DAP and PR will not condone or tolerate any May 13 threat but we are prepared to fully co-operate with UMNO and BN to ensure there will not be another May 13 in Malaysia


Who is the UMNO Youth leader, Khairy Jamaluddin trying to “rescue” in his naïve but self-serving statement accusing me of manipulating the May 13 remark by the Deputy Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and sensationalising it into a threat – to save Muhyiddin or the MCA President, Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai and Gerakan President, Datuk Mah Siew Keong?

I do not want to waste time on Khairy’s fling with sophistry, claiming that the Deputy Prime Minister’s May 13 remark was not a threat but a reminder to Malaysians to safeguard national unity.

I would be the first to applaud Muhyiddin if he had spoken as Deputy Prime Minister of all Malaysians to all Malaysians on the imperative need to safeguard national unity in a multi-racial and multi-religious society so as to be a model of harmony and solidarity of a plural nation for the world, but this was not what he did.

Instead, Muhyiddin was warning of another May 13 riots if ethnic relations continue to worsen because Malays and Islam were under siege (which was not only biased but baseless), saying:

“As deputy prime minister, every night before I sleep, I think about how to manage the country. Someone sent me a text message (asking) what will happen to the Malays, why is Islam being insulted and other similar issues.

“These things are definitely happening and it is worrying. We must all return to the right path. Let religion as well as our culture and customs be our strength.”

Are the Malays and Islam in Malaysia under siege by non-Malays and non-Muslims in Malaysia resulting in the possibility of another May 13?
If it is not true that Malays and Islam are under siege by non-Malays and non-Muslims in Malaysia , why is the DPM of a multi-racial and multi-religious nation warning of a recurrence of May 13 because “these things are definitely happening and it is worrying”?

At least Cabinet Ministers are now admitting that national unity “are becoming more and more fragile today”, but if this is the real concern of Ministers, why have the Cabinet done nothing to halt the stoking and incitement of racial and religious hatred, tensions and conflict by a small group of extremists in the past year?

Will the Cabinet tomorrow end its “do-nothing” policy allowing national unity to become “more and more fragile today”, by giving top priority to the issue of how to ensure another May 13 cannot happen in Malaysia?

DAP and Pakatan Rakyat will not condone or tolerate any May 13 threat but we are prepared to fully co-operate with UMNO and BN to ensure there will not be another May 13 in Malaysia.

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  1. #1 by Noble House on Tuesday, 8 July 2014 - 4:03 pm

    UMNO Baru is no stranger to controversy on issues with racial and religious rows. Provocateurs from UMNO sponsored hate groups such as Perkasa and Isma are allowed to roam free with their rebel rousing hate speeches, threats, and intimidation, and with the law enforcers looking blind, are just about the right recipe for another national disaster. Is this what the TPM meant in the context of his speech?

    So, the question here is, who is actually threatening the Malays and Islam in particular?

    What can we say about KJ? To me. he still had his priority wronged. What is waste, that is!

  2. #2 by Godfather on Tuesday, 8 July 2014 - 5:42 pm

    ISMA has come out in support of Muhyiddin’s statement that Islam is under siege and that another May 13 could definitely happen. These goons only have one thing in mind – how to remain in power by hook or by crook. Hello, this is 2014, not 1969. Everybody has a video camera, many have facebook accounts, and almost all educated ones have access to the internet. Who are they trying to threaten ?

  3. #3 by Godfather on Tuesday, 8 July 2014 - 5:52 pm

    The Malays are no longer falling for this scare tactic. So many moderate Malays are saying that they are disappointed in the scare-mongering ways of UMNO. Who do you think will stand idly by if there are racial riots ? Who do you think will fan the racial sentiments even further ? It won’t be the non-Malays, it won’t be PAS or PKR.

  4. #4 by Godfather on Tuesday, 8 July 2014 - 6:02 pm

    You point out incompetent governance, they say you are insulting the Malays. You point out the callousness of UMNO as in the treatment of the homeless and the poor, they say you are insulting the Malays. You point out gross negligence in enforcement, they say you are insulting the Malays. You point out daylight robbery, they say you are insulting the Malays. I happen to think that when we point out bad governance, gross negligence, theft of public funds, all fingers point only to UMNO. As for Gerakan, MCA and MIC, they are just ball carriers for UMNO.

  5. #5 by worldpress on Tuesday, 8 July 2014 - 9:10 pm

    Just dump them to rubbish bin for good and peace

  6. #6 by Bigjoe on Wednesday, 9 July 2014 - 9:17 am

    They want another May 13, they don’t care for the denationisation of this country. They have already stolen enough if everything goes south for the rest of us and there are enough ignorant people for them to manipulate the lies they have been telling for decades…

  7. #7 by sotong on Wednesday, 9 July 2014 - 1:58 pm

    May 13 is a tragedy and a shameful incident in our history no one is proud of.

    Unless one is a criminal, one would not threaten another such shameful and criminal incident to kill innocent lives and destroy properties.

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