Thursday, May 18, 2017

Violence - a Malay solution?

A slap (tampar) can be very painful but if lightly done (tepuk) may carry different meanings like 'don't do it again son' or 'be careful next time matey' etc.

Some slaps done with extreme force can possibly be injurious - I wonder whether it can break a neck? 

But generally people slap others more to humiliate than to injure, like sweetie slapping some naughty Don Juan on a crowded bus for 'feeling' her bottom.

Perhaps slapping could also be used by some to stop opponents or adversaries from saying stuff they didn't like to hear or didn't like said, like Sulaiman Yassin (more popularly known as Mat over) slapping Datuk David Teo during a National Transformation 2050 (TN50) session last night.

reconciled, but Ahok-rised protest must continue
demi bangsa, agama dan syiok-ness

David Teo was attempting to make a point to the stage moderator that participants at the back of the audience should also be given a chance to speak, instead of the PM hearing only undoubtedly-canned answers coming from the 'prepared' front of the TN50 event yesterday.

It was a round table discussion between the PM and the nation’s leading entertainers to find out their aspirations for the entertainment industry by 2050 but it would look as if the forum organisers wanted the 'Chosen' to only say pleasing stuff a la 'the Emperor has no clothes'.

Obviously Sulaiman, still defiantly proud of slapping Teo, believed David Teo should not be allowed to say his 'piece' to the PM (though David actually did). Sulaiman opined Teo had insulted the PM as Ahok had insulted the Jakarta Muslims.

I am sure David Teo was thankful there was no traffic cone for Sulaiman to employ against his head.

MM Online reported:

Several non-governmental groups are organising a protest outside Datuk David Teo’s Metrowealth Pictures (MiG) today over his behaviour during a National Transformation 2050 (TN50) session last night.

Despite Teo being the recipient of a slap from an actor, the groups are targeting him for his conduct that purportedly prompted actor Sulaiman Yassin to slap him directly in front of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

According to the obscure GMPN group that is organising the protest this afternoon, organisations that have confirmed their attendance include the Red Shirts Movement and Kelab Artis 1Malaysia.

“We want this to be a lesson to all Malaysians. You can’t be rude to the PM and get away with it. We don’t want this incident to repeat,” GMPN head Major Razali Zakaria told Malay Mail Online.

Indeed, Malay Muslims such as the above or at the Johor surau or Perkasa or Lowyat Plaza or Petaling Street or some mamak-UMNO branches in Penang are/were never ever wrong - celaka, 'ni Cinakui.

OK, back to slapping, wakakaka, it was reported that an Indian study in 1998 found a high rate of approval for husbands slapping their wives particularly among the middle class.

Early this year an Australian newspaper (which in my opinion is nowhere near the class of Times of London, BBC, Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian, New York Times or the Washington Post) reported:

President of the Australian Federation of Islamic Councils Keysar Trad described beating women as “step three” in a process of dealing with issues in relationships, after counselling and buying chocolates or “taking her out on a dinner”.

Due to the huge outcry, Keysar Trad who is actually a nice guy, resigned from his post. I believe he walked willingly into the lion's den but then he asked for it. For him to say such moronic things at a time when Islam is viewed by Australians with repugnance and horror, the idiot merely confirmed their already adverse views.

Then, more than 30 years ago, in September 1987, a Malay man who claimed to be a bomoh slapped Karpal Singh as the latter emerged from a courtroom.

The bomoh as well as UMNO Youth Selangor were unhappy with Karpal for his decision to sue the late Sultan of Selangor, Salahuddin Abdul Aziz, for saying that he (HRH) would not pardon any convicted drug traffickers in his state.

While UMNO Youth did the usual stuff, lodging a police report against Bhai for sedition and proposing he be banned from Selangor, the bomoh by the name of Kiai Arshad Mohamed Gamat showed he was no NATO (no action, talk only).

But the Police SB in those days (remember, we're talking about September 1987) were on the ball and an officer (not sure of what rank, maybe inspector?) by the name of Mervyn Fernandez warned Karpal of the bomoh outside the courtroom intend on violence.

Fernandez advised Bhai to leave by a side door but the Tiger of Jelutong wasn't one to creep away from a bully.

He told Ferdandez it was the police's duty to protect him. To cut the story short, while a fairly worried Fernandez was outside busy taking down details of the bomoh, Bhai left the courtroom.

The bomoh, on seeing Bhai coming out, moved towards the Tiger of Jelutong with a tiger's smiling face, wakakaka, and even addressed Bhai as 'Yang Berhormat'.

Bhai thought the bomoh looked friendly enough so he might as well shake his hand; the bomoh made as if he wanted to reciprocate but suddenly swung his hand instead to slap Karpal.

Okay, Big, Strong & (by then) Unfriendly Karpal responded with his lawyer's briefcase which must have been voluminous with heavy law books, and the bomoh felt the full force of it. Tai-Chi-ed kau kau, wakakaka!

Thus it could be said, the assailant was brought down by the law (books), wakakaka.

Subsequently in court on a charge of assault, the bomoh claimed he was guided by a divine hand to slap Bhai and he had already placed a curse on Karpal where Bhai would go blind and die pretty soon.

Even though Bhai laughed off the curse (and as we know, he was still alive after almost 30 years of that curse) his supporters took no chance, and dragged him to a Sikh temple for a quickie purification rite.

Anyway, in April 1988 the 60-year old bomoh was found guilty by a magistrate court and fined RM200 which he refused to pay and went to jail instead, just for 2 days.

a typical bomoh which even JAKIM, JAWI and JAIS are scared of 

Today Kiai would have been hailed as a Muslim-bomoh warrior like Sulaiman Yassin instead of being arrested by the police and hauled into court and then jailed. He would probably be rewarded with more than a mere RM200. He was a man born too early for his own advantage, wakakaka.

Aiyah, how times have changed.

Then several years ago, Mustafa Hamzah, an activist with the Muslim Consumers Association of Malaysia (PPIM) offered RM500 to anyone who slapped Teresa Kok for what he deemed as her insulting video to Malaysia. He subsequently raised the bounty to RM1200.

On the PPIM website Mustafa Hamzah was named as the 'Pegawai Kerja' of its Board.

So a Muslim got away with violent incitement, namely, seeking to reward anyone who slaps Teresa Kok.

At that time, the remarkable police of course moved at its usual snail pace (if it even moved at all). That's so when it came to threats against non-BN people, while the IGP, Home Minister and the PM were deafening by their complete silence - ooops my apologies, the IGP was then busy at airports, seaports and land entry points from Thailand to prevent the return of Ong Boon Hwa's ashes into Malaya.

Hah, Violence is so simple, so easy and effective, but only if you are a Muslim Malay.


  1. You don't need to be a rocket scientist to know how law & justice is upheld in Malaysia.

  2. Insiden tampar yang  menyita perhatian publik bukanlah satu cerminan yang adil bagi menggambarkan bahawa keganasan adalah sikap semulajadi orang Melayu.

    Bukan semua orang macam tu. Dan semua orang pun tidak bersetuju dengan kelakuan macam tu.

    Bukankah pelakun Mat Over sudah memohon maaf kepada Datuk David Teo?

    Namun kejadian sebegitu adalah serius dan boleh dianggap satu degradasi moral.  Terpulanglah kepada Datuk David Teo untuk membuat aduan apa yang menimpa dia kepada pihak polis sebagai jalan penyelesaian menurut landasan undang-undang.

    1. David Teo dah forgive Sulaiman Yassin, juga apologise kdp PM Najib atas kegangguan malam tsb - ni ciri2 gentleman

      sebaliknya, Sulaiman Yassin masih tidak minta maaf daripada PM Najib

  3. Bukan hanya tak minta ma'af PM lagi pun menyata dia tak salah atas insiden itu makna berjabat tangan di depan PM hanya eating untuk PM. Betul betul "he-boleh-great" Malay boleh!!!

  4. Sorry "wayang" not eating. Auto correct problem

  5. For those bleeding hearts of the political-correctness - quick, give an excuse for this blatantly display of ketuanan.

    Don't confused it with maruah bangsa as in pandang muka lah Siapa!