Based on news reports from Star Online and Malaysiakini:
DPM Najib Tun Razak said: "Some Felda settlers are still ungrateful to the Government despite all that it has done to improve their lot" when he discovered (probably to his horror) that some settlers oppose the government.
My dear Najib, please get off your high horse and stop acting as if you and your cronies are absolute rulers like Sultan Mansur Shah or the Maharaja of Jaipur.
We the rakyat don’t have to be ‘grateful’ to you or any of your ministers, the people’s representative. We elect you (well, ‘collectively’ that is) to serve us, to manage our national resources for our benefits. If you want us to vote again for you, bloody well pull up your socks!
So there was a Rapid Penang bus drivers strike recently. They wanted better pay. And what’s wrong with that?
When 13 of those drivers turned up to give their statements to the Police at the Tanjong Tokong police station on Friday, presumably at the behest of the Police, they were arrested!
Sedition and extortion! … which are chargeable under the Sedition Act 1948 and the Penal Code.
You work it out what the sedition was, though I presume that workers striking for better pay would be classified as ‘extortionists’ in Malaysia Boleh, whilst bosses exhorting their workers to work for sweatshop pennies would only be known as 'exhortionists'.
And why did George Town OCPD Asst Comm Azam Abd Hamid act so?
The Police Chief said he acted because the company’s chief executive officer Azhar Ahmad lodged a police report against the employees on Monday.
Thus it was said (by the company), thus it was done (by the Police) – and f* any due process or investigation …..
News media reported 160 held after illegal ‘rose rally’ where one went on to say:
"Police detained 160 Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) supporters who took part in its “rose” campaign near the Dataran Merdeka area here yesterday morning. From the total, 151 were later released, including rally coordinator S. Manickavasagam and Hindraf adviser R. Raguram. Also released was an 11-year-old girl."
AAB has been badly advised to overreact to a peaceful protest. How sweet he would have smelled (no pun intended) to the voters had he received or at least tolerated the rose rally. Alas, he has surrounded himself with a bunch of low brow Kempetai apes!
While there was no doubt that the 11-year old girl was swept up in the police sweepup, a consequence of the (irresponsible) parents taking her along on a rally where heavy handed police action could be expected, a blogger had abused the incident for sensationalism.
She wrote that a "…11-year old girl was arrested. We’ve all been 11 at some point of our lives. How would you like to have been arrested at that age?”
“What could she possibly have done to warrant being arrested? To be lumped in with grown men and women… possibly handcuffed and shoved? Can you imagine? The whole melee, and this little 11-year old girl, who, unless is extremely tall, is probably at least 1 foot shorter than everyone else being pushed around, confused?”
“Seriously. Did they slap handcuffs on her? That would be a traumatic experience okay. Were the policemen rude to her? Did they shout vulgarities at her?”
I believe that in criticising the AAB regime, we needn’t and shouldn’t embellish the actual event at the risk of being seen as bullsh*tter and sh*tstirrer.
Lets’ maintain some credibility, OK?