Chin should be investigated for instigating treason and seditious

Monash University Malaysia academician James Chin should be arrested and investigated for treason and under Seditions Act for stating that “majority of Sabahans and Sarawakians wanted to secede from the Federation of Malaysia”.

Riong Kali dot com story:

‘Slight majority’ of East Malaysians want to secede, warns academic

BY SHERIDAN MAHAVERA
FEBRUARY 16, 2014

Prof James Chin of Monash University Malaysia speaking at the Bar Council's forum on the electoral system, in Petaling Jaya, today. – The Malaysian Insider pic by Afif Abd Halim, February 16, 2014.Prof James Chin of Monash University Malaysia speaking at the Bar Council’s forum on the electoral system, in Petaling Jaya, today. – The Malaysian Insider pic by Afif Abd Halim,

February 16, 2014.There are growing calls by ordinary East Malaysians for Sarawak and Sabah to leave Malaysia as they feel that the 50-year-old federation has not benefitted them, a Sarawakian academic said today.

“If you have a frank discussion with ordinary Sarawakians and Sabahans, there will be a slight majority to want Sabah and Sarawak to leave Malaysia.

“They feel that since day one, the federal government has not treated Sabah and Sarawak as separate entities as had been promised since 1963,” said Professor James Chin of Monash University Malaysia.

Speaking at a forum organised by the Bar Council today, Chin claimed that although this was the voice of the grassroots, the chances of Sabah and Sarawak seceding from Malaysia were unlikely as political leaders and business elites would not support such a move.

The elites of East Malaysia, both in the ruling parties and the opposition, are loath to sever the economic ties they have built with the Peninsula, he said.

Although they were still dissatisfied with Putrajaya’s treatment, the elites, especially those in Barisan Nasional, would likely only demand more parliamentary share for Sabah and Sarawak.

“Sabah and Sarawak have different demographics and history and the ruling government has created fault lines in Sabah and Sarawak that did not exist before,” said Chin, a political scientist.

Secession is considered treason under Malaysian law. – February 16, 2014.

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Even without substantiating the claim, it is already very dangerous. BN won 22 out of 25 Parliamentary seats in Sabah and 25 out 31 seats in Sarawak in 13 GE, which is only nine months ago. James Chin obviously is starting a new lie and eventually, other Opposition Leaders especially from PKR would perpetuate this one from now on.

Pro-Opposition activists have been systematically and progressively getting bolder in their lies, outrageous statements and actions in provocation against the patience and tolerance of the majority and authority, particularly the Malay-Muslims.

It is part of the Oppositions’ strategy of ‘Politics of Hatred’.

Just like Opposition Leaders, James Chin is not shy to rubbish Malaysia whenever the opportunity arises especially in the purview of foreign media. He is expanding exactly the points that Opposition Leaders harping, manipulating or even the lies being perpetuated.

They sow hatred, targeted amongst the minority and special interest groups to go against the authorities and decisions made by the democratically elected Federal and State Governments, which are controlled by the majority. They even started to after provisions enshrined by the Federal Constitution pertaining to definition, power and role of Islam, HRH Rulers, administration of Islam and Special Malay Rights.

This is not the first time James Chin was given the spotlight of his anti-Constitutional activities. Last August, Chin who teamed up with Singapore Management University  Bridget Welsh authored a series of anti-Federal Government essays in a book coaxed behind the ‘Ventriloquist Puppet’ masqueraded as   an interview with PM ‘Flip-Flop’ Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, in the effort to expand the struggle of Opposition Leaders’ ‘Politics of Hatred’ game.

What is more intriguing is that Chin made this statement in an event organised by the Bar Council.

A professional body using 'intellectual discourse' to demonize the Police Force

A professional body using ‘intellectual discourse’ to demonise the Police Force, on the front wall of the Bar Council

Bar Council has proven to be an anti-Constutional agent masquerading as legal organisation. The latest is their damning silence about the resignation of ADUN Kajang Lee Chin Cheh for no valid reason and vacating a seat for a bi-election, eight months after 13GE was concluded. However, they sound out to the Election Commission for illegal pre-nomination campaigns.

In the past, Bar Council made outrageous unsubstantiated damning statements against law enforcement authorities which include the Police which should be deemed as nothing less than ‘seditious’. This instance, coupled with others are evidence that Bar Council is part of Oppositions’ tool to realise the ‘Politics of Hatred’ strategy.

Bar Council is very supportive of illegal organisation Coalition of Malaysian NGOs (COMANGO), which has proven to anti-Constitutional in the struggle for LGBT.

This is something serious that authorities should look into. James Chin and Bar Council should be investigated.

*Updated 1930hrs

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  1. Being a profesori of the highly rated oz origin university, he must has had a great many coffee shop talk with a great many ordinary folks of the unschooled types in the whole of the states of Sabah and Sarawak. To my mind he must have talked to no less than 37% of the the states’ citizen to come out with such a conclusion!
    Come on proffesori do more research such as the above and present it as a high quality research paper to all and sundry and maybe you will be appointed the clone VC in one of the not so premier Malaysian Universities when the PR goverment ruled Malaysia after GE14.
    After all ‘a nutty professor’ is not something new in the academician vocabulary…..

    • I dare say that you are au fait with what the “ground” in Sabah and Sarawak is thinking?

      If James Chin made those comments, on the record, and not incognito in some blog, then he should be prepared to back up his comments with hard evidence.

      That shouldn’t be too difficult for an academic to do, is it?

      And what constitutes “treason”?

      I am reminded that those who fought in the US War of Independence were accused of committing treason against the British Crown back in the day.

      • That those who fought in the US War of Independence were accused of committing treason against the British Crown yet presumably not brought to court back then means none who are treasonous should be in 2014?

        What a convoluted logic.

        Yes, what constitutes treason? You are the Oppo hippo, too? BD wrote a long post, the circumstances of his use of the word treason are spelt out. Yet you, in disagreeing, simply asked “what constitutes treason?” Won’t even argue or venture your opinion as to what it is? In line with the usual Oppo hippos’ “wild, unsubstantiated and unjustified allegations” – in this case you put it in the form of a wild question?

        An academic is always right? An academic is also a law expert? The “slight majority” of those he talked to disagree with being in Malaysia, therefore the “majority of the total population in Sabah and Sarawak” are also not happy?

        And what was his motive for saying those? For the fun of it? Can therefore people say that those not happy with this country, it’s territorial being, it’s Constitution etc must scram, get lost, migrate, vamoose? For the fun of it? A free country, can say anything sort of thing?

        What the …

  2. You are damn right, BD. They should not only be investigated, but also prosecuted and sent to prison.

    It’s been abundantly clear since quite some time ago that they are not only seditious but also subversive. They have been behaving like that for some time already. Not only unbecoming of their functions and roles as a Bar Council and that Monash bloke as a teacher. They have clearly been propagating Opposition lies, half truths and spins without declaring themselves as politicians or as adjuncts of opposition political parties.

    Not only the stupid professor but also the Riong Kali dot com, the editor and the person responsible for framing the heading of that seditious and subversive article.

    That professor must be stupid – not all professors are academic in posture, mind you. How can he talks in an irresponsible way on the integrity and cohesiveness of a sovereign country, the Federation of Malaysia, making a conclusion on the preferences of “the majority of Sabahans and Sarawakians” based on the number he talks to. Damn stupid bloke. Very unprofessional bugger.

    Tun Dr Mahathir should be back in power, the Internal Security Act be re-enacted and enforced, and blokes like the above be shoved into the Kamunting Detention Centre or into the Sg Buluh or the Kajang Prisons. Damn them.


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