Police and authorities must not allow the “spiral of violence” to begin and continue as this is the second stage of those who want to create the conditions for another May 13


Despite my Second Open Letter to the Prime Minister and the Cabinet yesterday, the third Cabinet meeting of 2014 was a great cop-out, with the Prime Minister and the Cabinet Ministers failing to fulfill their commitment and responsibility to face the quintuplet of national crisis squarely and courageously to end the government drift and the leadership, clueless and rudderless Najib administration.

Worst of all, there was no word or acknowledgement let alone leadership to end the systematic campaign by a group of irresponsible and reckless elements out to incite racial and religious hatred, conflict and tension to create another May 13 situation to destabilize the country, to achieve their petty, selfish political ends.

All right-thinking Malaysians regardless of race, religion, region or political affiliation must deplore in the strongest terms the gross abdication of responsibility of the Cabinet yesterday to put a stop to the continued incitement of racial and religious hatred, conflict and tension as well as to all the saber-rattling to create another May 13 situation.

I agree with former MCA President Ong Tee Keat who recently warned that Malaysia will be left in tatters if the Prime Minister continues to ignore the raising issues that divide the country.

Saying that the escalation of polemics, hatred and threats is getting out of hand and is causing great concern among the public, including himself, Ong said:

“We can ill afford any form of auto-piloting by whoever in the driver’s seat. It is now time for the prime minister-cum-BN chairperson to intervene before our fragile racial harmony is thrown into tatters.”

Although Ong also chided the MCA leadership for remaining silent in the face of public racial threats, I am not interested in the convoluted and disgusting high-level MCA politics.

The question is whether Ong’s warning will be heard by Najib when nobody in the MCA leadership, whether Liew or Chua camp, are bothered about the quintuplet of national crisis in the country to even dare to requisition an emergency meeting of the Barisan Nasional Supreme Council to address the raging national, racial and religious issues in the country.

The Pakatan Rakyat Leadership Council yesterday has offered an olive branch to the Prime Minister and the Barisan Nasional leadership, for a Summit Meeting of BN and PR leaders to assure Malaysians that all actions would be taken by Barisan Nasional and Pakatan Rakyat to ensure that there could not be another May 13 riots, as some irresponsible and reckless quarters are conspiring for.

If the BN and PR coalitions are united to ensure that there would not be another May 13, who in Malaysia could conspire and create the conditions for another May 13?

The Pakatan Rakyat offer from PKR, PAS and DAP leaders stem from their love and patriotism for Malaysia. Can we expect reciprocal love and patriotsm for Malaysia from Barisan Nasional leaders to respond positively to the Pakatan Rakyat overture?

Or is there no need even for the convening of the Barisan Nasional Supreme Council to consider and decide on the PR overture, as it is enough for the Prime Minister himself or the UMNO leadership to decide for the entire Barisan Nasional leadership?

While we await the BN response to the PR proposal for a BN-PR Leadership Summit to assure Malaysians that there could not be another May 13 racial riots in the country, the police and authorities must not allow the “spiral of violence” to begin and continue which is the second stage of those who want to create the conditions for another May 13.

The first stage of those who want another May 13 are speeches and threats of another May 13, most of which were made by UMNO leaders before the 13GE on May 5, 2013, specifically warning that there would be another May 13 racial riots if UMNO is defeated and the Malay lose political power.

This is a gross fallacy for the Malays will never lose political power even if UMNO is defeated, for the Pakatan Rakyat coalition of PKR, PAS and DAP is a formula which will ensure that there will be no loss of Malay political power.

Another fallacy is to equate UMNO rule with Malay power, when it is the UMNO Baruputras (a term most aptly coined by commentator Mariam Mokhtar) who stand to benefit in UMNO Baru rule and not Malay interests in general.

The second stage of those who want to create the conditions for another May 13 is to start and continue the “spiral of violence” – to translate from general threats in speeches and statements to physical action through demonstrations to incite racial and religious hatred, conflict and tension with inflammatory and incendiary slogans and banners, even based on lies and falsehoods, as those staged by Penang UMNO and their allies over the weekend over the “kangkung” furore.

In the second stage to spark off “the spiral of violence” to create the conditions for another May 13, the May 13 conspirators hoped to see a further destabilization of the situation with the public losing confidence in the double-standards of the police and the authorities – as granting impunity and immunity to those responsible for demos which incite racial and religious hatred, conflict and tension while immediate police action are taken against those who do not incite racial or religious hatred, tension.

An example in hand is the case of PKR Machang Bubuk Assemblyman Lee Khai Loon who is hauled in by the police for investigation for criminal defamation while UMNO leaders like UMNO MP for Kepala Batas Reezal Merican Naina Merican and UMNO state secretary and Bukit Mertajam chief Musa Sheikh Fadzir are treated with kid-gloves by the police although guilty of the most seditious offence in inciting racial and religious hatred, conflict and tension.

Yesterday’s deplorable thuggish behaviour by Penang UMNO members of violence against Penang Municipal Council (MPPP) enforcement officers is another chapter in this escalation of the spiral of violence intended by those who wish to create the conditions for another May 13.

Are Najib, the Cabinet and the police going to continue to give blank cheque for the irresponsible and reckless elements, many of them from UMNO and its allies, who want to continue to incite racial and religious hatred, conflict and tension to destabilize the country so as to create the conditions for another May 13.

Are Malaysian patriots and moderates who love unity peace, harmony, tolerance going to be cowed and intimidated by the traitors out to destroy plural society with their continued incitement of racial and religious hatred, conflict and tension so as to realize their objective of creating another May 13?

These are questions awaiting urgent answer.

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  1. #1 by boh-liao on Thursday, 23 January 2014 - 10:07 am

    Y would Perkosa-UmnoB care abt ur open letter?
    Perkosa-UmnoB’s survival n continued hold on2 power is based on DIVIDE n RULE, n on reminding Malays dat Perkosa-UmnoB protects them fr wolves like PR, DAP in particular
    Dis is Y Perkosa-UmnoB has been screening d TANDAS movie free 2 Malay audience

  2. #2 by Bigjoe on Thursday, 23 January 2014 - 10:10 am

    The ones with the biggest fantasy of May 13 is in UMNO BUT the biggest care still falls on those who think they are immuned to be used. There is no one that should not care for the threats of violence. No one is suggesting bending or appeasing. But insisting on just standing is also not acceptable. Every step must move always forward.

  3. #3 by lee tai king (previously dagen) on Thursday, 23 January 2014 - 12:40 pm

    Let us take a look at david cameron. Lee rigby was knifed and killed by two islamic fanatics in england at the time when david cameron was out of the country for a certain meeting.

    On hearing that news he immediately cut short his trip and returned to england. Two fanatics and one victim was enough for cameron to show that he is dead serious about the matter.

    Here, we have umno’s outsourced arm – perkasa – doing their worst to fan racial riot. Something potentially disastrous for the whole nation. Yet jibby jib’s cabinet saw it fit to keep still and remain silent.

    JJ1K.
    RR1C!

  4. #4 by Bigjoe on Thursday, 23 January 2014 - 5:02 pm

    OMG..PR are offering olive branches at a time of national crises that requires ONLY LEADERSHIP AND NOTHING ELSE FROM EVERYONE, UMNO still think there is a place and time to pass the buck of it back to PR on the issues – NO LESS THAN SUPPOSEDLY THE FUTURE LEADERS OF UMNO..

    Its a nightmare already..

  5. #5 by mickeytiger2006 on Thursday, 23 January 2014 - 5:15 pm

    If BN/umno can say that may 13 was started by LKS urinating at the flagpole, then umno will do anything they like and as if they are the greatest hooligans/sons of the soil/extremists/religious fanatics……. All these actions done are condoned by none other the satanic jib and devilish witch who are laughing all the way to hell. They need all these to keep them in power!!!!!

  6. #6 by Cinapek on Friday, 24 January 2014 - 11:41 am

    What is the common denominator of the uncouth and barbaric behaviour of the assault on Kamalanathan, the Deputy Education Minister, the thuggish behaviour against the MPPP enforcement officers and the May 13 threat over the kangkung issue? UMNO Youth.

    What emboldened them to behave in this lawless manner? Is there a hidden hand ?

  7. #7 by sheriff singh on Friday, 24 January 2014 - 11:23 pm

    ” .. clueless and rudderless Najib administration .. ”.

    You forgot ‘Bols-less’.

    Yet he calls his mumbo-jumbo ‘Transformation’.

  8. #8 by Bigjoe on Saturday, 25 January 2014 - 11:59 am

    In this country, when it was designed, the Enforcement agencies were all Federal with the exception of Johor state. While religion was the preorgatives of the state, it has never suppose to have enforcement power in the first place which even today legally, they are not suppose to without the police.

    So what happens when the PM says its not going to exercise almost monopoly of enforcement power in this country of Federal law/constitution when States breaks them? In the Malaysia agreement, the states of Sabah and Sarawak gave up their rights to enforcement power, although initially they had for immigration. Does it constitute implicit broken Malaysian Agreement? THIS situation was NEVER IMAGINED in the founding of this country, showing how broken we have become from our original founding.

    Is there legal basis for Sabah & Sarawak and hence other states have implicit right to form their own Militia and enforcement agencies?

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