Muhyiddin should apologise for and retract his support for Selangor UMNO’s plan to protest outside Catholic churches, which is most unbecoming of a DPM of multi-religious Malaysia


The Police is to be commended for its swift action in assuring safety to the editor of the Catholic weekly the Herald Father Lawrence Andrew following intimidation from Muslim groups intending to stage a protest outside a church in Klang.

What must be deplored by all right-thinking Malaysians is irresponsible support given by the Deputy Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, for Selangor UMNO’s plan to protest outside Catholic churches tomorrow.

Is Muhyiddin advocating and countenancing a “free for all” for protest demonstrations in Malaysia outside all places of worship, including protest demonstrations outside mosques in the country?

This is utterly unthinkable and downright irresponsible.

Instead of helping to cool off the temperature in the country, Muhyiddin is doing his incendiary best to further inflame the situation caused by a most inept and insensitive handling of a delicate issue, which had never been an issue in the first half-century of the country’s nationhood.

Muhyiddin should apologise for and retract his support for Selangor UMNO’s plan to protest outside Catholic churches, which is most unbecoming of a Deputy Prime Minister of multi-religious Malaysia.

Muhyiddin’s support for protests by Umno Selangor outside Catholic churches tomorrow is even more irresponsible and deplorable than his notorious statement four years ago rejecting Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s 1Malaysia policy by declaring that he was “Malay first, Malaysian second”.

I shudder to think what type of a model of a Malaysian citizen Muhyiddin is holding forth for the over five million primary and secondary students in the country – an Education Minister who regards himself as “Malay first, Malaysian second” and who supports protest demonstrations by Muslims outside Catholic Churches in multi-religious Malaysia!

Right-thinking Malaysians are entitled to ask the Prime Minister and Barisan Nasional government what type of a Malaysian nation they are seeking to create in Malaysia with such a role model set by the Deputy Prime Minister and Education Minister!

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  1. #1 by bruno on Saturday, 4 January 2014 - 10:37 am

    What much is to be expected of a guy Muhyiddin’s calibre.He was at the shakedown king and ‘taikor’ when he was MB of Johor.Of course he will be supportive of these hooliganism actions.

  2. #2 by bruno on Saturday, 4 January 2014 - 10:41 am

    Muhyiddin is not fit to be an education minister,lest to say DPM.On his own merits,he would not even land a job as an teacher’s assistant.

  3. #3 by Bigjoe on Saturday, 4 January 2014 - 10:53 am

    Well, politically speaking, this issue is likely the few chances for Muhiyiddin to take a shot at the PM’s job left. Najib stays any longer, his chance is gone. In fact, even if Najib goes down for this, he may not be next in line already..

  4. #4 by boh-liao on Saturday, 4 January 2014 - 10:54 am

    Jais behaving like Gestapo, even bluffed like MMK, Sudah FORGOT, Mudah FORGOT

  5. #5 by boh-liao on Saturday, 4 January 2014 - 11:05 am

    Najis n char bor enjoying a new plane, flying here n there, mayb visiting overseas real estates
    i-Melayu-1st Mooo is left 2 lead d minority-elected gomen, claimed 2 b d BEST GOMEN in d world by our Deputy Finance Minister (“There is no country in the world that gives such aid packages to the people.” “世上没有比大马更好政府”)
    D latter must b brain-damaged 腦殘 2 utter such a dumb statement

  6. #6 by ENDANGERED HORNBILL on Saturday, 4 January 2014 - 11:18 am

    Muhyiddin has lost the moral high ground, evidence that he has lost his marbles when he supported the display of hooliganism in front of churches.

    History has it Christians are never cowed in matters of faith.

    So what is Muhyiddin trying to do?

    Win a battle and lose a war?

    Rationality must prevail and the legal process must be allowed to take its course.

    As usual, UMNO kicks up a dust storm to cloud the people’s views of UMNO injustices and failings – the basket economy, rising prices, unmanageable debt, sloppy education, plunging FDI, ….just too many to cite them here.

    UMNO is behaving like moooooooos…………

  7. #7 by boh-liao on Saturday, 4 January 2014 - 1:42 pm

    Dis Perkosa-UmnoB/BN gomen n Jais n mata2 hv started something HOT, hot, HOT
    Very silly n dumb if they think they can bully b bulldoze or mooo-doze it through Christians in i-Melayu-1st M’sia
    Never learnt fr history, so sad n dumbo
    OK, let’s get d ball rolling then, MAIN main lor

  8. #8 by cinaindiamelayubersatu on Saturday, 4 January 2014 - 3:37 pm

    Buat baik berpada pada, buat jahat jangan sekali, niat jahat apatah lagi.

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