Slippery slope to lawlessness

— Aliran
The Malaysian Insider
May 17, 2012

MAY 17 — Aliran is shocked by Deputy Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar’s glib reaction to the May 10 protest by Malaysian Small and Medium Entrepreneurs Alliance (Iklas) members outside Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan’s home.

“What offence? If you want to sit in front of her house without disrupting other people, there is no offence,” he states without a trace of human understanding.

“Which privacy? They didn’t enter her house, they were in public space,” he maintains without an inkling of the dangerous situation created by these trouble-makers intent on causing mischief outside Ambiga’s house.

Such comments coming from the No. 2 man in the police force no less encourage lawlessness and open the flood gates to mischief-makers, hooligans and thugs to go on a rampage. His comments are unacceptable and unbecoming of a police officer of his rank who is entrusted with the peace and harmony of this country founded on the supremacy of the Federal Constitution.

Already, spurred on by his comments, another bigger rally involving 500 traders has been planned for May 24.

On May 14, a group of 15 men, believed to be army veterans, blatantly performed vulgar aerobics in front of Ambiga’s house. They even had the temerity to challenge her to sue them; otherwise they would return with a bigger crowd.

Like everyone else, Ambiga has every right to peace and safety where she resides. This peace and safety cannot be threatened with impunity in a civilised society.

She has every right to expect respect for her religion and culture just as others have a right to respect for their faith and way of life. But in a very callous manner of defiance, these people who put up stalls to distribute free beef burgers were completely oblivious to the fact that Ambiga is a Hindu and a vegetarian. They grilled beef patties outside her house in offensive disregard for her faith.

The harassment she is subjected to is as stark as daylight — but obviously not to the Deputy IGP who has, knowingly or otherwise, ignited a fuse that could take this country down the slippery path to lawlessness. We hold him responsible for this.

We are equally disturbed that the prime minister, the chief executive of this nation, has chosen to maintain a dangerous silence over such hooliganism and the danger the Deputy IGP is putting this nation into. If there is a breakdown of law and order, the PM and the Deputy IGP must be ultimately held responsible for this descent into what might turn out to be anarchy. —

  1. #1 by Dap man on Thursday, 17 May 2012 - 3:48 pm

    What can we expect from a police force that acts like the security arm of UMNO.

    PAS has its UNIT AMAL and UMNO has PDRM.

    Khalid has unashamedly demonstrated several times that he is nothing but an UMNO per poodle.

  2. #2 by sheriff singh on Thursday, 17 May 2012 - 3:56 pm

    ‘On May 14, a group of 15 men, believed to be army veterans, blatantly performed vulgar aerobics in front of Ambiga’s house.’

    These veterans were only doing their ‘war dance’ like the ‘haka’ in New Zealand.

    Locally, it is called the ‘buntuta’ or the ‘ekora’ depending on the service they were from. It is their tradition and they do this dance whenever they are frustrated or when something gets on their nerves.

  3. #3 by Winston on Thursday, 17 May 2012 - 5:36 pm

    Make videos and let them go on Youtube.
    Also make sure that whenever our VIPs go overseas, have Malaysians display large photos of such stupidity outside their meeting place or presence.
    Ridicule and shame them with every opportunity.
    Also, let the armed forces know that the government is debasing our army veterans.
    There is sure to be someone in the armed forces who has pride in their service to the nation, to take offense at the painful debasement of their members, who, even in their retirement, are subject to such ridiculous display by the very government they have served so loyally all their lives.

  4. #4 by PRmaju on Thursday, 17 May 2012 - 6:48 pm

    Please ask the tunku who has ‘strong’ principle whether he find this lawlessness acceptable or not .

  5. #5 by k1980 on Friday, 18 May 2012 - 12:49 am

    New National Dance of Malaysia— the bend over and fart anal dance

  6. #6 by boh-liao on Friday, 18 May 2012 - 2:41 am

    4 d coming 31.8 Merdeka celebration, during d march past, look out 4 our armed forces veterans PERFORMING their bending n A-Hole SALUTE 2 VVIPs: poof, poof, poof, flatulence

  7. #7 by yhsiew on Friday, 18 May 2012 - 7:40 am

    We have a mad dog that encourages lawlessness and social unrest.

  8. #8 by dagen wanna "ABU" on Friday, 18 May 2012 - 1:19 pm

    Stop all these monkey business, umno!

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