More important for Najib to convene all-party all-religion RTC to demonstrate Malaysian unity and condemnation of religious intolerance giving real meaning to 1Malaysia than to officiate launching of hollow-sounding GTP

The desecration of two mosques in Petaling Jaya, the Masjid Jumhuriyah in Taman Dato Harun and the Al- Imam Tirmizi mosque at Taman Sri Sentosa this morning, must be condemned in no uncertain terms – no ifs and buts – by all Malaysians, regardless of race, religion or political affiliation.

Again, for the past four weeks since the beginning of the year, Malaysia is hogging the international limelight for all the wrong reasons – the 16th and 17th cases of desecration of places of worship involving arson attempts and acts of vandalism which now involve 11 churches, a Sikh gurdwara, three mosques and two surau.

This has aggravated Malaysia’s crisis of confidence to attract foreign investors, tourists and students, undermining Malaysia’s international competitiveness and tarnishing Malaysia as a safe and secure haven for FDIs and as an ideal location for tourists and students.

Clearly there are irresponsible people out to cause mischief and create inter-religious strife arising from the Dec. 31 judgment of the Kuala Lumpur High Court judge Datuk Lau Bee Lan lifting the 2007 Home Ministry ban on the Catholic Church weekly Herald and allowing the use of the word “Allah” in its Bahasa Malaysia version, and it is most unfortunate that the lack of firm commitment by the Home Minister, Datuk Seri Hishamuddin Hussein to uphold the rule of law had sent out the wrong message to these mischief makers.

Although the Home Minister and the police claimed that the “situation is under control”, this is clearly not the case as illustrated by the two latest cases of desecration of the two PJ mosques, marking a new total of 17 such desecrations since the first case, the arson attack at Metro Tabernacle Church at Desa Melawati, Kuala Lumpur on January 8.

The Prime Minister, the Home Minister and the entire Cabinet is not taking the situation as seriously as it warrants – which is why I am very disappointed at the lack of leadership displayed by the Cabinet Ministers so far to deal decisively with the spate of desecration of places of worship by withdrawing from a protagonist’s role so as to be able to mediate a quick solution of the “Allah” controversy based on inter-religious dialogue, understanding, goodwill and harmony stemming from the Lau Bee Lan judgment.

I understand that the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak is officially launching the government KPI and NKRA programme underpinning his 1Malaysia slogan tomorrow.

To the majority of Malaysians, it would be more important for Najib to convene all-party all-religion round-table conference to demonstrate Malaysian unity and condemnation of religious intolerance giving real meaning to 1Malaysia than to officiate the launching of hollow-sounding Government Transformation Programme.

Tomorrow, Hishammuddin is giving a briefing to Pakatan Rakyat leaders from DAP, PAS and PKR as well as representatives from some NGOs on the government’s proposals on amendments to the Internal Security Act (ISA) expected to tabled in the forthcoming session of Parliament beginning on March 15.

Malaysiakini has reported that 50 persons, including university students and a few foreigners, have been nabbed under the ISA, in “an apparent current-terrorism blitz” – quoting Abolish ISA Movement (GMI) lawyer Edmund Bon that the 50 were detained last Thursday with 38 released the following morning while the rest are still in detention.

In an immediate reaction, the Home Ministry Secretary-General Datuk Seri Mahmood Adam has denied the arrests saying that the Home Ministry is not aware of them.

Home Minister Hishammuddin should clarify whether there is a new round of ISA arrests at the briefing on the proposed ISA amendments tomorrow.

  1. #1 by dawsheng on Wednesday, 27 January 2010 - 5:22 pm

    I don’t know what exactly is going to happen next in Malaysia but I know it is going to be worst than before. The climate of fear is overwhelming.

  2. #2 by Bigjoe on Wednesday, 27 January 2010 - 5:24 pm

    My family lived on Old Klang Road for decades. The old Malay enclaves is more Indonesian than Malay now. Its actually kind of remarkable but the Chinese and the Malays (and now many Indonesian) have always lived side by side very peacefully. Considering that Old Klang Road is traditionally a gangster area with lots of pai-kia, Ah Bengs, Ah Pek, Ah Poh, Ah Lians and all their color and few pretentious behaviors, the peace and how well they get along is REMARKABLE..All the years I have lived there, I have never even heard of petty crime committed by Chinese to Malay and vice versa.

    I am sceptical the incidence was started by anyone from our community.

  3. #3 by Godfather on Wednesday, 27 January 2010 - 5:26 pm

    They just want to provoke until things get out of control. Typical of a party that is bankrupt of ideas. Win at all costs. What is interesting is that the other component parties are so scared of speaking out against big brother, despite knowing the hidden agenda that is currently in play.

  4. #4 by Godfather on Wednesday, 27 January 2010 - 5:31 pm

    First they started the poster stomping exercise. Then they started to use the courts, and they lost. Then they whipped up religious sentiment and torched the churches. Then they torched their own suraus. Now they throw the heads of wild pigs into the mosques.

    What are they going to do next ? Burn some more churches and suraus ? Desecrate taoist temples ?

    Those who play with fire will get burnt…

  5. #5 by monsterball on Wednesday, 27 January 2010 - 5:39 pm

    Credit must be given to the Iman of the mosque..suspecting Muslims are doing create racial tensions.
    This is the kind of Malaysians produced by UMNO BARU…..encouraging race and religion politics to the fullest.
    You can bet…Najib is secretly pleased.

  6. #6 by Loh on Wednesday, 27 January 2010 - 5:49 pm

    ///The pig heads, wrapped in plastic, were discovered in the compounds of the Masjid Taman Datuk Harun and Masjid Taman Seri Sentosa, both of which are situated along Jalan Kelang Lama in Petaling Jaya and about three kilometres apart. ///

    It should be possible to extract finger prints on the plastic wrapper.

    The cow-head was not wrapped in plastic in the demonstration, why is pig head wrapped up? Since the pig head was wrapped in plastic, one cannot rule out that Muslims were involved in the incident. That is a classic example of staging the event to blame others.

  7. #7 by boh-liao on Wednesday, 27 January 2010 - 5:58 pm

    Certain individuals r very dead set in creating huru hara in one spot of 1M’sia
    A little flame to ignite another operasi lalang
    N Utusan M n creatures like Shamsul r fanning d flame of racial hatred
    While Umno B/BN gave d thumbs up
    Right now, we hv diversions like Allah n firebombs, cowhead, hoghead
    Coming soon, sodomy n public explicit n lucid descriptions of sexual acts
    Even graphics n simulations of sexual acts
    2 divert our attention fr corruptions, murders, thefts, failed NEP, Lingam, C4, etc
    Meanwhile, flights of funds n talents out of 1M’sia

  8. #8 by dawsheng on Wednesday, 27 January 2010 - 6:06 pm

    Najib will do anything so that not only UMNO but all his yes men stay in power as long as he is alive. Failure is not an option, for he will be the first Prime Minister from UMNO that will be hauled to court to answer corruption, treason and murder charges, where most likely will be convicted beyond reasonable doubts.

  9. #9 by Raitman on Wednesday, 27 January 2010 - 6:39 pm

    Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan said police would investigate the incidents in Taman Dato Harun and Taman Sentosa thoroughly and bring those responsible to book.

    Musa added that they have not ruled out the possibility that people behind the two incidents were hired to carry out the acts. – The Star


    For the first time the IGP is talking sense. He probably realized this when the two surau attacks in Johor were not done by non-Malay, non-Muslim and the IGP did not discount the possibility that the desecration of the two mosques in PJ were actually done by a person other than non-Malay, non-Muslim hiring non-Malays, non-Muslims to carry out the act of chopping the heads of wild boars and leaving the plastic bags with RM1 notes at the mosques. If the culprits are arrested by police, they would happily published to be non-Malays, non-Muslims, but the REAL and ACTUAL culprit/s is/are sitting there on a comfortable couch in a huge mansion somewhere laughing away because he/she has achieved his/her objective of religious violence between Muslims and non-Muslims alike.

  10. #10 by Raitman on Wednesday, 27 January 2010 - 6:50 pm

    I’m not insinuating anyone but I can smell political motive.

  11. #11 by HJ Angus on Wednesday, 27 January 2010 - 6:57 pm

    if you consider that the details of the persons who fire-bombed the suraus were not published, it is quite likely that it was done by their own kind – nothing exceptional about that.
    I believed that the police could have helped defuse the tension somewhat if they had published the names of those remanded.
    This pig-head atrocity could have been done by anyone – with the proper reward it will be possible to pay some people who are really desperate for money. After all, some leaders will even sell their own mother to further their ambitions.
    I suggest the PDRM should hire foreign forensics experts if we cannot analyse the evidence.

  12. #12 by anakbaram on Wednesday, 27 January 2010 - 7:05 pm

    The cowardly act of throwing the wild boar heads into the compound of the two mosque in Johore is indeed despicable. This is the type of creature who started and spin the whole episode in the first place. Mindless goons who can’t see further than their bloating noses, brandishing the kris to show their true colour and betray their hypocrisy.

  13. #13 by Onlooker Politics on Wednesday, 27 January 2010 - 7:22 pm

    The culprit who planted a wild boar head at the rear door of Taman Dato Harun Mosque was suspected to be someone who was familiar with the surroundings of the mosque. The front door must be known by the culprit to have installed with a CCTV so that the wild boar head was not planted at the front door in order to avoid video capturing by the CCTV system. Probably the culprit was a man who used to attend that mosque.

    Thirty pieces of RM1 cash notes were found scatterring on the floor nearby the wild boar head which was dropped at rear door of Taman Dato Harun Mosque. Why did the culprit want to drop the money there? I could only figure out these two possibilities:
    1) The culprit wanted to attract attention of people to the wild boar head. Cash notes were supposed to be the most attractive and easily detectable eye-catcher;
    2) The culprit had some knowledge about the Islamic teachings. He had some fear on Allah when he wanted to commit the sin of dropping a wild boar head nearby the mosque. He was probably ignorantly thinking that by contributing about RM30 zakat (tithe and offerings) to the mosque, his sin could then be alleviated or be forgiven by Allah. Indeed, many muslims might have this kind of contradictory and ambiguous understanding about the Islamic religious doctrine. Many of them thought that so long as they repented (bertaubat) before Allah, all their sins could easily be forgiven by Allah. Donating zakat was universally believed by muslims to be the basic behaviour expected for showing that they really wanted to repent (bertaubat).

    At least two heads of wild boars were being slaughtered for purpose of doing the wild boar head desecration on two mosques! The police may need to gather much more information from the nearby kampung orang aslis located at Negeri Sembilan or at Selangor and ask whether there was any medium size wild boar being sold to anybody recently!

  14. #14 by Onlooker Politics on Wednesday, 27 January 2010 - 7:50 pm

    //The cowardly act of throwing the wild boar heads into the compound of the two mosque in Johore is indeed despicable.// (anakbaram)

    Taman Dato Harun Mosque and Taman Sri Sentosa Mosque are located at Petaling Jaya District (near the borderline neighbouring southern Kuala Lumpur). They are not located in Johore. These two mosques were also the planned targets of attack by some irresponsible subversive forces who tried to create a chaotic and anarchical situation in Kuala Lumpur during 1998 Currency Attack.

    I strongly feel (based on my sharp six sense) that Jemaah Islamiah may get involved in this kind of attack!

  15. #15 by chengho on Wednesday, 27 January 2010 - 8:55 pm

    the big problem in Malaysia today is KDN and Police too slow taking action , imagine if this incident in Singapore they will enforce their ISA . some people play the blame game ,even if lightning strike them they will blame their enemy .

  16. #16 by Dap man on Wednesday, 27 January 2010 - 9:06 pm

    It’s so easy to catch the culprits.
    Just get a police dog to trace the scent from the mosque and he will lead you to an UMNo branch or an UMNO leaders house.

  17. #17 by James on Wednesday, 27 January 2010 - 10:12 pm

    Fully agree with the logical reasoning by Loh, Why? It is elementary, my dear Watson. BN govt fears losing power so induce confusion and hope to fish in muddy waters.

    Hey you think we are all bodoh? You and your dirty ideas just disgust most of us rational Malaysians. May GOD takes care of you and your evil designs.

  18. #18 by tanjong8 on Wednesday, 27 January 2010 - 10:28 pm

    It would be interesting if the police can catch the culprits in the latest secredation of 2 mosques.

    Most people are guessing who are the likely people in this latest episode.

    They have failed to incite the christians with the arson committed on Tabernakle church. Now they are trying to test the Malay-Muslims reaction.

    With the enlightened leadership of PKR and Pas, I think the Malays would not be fooled as well.

  19. #19 by wombatahem on Thursday, 28 January 2010 - 12:39 am

    I agree with tanjong8. Something fishy is going on.

  20. #20 by boh-liao on Thursday, 28 January 2010 - 12:54 am

    Son of a policeman involved in d arson attempts on two suraus in Muar
    So anything is possible, The Art of War by Sun Tzu
    There r agents provocateur out 2 provoke violent vibes amg emotionally fragile ppl

  21. #21 by frankyapp on Thursday, 28 January 2010 - 12:59 am

    The timing tells the true story.Immediately Umno/Bn losing the high court desision on the banning of the word ALLAH, fire bombing targetting at several different churches ,followed by fire bombing suraus in JB and now using pig heads to desecrating mosques in PJ. I think all these were staged by Umnoputras and warlords to provoke malays muslim and non- muslims conflict and hatred in order to bring about racial chaos .Therefore Umno/Bn would have enough reason to proclaim an emergency to control and continue to rule the government. I ‘m pretty sure that Umno/Bn must have good feed-back indicating a landslide victory for the opposition PR in any given general election.

  22. #22 by johnnypok on Thursday, 28 January 2010 - 1:45 am

    Bolehland = Land of uncivlised people

    Singapore = Modern society

  23. #23 by monsterball on Thursday, 28 January 2010 - 7:10 am

    UMNO is always fishy and cunning.
    What do you expect from crooks trying to avoid being defeated and go to jail?

  24. #24 by Jeffrey on Thursday, 28 January 2010 - 7:46 am

    ///if you consider that the details of the persons who fire-bombed the suraus were not published, it is quite likely that it was done by their own kind – nothing exceptional about that./// – HJ Angus

    DPM Muhyiddin was reported by TheMalaysiaInsider Jan 27 under title caption “Muhyiddin condemns mosque incidents” to have said (I quote) “I don’t want to accuse anyone of perpetrating the incidents; like the surau-burning case in Muar, it turned out that those involved are NOT non-Muslims. So we don’t want to make any accusation.” (Unquote)

    The idea that attacks on churches and descecration of mosque/suraus are likely orchestrated to instigate strife and chaos is already mentioned more or less by Home Minister (Hishammuddin) when he said “…I suspect that the purpose of the action is meant to bring chaos to the country. They want clashes between people of different races and religions” – report by TheMalaysiaInsider’s reporter Asrul Hadi Abdullah Sani Hisham of Jan 27 under the title caption “Hisham says incidents meant to provoke clashes”.

    If Church attacks could be somewhat linked to attacks on suraus/mosques under “orchestration”, lets go back to the first attack on Metro Tabernacle church in Desa Melawati earlier this month.

    The latest report from Malaysiakini’s Jimadie Shah Othman Jan 27, 10 under title caption ‘Umno members among Tabernacle arson suspects PKR vice-president ‘Azmin, who is Gombak MP, said at least four of the eight remanded over the attack are Umno members from the Gombak and Ampang divisions. He told reporters that the full name, Mykad number and Umno membership number of those involved will be made public as soon as possible. “It will not be difficult to obtain these details. I even know which branch they are from,” he claimed.’

    All these acts could be perpetrated by anyone paid by the Mastermind person or group of persons which seeing that church attacks provoked no retaliatory response from members of general populace now tries to do the same acts in relation to suraus/mosque.

    One may speculate what political motive? If racial /religious clashes could be provoked maybe it is someone’s unilateral wet dream to hope that govt. may impose emergency that will neutralise Opposition’s administration of various states, with the side motive to discredit and maybe even ease out top UMNO leadership and their 1 Malaysia motto for being unable to handle the situation. The culprit is bankrupt of ideas in thinking that conditions then in May 13 69 and now are similar .

    This kind of chaos if achieved – so far thwarted by Maturity of Malaysians generally of all races – will act against Opposition’s political interest and that of the number 1 in UMNO. The one who stands to gain is one who could move up the political heirarchy by embarrassing the very top and possibly someone displaced by Opposition in last election.

    It is unlikely to have nothing to do with international terrorist group Jemaah Islamiah (JI) as someone 6th sense points….

    JI attacks US and Western interest/symbols by throwing real bombs – not molotov cocktails at churches/suraus or leaving behind boars’ heads! It is a local terrorist with political agenda.

  25. #25 by Onlooker Politics on Thursday, 28 January 2010 - 9:30 am

    //JI attacks US and Western interest/symbols by throwing real bombs – not molotov cocktails at churches/suraus or leaving behind boars’ heads! It is a local terrorist with political agenda.// (Jeffrey)

    US and Western interest/symbols are not the only target for JI’s planned attack. Singapore’s Sembawang Shipyard located opposite Stulang Laut of Johor Bahru (across the Strait of Johor) was also a planned target of JI terrorist attack.

    In Peninsular Malaysia, we found that the vandalism and arson attacks on places of worship were more or less related to the point of interest to JI. In Johor, Muar and Kota Tinggi are known to be two places of ease for smuggling of illegal aliens from Indonesia into Malaysia, mainly because Muar River, Kota Tinggi River and Kongkong River provide ease of access through fishing boats. Melaka is within one hour’s access from Muar.
    Klang and Kuala Lumpur are two big cities of interest to JI because Klang provides seaport as point of entry by some Indonesian passport holders while Kuala Lumpur is the centre of final huge target for terrorist attack. Taiping of Perak is also a point of interest for JI because several comrades of JI are still being detained in the Kamunting ISA detention centre.

    After the demise of Nordin Mat Top, it seems that JI is short of a bomb building expert as the supply source of time-bomb! Several Umno regular members may have been trained by JI with some brief brainstorming sessions. Therefore they are lack of advance techniques in order to create much bigger havoc but to resort to the less sophisticated methods of vandalism, arson and hog heads desecration on mosques!

  26. #26 by dagen on Thursday, 28 January 2010 - 9:31 am

    Acidity is a scientific fact and it is defined by its ph value. Solutions with ph 7 is alkaline. Of course what we get in the middle i.e. ph = 7 is neutral. No guesses needed, mixing acid and alkaline has a neutralising effect (with some by-products of course). Those umno idiots were being acidic and wrong to have attacked churches. They are now attempting to neutralise their wrong by attacking their own mosques. Simple. Its basic chemistry. “Sama sama lah. Kita pun kena juga.” Oops. Wait a sec. I think they forgot the by-products of their stupid and ill-thought efforts. That is understandable (not necessarily excusable) because those idiots are themselves products of another ill-conceived and badly-executed (-)meritocracy policy.

    But do they really have other motives, like say setting the scene for revival of may 13? I wont dismiss this. Jeffrey is right to observe that conditions have changed between then and now. Besides, razak was way smarter than his son jib. And razak was then in clear command and he was not engulfed in controversies like jib. Anyway, 50% of peninsular malays went against umno during GE12. Jib really would have great difficulty in mobilising overwhelming malay support to start a may 13. Lets not forget. Umno now has to face many (borrowing their all-time favourite term) malay traitors like zaid and anwar and raja petra and even kuli. Anyway, umnoputras (unknown and non-existent then) have grown very fat through years of abuse and corruption. They too cannot afford to see the country and economy turning topsy turvy. Actually, they stand to lose more in such situation. A lot of non-umnoputras (esp non-malays) have connections (including business contacts) outside malaysia. On the contrary, umnoputras rely heavily on the umno government and the nation’s wealth and resources (which they regard as their personal belongings) for their prosperity.

    If they have a clear head, they ought to see that starting may 13 will back fire on themselves big time. And they may not be able to recover for a long long time. Who knows, then the common Joe Ahmads may even turn against them and deepen the problem.

  27. #27 by Loh on Thursday, 28 January 2010 - 10:10 am

    Now that all the different places of worship have experienced vandalism and desecration, and yet the people remain calm, it shows that those who staged the events have not succeeded in their objectives. They will however continue to call attention hoping that the same method would produce different results.

    The government does not have to protect the ‘good name’ and ‘good work’ of the former Home Minister to uphold his ill conceived decisions. They should allow the court of appeal to do its work without interference, and accept that, may be in advance, that the government should respect the provision of the constitution.

    After 52 years of Ketuanan Melayu, the Malay leaders do not have to prove to be Malay champions anymore, since the persons who are in government would be headed by Malays, even in a two-party system. UMNO leaders who are in position of power have made enough that they could live like royal families. They should now think of staying in the country to see it progress, rather than taking migration to developed countries as a last resort. Thus, it is time that they consider making this Bolehland a nation they can be proud of. It is time to consider preparing to leave good name behind for posterity, and serve as statesman when they still have the opportunity.

    Obama declared that he would not be bothered to be one-term President, for doing the right thing. Not that what he does is necessarily right, but his statement about serving one term should inspire Najib to turn the country around, in exact opposite to the vision of Mamakthir.

  28. #28 by Bigjoe on Thursday, 28 January 2010 - 10:14 am

    His response to what is going on is to go back to KPI/NKRA on crime, corruption, public transport and poverty???

    The waves are pounding on the walls that are breaking/cracking and his answers to to plug the holes/cracks with all the fingers and hands he can get to help…

    Malaysia no 1 problem now? Its Najib…

  29. #29 by DCLXVI on Thursday, 28 January 2010 - 10:40 am

    chengho :the big problem in Malaysia today is KDN and Police too slow taking action , imagine if this incident in Singapore they will enforce their ISA . some people play the blame game ,even if lightning strike them they will blame their enemy .

    However, it’s difficult to imagine such incidents happening in Singapore.
    In Malaysia, slow action by KDN & the police is probably because those involved are linked to those in power. But if linked to opposition, they’ll likely to be faster, which includes misusing the ISA.
    If anyone is to be blamed, it’s those holier-than-thou politicians, and if they get struck by lightning, who knows, it may be due to the divine intervention…

  30. #30 by son of perpaduan on Thursday, 28 January 2010 - 10:46 am

    Only peoples power can topple the goverment, unless rakyat or ruling goverment have mentality like Japanese.

  31. #31 by Onlooker Politics on Thursday, 28 January 2010 - 10:47 am

    “if they get struck by lightning, who knows, it may be due to the divine intervention…” (DCLXVI)

    Or possibly due to the carryout of secret militant mission by a Special Squad!

  32. #32 by Motorist on Thursday, 28 January 2010 - 11:59 am

    Any acts to desecrate holy houses of worship is condemnable & despicable. Its as if these ppl have no respect for God.

    It’s all getting out of hand. The master mind of these despicable acts are old men trying to hold on to power & money. By any means necessary, they will not give up the power, for power = money, for money = prestige, for prestige = ego. The ego = lording over the rakyat.

    As for the pig head incident, permit me to quote “Oxymoron” from

    Quote “If you know how expensive pork is these days, you’ll realise that no Chinese will throw a whole head away just like that!”

  33. #33 by Jeffrey on Thursday, 28 January 2010 - 12:43 pm

    Onlooker Politics, your suspicion of JI may be far fetched. Its intended attack on Sembawang was due to US/Western interest.The JI group plotted to attack United States Navy personnel and their families who often traveled between the Yishun MRT Station and Sembawang wharf/shipyard. US has military installations in Sembawang which I believe is supply centre for American forces and provided ship repairs for their fleet.

    If JI had any problem with their comrades being ISAed by our govt they would not attack churches in wake of Herald controversy – or surau/mosques. The Twin Tower or KLIA would be better symbolic targets! Lets not lead anyone here on a wild goose chase.

  34. #34 by Onlooker Politics on Thursday, 28 January 2010 - 2:40 pm

    “The Twin Tower or KLIA would be better symbolic targets!” (Jeffrey)

    You may be accurate to say that those two buildings are much better symbolic targets! However, these two symbolic targets belong to Dr Mahathir. If JI doesn’t really hate Dr. Mahathir too much, why should thay choose these two targets?

    JI may aim for American citizens, American Embassy, Australian citizens, or Australian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur. However, if they have the intent to rescue Mas Selamat out of Kamunting Detention Camp, creating much more riots somewhere else other than Taiping may likely cause the Police Force to transfer much more manpower from Kamunting to the other parts of Peninsular Malaysia. That will make the rescue job much easier to perform.

    Furthermore, you will never know whether OSAMA did hold any open position (which is still yet to be covered by buying back transactions) in forward selling of South-East Asian Currencies or Stock Market Index Option of ASEAN nations.

  35. #35 by Loh on Thursday, 28 January 2010 - 3:08 pm

    ///The government will arrest and prosecute the culprits of the Metro Tabernacle church attack, even if they are Umno members, Home Minister Hishammuddin Hussein declared…///– Malaysiakini

    What does that tell us? Is Kerismuddin admitting that the police were practising double standards all along, where UMNO members were above the law? So now UMNO members would not be spared. The 3.5 million UMNO members would have helped to ensure peace if they had been treated like non-members, to toe the law. But UMNO leaders have used the slightest excuse to arrest non-UMNO members and utilising all excuses to allow UMNO members to be above the law, and seen to be so. But is Kerismuddin taking the hoghead incident a special case to rein in the perpetrators?

    He should take note that the perpetrators ensured that the mosque ground was not soiled with hoghead; only the plastic wrapper touched the ground. The person showed respect of the holy place, and his/her hands were not in contact with the content inside the plastic wrapper too. This case could be said to be calling attention, and interestingly they were supporting the government for the wrong reason.

  36. #36 by MGR1940 on Thursday, 28 January 2010 - 3:29 pm

    Mahthir any comment with all the above with Avatar?

  37. #37 by Jeffrey on Thursday, 28 January 2010 - 4:02 pm

    Whether it is an “all-party all-religion round-table conference” or the “hollow-sounding Government Transformation Programme”, their purpose is “to to demonstrate Malaysian unity and condemnation of religious intolerance”.

    However I think that Malaysian unity and condemnation of religious intolerance is already evinced by Malaysians not reacting to the provoked attacks on the churches which leads the provocateur to escalate his agenda to attacking suraus/mosques.

    If one believes that these acts of desecration of places of worship are orchestrated acts of person or group with political agenda, the best demonstration of “Malaysian unity and condemnation of religious intolerance” is already evinced by ordinary Malaysians not reacting to these wanton acts of provocation but instead go about in their ordinary lives and pursuits in calm and normal manner, letting the police to do their job of investigating who’s the culprit.

    The “all-party all-religion round-table conference” or the “hollow-sounding Government Transformation Programme” is useful only if it bridges misunderstanding between muslim and Christian communities over the “Allah” issue played up, but so far if it is conceded that the acts of violence are likely orchestrated by agents provocateurs out to cause mischief, then it raises the question whether there is really that deep a rift between the communities as it is artificially made out to be by these acts, and certainly trying to “bridge” understanding (which may be good by itself) will not be efficacious in any way to stop the acts of the provocateurs acting from political agenda. Only thorough police investigative work will ferret out the ultimate mastermind and then is left to the leadership if it has political will to expose publicly and take to task these culprits.

  38. #38 by Onlooker Politics on Thursday, 28 January 2010 - 5:21 pm

    After having said so much, it will be much easier to summarise the findings into the following hypotheses:
    Hypothesis 1. The provocateurs did the acts of desecration of places of worship on their own. The motive was to get some impulsive-compulsive psychological pleasure out of the mess being created from the provocation.

    Hypothesis 2. The provocateurs was hired by an ambitious Umno election loser cum former government head to provoke racial riots for creating reason of invoking the emergency rule by BN Federal Government for purpose of restoring his rule in Selangor State Government.

    Hypothesis 3. The provocateurs were members of Jemaah Islamiah attempting to create racial riots so that they would find opportunity in chaotic situation in order to launch attack on Kamunting Detention Centre for purpose of rescuing their leader Mas Selamat from the solitary confinement by BN Government.

    Hypothesis 4. There was a collaboration between an ambitious Umno Minister and the JI group in order to provoke riots and create political legitimacy for a state of emergency be declared and then a rule by Martial Law be imposed to complete a coup d’tat against Najib.

    With the analysis in this blog, the Malaysian Police should be able to find a much clearer direction on how to start the investigation work on the case of desecrating the mosques with severed wild boar heads!

  39. #39 by ringthetill on Thursday, 28 January 2010 - 5:38 pm

    I think it is vital that the government proofs that they have the resolve, the will and aptitude to solve the many problems facing the society before launching yet another grand scheme.
    Why have they allowed so many problems to grow to such an extend over the years. Caught napping for too long.

  40. #40 by dagen on Thursday, 28 January 2010 - 6:35 pm

    Pigheads and malotovs. Churches and mosques. What more? School and “Cannot stop people from protesting in mosques”. What are these? Another may 13 in the making? Possible but not quite likely in the circumstances. Umno demonstrating its strength and making attempts to regain lost support? Yes. It is possible. Umno taking advantage of the allah issue to divert attention from the other problems? Yes that too is likely. Opponents of najib and cousin (i.e. mamak, muhideed etc) making effort to topple them? And that too. Yes. Yes. I would not dismiss it. Wow. Najib is in deep sheeet isnt he?

    Christians/catholics are calm and remained unprovoked. Chinese as a race is not involved because the allah issue is not a race issue. Fingers crossed. So far umno has not (maybe not yet) widen the issue or turn it into a race issue. Not sure whether the pigheads were designed to widen the allah issue. Lets hope not. But in any event it would be hard for the word allah clearly has nothing to do with chinese as a race.

    Christians / catholics will stand their ground on the issue and at the same time they would keep their cool and remained distant to the provocatioin – which they are very capable of doing given their forgiving ways – then sooner or later the allah issue will turn inwards into umno. That is where opponents of jib and keris would show their canine and gobble the two cousins up. I dont care. I am not bothered. On the contrary, I would be pleased for umno would certainly be divided further. I only hope that all these take place before the next GE so that all the negative effects of the inner battle will overflow and mess up umno’s election campaign and results.

  41. #41 by plugmail on Friday, 29 January 2010 - 10:46 am

    Oddly enough someone have disable the malaysiainsider site, perhaps the intention is to cover up some people’s act!!
    The whole cronology of incidents beginning from the high court to churches to suraus and of course the highly suspicious wild boar head in plastic bags seems orchestrated with malicious intend.

  42. #42 by monsterball on Saturday, 30 January 2010 - 7:19 am

    Those events…backfired for UMNO.
    Now…back to good news…to ask Malaysian forget those incidents…and move know how good UMNO is.
    This method of fooling Malaysians is out-dated…but UMNO hopes to see Malaysians are selfish and greedy…people.
    Only that way….they can succeed with some results.

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