Hishammuddin’s assurance of “order during and after GE” quite meaningless if not coupled with public pledge by Najib and key UMNO Ministers that BN will leave Putrajaya peacefully if it loses election

After prolonged silence, Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein has given the assurance that the authorities would maintain peace and order at all costs should there be attempts to create chaos during and after the next general election.

He said the police would act impartially and according to the law to maintain order, declaring “Anyone who violates the law will be prosecuted to ensure the safety of the innocent. The safety of the people is of paramount importance.”

However, Hishammuddin’s statement failed to achieves the effect of giving full assurance to Malaysians for two reasons, viz:

• The inaction/indifference of the Prime Minister, Home Minister and the police authorities to the recent escalation of the political culture of aggression, thuggery and violence targeting Pakatan Rakyat and Bersih 2.0 leaders, including Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, Lim Guan Eng, Nurul Izzah, Datuk Ambiga Sreenivasan, Datuk Seri Nizar Jamaluddin and most recently, the vicious attacks on DAP Selangor State Committee member V. Ganapathirao and his brother Papparaidu in Klang last Wednesday.

• The threat by the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak when invoking the language of “crushed bodies, lives lost” for UMNO to defend power at any cost in Putrajaya at the 2010 UMNO General Assembly.

Hishammuddin’s assurance of “order during and after GE” is quite meaningless if it not coupled with a public pledge by Najib and key UMNO Ministers that BN will leave Putrajaya peacefully if it loses the 13 general election – especially after his “crushed bodies, lives lost” speech at the UMNO General Assembly two years ago.

Is Hishammuddin prepared not only to give a personal assurance as Home Minister that UMNO and BN would leave Putrajaya peacefully if they lose the general election, but to get the Prime Minister, the Cabinet and the UMNO/Barisan Nasional Supreme Councils to make such a public pledge?

This has nothing to do with whether Pakatan Rakyat is confident of winning Putrajaya in the next general election, but whether the UMNO/BN leaderships can pass the supreme test as Malaysian democrats who are prepared to accept the fundamental rights of Malaysian citizens to change the national government through the ballot box – one of the prerequisites for a country to claim that it is a normal democracy before any pretension to want to be the world’s best democracy!

  1. #1 by drngsc on Monday, 4 June 2012 - 5:20 pm

    You are right. His-no-shame-mudin. This is the guy who said before Bersih 3.0 that it is no threat, go ahead a assemble, walk and sit. No problem.
    Then the day before, he gets a court order, and on 428, send in the thugs to beat up innocent Malaysians who were no where near the Dataran Merdeka barricade. This is the guy. His word is worth less then toilet paper. Do not trust him

    We must change the tenant at Putrajaya. GE 13 is coming. If no significant electoral reform, first to Bersih 4.0, then to GE 13, then to Putrajaya.

    Change we must. Change we can. Change we will

  2. #2 by Godfather on Monday, 4 June 2012 - 6:42 pm

    Kerismuddin knows the end is near….but he’ll get a smack on the head from Moo.

  3. #3 by Loh on Monday, 4 June 2012 - 7:46 pm

    ///Property developer SLTR Sdn Bhd is the first government company being sold to qualified Bumiputera entrepreneurs under a divestment exercise mooted by Putrajaya to help grow the community’s equity.///–Najib

    Originally all Malaysians have a share of SLTR Sdn Bhd, and equal share at that. Thus in total Malays have 60% share of SLTR. Now the government plays God to choose qualified bumiputra owned company to take over SLTR. So the lucky Bumiputra will now have a mature and money making company to add to their personal wealth. Would there be ten Malays selected to be new owners of SLTR. What happen to the other 15 million Malays, and not to mention the remaining non-Malays Malaysians? ALL Malaysians except the 10 Malays chosen by the government, i.e Najib, would lose out on their share of the wealth. Now if the new company is 51 per cent owned by Malays, SLTR would add only that amount to Malays equity, and only 10 Malays are beneficiary owners. While it stays with the government, all Malays have beneficiary share, and 60% of its equity should accrue to Malays, if the government carries out proper and honest accounting.

    Najib tries to fool Malays; he takes way the wealth of all Malaysians and give them to a handful of Malays. The so-called qualified Malays are none other than those who had already got the lion share of the wealth in the name of NEP, and they are mainly Mamakputra.

  4. #4 by Bigjoe on Monday, 4 June 2012 - 7:55 pm

    There is only one way to guarantee peace – that is a clear win for PR to Putrajaya. There is no other way..

  5. #5 by yhsiew on Monday, 4 June 2012 - 8:17 pm

    PR must be prepared for a hung-parliament.

    Wonder how the Malaysian constitution deals with a hung-parliament. Will there be a second round of election in the event of a hung-parliament?

  6. #6 by Jong on Monday, 4 June 2012 - 11:51 pm

    LOL!!! You bet, Najib & Co will only leave after their shredder goes into overdrive.

    We saw what happened when 5 states fell to Pakatan Rakyat in 2008 General Election – their MBs locked themselves inside State Assembly offices to destroy documents. That’s how evil UMNO/BN is.

  7. #7 by boh-liao on Tuesday, 5 June 2012 - 9:27 am

    @ ssurance of “ORDER during n after GE”: SURE lor, once there is indication of UmnoB/BN losing P’jaya, ORDER will b OUT 2 BURN, burn, BURN files n documents n 2 remove or REFORMAT HARD disks

    Expect BONFIRES throughout d nation on d night of d polling day of GE13
    Expect RM billions 2 b transferred out of certain accounts
    Expect offices 2 b cleaned, sanitized
    Don’t forget what dat toyol did n what happened in Pg in 308, M’sians easily FORGET

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