Flip-Flopping on Anti-Constitution Criminals

On the eve of The Mole getting online, Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak repealed the dreaded Internal Security Act (ISA) and abolished the Emergency Ordinance (EO) in the name of ‘Political Transformation’ initiatives for his ‘Transformation Agenda’. Now almost two years later, it has been proven it was a poor political move and there seems to be initiatives to reinstate them.

Obviously Prime Minister Najib was not able to commit extraordinary amount resources to combat crime, considering that some of the most effective ‘preventive tools’ were abolished. Thus, law enforcement agencies were unable to cope with the increased number of crimes believed to be derived from network of vices and organised crimes being strengthened after EO was abolished.

In the light of increased crimes which is believed to be attributed to many Lords of the Underworld and Organised Crime released after EO was abolished, Home Minister Dato’ Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi announced that new laws similar to EO would be brought back and enacted.

Home Ministry says drawing up new EO-like detention laws

BY IDA LIM
JULY 05, 2013

KUALA LUMPUR, July 5 — Barely a year after rescinding the Emergency Ordinance, Putrajaya is looking to introduce new legislation to provide for preventive detention powers whose removal authorities have blamed for the crime rate, local dailies reported today.

Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi (picture) yesterday said the Home Ministry was discussing the details of the proposed law with the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) after having handed them the first draft.

“We are already in discussions with the Attorney-General about it.

“We will make an announcement once they have gone through the first draft,” Zahid was quoted saying by The Star.

According to the New Straits Times, Zahid urged the Bar Council, non-governmental organisations and politicians to provide their views on the matter to the government.

“It is still in its infancy. I hope everyone provides input so that once it becomes law it will not be politicised or questioned.”

Zahid then blamed the repeal of the EO for contributing to the spike in crime.

“When the EO was abolished, many of these criminals were released. Now they are taking advantage of the situation. Laws that are introduced to curb crime should get the co-operation from all parties,” The Star reported him as saying.

NST reported Zahid as saying that 2,600 criminals detained under the EO were released when the law was scrapped and are now “roaming” the streets.

Zahid lamented that organised criminal syndicates were able to afford expensive lawyers and help criminals escape the clutches of the law, appearing to stress the need for preventive laws.

“When the crime rate goes up, police integrity will be questioned, but without a strict law to help us bust criminal operations, we are unable to reduce the crime rate,” Zahid was quoted as saying by NST.

The EO previously gave the Home Ministry and the police the power to detain a person without trial and on suspicion.

The country’s police chief has also given his full support for the proposed law to replace the EO, saying that it would help the police cut down violent crimes.

“I am confident violent crimes can be curbed if new laws similar to the EO are introduced.

“With the new laws, the police will be able to put away hardened criminals,” Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar was quoted saying by The Star.

Last year, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak carried out a series of law reforms, including the repeal of the EO and the Internal Security Act (ISA). He also introduced the Peaceful Assembly Act (PAA) and promised to abolish the Sedition Act.

But critics have questioned the sincerity of the government’s reforms, claiming that subsequent replacement laws such as the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 and the PAA are still insufficient to safeguard the people’s rights.

Police have sought to attribute complaints of rising crime to the repeal of the EO, but it is unclear which crimes have been directly linked to the released detainees.

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The critics of preventive laws are now supportive that they are very important, to combat crime. Naturally the Police gave thumbs up for the idea.

Published: Thursday July 4, 2013 MYT 12:54:00 PM
Updated: Thursday July 4, 2013 MYT 2:27:26 PM

IGP: Police supports calls to introduce new preventive laws similar to Emergency Ordinance

BY FARIK ZOLKEPLI

Khalid Abu Bakar.Khalid Abu Bakar.

KUALA LUMPUR: The police force fully supports the calls to introduce new special preventive laws similar to the Emergency Ordinance (EO), said Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar.

Describing such calls as timely, Khalid said a study and subsequent calls for such similar laws to be introduced are welcomed by the police.

“I am confident violent crimes can be curb if laws similar to the EO is introduced.

“The police will be able to put hardened criminals away if such calls are a reality,” he told a press conference after the handing over of 10 Mitsubishi GT Lancer 2.0 to Bukit Aman Traffic department, courtesy of PLUS Malaysia Berhad on Thursday.

Khalid said any decision towards enacting laws similar to EO would receive the full backing and support of the police force.

There have been growing calls for stronger preventive laws to stop the incidence of violent crime.

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The move is deemed necessary because the Police strategy of ‘apprehending the snake by holding the head’ obviously worked. Since these Lords of the Underworld and Organised Crime are layered from their operations, many of them are unable to be brought to trial because of lack of evidence. Worse still, witnesses are usually very afraid to step forward.

Hence, the EO was the best solution to ensure them off the street and almost totally cut off from their network and operations. Being under EO detention, their operations are no longer well planned and managed.

It is widely believed that once EO was abolished, there was a surge of these Underworld Crime vices and dark activities and naturally the network expended. This is the catalyst for more crimes, which include theft, burglary and petty felonys.

That is not withstanding all the crimes related and coherent to vice. This include smuggling of goods and also, the flesh trade. Malaysia has also become an important transit and operations for narcotics. These businesses are also owned by the same Lords of the Underworld Crime.

Very few Lords of the Underworld and Organised Crime ever being successfully charged and convicted. It is almost impossible to trace any of the network, operations, transaction and/or benefits derived from these vices go back to them. At best, the authorities go after them against Income Tax and/or Anti Money Laundering Acts. Even that, the success stories are hardly enough to be made example of.

The irony is when the Home Ministry dared to make the politically correct decisions, based on the security requirements instead of pandering on the popularity nodes. As such, Home Minister Dr Zahid’s announcement is as if the Federal Government is ‘Flip-Flopping’ on their own strategic move for ‘Political Transformation’ as an after thought.

However, Prime Minister Najib recently announced that the Sedition Act would also be repealed and a new law be enacted in place.

Najib: Sedition Act to be repealed

UPDATED @ 07:00:40 AM 12-07-2012

JULY 11, 2012

KUALA LUMPUR, July 11 — Datuk Seri Najib Razak announced the repeal of the Sedition Act 1948 tonight, in his latest move to regain the momentum for reforms ahead of elections that must be held soon.

He said the 64-year-old law would be replaced with a National Harmony Act.

“With this new Act, we would be better equipped to manage our national fault lines.

“It will also help to strengthen national cohesion by protecting national unity and nurturing religious harmony,” he was quoted as saying by The Star during the Attorney-General Department’s dinner here.

Tonight’s announcement comes as part of the prime minister’s slew of legislative reforms to increase civil liberties initiated during the eve of Malaysia Day last year.

Among others, the Najib administration has repealed the Internal Security Act 1960 (ISA), lifted three Emergency Declarations and enacted the Peaceful Assembly Act to regulate public gatherings.

The government has also scrapped the need for annual printing licences in the Printing Presses and Publications Act 1984 and lifted the ban on student participation in politics through amendments to the University and University Colleges Act 1971.

Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS) chief executive Wan Saiful Wan Jan welcomed tonight’s announcement but said it would be preferable that the Act be scrapped entirely and not replaced with another piece of legislation.

“But since the government will proceed with the replacement law, we congratulate the prime minister for staying true to his promise to put people first through this consultation.

“We urge the public and members of civil society to engage in this consultation process,” he said in a statement here.

Opposition lawmakers and civil society groups have long accused the government of using the British-enacted Sedition Act arbitrarily to limit dissent.

Speaking to The Malaysian Insider recently, Bar Council constitutional law committee chief lawyer Syahredzan Johan noted a trend for the authorities to cite the Sedition Act as an early measure in their investigations and prosecution because “it is the “easiest offence to satisfy”.

“They don’t have to prove that there is sedition, only to show there is a tendency,” Syahredzan said, pointing to Section 3(1) of the Sedition Act, which lists six sub-clauses defining a seditious tendency.

It includes “to bring into hatred or contempt or to excite disaffection against any Ruler or against any Government”.

Syahredzan said there was tendency for the government to go on the offensive and use the laws as weapons when it was being hit by criticism. He stressed that it occurs on both sides of the political divide.

Recent cases include DAP chairman Karpal Singh, who was prosecuted on a charge of “seditious tendency” for saying the Perak Sultan could be questioned in a court of law.

Police are also investigating former Perak Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin for his May 28 Twitter remarks on the Johor Sultan’s RM520,000 purchase of the WWW1 car licence plate.

When announcing a raft of reforms last year, Najib admitted that the government’s move to allow greater civil freedom was “risky, but we are doing this for our survival.”

“No individual will ever be detained simply due to political ideology,” he had said in his Malaysia Day message.

The 52-year-old ISA was repealed in April this year and replaced with the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act, which saw the government’s right to detain a person without trial removed.

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If this is something not well thought through and upon intense deliberations with his ‘Advisers’ without consulting the other stakeholders, then probably it is another mistake waiting to start the domino effect.

It is clear the some of the minority, especially the Opposition are getting more intense with the sinister and evil agenda to destabilise the nation with their ‘Poltics of Hatred’ strategy as their means to come into power. Dismantling all the necessary tools available to ensure that the nation is not destablised through anarchy is a challenge probably the law enforcement authorities can’t bear.

Many already opined that the initiative to make the Election Commission answerable to a special panel consists of Parliamentarians is ‘Thinning of the Wedge’.

At least Home Minister Dr. Zahid got it right. Sedition Act 1948 is very much still needed in spirit and practice, to maintain that people do not go overboard and went to thread on the lines of instigation and inciting in their ‘Politics of Hatred’ strategy to demonise the power of authority and what had been incorporated in the Federal Constitution. Particularly issues and provisions pertaining to, for and about the Malays, Islam and HRH Rulers.

Published: Sunday July 7, 2013 MYT 2:53:00 PM
Updated: Sunday July 7, 2013 MYT 2:57:46 PM

Zahid Hamidi: Abolition of Sedition Act may lead to dispute of Federal Constitution

Zahid hamidi.Zahid hamidi.

PUTRAJAYA: The abolition of the Sedition Act 1948 may lead to the dispute of four core aspects enshrined in the Federal Constitution, said Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

According to Zahid, the four core aspects are the special rights of Malays, the status of Malay rulers, the status of Islam as the Federal religion and the status of Bahasa Melayu as the national language.

The Home Minister said he wanted the Act retained so that these will not be questioned.

“The Cabinet cannot decide to abolish (the Act) but (it can propose) to amend.

“If the Sedition Act is abolished wholly, (people) will have the rights to touch on these four areas although these are enshrined in the Constitution.

“I will not compromise if there are parties who want to touch on any of these four main aspects of the Constitution.

“Those who do, must be charged under the existing Sedition Act 1964,” said Dr Ahmad Zahid on Sunday after launching the commemoration of the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking here.

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Home Minister Dr Zahid is right. The Federal Constitution is about the ‘Social Contract’ which are the basis and fundamentals when this nation was born. Even though it supercedes previous treaties (particularly the Federation of Malaya Treaty 21 Jan 1948), the provisions are about preserving what HRH Rulers agreed when the Constitutional Monarchy system where the common rakyat have the say on laws and administration was favoured instead of them collectively ruling the nation.

Challenging the salient points that were the basis when this nation was born for what ever purpose which include academic discourse will do nothing good but invite uneasiness if not anger and trouble. It is like when someone else challenges how and why one parents’ met and decided to get married. History is meant to be preserved and treasured, especially in irreversible or irrevocable agreements and transactions made.

It is noble to move the nation forward for a grand master plan of ‘Political Transformation’ in tandem with the ‘Economic Transformation Plan’ and ‘Government Transformation Plan’ to achieve the ‘Social Justice Transformation Plan’.

However, that can only happen if the situation is idealistically ceteris paribus. In spirit, philosophy and most importantly, in practice, it is far from it. ‘All things doesn’t remain equal’, and for that matter, consistent to make such bold assumptions.

The Opposition and some minority minions and disciple for the agenda of ‘Politics of Hatred’ strategy already got this nation divided. Soon, the nation would be fragmented into pieces. Worse still, the preperators are still free to continue on their sinister habits forcing themselves onto others with the continued manipulation and fabrication of facts and deception as daily dietary information feed to the middle ground, liberal and younger lot.

At the end of the day, Prime Minister Najib wouldn’t want to be the leader who handed this unique nation into the hands of wrong people, even for the right reasons.

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  1. Another blunder from the evil genius Omar Ong

  2. Evil, yes. Genius, I don’t think so. Cunning, likely.

  3. I’m glad you use the words “Flip-Flopping”, BD. I think you are the first one to do so. I had thought of doing so but didn’t get to doing it. I’ll always follow the leader. You lead, I follow. We need to get rid of those who can cause damage to the interests of the Malays and the Bumiputeras of Sabah and Sarawak who form 70% of the population of the country.

    I agree with those saying Najib still looking after the interests of the Chinese despite the tsunami. The tsunami Chinese want the Sedition Act removed and he’s fulfilling their want. Not the wants of the Malays who gave UMNO 88 seats and the Bumiputeras of Sabah and Sarawak who gave over 30 seats to BN at PRU13. He sidelined the NEP in his New Economic Model. Now 2 months after the Chinese tsunami, he has not made any major announcement to fulfill what the Malays and the Bumiputeras want.

    Flip flopping is a sign of toppling from the UMNO Presidency. That had happened to Tun Dol after PRU12. I think it’s very stupid to repeal the Sedition Act. Let’s campaign against the repeal. What’s the point repealing and replacing it with something else which may not be as good as the one before. Like ISA. The replacement allows detention without trial for only 28 days. Yet even the Americans still have ISA-like indefinite detention without trial in Guntanamo Bay.

    As the Yanks say, If it ain’t broke, why fix it? It’ll only embolden the seditious opposition buggers. Every one of them may become seditious. Jahanam this country.

    • Good for you!

      Now, let us see who will step up to the plate (to use a baseball metaphor) and knock the ball out of the park.

      Oh, while they are about it, could they please spare a thought as to how to provide the thousands of well-paying and high-skills jobs that will be needed to propel Malaysians (of all races) out of the low- and middle-income traps and push the country into “developed” status.

      There’s a reason why Silicon Valley is what it is. And why the US, despite the swing in favour of gay marriages and LGBT rights, still manages to attract more than it’s fair share of the best and the brightest.

      We don’t see the equivalents of Microsoft, Google, Amazon, Facebook and Twitter coming out of Malaysia now, do we?

      • Are you really a Dr, Grimm? So many fake PhDs around – that I remember it began with Yap Tian Sin of Dong Zong, the administrator of Chinese schools, using 2 fake PhDs, hoo-haa-ed in the Chinese papers during the Dong Zong rally in Kajang some time back. I sometimes believe a no Dr titled man more than a Dr man.

        Now, why the rush to developed nation status, can you explain? Is there a competition for this? And in the rush, forget the need to “eradicate the identification of race with economic functions” that was the underlying cause for the race riots of 1969? Forget about levelling the playing field? So that the richer will always be richer till kingdom come? And the envy, jealousy and ill feelings continue to keep the races apart? National unity not important?

        And what have you come out with, Grimm? The equivalent of not-so-soft Anwar Al Juburi, Lim Kit Siang and all? And why the hell the US has been out-sourcing to India, China, etc? And why China, despite the harshest of punishments for the vaguest of offences, is now the 2nd largest economy in the world? No foreign investments in China? Shiiissh.

      • Ah, yes – now the cat is out of the bag. The other shoe has dropped. And the “race riots of 1969” are back in play.

        Isn’t this a hackneyed subject by now? That in 2013, we still haven’t moved on? And that there are people who still persist in wanting to perpetuate a permanent sense of entitlement and inferiority?

        “why the rush to developed nation status” you ask?

        Do you honestly, hand on heart, think there’s an alternative?

        Or that Malaysian brains can come up with better strategies to move Malaysian out of the low-income and middle-income trap? Can it be down without FDI and MNCs?

        “Envy”, “jealousy”, “ill feelings”, “national unity”……..how very convenient. They sound perilously like excuses to believe that it’s business as usual and that we can continue to muddle along in blissful mediocrity.

        At least, those of us on the economic front lines do not have the luxury of indulging in such excuses.

      • Just answer the man’s question, Kaladin – why the rush to developed status?

        Wasn’t the target 2020 not good enough? Why want to beat that target when so many more fundamental and pressing issues not yet addressed? Many are starving in this country?

      • You don’t like to hear about the “race riots of 1969″ do you? Guilty conscious? Because the DAP caused it? Don’t want your children and grand children to know about it? Sweep it under the carpet? Simply say move on? Even opposed History made compulsory in schools? Well, I have news for you, Kaladin – your children are already learning History starting in January this year.

        You also don’t like “entitlement”? Like the Malays and the Bumiputeras of Sabah and Sarawak have an entitlement to their Special Position? If so, would you like to give up your entitlement to citizenship right that the Special Position was the quid pro quo or the consideration?

        Inferiority? You talking about yourselves, aren’t you? Except you make things sound like demands. Using Red Beans and all. And you get called ultra kiasu. And blasted all over.

      • “those of us on the economic front lines” – Who are the “us”? How important are you? How many are you? Don’t the majority count?

        You talk shit high and mighty, not caring one iota that the 70% Malays and Bumiputeras of Sabah and Sarawak are mostly the ones whose plight needs be addressed. And not simply by creating jobs and wholesale liberalization of the economy but by, for example, creating a class of Malay and Bumiputera businessmen in all spheres of economic activity. Do you hear? Do you understand?

        And when you blokes talk cock and cocky saying “not have the luxury of indulging in such excuses” many among the majority will continue to shoo you out of the country the moment you appear as not respecting the Constitution, including Article 153 on the Special Position and all. Many have already told blokes like you to migrate. That’s a polite word but seriously uttered, so long as you continue with that stand.

      • Kaladin,

        You said, “those of us on the economic front lines …” What front lines do you mean? The Ah Long, massage parlours, gambling and protection racket lines?

        Btw, Deputy Minister of Finance Ahmad Maslan said in Klang Valley, ownership of retail shops are 85:15 (Chinese:Bumiputera), So, you don’t care, eh?

        I support the call for those who don’t like this country, or cannot accept the system in this country, to migrate. For happiness for them and happiness for those left behind.

      • Wow…..so many out there who are denying economic realities.

        If they are content to continue in blissful mediocrity and indulge in zero-sum games, then so be it.

        At least they are ”cushioned” by all sorts of “pillows”. Duvets and blankets even.

        Let’s see how many of these optionated individuals are good enough to score good jobs (high skills, well-paid) in the MNCs that have set up shop here. And how many are good enough to get on the career fast track therein.

        As for FDI, the latest UNCTAD report says it all.

        And for “front lines”, you can choose to be facetious, because it’s no skin off your nose. Why should you even care when you are comfortably ensconced in the lap of privileges?

        So, carry on denying realities. While the rest of the region and the greater Asia-Pacific eats our lunch. But, hey – who cares?

      • Wan

        Let me be clear….are you telling us to #@!?-off if we don’t like the way things are done here?

        That doesn’t bother me one iota. Being used to hardscrabble and competing, it is just par for the course.

        But spare a thought for the 70% or so, who 50+ years after Merdeka, are still “struggling” (in your words).

        Do you mean that 50+ years is insufficient to right the rules of the game and that another 50 years are needed to redress the issue?

        Would you care to spell it out?

  4. BD,

    It is bloody good you raised that. How would PM Najib expect the law enforcement & internal & external security forces & agencies able to do their work to maintain the nation is in peace, stability & harmony and sovereignity intact when there is only marginal increased on spending for defence & security.

    No new major assets acquisition. No major refurbishment contracts. No major personnel drive & secondment.

    So if no substantial increase in personnel and/or materiel, no new strategies but preventive tools in the form of legal power taken away, how would PM Najib expect the law enforcement, defense & security agencies to do their work effectively & show productivity?

    Just with good manners?

    • Very good questions.I suspect Najib not going to answer. Maybe he is over-awed by the rise of mainland China. Sent his son to study Mandarin there. Said many things in praise of China or the Chinese. Maybe he thinks China will protect Malaysia in the event of an international conflict. Including on the island Malaysia is claiming as well as China!

      Yeah, yeah, Malaysia is a small nation. But must we be seen as a walk-over nation?

      I used to think of the Opposition having warped minds, skewed thinking and demented personalities. Now I’m wondering if Najib has those. .

      • I am sure that geopolitical realities are far from your mind.

        Be that as it may. Everyone is entitled to his or her own little fantasy world or warped concept of reality.

        But the brutal and unvarnished fact is that Malaysia doesn’t call the shots in the neighbourhood. Not even in Asean. And certainly not in Asia.

        So, there might be psychological pluses from being able to “lord” it over others in one’s own country. Heck, it might even be a comfort zone of sorts, and a much-needed boost to those harbouring inferiority complexes.

        But I don’t see foreign investors and MNCs coming to Malaysia because of the “four pillars”. Why should they, when the whole of the region, and the whole of Asia, is their playing field?

        Fairy tales are nice for kids, like Santa Claus. But kids have to grow up and face the world out there……….;l

      • And your point is…..?

        Malaysia never wanted to “call shots” anywhere. We dont hv the bully mentality, nor do we want to be the neighbourhood bully. We are a nation which consult & hold dialogues with our trading partners. Even with business communities of these countries. Its our policy of ‘win-win’, that got us everywhere & got them to come here, to trade & invest.

        Get your facts right. Last yr FDI increased by 12.3% to RM32.9b. If you cant see it, doesn’t mean its not there.

        There is a higher possibility that you could be blind or too stupid to seek the right info as compared to you understanding what investors & MNCs look for & at when they invest.

      • And what is your fantasy, Grimm, pray tell. And baseball is near your mind?

        You are intoxicated with the idea of foreign investors, aren’t you? Why have you not quoted figures? Reliable ones, like from MIDA, MITI etc.Or are you like DAP – claim the foreign investments that came to Penang as a result of the Federal government’s wooing in the previous years as DAP investment promotion success, shit.

        “don’t see foreign investors and MNCs coming to Malaysia”? What are glasses you using, mate? DAP glasses? Kamon la, in the absence of reliable facts and figures quoted, your opinion is as good as mine. And I’m not telling you if I have a Dr to my name!

  5. Good thinking Zahid. At least somebody in authority is thinking security and not being mere liberal populist. The public safety and security are so important so much so without security and a safe social environment one can forget about economic transformation.

    • I echo Postgrad’s sentiment above. After doing away with the ISA, It’s damn ridiculous to repeal the Sedition Act. What does Najib hope to achieve by doing those?

      PRU14 is about 5 years away. Now he should focus on making the tsunami Chinese realize that it doesn’t pay to throw their lot with the DAP. Or just disregard them.

      And placate the Malays and the Bumiputeras of Sabah and Sarawak who gave him victory but feel left out of Najib’s agenda. Otherwise UMNO PAU delegates should leave him out of UMNO’s agenda.

    • Flip-Flop or after thought, bottomline Zahid as Home Minister is standing up for the law enforcement chaps. Especially the police.

      He is definitely not like the other bloke; cousin first!

      It is pointless to hv a popular government, but eventually there would be chaos. Internal security isnt something that shouldn’t be allowed to be ‘Akademi Fantasia’-ed. It is a very bitter medicine & got to be administered swiftly, but also sternly. No two ways about that!

      Let’s hope Zahid could hold his position when he faces the Cabinet. With Najib, Hisham, Nazri, Husni Hanadzlah, Jamil Khir, Shabery Cheek & JJ (even tho he is not a Minister), it is a very act to do.

      God help us

      • Don’t be too sure About Zahid. He likes to Trumpet his Machoness but ends up in a Whimper….

        Look at the Case of the Opposition Demos! He trumpets about Dealing with them hatshly! In the end PDRM called for peace between police and the demonstrators going totally against his rhetorics..

      • Ever heard about tactics and strategy, Mister? Didn’t you read that only 9,000 attended the Padang Merbok demo? Yes, the haze,and extreme heat, but a far cry from the 300,000 Anwar wanted, correct? Even Lim Guan Eng, Hadi etc didn’t show up.

        And didn’t you read about the many arrests, shoving the culprits into the Jinjang Police lock ups, dragging them to court and were prosecuted. Even Husam Musa was arrested for sedition that took place in Kota Bahru previously.

      • Ever heard of “In the land of the blind, the one eyed man is King”?

        Today, Zahid Hamidi is the one standing up for the Police. No one else is. So, at the moment will go with him.

        If later he falters or fumbles, we will go with the next man who is willing to champion the course. As simple as that!

        As far as I care, its not the time to be civil with people who cant be civil in the first place. So like what BD wrote, EO & Sedition Act must be maintained status quo. For the sake of the nation.

        The key word here, ‘Big Picture’.

  6. I like this Ahmad Zahid guy. That much I know of him now, I would like it if he becomes PM. But I cannot stand the Nazri fella. They call him the man with a foot in his mouth.

    Zahid said, “No decision yet to abolish Sedition Act … Repealing it may lead to disputes on four constitutional provisions: includimg matters pertaining to the status of Islam as the federal religion, which cannot be disputed; the status of the Malay rulers, Bahasa Melayu as the national language and the special rights of the Malays.

    “If the Sedition Act is abolished, people will touch on these four aspects, despite the fact that they are entrenched in the Constitution. And he reiterated his stand against abolishing the Act.

    I like most of all him saying, “I will not compromise with any party that dares to touch on these four aspects … Those who do it should be punished under the existing act,” He said so at the 2013 International Anti-Drugs Day celebration, here, yesterday.

    Zahid said the cabinet had not yet decided to abolish the act and that the decision is to amend, and not to abolish,That is shitting Nazri Aziz saying that the Sedition Act was outdated and that the government was committed to abolishing the law.

    Nazri tried to play the role of Najib’s bouncer in the past. I hope UMNO PAU will bounce him and any one wanting to repeal the Sedition Act.

  7. “If you are not prepared to use force to defend civilization, then be prepared to accept barbarism.”
    – Thomas Sowell

    Even though I just recently learnt from some fraudsters that PM Najib (who led a coalition that lost the popular vote and its worst ever ‘victory’ on record) is more popular than President Obama, I still think some quotes from the President is worth mentioning here:

    “If the people cannot trust their government to do the job for which it exists – to protect them and to promote their common welfare – all else is lost.”
    – Barack Obama

    ZAHID HAMIDI FOR UMNO PRESIDENT!!

    Amacam, ada berani?

    • Sokong, Sokong, Sokong.

      Bila banyak orang sokong dia sebagai calon Presiden UMNO, rasa nya berani dia.

      Especially when many potential delegates to the November PAU support him.

    • It is like watching a stand up comedy where audience dont laugh. The Najib defenders think that by comparing Najib to Obama things will become instantly bearable. The truth is the comparison itself is irritating. Obama got voted by voters from across America but Najib got votes from Pekan consituency only. So where is the rational for such comparison except to butress a fledgling popularity even among those who support UMNO and Barisan. It is even more irritating when the term ‘ Najib Administration’ is used. Oh wait..of course to imitate the ala Obama. But Obama is a President but Najib is a PM 1st among equals. Hence more appropriate to use the term ‘ the Malaysian Cabinet’. It is in line with this reality that it is refreshing to see a dissenting view from a Cabinet member on the importance of not repealing the Sedition Act.

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  11. […] This is reflective in the calls made by the Home Minister and Inspector General of the Police. […]


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