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.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.
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.
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.