While Vision 2020 will not be achieved next year, let more and more Malaysians try to be Bangsa Malaysians and resolve the crisis over Jawi issue in a peaceful and consensual Malaysian way

The police are looking for a man who recorded and made viral a video clip claiming that there was a communist flag in the 2019 Penang Chingay Festival procession in Jalan Raja Uda in Butterworth, Penang, on Sunday. Some 50 policemen and officers were on duty during the parade, and it was impossible they could not detect a communist flag.

Yesterday, the Gamis President Saifullah Baiduri threatened that the bloody riots of May 13, 1969 may return as long as Dong Zong still exist, and there was later the completely unacceptable explanation that Gamis had used the provocative headline against Dong Zong to attract public attention to its statement.

There was also the speech by a religious preacher at a Muafakat Nasional ceramah alleging that the Pakatan Harapan government has become a communist government and that communists have entered the Malaysian Cabinet and Government which had gone viral, while earlier that there had been Whatapps messages spreading the lies that I was a communist and even related to former Malayan Communist Party leader Chin Peng.

These are some examples of the mountain of lies, fake news and hate speech which are easily and increasingly viralled on the social media which, if unchecked, will allow bigots and extremist to turn Malaysia into a deeply polarised nation, ultimately endangering not only democracy but the nation itself.

In a week’s time, the new year 2020 will begin. While Vision 2020 will not be achieved next year, let more and more Malaysians regardless of race, religion or region, try to be Banga Malaysians and resolve the crisis over the Jawi issue in a peaceful and consensual Malaysian manner.

(Media Statement by DAP MP for Iskandar Puteri Lim Kit Siang in Gelang Patah on Thursday, December 26, 2019)

  1. #1 by drngsc on Saturday, 28 December 2019 - 1:12 pm

    The response to the khat/Jawi issue is the symptom of a serious disease. The disease is TRUST and TRUTH. This Harapan government who were so trustworthy and truthful at GE 13 ( when they were P Rakyat ), somehow, with the inclusion of Bersatu and exclusion of PAS, has become untrustworthy and dare not tell the truth. They support the tyranny of the minority. 15 MPs, can control and emasculate 60+42+12 MPs. And they tell us that they believe in Democracy, the rule of the people. Surely, they know that they are lying. And the leader of the 15 MP ( the minority )is acting like a dictator, even daring to destroy the other component parties in Harapan, and these “strong” leaders, stand by silently and watch.For me, it is too painful to watch. These strong leaders, whom we have placed so much faith on, stood by silently and allow a senile oldman to destroy them. What the hell is happening? Why have we lost our voices? Why have we lost our guts, our struggles? Can our leaders not see the harm that is being done to all of us? Almighty God, please wake up our leaders. It was once said, better to die standing, then to live on bended knees. Well well, how bended are our knees now?

  2. #2 by good coolie on Wednesday, 1 January 2020 - 1:50 pm

    Did we think that Malaysia would achieve advanced-country status by 2020? Nobody thought so but Dr. Mahatir. To learn why we did not achieve this status, go to Japan, Korea, and Singapore (countries nearest to us, on whom we once had a head start), and ask WHY, WHY, WHY. A wise old lecturer in India was fond of saying, “Always ask why, why,why!.

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