Putrajaya’s double standards

The Malaysian Insider
Jun 13, 2011

JUNE 13 — Here’s a riddle. Why is the Home Ministry warning Bersih 2.0 from organising its July 9 rally but not taking action against Datuk Ibrahim Ali for threatening a “jihad” against Christians if they usurp Islam with a Christian state?

Right, because nothing violent happened after the Perkasa chief made his threat.

But will anything violent happen next month when the election watchdog marches for electoral reforms?

If one takes the example of the first Bersih rally, pandemonium only broke out when riot police took action and protesters went helter-skelter.

And not before that. So why this talk of national security or a threat to tourism?

Really, why the double standards?

It would appear Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein is not an honest broker or interested in justice.

“Action will only be taken if investigations find that the said act really contravened the country’s laws,” he said in a written reply to Lim Lip Eng (Segambut-DAP) in the Dewan Rakyat today.

Lim had asked the Home Ministry to state whether it was a punishable offence for a person to declare “jihad” in the name of race and religion.

“I would advise that all parties be careful in making an accusation when its validity has yet to be verified,” said Hishammuddin.

In effect, the minister’s indifference to what the Pasir Mas MP said is as bad as supporting what the cow head protestors did in Shah Alam nearly two years ago.

There is apparently no more pretence by this Umno vice-president as to what he feels about what is right or wrong.

Till today, the police have not charged the “Datuk T” trio for the public screening of a sex video, nor has action been taken against the bloggers or Utusan Malaysia over the unsubstantiated reports of a plot for a Christian state.

We can now add Ibrahim Ali to that list.

So, why should any non-Umno person vote or support him or his party? Not until he is fair to all Malaysians.

  1. #1 by ddivean on Monday, 13 June 2011 - 11:34 pm

    Yg Berhormat, I have an enquiry..

    YTL has IPP licence in Singapore & provides power there too. Is YTL using Petronas subsidies approved by the Malaysian Government, which is diverted to Singapore to generate power & sold there for global market price?

  2. #2 by yhsiew on Monday, 13 June 2011 - 11:41 pm

    Hisham is giving the green light that anyone can be above the law as long as the offense he committed is for the sake of Umno or in the interest of Umno.

  3. #3 by Jeffrey on Monday, 13 June 2011 - 11:49 pm

    ///Here’s a riddle. Why is the Home Ministry warning Bersih 2.0 from organising its July 9 rally but not taking action against Datuk Ibrahim Ali for threatening a “jihad” against Christians if they usurp Islam with a Christian state?/// – The MalaysianInsider.

    Answer to riddle: because of national security mah! According to MalaysiaKini/Hafiz Yatim’s report of Jun 13, “Malay rights group Perkasa is planning a counter-protest to stop the Bersih 2.0 rally” and its chief Ibrahim Ali has reportedly said,“(If they proceed), there will be a clash (pertembungan). If that happens, it is for the better!”

    Whatever “better” means, Ambiga may be “unfazed” but Home Ministry is properly fazed by worries of civil commotion/riots/disturbances to peace and security and that is why it has to stop Bersih 2.0. Double standards is bad but threat to public security is (between the two) worse mah and therefore overrides!

  4. #4 by passerby on Tuesday, 14 June 2011 - 12:03 am

    Umno will not punish utusan and perkasa because they are part of umno. Utusan is the dirty mouth of umno and perkasa is the dirty hand of umno. How can they shut their own mouth and chop off their own dirty hand?

  5. #5 by dagen on Tuesday, 14 June 2011 - 8:56 am

    The bersih march – for a change participants should keep quiet this time. Instead they should stamp their feet on the road surface in unison. The sound of stamping feet in the tens of thousands ought to sound awesome and thunderous.

    And the message: TO MAKE OUR STAND LOUD AND CLEAR!

  6. #6 by Loh on Tuesday, 14 June 2011 - 5:39 pm

    Perkasa did not apply for police permit earlier than Bersih’s application. Why should the Home Minister stop Bersih just because Perkasa wanted to protest on the same day? Let Perkasa have the permit to do so a day later. It is not Perkasa’s job to disturb peaceful procession. If Perkasa chose to stop Bersih, then it is taking the law in its hands. Is Perkasa in charge of the Home Ministry that Hishakerismuddin has to take order from Ibrahim Ali?

  7. #7 by ktteokt on Wednesday, 15 June 2011 - 10:08 am

    Bersih marches for CLEANER ELECTIONS.
    Perkasa marches for the sake of RESISTING CLEANER ELECTIONS!
    Now, Kerismuddin, which would you side?

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