Is Malaysia pioneering a new-fangled “trial by police reports” in the latest twist of injustice and selective prosecution under Malaysia’s “rule by law”?

The charging of Parti Keadilan Rakyat’s Vice President and MP for Batu, Chua Tian Chang for sedition for allegedly linking Umno to the Sulu-Police shoot-outs in Lahad Datu in the Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court today is most regrettable and deplorable, for two reasons:

Firstly, it would appear that the Federal Government of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak is not prepared to provide the lead and set the example to unite and rally all Malaysians, regardless of race, religion and political affiliation as one patriotic Malaysian people to face up to the challenges posed by the Sulu terrorists to protect unequivocally our national sovereignty and the right to security of the people of Sabah and the security forces.

Is this the reason why the Cabinet in two consecutive meetings yesterday and the previous Wednesday refused to act on the proposal for the convening of a special session of Parliament on a six-point proposal (1) to give full support to the security forces to take all necessary measures to protect the national sovereignty and security; (2) pay tribute and honour to the nine fallen heroes from the police and armed forces in the shoot-outs in Lahad Datu and Semporna; (3) set up a special foundation to look after the welfare of the families of the fallen heroes and ensure the life-long education up to university level for their children at government expense; (4) condemn the atrocities committed against the fallen heroes by Sulu terrorists; (5) urge the immediate halt of the annual “cession payment” of RM5,300 to the self-proclaimed heir of Sulu Sultanate and (6) to call on the Philippines Government to drop all claims to Sabah.

Secondly, the prosecution of Tian Chua is setting a most dangerous precedent for the grave and gross miscarriage of justice in present-day Malaysia for at least two reasons:

  • This is a case of selective prosecution as it is politically motivated. Not only has Tian Chua denied that he had insulted the security forces like describing the death of the police commandoes as “mati katak” (dying in vain), he is instituting defamation proceedings to clear his name of these slander and lies.

  • The failure by the Attorney-General Tan Sri Gani Patail to prosecute those who had said things which are a thousand times more seditious and who had refused to deny what they had said or to act against those who had clearly committed treason against the country.

  • Whether Malaysia is pioneering a new-fangled “trial by police reports” – in addition to the unacceptable “trial by media” – in the latest twist of injustice and selective prosecution under Malaysia’s unjust “rule by law”? The police have said that as of yesterday, 318 police reports throughout the country had been lodged against Chua. Is Gani Patail going to be first Attorney-General in the world whose decision whether to prosecute or not will depend on the number of police reports lodged on the matter – however contrived and politically-motivated this may be?

Malaysians should end the madness of division and dissension among themselves when they should unite and stand as one against external threats like the Sulu terrorist incidents in Lahad Datu and Semporna.

There should be an immediate end to finger-pointing to fix blame for the Sabah Sulu crisis as the priority must to restore peace, calm and normalcy fo the east coast of Sabah in the shortest possible time.

The prosecution of Tian Chua is completely unjustifiable, indefensible and discriminatory especially as the PKR leader had denied the allegations made against him and has in fact instituted legal proceedings to clear his name.

I reiterate my call on all Malaysian political parties and leaders to focus on what should unite the people rather than what can divide the people at this moment of the Sabah Sulu crisis, which have cost the lives of eight policemen and two solders, and grave hardships to the Sabahans in the affected areas in Sabah – particularly the Eastern Sabah Security Command (ESSCOM) stretching from Kudat to Tawau on the east coast and which has Lahad Datu as the central command.

In the spirit of greater national unity, the Attorney-General should reconsider and drop all charges against Tian Chua who had denied the allegations against him, as he should only charge those who refused to deny, retract or apologise for their blatant seditious utterances and treasonous acts in the Sabah Sulu crisis.

  1. #1 by monsterball on Thursday, 14 March 2013 - 6:02 pm

    They are out to find faults with Tian Chua to disqualify him for13th GE.

  2. #2 by Bigjoe on Thursday, 14 March 2013 - 6:04 pm

    Hmm. They tried to slander Anwar with a threat to burn PKR HQ, now this..Is there someone up in UMNO/BN who is way too stupid and think himself smarter than everyone else?

  3. #3 by monsterball on Thursday, 14 March 2013 - 7:06 pm

    Off the topic!!
    Look at the front page of Star paper…a tired nearly bald headed Najib hinting 13th GE to be 25th March…latest 27th instant.
    Yip,,,a very tired Najib….being jolek….pestered…by his party members….for the date.
    The face at the Star paper says it all.
    He knows…his days are numbered.

  4. #4 by Loh on Thursday, 14 March 2013 - 7:13 pm

    ///The charging of Parti Keadilan Rakyat’s Vice President and MP for Batu, Chua Tian Chang for sedition for allegedly linking Umno to the Sulu-Police shoot-outs in Lahad Datu in the Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court today is most regrettable and deplorable, for two reasons:///–the author

    Creating hatred against the government may be deemed seditious by creating hatred against a political party is not. Otherwise Ibrahim Ali and Mamakthir who has spread rumour and created hatred against DAP, for example, should have been charged under the Act long ago. So the AG is practicing double standard.

  5. #5 by chengho on Thursday, 14 March 2013 - 8:14 pm

    Tian C not a patriotic , but what do u expect from a mad man

  6. #6 by john on Thursday, 14 March 2013 - 8:47 pm

    Bumno should sue TC, Bumno and government are totally two distinct different entities. Such hegemonistic approach – MMKutty’s trademark.
    ( C4 at his whim and fancy in calling G13 yet, all for his very own self-preservation consideration ! )

  7. #7 by SENGLANG on Thursday, 14 March 2013 - 9:09 pm

    police and ag all are staffs of BN, BUT PAY BY THE tax payers. this was the way. this is going to end soon very soon

  8. #8 by Loh on Thursday, 14 March 2013 - 9:09 pm

    ///KUALA LUMPUR, March 14 – Educating the public about the May 13th race riot through screenings of movies like Tanda Putera would be good for the nation, former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today.

    “If we can we should educate the public about what had happened during May 13, it would be a good lesson if not the country would be unstable,” he told reporters after speaking at a forum in University Malaya here.

    “If only one race controls a certain interests while another race doesn’t, there is anger and this is bad for the country,” added the former prime minister (picture), referring to the mainstream argument behind what sparked the bloody clashes – that the Malays were angered by Chinese control of the economy.///–Malaysian Insider

    Is it good for the country now that Malays control the police, the armed forces, and the government services, the banks and businesses?

  9. #9 by monsterball on Thursday, 14 March 2013 - 9:26 pm

    Chengho said Tian Chua is a mad man.
    What is he?
    I guess Anwar is mad too to approve Tian Chua as member of keDAILan..and all the committee members are mad to elect Tian Chua as a VP.
    What do you expect a low IQ dish washer …working in USA come out with….smart ideas?

  10. #10 by monsterball on Thursday, 14 March 2013 - 9:29 pm

    The problem with chengho …is that.. he cannot differentiate a very brave righteous man as to what a mad man really is.
    That’s why he is a dish washer…no talent needed for that job.

  11. #11 by cinaindiamelayubersatu on Thursday, 14 March 2013 - 9:34 pm

    cheng h is a patriotic because u expect him to jilat jubur umNO

  12. #12 by Bigjoe on Thursday, 14 March 2013 - 10:02 pm

    Given the rumours that GE campaign period will be the shortest in history, probably days. Maybe THIS is UMNO/BN newfangled GE campaigning? After all ceramah, TV interview etc not working..

  13. #13 by tak tahan on Thursday, 14 March 2013 - 10:04 pm

    OMG,chengho,are you that terrible,eh? Sound like your abang-adik the buntutsan shit kind of jamban paper,eh?!

  14. #14 by Loh on Thursday, 14 March 2013 - 10:06 pm

    ///Harris Salleh says that Suluk leaders have told him police are taking their identity cards and IMM13 documents and destroying them.///–Malaysiakina

    They cannot be trusted to vote for BN now, what use are the ICs?

  15. #15 by tuahpekkong on Thursday, 14 March 2013 - 10:42 pm

    I think he should have pressed sedition charges against the person who questioned the granting of citizenship to 1 million non-Malays before independence and the Frog who called for the burning of Malay language Bibles. Instead he kept mum. He was reported to have said that action would be taken only if burning of the Bible really happened. How can such a person command our respect?

  16. #16 by tak tahan on Thursday, 14 March 2013 - 10:44 pm

    How many ICs and relevant documents exactly could the police seized from the illegal immigrants(TG Dr.M and your pet project) spread all over Sabah?What about the same as with Sarawak and West Malaysia? EC,any right and firm solution?Your answer is everyone’s best guess.EC, is not Umno’s puppet,konon!!!! Hahaha

  17. #17 by cseng on Thursday, 14 March 2013 - 11:37 pm

    Why tien chua always conviniently used as scape goat?

    Tv123 news coverage on him overshadow the coverage of whole lahad datu.

    In superman 3 movie, someone said “whoever control the technology control the world, the Romans build road, the british build ship, the american atomic bomb”.

    In bolehland, whoever control the media, ec and ag, control malaysia.

  18. #18 by ENDANGERED HORNBILL on Friday, 15 March 2013 - 12:01 am

    “Tanda Putera is good for the nation.”

    Mahathir is positively mad!
    What a sad end to a useless PM – the likes of Idi Amin; hated, damned and thrown to the “gods”.

  19. #19 by gofortruth on Friday, 15 March 2013 - 3:35 am

    This present arrogant BN government has failed us. We need a governemnt that serves us, not bulldozes us.
    Vote Pakatan Rakyat for change!

  20. #20 by chengho on Friday, 15 March 2013 - 7:10 am

    vote for MCA/BN
    ABCD, Say NO to Pakatan

  21. #21 by monsterball on Friday, 15 March 2013 - 9:22 am

    I truly think this chengho is a weirdo…a cracko.

  22. #22 by john on Saturday, 16 March 2013 - 5:15 pm

    No, chengho @ DumbHo playing dumb , MMKutty’s patented trademark. Another MMK celup and like MadTear A Traitor.

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