Kit Siang calls ex-judge ‘racist champion’ for warning Chinese of Malay backlash

By Emily Ding
The Malaysian Insider
May 15, 2013

UR, May 15 — DAP veteran Lim Kit Siang has called former Court of Appeal Judge Mohd Noor Abdullah a “racist champion” for his recent statements warning the Chinese of a backlash from the Malays for their alleged “betrayal” against Barisan Nasional (BN) in Election 2013.

The Gelang Patah MP said that the ex-judge’s speech was unworthy of a person of high office because of its seditiousness and “abomination” of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s 1Malaysia ideal.

“I have seen the video of Mohd Noor’s speech which is unquestionably the most divisive, destructive, racist and seditious speech ever made in Malaysia in 44 years,” Lim said in a statement today.

He was referring to a speech the former judge gave three days ago at a forum titled “GE13 post-mortem: Muslim leadership and survival”, organised by the UiTM Malaysia Alumni Association and Gabungan Pelajar Melayu Semenanjung (GPMS).

Mohd Noor, who currently sits on the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) complaints committee, had reportedly accused the Chinese of plotting to “seize political power” from the Malays, despite already having benefited economically from the “Malay’s hand of friendship”.

“When Malays are betrayed, there is a backlash and the Chinese must bear the consequences of a Malay backlash,” he was quoted as saying on independent news portal Malaysiakini.

Lim slammed the police and the attorney-general for failing to arrest, charge and prosecute the former judge for sedition in undermining the country’s racial harmony.

“I feel totally uneasy that anyone, let alone a person of Mohd Noor’s stature as former Court of Appeal judge, could spew such racist and chauvinist poison with immunity and impunity, completely reckless of the grave harm they could do to destroy the fabric of Malaysia’s plural society,” he said.

Post-Election 2013 has seen scores of BN and BN-friendly leaders take potshots at the Chinese community for their clear backing of federal opposition Pakatan Rakyat (PR) during the tumultuous polls last week.

But while they argue that it had been a “Chinese tsunami” that had cost BN to bleed seats, analysts and PR leaders have denied this, arguing that it was more accurately an urban-rural divide.

Umno-owned daily Utusan Malaysia has also been pushing the view that the Chinese are to blame for BN’s lacklustre election results despite its win, publishing news and editorials with headlines such as “Apa lagi Cina mahu? (What more do Chinese want?)”

  1. #1 by yhsiew on Thursday, 16 May 2013 - 7:51 am

    He has been intoxicated by the BTN poison!

  2. #2 by lee tai king (previously dagen) on Thursday, 16 May 2013 - 9:08 am

    Judges are guardians of the laws of the land and the rights of the people.

    Here, our rights as citizens of the country include the right to elect our desired representatives into parliament.

    Quite clearly the retired judge has forgetten his duties.

  3. #3 by Winston on Thursday, 16 May 2013 - 11:22 am

    So, voting against the low life is betrayal of the ruling party?
    Are they saying that we must allow ourselves to be robbed, cheated and scammed and must still want to allow these scums to carry on?
    Those who say such things must be completely, irrevocably crazy!!!

  4. #4 by sotong on Thursday, 16 May 2013 - 12:07 pm

    ‘despite already having benefited economically from the “Malay’s hand of friendship”.’ – Mohd Noor.

    In their personal, narrow and shallow political struggles, they deliberately viewed the ordinary chinese as ‘ enemies ‘…….they threaten, intimidate and bully, cowardly hiding behind race and religion, to achieve the hidden agenda.

    They want the ordinary chinese votes and when not given, they accused them of ‘ betrayal’ and not accepting the ‘ Malay’s hand of friendship’ and threatened violence and hatred.

    There is no basic trust in their political organisation and the environment is too toxic…..nobody trusts nobody and this is how they behave to make friends with others.

    These mentally sicked so-called ‘ leaders ‘ have no principles and are a huge danger to a peaceful multi racial and religious country, morals of the society and economy growth.

  5. #5 by rockdaboat on Thursday, 16 May 2013 - 1:54 pm

    Now I understand why we are the laughing stock of world standard!

  6. #6 by ENDANGERED HORNBILL on Friday, 17 May 2013 - 6:41 am

    Ex-judge says: “I am not racist.”

    Ok, ok, if you must plead and beg to say so.

    So you say you are not racist…but the public perception is you are…..and not only racist, but overtly rabid.

    Now, now… ex-yang Ariff, when faced with the incontrovertible, do not offend the good sense of the man on the omnibus with ranting defences and illogical ramblings that uncovers a small pea for a brain.

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