Issues that UMNO, BN & Tun and Najib don’t see eye to eye

“With a general election still four years away, the prime minister faces a threat from within his own party, notably from conservative factions close to Dr Mahathir, who still pulls strings from the wings. Whispers abound that an effort to unseat Mr Najib is imminent. As always, the prime minister touts policies intended to get Malaysia’s economy motoring. He has never looked less capable of carrying them out.” (‘A lousy sequel‘, 30 Oct 2014)
Cartoonkini from ZunarRahman

Umno objects to repeal of Sedition Act

Umno and its party president do not see eye to eye on Najib Razak’s nod for the Sedition Act to be replaced by a National Harmony Act.
“Harmony” is an unrealistic expectation in Malaysia. And it is even more unrealistic to expect that harmony can be legislated into existence among the fractious ethnic communities simply through an Act of Parliament.
Racial harmony has never really taken root in our country, the short honeymoon period enjoyed by Umno and MCA during the Alliance era notwithstanding.

Fake, hypocritical & manipulative Hannah Yeoh

Sultan sudah titah masjid itu tempat ibadah untuk orang Islam sahaja
Hannah Tudung Repot Polis

Tun Razak’s nation-building exercise

For the sake of bringing the country together post-May 13, our second prime minister painted the archetypal picture of Ali, Ah Chong and Arumugam for public consumption. A modern contemporary to Tun Razak’s method would be the Yasmin Ahmad Petronas ads.
Dr Mahathir Mohamad, on the other hand, believes that the rose-tinted and nostalgic memory of harmony in the Tunku years was not something real at all.
“What was taken for harmony was absence of open inter-racial strife. And absence of strife is not necessarily due to lack of desire or reason for strife. It is more frequently due to a  lack of capacity to bring about open conflict.” (page 14, The Malay Dilemma)
On the same page of his book, Dr M also writes that the values held by Malays and Chinese are “not merely different but often conflicting”.

Dr M still holding same ‘Dilemma’ opinion

Dr Mahathir also believes that “whenever the Chinese are in a minority, they always avoid provoking the Malays” (p.15, Dilemma). However when the Chinese begin to feel that they have the upper hand, they become less than circumspect in their behaviour.
The Tun’s views appear not to have changed through the passage of 44 years.
On 12 June 2014, he commented on the National Harmony bills drafted by the National Unity Consultative Council. Dr M wrote in his Che Det blog:
“Di Malaysia kita kekalkan bangsa asal kita, bahasa dan budaya kita, sekolah kita, bahkan universiti kita. Susulan dari itu kita tinggal di tempat-tempat berasingan, amalan cara hidup dan kegiatan kita juga berbeza dan berasingan. Dalam bidang perniagaan masing-masing mempunyai network sendiri berasas kepada kaum/bangsa, bahasa dan budaya.”
We live apart each in our own separate world.
1Malaysia DAP
DAP Yang Berhormats give 1Malaysia the thumbs down
We belong to different races, we speak different languages, we practise different cultures, we attend different schools, we live in different neighbourhoods, we adopt different lifestyles, we carry out different activities and we conduct different businesses to earn our separate livelihoods.
So what commonalities are the Firsters yammering about when they accuse the pro-establishment camp of being “divisive”?
This kind of In-Denial is the same syndrome of insisting that Bak Kut Teh is not pork.
Hannah Yeoh: “True love narrows the differences. Racists must be taught how to love”

Does the Tun see pitchforks too?

In his blog posting ‘Harmoni dan Kesamarataan‘, Dr M wrote:
“Apabila National Harmony Bill dilulus maka DEB tidak boleh dilaksanakan lagi. Ini bermakna negara akan amal meritokrasi – iaitu mereka yang mempunyai merit atau kebolehan tertinggi akan dapat segala-galanya.”
pitchforksThe Jews in Europe thrived on meritocracy and became the continent’s leading capitalists and financiers. Although a minority, they were the moneyed class.
“Di Eropah di zaman industri, yang kaya memiliki semua perusahaan dan yang miskin bekerja sebagai kuli. Tidak ada peluang sama sekali bagi kuli yang miskin menjadi kaya, kerana tidak ada pelajaran dan tidak ada modal, tidak memiliki merit.
“Ini bukan kerana diskriminasi. Kuli sebenarnya tidak ada merit, justeru itu mereka tetap tinggal sebagai kuli. Yang kaya memperolehi merit maka mereka tetap kaya dan menjadi lebih kaya,” Che Det had blogged.

Nothing can appease the Yahudi Yeohs!

Dr Mahathir fears that equality will not produce fairness:
“Memusnahkan diskriminasi berasas kaum atau bangsa akan menjadikan kita semua sama-sama sebagai warganegara. Tetapi ia akan kekalkan ketidaksamaan dan ketidakadilan yang sedia ada”.
Talking about the Harmony laws slated to replace the Sedition Act “which will have the effect of ending the affirmation action of the NEP”, Dr M chided the Najib administration for acceding to the opposition demands for meritocracy.
He blogged on 18 June 2014 that it is a mistake for the government to meet the demands of the opposition and in the process displeasing, upsetting and angering Umno supporters.
Zeus__thunderbolt“The Opposition simply opposes … [for the sake of opposing and] acceding to their demand will not result in their supporting the Government,” Tun advised.

Zeus not happy … thunderbolts coming!

His advice went in one ear and out the other because Najib only listens to his highly paid consultants and does not value free counsel.
Nonetheless, Dr M further reminded [Najib] that the opposition is “not really interested in issues” but rather will exploit any legitimate public concerns for their purpose of “blackening the governing party”.
Even when the government manages to resolve issues, says Tun, the opposition “will either belittle the Government’s decision or they will come up with new issues”. After all, Pakatan’s objective is only to bring down the government and to take over, warned the ex-premier.


Dr M: Oppo keep on attacking gomen

Citing Najib’s decision to abolish the ISA, Dr Mahathir said the Opposition never said Thank You nor praised the liberalism of the BN government.
He noted:
“Certainly they would not support the Government because it had met their demand. The attack against the Government continued. And the result was the performance of the Government party becoming worse than when the ISA was in the statute books.
“On the Government side compliance with the Opposition stand angers its supporters. They would regard the Government as weak and withdraw their support.”
najiblgekrismaslollipopAnd after doing away with the ISA, Najib promises to drop the Sedition Act too.
On top of Tun’s unhappiness with Najib over the ISA and Sedition Act, there is the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA). Writing in the NST, he worries that agreement will allow the big economies to plunder smaller ones.
“We will be colonised again. President Sukarno was right about neo-colonialism,” Dr M cautioned. See, ‘TPP will be another bad pact‘ (NST, 12 July 2013). Tun is against the lopsided terms but fears that the Ministry of International Trade and Industry looks set on signing the TPPA.
Tun has queried the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) operations, which channelled RM7.18 billion worth of investment to the Cayman Islands.
He also likened Najib’s advisors to the courtiers in King Canute’s court who told the Danish sovereign that he could stop the waves, and to the conmen who sold invisible new clothes to the Emperor in Hans Christian Andersen’s fable.
It is quite clear that the Tun has a number of issues with Najib.
I don’t know about you but the current prime minister is beginning to make me panic for the future of our country

We’re on verge of civilizational clash

See minute 2:53 of the video where Dr M says “this country is a very basically unstable country”.
Dr M warns:
“If you want to quarrel, you want to fight, then you can follow the way of some of these other countries where they are killing each other. Do you want that or do you at least restrain yourself? Have some discipline, try not to annoy people, then this country will be peaceful.” – from minute 1:46 onwards

Tun also said, “For 50 years we had no problem, now it comes out.”
Well, for the last 50 years, we’ve had the ISA and the Sedition Act to keep the Dapsters in check.
It’s really a tough call to make on whether PM#5 or PM#6 should bear the greater responsibility for letting the genie out of the bottle. I’m inclined however to plump for No.6 and in agreement with the Tun that Najib has been more damaging than Sleepy Dollah.
ABOVE: Najib all ears for J-Star CEO Wong Chun Wai
“Sesungguhnya banyaklah dasar, pendekatan dan perbuatan Kerajaan pimpinan Dato Seri Najib yang merosakkan hubungan antara kaum, merosakkan ekonomi dan kewangan negara.” – Che Det menegur pada 18 Ogos 2014
Pakatan has been making capital of the Najib administration shortcomings and cluelessness.
Worse still, Ah Jib Gor has not only allowed the Dapsters and Scissorati to get away with spinning and bullying, he is inadvertently and indirectly funding their propaganda campaign too.

Yahudi Yeohs lie all the time

Tun Daim Zainuddin had observed that “Chinese votes for the Pakatan reached 90% because they believed in Pakatan’s propaganda”.
Daim told China Press in a May 2013 interview when analyzing the GE13 results:
DAIM china press pg1“Pakatan preached hatred for BN particularly Umno.
“DAP have always told the Chinese that they are victims, marginalised; that the cup they have is always half empty; that this is the time to teach MCA and Gerakan a lesson for being under Umno’s control, that  Umno (and by extension the Malays) were dominant, and this was a Malay-led government, and the Chinese by voting out all the Chinese parties in BN is saying that they have had enough of being bullied by Umno/Malays.
“If this is not racist, I don’t know what is.
“Their cybertroopers were at work, 24 hours a day, sending misinformation, spins, rumours, lies, untruths etc. Where were the Banglas? Where was the blackout? How many people whose ink washed off, voted twice? Tun M flew away in a private jet? Lies and lies and the Chinese believe in ‘ubah’ and ‘Ini kali lah’.”
(English translation here)

No hope, no cure

Yup, the Chinese will swallow all the opposition lies. MCA must take the blame for losing 90 percent of the Chinese community to the scheming and conniving Yahudi Yeohs.
StarOnlineBattleAfter all, 96 percent of Chinese children today are in vernacular school. Does MCA expect the Umno media to be able to reach the Chinese electorate through Bahasa Melayu?
According to Dr Mahathir, freedom is almost total where “just about anyone can put anything they like to say on the internet directly”.
An outcome of this freedom is that abusive language and racist remarks have caused increased tension within society, he feels, adding: “Allegations of all kinds are made without any bases.” See ‘The alternative media‘ (Che Det, 17 Feb 2013).
Najib Razak has allowed the online and social media to become cowboy towns. This Wild Wild West environment favours the cucu-cicit kominis because they are brutal and ruthless.

Our police chiefs are worried

Former IGP Tun Hanif Omar had expressed his consternation over how the alternative media is used to “spread slander and lies without shame or the fear of Allah” – see ‘Ex-IGP: Malays hurt by challenges on taboo topics‘ (Malaysiakini, 11 Dec 2013)
“Provokasi yang melampau oleh pihak tertentu boleh mengakibatkan perkara yang buruk. Sesal dahulu pendapatan sesal kemudian tidak berguna.” – former IGP Tan Sri Musa Hassan (tweet on 2 Sept 2014).
Current IGP Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar wants the ISA reinstated.
Yet ISA repeat offender Lim Kit Siang is audacious enough to turn the tables and accuse his opponents of being the “hate merchants” instead.
Kit Siang Hate Merchants


The DAP’s posturing is the height of hypocrisy, ranging from Papa to Mama to Grandpapa Dapster.

Lim Kit Siang’s signature shill about “good governance, public integrity, accountability, respect for democracy, human rights, moderation and tolerance” – slickly rolled out in one breath – merely debases those very words that he bandies about.
3GdonutThen you have Hannah Yeoh’s “We [Christians] believe in loving even those who hate us. That is the way of the cross”. She is hand in glove with the J-Star editorials accusing the other side as hate-spewing, divisive, race-obsessed ignoramuses”.
Completing the Mama-Papa and Grandpapa troika is Lim Guan Eng’s proclamation of the Malaysian Dream. He proclaims that “national unity should be based not on race or religion but on a common identity centered on democracy, freedom, justice, integrity and human dignity”. He is laughable.
Race is a concrete identity marker. Religion too is a concrete identifier.
Banner King Guan Eng
Since when do people ever group themselves in the community of “Freedom Fighters” or “Upholders of Justice”? Do we fill official forms classifying ourselves under the category of “Promoters of integrity and human dignity”?
Guan Eng’s idea of “common identity centered on democracy, freedom, justice, integrity and human dignity” is about as tangible as Rumpelstiltskin’s spun gold. Our common identity is race, religion, language and culture.
Most ironically, the DAP does not even struggle for or protect Chinese interests. They are an evangelical party.
“The DAP is really not pro-Chinese, but rather it is anti-Malay and Malay Rights.” – Akhramsyah Muammar Ubaidah Sanusi (pix below, seated on Dr M’s left)
KJ's challenger Akhramsyah Sanusi seated beside the Tun

Tun warns against politicizing religion

Dr Mahathir reminded the 3G politicians that those who live by the sword will die by the sword – “yang memperalatkan agama akan dimakan oleh agama”.
Writing in Utusan, the Tun said:
“Apabila agama dijadikan isu politik, tak dapat tidak ia akan tercemar. Politik kerap kotor. Apabila yang bersih dicampur dengan yang kotor, yang bersih akan jadi kotor, bukan sebaliknya.
“Kita sedang menyaksikan pencemaran ini berlaku kepada agama Islam bukan sahaja oleh musuh Islam tetapi oleh orang Islam sendiri. Kehormatan terhadap agama, Nabi bahkan Allah sudah berkurangan.” – ‘Bahana agama dipolitikkan‘ (Utusan, 3 Feb 2012)
In other words, religion will not help make politics cleaner. On the contrary, bringing religion into politics will only serve to sully the religious faith.
Politicians like the DAP evangelistas who exploit religion are very dangerous. They’re dragging the church into a fiery confrontation with the Muslims.

People drunk on J-Juice

Understand the kind of people we’re dealing with. Dr Mahathir does; Najib Razak does not.
Tun has warned about the possibility of religious riots happening in Malaysia. He is not voicing this warning lightly. The Christians and Muslims are on a collision course.
First and foremost, we need to face up to reality. The perpetually hysterical opposition supporters are so delusional. The opposition leaders and their mouthpieces blame the Tun for everything.
r i z α i n α ℓ satu dekad Dr Mahathir bersara
Malaysia Chronicle ARCH-RACIST DR M
Ponder on three Malaysiakini reader comments below, from the article ‘Mahathir: Little chance for non-racial Malaysia‘ (16 Aug 2014), which illustrate their warped way of thinking.

Malaysian First

One commenter msian1st said: “Malaysia will be non racial if racial party and racial policy is banned”.
Mahathir- Little chance msian1st
If msian1st demands the banning of the United MALAY National Organisation (Umno), the Malaysian CHINESE Association (MCA) and the Malaysian INDIAN Congress (MIC), then we should demand the banning of Sekolah Rendah Jenis Kebangsaan CINA and Sekolah Rendah Jenis Kebangsaan TAMIL in tandem to make Malaysia “non racial”.
This is the way to respond to the Yahudi Yeohs but Najib is incapable of doing it. Instead he goes to the MCA assembly and gives them the impression that SRJK(C)s are guaranteed by the Federal Constitution, which they are not.

Anak Bangsa Malaysia

Mahathir- Little chance SABM

A Christian calling himself anak,bangsa,malaysia alleges that the Tun’s 22-year rule is the cause that “all these are happening in M’sia”.
Evidently the Christian Firsters possess no capacity for self-examination.
Another fella Kilgore has the theory that “the country must remain racially divided for Mahathir to hold on to his ill-gotten fortunes”.
Mahathir- Little chance Kilgore
Hullo. The Tun is a hundred years old. What do you think he plans to spend a fortune on?
The constant putar-belit and fitnah of Yahudi Yeohs has become intolerable. And Najib is incapable of doing anything about it.
We, BN voters, did not put Najib in power for him to continually appease the bullies. Umno has 88 seats in Parliament but behaves like a church mouse.

‘Allah’ issue will escalate and rupture in Malaysia

A survey of public perception on the kalimah ‘Allah’ controversy was conducted by the Universiti Malaya Centre for Democracy & Elections last December (a year ago) among 1,676 respondents in the peninsula.

The pie chart below shows the ethnic breakdown of those who participated in the Umcedel poll.
  • Malays – 65 percent
  • Chinese – 24 percent
  • Indians – 11 percent
Umcedel responden

Below are the Umcedel results

77 percent of the Malays surveyed do not agree for kalimah ‘Allah’ to be used by non-Muslims.
Umcedel Kalimah Allah
73 percent of the respondents (all races) living in the rural areas do not agree for kalimah ‘Allah’ to be used by non-Muslims.
Umcedel tempat tinggal
It is the younger age cohorts who object more strongly to non-Muslims using kalimah ‘Allah’.
65 percent of those between 21-30 years old (all races) and 59 percent of those between 31-40 years old (all races) object to non-Muslims using kalimah ‘Allah’.
The middle-aged (41-50 and 51-60) are slightly less vehement in their objections, registering 54 and 56 percent naysayers respectively. This is an interesting finding, i.e. the Merdeka babies have got a more relaxed attitude on this matter compared to Gen Y.
Umcedel peringkat umur
The lower the education level, the more strenuously the respondents (all races) object to non-Muslims using kalimah ‘Allah’ (see small graph below).
Taking just the Malays alone, however, the percentage of those saying “No, cannot” rises much higher to reach between 76% and 81%, and spread almost evenly across all education levels (see big graph below).
Umcedel pendidikan
Among the Malays who do not agree for non-Muslims to use kalimah ‘Allah':
  • No education – 81 percent
  • Form Three – 76 percent
  • Form Five – 77 percent
  • Form Six/Diploma – 78 percent
  • Degree/Post-grad – 79 percent
The trend albeit not pronounced is that the lowest (81%) and highest (79%) educated Malays at both ends of the spectrum are the ones who object most strongly to non-Muslims using kalimah ‘Allah’.
Those falling in between, i.e. with secondary school qualifications and non-degree holders are slightly more relaxed (76% – 78%) in their attitude.
Umcedel Melayu tahap pendidikan
Overall, the majority of Malays – or almost four out of every five Malay – are adamant that non-Muslims should not use kalimah ‘Allah’.
Data source: Umcedel

Churches are still using kalimah ‘Allah’

Given this hardline attitude of the Malays, the decision of the Christians to dig in their heels can only spell trouble.
A couple of days ago, the Christian Federation of Malaysia issued a press statement on the return of ‘Allah’ Bibles earlier confiscated from the Bible Society of Malaysia.
The bibles were recently released by Mais with a restriction stamp (below).
CFM said in response: “This blanket ban on the use of the Bahasa Malaysia Bibles in the State of Selangor is unrealistic, given that there are thousands of Sabahans and Sarawakians who reside and work in the state of Selangor besides the thousands of West Malaysian Christians who are conversant only in our national language.”
(Refer HERE on why Rev. Eu is a shameless spindoctor.)
Worshippers attend a church service at the City Harvest Church in Singapore
The churches are insistent that they will continue using the ‘Allah’ Bibles.
Claiming “a gross injustice” against Malay-speaking Christians, CFM chairman Rev. Eu Hong Seng said that such a prohibition is ultra vires Article 11 of the Federal Constitution in which Clause (3) (a) states that “every religious group has the right to manage its own religious affairs”.
This stand-off between the Christians and Muslims will drag on endlessly and becoming more acrimonious with each passing day.

NUCC Saifuddin

90 percent watershed is passing point of no return

As it is, the various communities are huddling like birds of a feather flocking together but still staying apart from other species of birds.
An online poll that I ran in my blog found that 91 percent of the 902 respondents wanted the National Unity Consultative Council to be dissolved.
Granted that my survey on NUCC naturally contains an inbuilt bias due to the pro-establishment slant of the readership but nonetheless, the figure of 91 percent is lopsided. It is as partisan as 90 percent of the Chinese supporting the opposition.
My poll ran for a week and the roughly 90:10 Agree-Disagree ratio was maintained consistently throughout the whole period as the votes came in.
Tinjauan pendapat- Adakah BN perlu pada undi Cina dalam PRU14- - Helen Ang 2013-12-20 20-10-02

Living up to the Christians’ expectation

At this time last year (Dec 2013), I conducted a survey on whether the BN needed Chinese votes in GE14. A total of 69.5 percent of the respondents said ‘No’.
Making a cross comparison of both poll results, 69.5 percent – see above – is certainly less of an imbalance than the anti-NUCC 91 percent. We might reasonably interpret this development to say that attitudes are hardening on both sides.

The Christians should be careful what they wish for. The charges of extremism, religious bigotry and hate that the evangelistas keep hurling could become self-fulfilling prophecies.

BAN ISMA in Malaysia

After Perkasa got it the last time, it is now Isma’s turn to be targetted.

Twitter - hannahyeoh Utusan Perkasa

Ibrahim Ali: The Star is DAP’s tool

A fortnight ago (Dec 14), Ibrahim Ali accused The J-Star of encouraging articles that challenge the sanctity of Islam, saying “MCA’s newspaper is being used as a tool by DAP”.
He added that whereas liberal writers are provided ample opportunities by The J-Star to belittle Islam, statements by Perkasa, on the other hand, are not given any airing by the EvangeliSTAR editors.
Addressing his organization’s annual general assembly, the Perkasa president also complained that J-Star CEO Wong Chun Wai (pix below) was bent on making personal attacks against him.
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Wanita Isma: DAP making Muslims angry

Previously Wong Chun Wai had written in his May 18 column about how “instant NGOs, with a membership of five persons, including the wives and children of the presidents claim that they represent a particular race or religion”.
A week before that in his May 11 column, Chun Wai had written “Ignorant fools and bigots like him should not be allowed to get away with their remarks”, referring to Isma president Abdullah Zaik Abdul Rahman.
Yesterday the J-Star carried a report headlined ‘DAP man calls for banning of Isma‘. Tanjong MP Ng Wei Aik, who is Lim Guan Eng’s former pol-sec, alleged that the politicizing of religion by Isma is a form of extremism.norsaleha isma
Calling for a ban on the Muslim NGO, Malaysian Firster Ng said Isma should not be allowed to exist and must be de-registered immediately.
In response, Ustazah Norsaleha Mohd Salleh (pix right) who heads the Isma women’s wing retorted that the statement by Ng was hate speech which only reflected the hostility of DAP against Islam.
She said it is DAP that’s continuously harping on sensitive issues and invoking the anger of Muslims in Malaysia.
According to the ustazah, this tactic to demonize Isma adopted by the DAP is to curtail the voices of Islam.
Ng Wei Aik (in batik shirt) has a samseng reputation

“Racist! Racist! Racist!”

It is not only the J-Star alone which is running a moderation campaign to paint a segment of Malaysians as “racists”, “extremists” and “bigots”.
Top-selling Chinese newspaper Sin Chew recently launched its ‘I am Malaysian, I am Moderate’ campaign to say ‘No’ to extremism too. The Sin Chew ‘Moderation campaign was conceived in the wake of popular public reception to the open letter by 25 “eminent” Malays, which among other things, had slammed both Perkasa and Isma.
Prompted by recent developments in PAS’s push for hudud, the top editors of Sin Chew are now promoting “moderation” with great vigour while at the same time condemning religious “extremism”.
Hua Zong (Federation of Chinese Associations) has pledged its support for the “moderation” initiative.
Muslims must start treating DAP’s mouthpiece The J-Star with the same contempt that Yahudi Yeohs treat Umno’s mouthpiece Utusan
Twitter - hannahyeoh UMNO old cheap

What the Sin Chew senior editors say

Lim Sue Goan in a Dec 24 op-ed headlined ‘Farewell, 2014‘ wrote:
  • “Politically, groups and individuals … are now busy in supporting the moderation movement, showing that everyone is in anxiety, hoping to unite forces and prevent the country from falling into the abyss of extremism.”
  • “If religious moderation, communication and tolerance are not promoted, we will embark on a road of no return.”

A Sin Chew Dec 23 editorial headlined ‘Show support for moderation‘ said:
  • “due to the recent extremism atmosphere in the country … it is believed that the mood of [Christmas] celebration has been affected.”
  • “Somewhat reassuring, the moderation movement initiated by 25 prominent Malays (G25) has caused a great resonance in the Chinese community. […] the Chinese community is making great efforts in promoting the moderation movement”

Lim Mun Fah in a Dec 22 op-ed headlined ‘More need to come forward‘ wrote:
  • “We are calling so hard for moderation today as regardless of inside or outside the country, we are facing unprecedented threat of extremism.”
  • “… Perkasa is still making threatening gestures, extreme politicians are still clamouring, the 1Malaysia concept is drifting away, while racial polarisation has grown obvious. A kind of fear is covering the whole society.”
  • “As long as the country is split into two, as long as such confrontations are intensified, the more irreconcilable it is, the more those racial and religious extremists will be benefited, and the more arrogant they become.”
  • “To be honest, whether the “anti-extremism and support moderation” movement currently in full swing can succeed in the end and evolve into an influential social movement, to a great extent, depends on how Umno and PAS respond to it. It depends on whether moderate members of the two parties can take the courage and come forward to join the moderation group, saying no to racial and religious extremism, and halt the parties’ internal and external strengthening racial and religious extremism, stopping the growing racial and religious extreme words and deeds, and preventing the polarisation phenomenon in the society from deteriorating.”

Another Sin Chew Dec 22 editorial headlined ‘Abandon retrograding thinking‘ said:
  • “The remarks [by Tun Mahathir] carried heavy taste of racism. It is not in line with Mahathir’s status, while going the opposition direction of the ‘anti-extremism and support moderation’ atmosphere being actively promoted by various races in recent days.”
  • “Meanwhile, Mahathir, who had led the country for 22 years, did not read the letter but instead made Malay domination racists remarks when criticising Najib.”
  • “Moderation is the only path that Malaysia should take. Mahathir’s racist remarks are a retrograding advocacy that should be abandoned.”

Lim Sue Goan in a Dec 20 op-ed headlined ‘A tough fight‘ wrote:
  • “There is no way to contain extremism unless the ruling coalition takes a tough stance and instructs the enforcers to tackle elements of extremism.”
  • “Dr Mahathir amended the Constitution in 1988 to elevate the status of syariah courts in a bid to diffuse the religious competition between Umno and PAS. Such maneuvers have intensified religious sentiments to an extent that many have failed to see what is right or wrong.”
  • “… the rise of extremism will only expedite the withdrawal of foreign investors. Extremism will also hamper the country’s advances towards the developed country status.”

Tay Tian Yan in a Dec 19 op-ed headlined ‘We are moderate Malaysians, we are not alone‘ wrote:
  • “Regardless of race and religion, there is only one common identity for us – moderate Malaysian.”
  • “Prior to this, we had neither Perkasa nor Ikatan Muslimin Malaysia (Isma). There was no religious and racial extremist organisation, and there was no extreme remark and idea tearing the country apart.”
  • “Firstly, they differentiated Malays and non-Malays, Muslims and non-Muslims. Then, they created split in the Malay Muslim community, stressing on racial and religious purification, excluding moderate and enlightened Malay Muslims and suppressed them with racial doctrine and conservative religious teachings.”
  • Perkasa president Datuk Ibrahim Ali, Isma president Abdullah Zaik Abdul Rahman, and controversial figure Ridhuan Tee Abdullah have risen and become protagonists of racial and religious struggle, grabbing headlines and triggering public concern.”
  • “Watching Perkasa, Isma and extreme politicians distort their race and religion and harm the society and country, they [G25] eventually came forward and made a voice for moderation.”
It’s more than obvious the adherents of which religion the J-Star and Sin Chew have in mind when they exalt the “moderates”, and the adherents of which religion the two influential media are thinking of when they bash the “extremists”.

Malaysian government should Save Malaysia from bigots and religious extremists

The Christian Federation of Malaysia (CFM) in its Merdeka Day message said that the country is “witnessing an escalation in ethnic and religious extremism, where unchecked sectarian forces of hatred and bigotry, often fuelled by misinformation and misinterpretation, lies and inflammatory speeches, are ripping apart the social fabric of our nation that had been built on the principles of moderation and multi-culturalism”.
“If we are to survive as a united nation, if we are to keep hope alive for our common future, we must all resist and oppose these destructive forces,” said the churches.
The pastors are telling their flock and Christians and all Malaysians to summon up the courage and moral will to actively resist “the forces of destruction, hate and violence”.
CFM believes that “all Malaysians truly have cause for concern” in view of the current developments and calls on all peace lovers to recommit themselves to working together “to save Malaysia from the forces of bigotry, religious extremism and racial polarisation”.
Is CFM saying that Malaysia needs to be saved from being ‘destroyed’ by, as one example, their arch enemy Perkasa?
BELOW: From the news archives – 27 Dec 2011
Perkasa wants Rev Eu probed for sedition - Malaysiakini 2012-11-09 09-45-39