Has UMNO transformed from a nation-building to a nation-destroying party with Muhyiddin supporting protests outside Churches and Noh Omar defending Selangor UMNO protesting against Christians?


The first few days of the 2014 New Year have provided much food for thought for Malaysians concerned about the future of the nation.

One of the question vexing Malaysians is whether UMNO has been transformed from a nation-building to a nation-destroying party with the Deputy Prime Minister and UMNO Deputy President Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin supporting protests outside Churches and the Selangor Umno Chief Datuk Noh Omar defending Selangor UMNO protesting against Christians.

In fact, the support given by Muhyiddin and Noh Omar to the illegal and unconstitutional Selangor Islamic Religious Department (Jais) raid on the Bible Society of Malaysia (BSM) fully aided and abetted by the Police raises the serious question about sincerity, seriousness and commitment of UMNO leaders’ to fundamental and constitutional guarantees of freedom of religion for all Malaysians as well as 10-Point Solution to end the Bible controversy endorsed by the Cabinet in April 2011.

As there is no dispute that the Jais raid on the BSM and the confiscation of the 300 copies of the Bible in Bahasa Malaysia and another 10 in Iban is a clear transgression of the 10-Point Solution arrived at between the Federal Government and the Christian community on April 2, 2011, which was reiterated in an official letter from the Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak to Bishop Ng Moon Hing, chairman of the Christian Federation of Malaysia on April 11, 2011, Muhyiddin and Noh Omar (who was a Cabinet Minister in 2011) must now declare whether they still support the 10-Point Solution or whether they want to dissociate themselves from the accord!

The reason why I had called on Najib to ask the first Cabinet meeting of the year on Wednesday to endorse the 10-Point Solution is because Cabinet Ministers like Muhyiddin and Noh Omar who endorsed it in April 2011 seemed to have changed their minds – which is the only explanation if they could now support the Jais’ raid of BMS and confiscation of the Malay and Iban Bibles which are both against the letter and spirit of the 10-Point Solution.

Let the Cabinet post-13 General Elections declare that it fully endorses unconditionally and unequivocally the 10-Point Solution adopted by the Prime Minister and the Cabinet in April 2011.

A clear-cut and unequivocal stand from Muhyiddin is also called for when he could stray so far from the letter and spirit of the 10-Point Solution as to give full support to the illegal and unconstitutional trespass by Jais and even to support protests outside Churches.

I want to draw Muhyiddin’s attention to Point 7 of the 10-Point Solution which states:

“7. A directive on the Bible has been issued by the ketua setiausaha (KSU) of the Home Ministry to ensure proper implementation of this cabinet decision. Failure to comply will subject the officers to disciplinary action under the General Orders. A comprehensive briefing by top officials, including the attorney-general (AG), will be given to all relevant civil servants to ensure good understanding and proper implementation of the directive.”

If disciplinary action must be taken against government officers who flout the 10-Point Solution, what should be the position of Cabinet Ministers who are not prepared to abide by the terms and conditions of the 10-Point Solution?

How many of the present Cabinet Ministers are prepared to announce publicly and unequivocally that they fully endorse the 10-Point Solution of April 2011?

Can Muhyiddin continue as Deputy Prime Minister and Education Minister when he acts openly in defiance of the 10-Point Solution?

This is a question for Muhyiddin as well as Najib to answer.

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  1. #1 by SENGLANG on Monday, 6 January 2014 - 10:06 am

    Common among the two is both wish to move up one more step in their political life.

  2. #2 by Bigjoe on Monday, 6 January 2014 - 10:15 am

    UMNO became a nation destroying party the day Mahathir took over the top job. From the answer to this issue its clear Mahathir believe resentment is a source of political capital for UMNO and the more there is the more he has. Its the source of this issue from the start. Both Muhiyiddin and especially Noh are Mahathir-worshippers.

    The time to ask such question is over. Its simply OBVIOUS. Its simply alreadly too late NOT to fix the problem.

    This problem could have been solved easily in the beginning. Now what it takes, under the current administration, is some degree of Patriotism and tenacity and neither Najib nor Muhiyiddin and especially Noh are no real heros, just opportunist and over-entitled wrong-headed zealots. You simply don’t ask the same people who made the mess to clean it up themselves. Its done with children for their own good, in the adult world, the same lesson is done is getting fired or worst.

  3. #3 by Bigjoe on Monday, 6 January 2014 - 10:53 am

    After all that has happened, Najib’s first known respond is “to stay calm and follow the rule of law” – already clear he is NO CLUE what it takes to fix the problem. Again, you don’t ask those who made the mess to clean it up..

    Prepare for 4 years over this issue that will go all the way to GE-14..

  4. #4 by bruno on Monday, 6 January 2014 - 11:04 am

    Has anyone notice that it rhymes with the name Mr Moo.

  5. #5 by lee tai king (previously dagen) on Monday, 6 January 2014 - 12:10 pm

    No. Not true.

    More than that.

    Umno has been elevated from a political party to now the supreme grand leader of the universe and the GOD of all gods.

    • #6 by cemerlang on Monday, 6 January 2014 - 9:42 pm

      Shouldn’t the right be given to the physical descendants of the prophet ?

  6. #7 by sheriff singh on Monday, 6 January 2014 - 1:50 pm

    They say the civil servants and BN government people have very poor and short memories. They cannot remember what they ate for breakfast even or whether they got a wife.

    That is why the Chief Secretary announced a few days ago they need another 100,000 people this year to help ‘remember’ things and to help push paper around.

  7. #8 by lee tai king (previously dagen) on Monday, 6 January 2014 - 2:10 pm

    Meanwhile jib concentrated his max efforts to ensure that rosmah looks her prettiest.

  8. #9 by pulau_sibu on Monday, 6 January 2014 - 3:31 pm

    a disaster for this administration. worse than abdullah in ALL aspects of performance and action. Worst prime minister

  9. #10 by drngsc on Monday, 6 January 2014 - 4:34 pm

    Hi Kit,

    Please do not follow UMNO policies, be it in mercedes cars or religious bigotory. Please tell saudara Anwar, when you meet with him that Malaysian Malaysia has no place for religious bigotory. No one has a monopoly to the name of God, in whatever language. Let us each worship our God in whatever language that we choose. Let not the state tell me how to worship my God. Likewise, we should not tell others how to worship their God.
    Lastly, please do your best to protect Ms Yeo, Mr Lau and Mr Rajiv as I hear that DSAI is demanding an explanation from them for their action to amend that Selangor’s state law. These three have done the right thing. Please speak up for them.

    • #11 by cemerlang on Monday, 6 January 2014 - 9:41 pm

      How do North Koreans worship ? For that matter, Cubans and people living in totalitarian government ?

  10. #12 by boh-liao on Monday, 6 January 2014 - 11:43 pm

    Dis is d most faRKed up nation ruled by incompetent Perkosa-UmnoB/BN gomen
    Everyday, rakyat read abt news on NEGATIVE, DIVISIVE activities created by Perkosa-UmnoB/BN grps or sponsored grps
    UmnoB/BN totally USELESS n CLUELESS in creating n managing a 1st-world nation but competent in creating a divided nation full of corruption n apartheid practices

  11. #13 by boh-liao on Monday, 6 January 2014 - 11:46 pm

    NOT ALL PR kaki are consistent in handling religious issues
    Some r like Perkosa-UmnoB kaki

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