spring’ during and post 13GE is clearly spelt out by Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim.
Malaysians must not forget in the run up of the BERSIH 2.0 so-called ‘peaceful demonstration’, 30 Parti Sosialis Malaysia members were detained for sowing communism ideology. Anwar also tried to re-package his ‘Politics of Hatred’ strategy with supporting the notion of bringing back the notorious public enemy no.1 Malayan Communist Party Secretary General Chin “Butcher of Malaya” Peng to this country.
In the attempt to instill ‘Politics of Hatred’ The notoriously manipulative and proven to lie pro-Opposition newsportal is not doing justice either. They failed to include all these points in their story.
It is evidently clear that the ‘Politics of Hatred’ strategy to create a situation of anarchy is the Oppositions’ mode come into power.