Malaysiakini has finally published what has been the hottest topic in town for the last few days.
The Kerismuddin saga? Nope.
Ong Ka Ting finally realizing he is the MCA President representing Chinese Malaysians? Nope.
Aha! The Altantuyaa Shariibuu case? Hmmm ... wellllll ... nope, strictly nope!
The revival of the G.A.N. or Gerakan Anti Najib.
Malaysia published its headlines as Najib's wife: Internet stories about me not true.
So what ….. WTF cares, Rosmah. Being wife to Najib, you are collateral damage. Don’t be such a spoilt sport and ruin a good story.
Malaysians love such gossip, and the juicer the story – marinated with liberal dosages of sex, murder, politics, politicians, money, beautiful model – the more intense and enjoyable the gossip.
But idle kopitiam talk aside, there is another mob.
They say they want to send the murderers to hell!
Hmmm, why not bring them to justice? After all Malaysia still has the death penalty. After all, we have just come through a general election which we claimed democracy, transparency and accountability won the battle with tsunamic results.
No, the answer firmly riposted – these aren’t normal times, therefore we must suspend … er what were those you mentioned … yes … democracy, transparency and accountability. Yes, we must take unusual measures because these aren't usual times!
We must accept party hopping as democratically OK – so what if the people voted BN into 140 seats, when all’s fair in love and war. These aren't usual times!
We must encourage party hopping by offering motivational schemes – 20% of this, 10% of that, 5 times your normal wages, lower fuel price – these aren’t usual times!
Yes, fuck justice – in an ideal situation, that may be applicable. Besides we've already decided who are the murderers of … er ... what’s her name … Presheena Varshiny? Nope … Nurin Jazlin Jazimin? Nope, no connection ... no, these aren't usual times!
When I left a comment at my blogging mate, Susan Loone’s blog, questioning why there have been contrasting silences about the cases of Preeshena Varshiny and Nurin Jazlin Jazimin by those who want to send Altantuyaa’s murderers to hell, a visitor to Susan’s blog (AA) replied:
... how can you bring between an obscure criminal case like Jazlin and a national crime like in Altantunya’s case. If you are disturbed by the concerns of these Malaysians, keep off and mind your business. This is not about PKR or Anwar, or Naib or BN as your feeble mind would like to believe. I’m sorry you are talking to the wrong people.
‘… obscure criminal case like Jazlin …’?
How cruel, but these aren't usual times.
I just hope Nurin’s parents do not get to read it. But of course these aren't usual times!
Yes indeed, the murders of Nurin and Preeshena are only ordinary opague obscure crimes. But ... that Mongolian name, now that is NOT an ordinary crime. We Malaysians are only concerned about murders of foreigners. After all, these aren't usual times!
Well, let us rephrase that … we Malaysians are only concerned about murders of foreigners if we can link them to people we know, nay, have decided are the murderers. These aren't usual times!
The verdict is already ‘guilty’. We are going to send them to hell. These aren't usual times!
The sentence is ‘death by hanging or strangulation or disintegration through C4 explosion’, or better still ‘destruction through mud throwing, insinuation, allegations … you name it’, and fuck due process, fuck the evidence, fuck the courts. These aren't usual times!
The end justifies the means. Vigilante law prevails. These aren't usual times!
(1) Remembering Altantuyaa Shaariibuu
(2) Remembering Nurin Jazlin Jazimin
(3) Remembering Preeshena Varshiny
(4) Children of Qana