An example of the evil and lunacy of the recent upsurge of fake news and hate speech to incite inter-racial and inter-religious polarisation and conflagration


I discovered today another evil and lunatic example in the recent upsurge of fake news and hate speech to incite inter-racial and inter-religious polarisation and confrontation and why the government must take immediate action against such dangerous trash.

The following post on the social media accused the DAP as the real organiser of the Malay Dignity Congress, making use of Dr. Mahathir Mohamad and Bersatu.

Under the heading “KONGRES MARUAH MELAYU AGENDA POLITIK TERDESAK DAP MELALUI PPBM – MELAYU JANGAN TERJERAT”, it said among other things:

“Seperti yang kita tahu keterlibatan Hamzah Zainuddin dan Latif Ahmad menjelaskan bahawa ianya dirancang oleh PPBM melalui beberapa ‘Pelompat Parti’ dan YB yang tidak bermaruah. AMBO juga yakin bahawa kongres ini merupakan perancangan DAP menggunakan Mahathir dan PPBM untuk menyaingi atau sekali lagi menipu dan cubaan untuk mengelirukan orang melayu dengan kongres-kongres seperti ini.

“Hamzah Zainuddin dan ramai lagi pelompat parti yang berada dalam PPBM ini sedang digunakan oleh Mahathir untuk memecahkan kesatuan melayu yang bersatu dibawah Penyatuan Ummah UMNO/PAS. Sekali lagi DAP menggunakan formula yang sama iaitu pecah dan perintah. Mahathir diberi tanggungjawab dalam memecahkan penyatuan melayu antara UMNO dan PAS.

“Dalam satu mesyuarat Majlis Presiden PH pada awal Julai lepas mereka membincangkan bahawa kedudukan mereka(PH) amat getir jika melayu terus bersatu dibawah Penyatuan UMNO/PAS. Mereka harus lakukan sesuatu. DAP dan PKR bersetuju bahawa Mahathir mengambil tangungjawab untuk bercakap soal melayu dan kenyataan pertama selepas mesyuarat itu ialah pelawaan Mahathir untuk semua melayu menyertai PPBM. Masih ingat??

“Terutama DAP menyedari mereka akan dikuburkan jika tidak ada usaha untuk memecahkan melayu kepada banyak segmen. Mereka menang kerana melayu berpecah kepada banyak segmen. Mereka berkuasa kerana melayu terbahagi kepada banyak parti. Hari ini Melayu di satukan dibawah Penyatuan Ummah UMNO/PAS. Jika tidak ada usaha menyaingi dan memecahkan penyatuan melayu itu maka mereka akan berkuasa sepenggal. Mengetahui dan memahami hayat mereka yang bakal terkubur maka DAP mengarahkan PPBM lakukan sesuatu dengan melayu. Melayu harus dipecah-pecahkan.”

There was no such Pakatan Harapan Presidential Council discussion or decision in July which is pure lie woven from whole cloth. Yet the fake news/hate speech on this social media hinged on such a lie.

If such fake news and hate speech to generate doubt, suspicion, alarm and hate among the races so as incite inter-racial and inter-religious polarisation are not halted, Malaysia is heading towards very troubled times marked by division, strife and conflict among the diverse races and religions in the country, and Malaysia can forget about any vision to be a top world-class nation of unity, justice, freedom, excellence and integrity or to be a showcase to the world as a success story of the Alliance of Civilisations and not a basket case of failure from a Clash of Civilisations.

(Media Statement by DAP for Iskandar Puteri Lim Kiut Siang in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday 5th October 2019)

  1. #1 by Bigjoe on Monday, 7 October 2019 - 9:03 am

    What is exactly Sdr. Lim’s point in all of these – the Malay “Dignity” Congress, Mahathir and Hadi Awang participation and in reality also UMNO but not Anwar?

    Like it or not, the crux of the problem really is Malay leadership, political leadership in particular but worst its disporportionate role, especially religo-poltics in Malay lives?

    Even worst, Mahathir continue his pioneering of Malay leader’s hypocrisy by denying he heard the main organiser threat to break the mythical “social contract” if the non-Malays do not accept that Malaysia belong to the Malay..

    The issue is Malay political leadership hypocrisy. EVERY ranting Malay politicians are hypocrites, now adding religion to new heights, has always and continue to sensationalise myth that promotes division and hate instead of having real original contribution to lead their people..

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