In the madness of the Opposition trying to stir up emotions with in a tinge of hatred via manipulation of facts, false promises and lies in series of 13GE charged up rallies across the nation, the authorities were closely watching and keeping score. Now, they started to act.
Former MARA Chairman Dato’ Mohd Tamrin Ghafar, criminal-lawyer-turned-anarchist Haris Ibrahim and PKR Vice President Tian Chua were arrested by Police seperately, this afternoon. It is believed they were arrested under Sedition Act 4(1) and taken in for questioning.
A few days earlier organiser of the first Blackout 505 Rally in Petaling Jaya three days after 13GE poll, former Political Secretary to MB Selangor and second term Seri Setia Aseemblyman Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad and later student acttivist and UPSI dropout Adam Adli were also arrested and already charged in court.
However, they pleaded not guilty.
Yesterday, Elections Commission Deputy Chairman Dato’ Wan Ahmad Wan Omar announced that the results of the 13GE has now been gazetted. “Any parties or individuals who are not satisfied or want to challenge the result can submit a petition to the High Court within 21 days and their complaints would be heard”.
The Oppositions under PKR Adviser Anwar Ibrahim claimed there were massive fraud before, during and still at it after the 13GE even though they managed to get 89 Parliamentary seats, 230 DUN seats and retained their control in Selangor, Penang and Kelantan State Governments. Like expected, they launched the Black 505 Rally to topple the Federal Government via a series of demonstration in the design to get in a state where there is massive demonstration ‘Malaysian Spring’, modelled after the Arab Spring which started in Tunisia.
This highly charged up Blackout 505 Rally is without any credible or admissable evidence of the existence of ‘fraud’ before and during the 13GE process.
They are stepping up tactical execution of the ‘Politics of Hatred’ strategy. The Opposition, especially the Chinese Chauvinist DAP, continue to insult HRH Sultan Johor. This on top of the sinister use of social media networks to ‘poison’ the minds of the young into the ‘Politics of Hatred’ game.
22 May 2013| last updated at 12:05PM
‘Opposition reps are anarchists’: Tunku AzizBy SYED UMAR ARIFF AND HANA NAZ HARUN | firstname.lastname@example.org
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‘LAWBREAKERS’: They are out to topple govt through rallies, says Tunku Aziz
PETALING JAYA: TUNKU Abdul Aziz Tunku Ibrahim came out with guns blazing yesterday and labelled opposition lawmakers as “anarchists” for propagating illegal activities by staging illegal rallies to topple the government.
The former DAP vice-chairman, who is now a harsh critic of the opposition pact, was in a fiery mood when he said opposition leaders had always been belligerent about toppling the government, which was contradictory to their stature as lawmakers.
From spouting ludicrous accusations to holding rallies that threatened public order, Tunku Aziz said such a trait was highly evident during Bersih demonstrations.
On Pakatan’s protests against the general election results, Tunku Aziz said: “The fact that (Datuk Seri) Anwar (Ibrahim) did not make it to Putrajaya, he (and his supporters) should leave other Malaysians in peace.
“They are all lawmakers, the likes of Anwar, (Lim) Guan Eng, (Lim) Kit Siang and others. And yet they are prepared to become lawbreakers by supporting a movement (Bersih) that had intended to break the law.”
And now, in the wake of the circulation text message sent by pro-opposition group Solidariti Anak Muda calling for a rally in Kuala Lumpur to “overthrow the government”, Tunku Aziz described the message as an open declaration to create chaos in the country.
“This is the work of anarchists! Dangerous anarchists, who do not respect the law. They talk about observing the rule of law. That is pure rhetoric.
“What they are saying today is ‘let’s topple the government’. Is this a responsible act? Are these the people we can give our trust to rule this complex, multiracial society? My answer is definitely, no!”
He said the group, led by PKR Sungai Acheh assemblyman Badrul Hisham Shaharin, had even prepared salt and masks for the Sunday rally to imply that they were prepared for a clash with the authorities.
“There is no hidden agenda. The message is an open declaration of bringing down a legitimate government, that has won the recent general election. They could not do it (change the government) through the ballot box.
“What they are doing now is to take it to the streets and cause as much damage as possible, fight the police, overturn cars and burn buildings.
“This is what the opposition is encouraging the people to do,” Tunku Aziz said at a joint press conference yesterday with former DAP leader Tan Tuan Tat.
Tunku Aziz also revealed an email exchange between him and DAP chief of staff Foo Yueh Chuan who had asked him on his possible attendance for a “sit-in” at Dataran Merdeka last year.
“I told Foo that I oppose street demonstrations. DAP life advisor Dr Chen Man Hin, however, replied that he was delighted to participate in the sit-in that could mark the beginning of a “Malaysia Spring”.
“What is the meaning of this statement? Is it in the context of an illegal demonstration? It really has to mean (or relate to) the Egyptian spring or the Arab spring … which is really about what?
“They even tried to insult our intelligence by saying that the Malaysian Spring is about ‘Musim Bunga’.”
Tunku Aziz said he would not subscribe to the leadership of DAP especially if the party supported demonstrations by movements bent on breaking the laws of the country.
On the safety of people and how the matter could be resolved, Tunku Aziz said the government was aware of the issue and steps were being taken to contain the possible formation of rallies.
“The government has the police and other institutions (to safeguard public order). You should have no fear, but just be careful. Because these people who are promoting acts of violence, they do not care two hoots about your safety.”
Badrul Hisham, also known as Chegubard, when contacted said the gathering would be held at a field opposite the Amcorp Mall in Petaling Jaya on Saturday, and not on Sunday as stated in the text message.
He said 50 non-governmental organisations would join the “Suara Rakyat 505” event and make three demands — re-elections in areas they believe electoral fraud had been committed, disbanding of the Election Commission and for Bersih 2.0 to organise a “People’s tribunal” to look into the hundreds of reports of alleged election fraud. Additional reporting by Yiswaree PalansamyTunku Abdul Aziz Tunku Ibrahim says opposition leaders are being irresponsible by urging the people to topple the government
The new Home Minister Dato’ Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi warned the Opposition “Not to play with fire” and respect the rule of law, which include the result and any processes pertaining to the 13GE. The newly appointed IGP Tan Srì Khalid Abu Bakar was also stern with his warning, as the Opposition defied the rules for organising public assembly as stipulated by the newly minted act.
This is a nation by and of the rule of law. The rights of the majority to have a peaceful and live in harmony, prevails.
So far, the arrest have been very well received by the law abiding majority . It is expected more arrest would be made and according to the Home Minister, the Police is free to act in accordance with their work, professionalism and the law.
Home Minister’s response on the matter:
Zahid: Police have basis, solid evidence to detain leaders
MAY 23, 2013
Zahid stressed that he was not involved in the detention. – File pic
PUTRAJAYA, May 23 — The police must surely have the basis and solid evidence to detain Pakatan Rakyat vice-president Tian Chua and two others today under the Sedition Act 1948, said Home Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.
He stressed that he was not involved in the detention of the opposition leader as well as PAS activist Tamrin Tun Ghafar and Asalkan Bukan Umno (ABU) leader Haris Ibrahim.
“I left the matter to the police and I believe they have the basis and solid evidence to detain the three, and I played no part in the operations,” he told reporters after attending a function at the National Registration Department here today.
On whether more opposition and non-governmental organisation leaders would be detained, Ahmad Zahidi said it was up to the police.
On Monday, he had cautioned that the government would no longer issue any warnings but will take serious action against anyone who acted irresponsibly to cause public disorder in the country.
He said the Inspector-General of Police, and department heads and agencies under the ministry had the authority to carry out their responsibilities according to their jurisdicdtion based on the law, without political interference. – Bernama