If there is nothing wrong with his Facebook post calling on Malay consumers to boycott Chinese businesses, why has Ismail Sabri deleted the post?

Malay Mail Online today reported that “due to his busy work schedule” the Minister for Agriculture and Agro-based Industry, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob is not expected to give his police statement this week over his controversial Facebook post call on Malay consumers to boycott Chinese businesses.

Yes, Ismail is now very busy basking in the glory of a new “hero” status after political pressure was invoked in the Cabinet, resulting not only in 35 Ministers, but also the two MCA Minister who had been breathing fire and brimstone against Ismail’s racist remarks before yesterday’s Cabinet meeting, to meekly accept that Ismail’s call on Malay consumers to boycott Chinese businesses were actually a very smart call to all traders and not at those of a certain race to reduce prices!

Nobody knows how the two MCA Ministers could square the circle, but clearly they have acquired such superior art of political somersaults not understood by ordinary mortals, including ordinary politicians.

However, if the Inspector-General of Police, Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar’s tweet directing a police investigation into Ismail’s Facebook post making the racist call to Malays to boycott Chinese businesses is still to be taken seriously after the Cabinet clearance of Ismail’s Facebook post, shouldn’t the police be investigating the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak and the entire Cabinet to learn how they could transform Ismail’s racist call to Malay consumers to boycott to Chinese businesses into a call to all traders and not at those of a certain race to reduce prices?

Not only Malaysians, but the world would like to know how the Malaysian Cabinet achieve such a double miracle, firstly transforming a racist all to Malay consumers to boycott Chinese businesses into an all-embracing call covering all races in the country; and secondly, an even bigger miracle, to convert political leaders, like the two MCA Ministers, who were absolutely convinced of the racist nature of Ismail’s Facebook post before the Cabinet meeting, into accepting that Ismail’s posting was not racist at all!

Be that as it may, will the police also investigate Najib and all the other 34 Ministers in the Cabinet as to how they had transformed a racist call into a non-racist call?

Ismail said that he had done nothing wrong in his Facebook post and would not apologise, In fact, he is feted as a national hero – bigger than even the Home Minister Zahid Hamidi.

But if there is nothing wrong with his Facebook post calling on Malay consumers to boycott Chinese businesses, why has Ismail Sabri deleted the post from his Facebook?

  1. #1 by tmc on Thursday, 5 February 2015 - 2:51 pm

    Liow, Liow, MCA, MCA, you fail us again and again.

  2. #2 by TLoChin on Thursday, 5 February 2015 - 4:04 pm

    Only in Malaysia, one can get away with anything including murder if you only say I do not mean it. What one write or say is not important. I can get away scot free with an entirely different meaning to what one has written or said. The PM and the entire cabinet are accessories to both Zahid and Ismail by accepting their kind of ridiculous reply. No apologies recorded. Huh!!

  3. #3 by worldpress on Thursday, 5 February 2015 - 8:20 pm

    Why those high way toll keep increasing years by years? Who own those high way?

  4. #4 by Justice Ipsofacto on Friday, 6 February 2015 - 8:25 am

    I dont get it.

    Wait wait wait.

    So that is kinda saying … well can i kinda conclude – maybe – make the observation that that alvin and girlfriend’s bak kut teh hari raya greeting too was a smart greeting to all malays not to eat bak kut teh or something other hidden but equally smart meanings?

  5. #5 by sotong on Friday, 6 February 2015 - 9:36 am

    After decades of political motivated bullying, threat and intimidation, the Chinese community is still the most peaceful and productive community.

    This Minister is not alone….many Malay think like him. He is bad but his supporters are worst to come to his defense for making dangerous racist remarks that put the Chinese community in harm’s way.

    He is a ‘ Minister ‘ and should take full responsibility for what he said and resign immediately. End of story.

  6. #7 by boh-liao on Friday, 6 February 2015 - 3:16 pm

    Ai yah, Y so harsh on d minister?
    It’s all a misunderstanding mah

    It’s NOT what U C is what U get, it’s a case of sublime usage of BM, not seditious 1
    Don’t just look at d face value of a word, which actually has a deeper meaning, like “peniaga Cina” means “peniaga SEMUA kaum” mah
    Dis is POWER usage of BM lah

    Raykat must b smart 2 read d minister’s writing lah, like peeM n d Cabinet – all very smart 1
    Unlike many others, including MMK – NOT smart at all, only know how 2 read d posting in one dimension, its face value

    2 test d intelligence of our school kids, teachers should ask them 2 interpret d following:
    majoriti pengguna adalah melayu…cina adalah minoriti. kalau melayu boikot perniagaan mrk, mrk tentu tiada pilihan utk turunkan harga

    selagi melayu tdk berubah, selagi itu lah cina ambil kesempatan utk tindas melayu

    Dis is a democratic nation
    Rakyat who disagree with what d minister wrote must practise: “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it” lor

    • #8 by cemerlang on Friday, 6 February 2015 - 10:16 pm

      Why so harsh ? Because he has the power and when he talks, all listen. Than his supporters will sabotage. Then everybody will become enemies. Dis is a democratic nation. Hold re-elections.

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