Despicable, contemptible behaviour must be condemned

— P. Ramakrishnan
The Malaysian Insider
May 11, 2012

MAY 11 — Aliran is shocked and alarmed by the puerile and infantile behaviour of Perkasa, whose members numbering about 30 held an atrocious “funeral rite” in front of the Penang chief minister’s house in Pinhorn Road yesterday.

They also put up a garlanded framed photograph on the gate of the house “to signify his ‘death’ to the Malay community”.

These desperadoes resorted to hooliganism and rowdyism in their conduct by throwing posters of the CM in front of his gate and littering the road by strewing the same posters on the road while on motorcycles on their way to Komtar to continue their demonstration there.

This dastardly act surely cannot be condoned by Islam and other traditions and all right-thinking Malaysians from all walks of life.

What these people did — and had done in the past — is a threat to our communal harmony. They are trying to undermine our unity for their political agenda. They tend to evoke hatred and dissatisfaction among the various communities unnecessarily and without just cause. They are playing with fire without a care and their irresponsible conduct can undo the peace that is prevalent now.

Conducting funeral services and carrying coffins around and presenting faeces as chocolate cake are not the conduct of the brave and the sane. This is the behaviour of the irrational and the irresponsible.

These irresponsible people — believed to be members or supporters of Umno — cannot foolishly think that Umno will not be implicated by their conduct by wearing the garb of Perkasa.

One may wear many caps but the person is the same — he doesn’t assume a different personality nor does he shed his form and face by playing a different role.

A nasty person doesn’t become a saint by switching his role and associating with another group. He will always be nasty.

What is equally disturbing is the fact that they seem to have free reign to do what they please. Why haven’t the police acted against these people?

Is the chief minister’s residence guarded by the police? If so, why is it that we did not hear of them taking action? They don’t seem to be anywhere near when these people were conducting their ‘funeral rites’ in front of the CM’s residence.

The police, if they are to maintain the peace and order, have a duty to act immediately irrespective of those involved. People are wondering why this is not happening. —

  1. #1 by Taxidriver on Friday, 11 May 2012 - 11:00 pm

    Apa itu sekiranya bukan KURANG AJAR ??????????

  2. #2 by monsterball on Saturday, 12 May 2012 - 3:33 am

    Mock funeral rituals for LGE performed right in front of Lim Guan Eng’s house.
    Huge bugger stall erected right in front of Ambiga’s house.
    No police actions.
    It’s Jungle laws.
    Najib dare not comment nor take actions.
    What kind of “People First” is he preaching?

  3. #3 by yhsiew on Saturday, 12 May 2012 - 7:13 am

    If Perkasa could do despicable things like this, think what they will do if Umno/BN loses the 13th GE. Wouldn’t the lives of those who win the election be in jeopardy?

  4. #4 by singa pura pura on Saturday, 12 May 2012 - 8:27 am

    The images of Perkasa’s abhorrent acts should be published and widely made-known not only to the Chinese community but to the Malays and Muslims as well. These hoodlums must be exposed as the uncivilised and uneducated thugs that they are. What makes them different from would-be child rapists and genocidal murderers? And these are the mobsters that Mahathir and Ibrahim Ali lead? The message to the Chinese in Malaysia is thus crystal clear: If you ever vote UMNO and its MCA and/or Gerakan minions into power again – this is what the Najib Administration will allow Perkasa to do to you, and in heavier doses.

  5. #5 by balance88 on Saturday, 12 May 2012 - 10:05 am

    Despicable acts really in both the CM and Ambiga’s case. Really childish, brainless and gross immature acts to intimidate these 2 people this way. They can air their grouses through the proper channels which Utusan would gladly lend space to them. But this is intruding on the privacy of others.

    This can be a precedent if the police does not take immediate remedial actions. Just imagine people on the street start gathering in front of politicians’s homes like those of the PM, Deputy PM and other cabinet members. I am sure the police would act immediately and lock these people up. Probably the FRU would go on another round of innocent beatings.

    I think we must respect the homes of all these people. If there are disagreements, they should argue it through legitimate channels and really, at the end of day, they will have to agree to disagree.

  6. #6 by omeqiu on Saturday, 12 May 2012 - 10:08 am

    Did LGE call up the State Police Chief for explanation?

  7. #7 by boh-liao on Saturday, 12 May 2012 - 11:36 am

    What these two incidents mean any1 can do anything in front of any1’s house/home

  8. #8 by sotong on Saturday, 12 May 2012 - 11:39 am

    These people believe they are protected and above the law…if not, no reasonable person would have done that.

    These people, and their ” gangster leaders ” are really really sick in their minds.

  9. #9 by dagen wanna "ABU" on Saturday, 12 May 2012 - 12:37 pm

    Well they gave Pakatan a neat line to throw at umno during GE13:


  10. #10 by Winston on Saturday, 12 May 2012 - 1:29 pm

    Well, folks, griping here has its merits.
    However, using the misdeeds of UMNO/BN to campaign for voters or fence sitters would be an even more rewarding activity!
    And we should be grateful to UMNO/BN for giving us so much ammo to shoot them in both feet at a time so close to the next GE!!!
    They can’t be more generous!!!!

  11. #11 by rockdaboat on Sunday, 13 May 2012 - 11:13 pm

    It is proven once again that these people are incapable of anything intellectual.

    Is this the best they can do?
    Bring shame to their race, religion and culture?

  12. #12 by Taxidriver on Sunday, 13 May 2012 - 11:53 pm

    We all have a resposibility toward our fellow humanbeings, regardless of their race or religion. For we are God’s creation who created us in his image. Hence, we must love and respect one another for He says, ” if you say you love me who you have not seen, and yet hate those who you can see, you are a liar. I shall close my ears to your prayers. Your prayers will be in vain ” Do those UMNO B thugs ever pray? I wonder

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