Call on Home Minister and IGP to take strong action against anyone trying provoke or foment racial strife in plural Malaysian like the so-called September 16 Incident

The Bersih 4 overnight rally on August 29 and 30 was a credit to both the organisers and participants on the one hand and the police on tother, for it showed to the world that peaceful assemblies numbering some 500,000 people in three venues, Kuala Lumpur, Kuching and Kota Kinabalu for two days could be held peacefully in exercise of the democratic and constitutional rights of Malaysians.

But it is shocking and outrageous that after Bersih 4, there are irresponsible people who are distorting a non-racial Bersih 4 rally into a Chinese rally and challenge to Malay political power and are calling for a “Malay rally to counter the purported “Chinese Bersih demonstration” in Kualal Lumpur on Sept. 16.

In the first place, there had never been a “Chinese Bersih demonstration”, as the Bersih 4 participants were Malaysians, regardless of race, religion, region, age, gender or politics, and although the Malay participation in the first day of Bersih 4 was low, on the second day, Malay participation was easily some 40% of the crowd.

Furthermore, the participants were not only from all races, their demands for a good government and free and fair elections transcend race altogether.

If there is a group calling for a “Chinese rally to counter the Malays”, the Inspector-General of Police, Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar and the Home Minister, Datuk Seri Zahid Hamidi would have swung into action, both by word and deed, and those organising such a “Chinese rally to counter the Malays” would end up, and rightly so, in police custody.

Why then are those irresponsible elements inciting a Malay rally to counter the purported “Chinese Bersih demonstration” given the impunity and liberty to create racial strife, distrust and hatred in the country?

Yesterday, the police offered monetary rewards to those who can give information leading to the arrest of several Bersih 4 rally-goers who stomped on a poster which had images of Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak and PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang.

DAP has deplored the actions of those who stomped on the poster with the images of Najib and Hadi as this is not the politics or culture we want to nurture in Malaysia – as the political culture DAP wants to see is one of civility and tolerance despite differences of opinion.

Those who had stomped on the images of Najib and Hadi were wrong and should apologise for their actions, but why is the Police giving higher priority to such wrong and misguided conduct as compared to criminal acts like inciting racial hatred and strife as launching a Malay rally against the Chinese, by falsely accusing that Bersih 4 rally as a Chinese demonstration?

I call on the Home Minister and the IGP to take strong action against anyone trying provoke or foment racial strife in plural Malaysian like the so-called September 16 Incident.

(Media Conference Statement in Gelang Patah on Saturday, 5th September 2015 at 2.30 pm)

  1. #1 by john on Saturday, 5 September 2015 - 6:09 pm

    MCA, for that matter, knowing that either way has no way out, has turned villain, rogue.
    No way out – as, from within BN, MCA is just an eunuch (without birdie, doing the bidding of AhCheatKoc); and, now after Bersih 4, MCA knows they had been exposed (long a known fact), in fact, just a disgrace claiming to represent the Chinese community.
    Now, LT Lai just trying to stay “important”, “in position as President”, or “still useful”; had stoop so low ( another, tak maruah ) as joining other morons attempting to turn Bersih 4 to something else – racial event.
    Same tactic used, as usual by Bumno/BN.

  2. #2 by boh-liao on Sunday, 6 September 2015 - 1:19 am

    “I call on the Home Minister and the IGP”
    Wasting time n energy lah

  3. #3 by boh-liao on Sunday, 6 September 2015 - 8:38 am

    U expect MSiA 2 tell d Home Minister and d IGP 2 do dat
    Ha, ha – expecting too much fr d WALKING DEADs lah

    Only now, 1 guy just realised it, what rakyat knew many many moons ago

  4. #4 by boh-liao on Sunday, 6 September 2015 - 9:06 am

    Y M’sia NOT Guatemala?

  5. #5 by john on Tuesday, 8 September 2015 - 4:14 pm

    Is the same tactic used before, countless times.
    Someone (or, group) will have to create a ruckus (provocation), in order; for another, to extend an olive branch later; otherwise, example ” how to have a good cop without, first, in existence of a bad cop “.
    Groups like MCA, and eunuch like L T Lai, example will have their prominent role to play – otherwise, what else can these morons do ?.
    If, they so up-righteous in principle they would have voiced out against 1MDB and against the BIG MORON.
    And, Ah Cheat Koc as ” useless BIG MORON ” will play it along until, later to ‘milk’ the situation whichever it turns out.
    Bearing in mind this BIG MORON will crave for a diversionary event, now ! .

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