Swift action on Tian Chua, snail’s pace for Ibrahim Ali, Ridhuan Tee

― The Malaysian Insider
March 14, 2013

MARCH 14 ― PKR’s Chua Tian Chang was charged with sedition today for allegedly linking Umno to the on-going Sulu intrusion into Sabah.

Two surprises here.

One, that the Sedition Act is being used despite Putrajaya saying that the law will be repealed.

Two, allegedly offensive statements to burn Malay-language bibles by Datuk Ibrahim Ali and that against Hindus by academic Datuk Dr Ridhuan Tee have yet to see the police working as hard as they have with the Batu MP.

What does that say about double standards?

And what does that say about the priority of the powers-that-be in taking action against those who criticise the government rather than those who wound the feelings of fellow Malaysians?

Aren’t all of us supposed to be equal before the law? Is there a law for opposition MPs and one for those friendly with the government of the day?

Every Malaysian expects the police and the prosecutors to be above politics. To act without fear or favour. To investigate every case thoroughly and bring to court those who they believe have committed an offence.

In this case, the police and prosecutors have done a swift job with Tian Chua, taking him to court even as the Sulu incursion continues. Malaysians can only leave it to the wisdom of the judiciary to decide whether Tian Chua has committed sedition.

But we are in the dark over action taken against the Perkasa president and the lecturer in the National Defence University. How is it that their cases are still being investigated and no action taken?

Even if there is no case to answer, shouldn’t the people be told? At least then, they know the police are doing their job.

Justice must not only be done but must be seen to be done. The swift action against Tian Chua is glaring when compared to the snail’s pace in investigating both Ibrahim and Tee.

And it lends credence to Tian Chua’s assertion that this is all political and nothing to do with what is right or wrong.

  1. #1 by monsterball on Saturday, 16 March 2013 - 7:32 am

    The objective of the Govt. is to see Tian Chua is disqualified as a candidate for 13th GE.
    I recalled anything above a fine of RM2000 disqualifies that person to stand for election….but you can bet…PR lawyers will fight to delay the court case…until after 13th GE.
    The crooks can think of crooked ways…so can the smart ones come out with smart ideas.
    To me smart…you must be truthful…sincere and uncorrupted.

  2. #2 by yhsiew on Saturday, 16 March 2013 - 7:53 am

    Wonder who would trust the police and prosecutors in Bolehland!!!

  3. #3 by ahkmlog on Saturday, 16 March 2013 - 11:53 am

    This will happen over and over again as long as UMNOBN is in power and that is to bring down the opposition especially those who are influential come GE13. Those that seem to be friendly to them, they will take their own sweet time and at the end of the day the AG will say we DO NOT HAVE ENOUGH EVIDENCE.

  4. #4 by cseng on Saturday, 16 March 2013 - 12:21 pm

    What is the intents of the seditious law?

    It must be for national security, to prevent extremist provocations that possibly risk of national unrest..

    So, tian chua criticises umno, so that threatened national security?

  5. #5 by Joetan on Saturday, 16 March 2013 - 12:48 pm

    Malaysian insider left out another name who is the Father of RACISM. That person is Dr Mahathir alias Dr Mamak Kutty.

  6. #6 by tak tahan on Saturday, 16 March 2013 - 8:45 pm

    Umno is nation and the otherwise so it goes poor tian chua trapped in this warp logic by chengho alike.

  7. #7 by chengho on Sunday, 17 March 2013 - 4:58 am

    you cannot let a madman TC running around to damage the country, ABCD
    Vote for MCA

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