Can Ridhuan Tee Abdullah please move aside please. We have a new man in town to take your place. He is Tan Keng Liang of the Gerakan Party.
Tan is a supporter of, gasp gawd omigosh, the film Tanda Putera stating that "it’s a privilege for the voters in Sg Limau to watch the movie," while admitting he too had watched the film but had had to pay RM10 for presumably that 'privilege'.
A privilege? For a Chinese to see Tanda Putera?
Oh, how Ridhuan Tee has Tan become? Wait, no, my apologies to Pakcik Ridhuan, Tan is worse considering Pakcik is Melayu, wakakaka, whilst Tan is Chinese.
* and if I mention 'Malay' and 'Chinese' frequently in this post, I'm only keeping in line with the spirit of Tanda Putera, wakakaka
But far far worse, Tan has lamentably omitted mentioning that the film's producer, Persona Pictures, had recently apologized to Lim Kit Siang for the reckless and irresponsible bullshit in the official Facebook page of Tanda Putera of a captioned photograph showing allegedly Lim Kit Siang urinating on the flagpole in the Selangor MB's residence on 13 May 1969.
In the film, there is (still) a scene of an ethnic Chinese man urinating on a flagpole at the MB residence. The film's Facebook page had been reckless and irresponsible in seemingly providing details on the identity of the urinating Chinese man in the film.
At that time, Lim Kit Siang (fortuitously) so happened to be in Sabah, yet it did not deter the film-makers from presenting such gross bullshit.
Quite frankly, if Lim KS then wasn't in Sabah and had done what was bullshittedly alleged, I have no doubt he would then have been chopped into mincemeat by the already gathering angry mob.
But the film, released in August, obdurately or sinisterly still features the scene, that of an ethnic Chinese man urinating on a flagpole at the MB residence.
The Malay Mail Online reported that Tan Sri Yuen Yuet Leng, a former senior officer with the police Special Branch (and probably the man who won the insurgency war for Malaysia against the Malaysian Communist Party) said that the urination scene in the film is a complete fabrication.
Yuen stated, “I can also confirm with you, as I was on duty at the time, that the urination incident never happened.”
He lambasted Shuhaimi Baba, the director of Tanda Putera for still keeping the fabricated scene in the film, saying that an incident of such provocative nature with the potential for unnecessary tension should have been researched properly, and if I may add to Tan Sri's lambasting, never irresponsibly presented in the film as if it was a historical fact.
I leave it to your intelligence to guess what was the aim of that irresponsible and 'complete fabrication' being still shown in the film.
Is Tan Keng Liang aware of this? Privilege to see the movie eh?
Cornered with that Facebook lie, Persona Pictures apologized, “We, Messrs Pesona Pictures Sdn Bhd, unreservedly apologise to Mr Lim Kit Siang for the embarrassment caused by the aforementioned publication which is devoid of truth.”
I hope Tan Keng Liang understand the English term of 'unreservedly apologize'. It would normally be issued when a libellous lie or mistake cannot be conveniently argued away.
But whatever, the credibility of that so-called historical film has been severely tainted, indeed very badly by its sinister aim of presenting not only a provocative and highly inflammable photograph in the film's Facebook page which its producer admitted is devoid of truth and has since apologized for, but also insistently, the urinating scene in the film which demonizes Chinese.
Yet, Tan Keng Liang has lamentably failed to mention a single word on the above 'complete fabrication', one totally 'devoid of truth' about Lim Kit Siang, nor mentioned that Tan Sri Yuen had stated unequivocally there was no such urination incident involving a Chinese at the MB's residence, ...
... but could even bring himself to recommend this film with its fabricated scene which is a gross unmitigated affront to Chinese Malaysians.
While Tan Keng Liang is in BN (Gerakan) and Lim KS is in Pakatan (DAP), both being political foes, Tan's recommendation to Sg Limau voters to enjoy the privilege of seeing a credibility-lacking Tanda Putera does raise issues about Tan's sense of fairness and his credentials to represent Chinese Malaysians.
Tan Keng Liang had prior and leading up to the 2013 GE been particularly vocal. I had ignored him as I suspected he was attempting to catch the party's or BN's attention, ...
... but as a Chinese, his regrettable and bizarre recommendation to Sg Limau's voters of Tanda Putera as a 'privileged' viewing has shocked me.
Tan Keng Liang's action has surely put him in the same sad league as MIC's Kamalanathan who could bring himself to hug Ibrahim Ali, and Collin Tiew (in February 2012 the Sri Desa MCA branch chairperson) who was together with Ibrahim Ali in the white ang pow incident.
I couldn't bring myself to post his photo here. Pordah!