Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Sedition? Depends on who you are

Malaysiakini tells us that the Cops grill Negarakuku rapper, who's more popularly known as Namewee.

He is of course Wee Meng Chee, who became the target of UMNO apparatchiks when he rapped his own version of Negaraku with a social-political message. Weren't they just delighted because they were looking for a jolly good ‘punching bag’ ... and it was delightful (for them) that Wee fulfilled all their desired 'qualifications'.

That was quite some while ago, and the affair should have been correctly consigned to the dustbins of history, so I wonder what purpose is there now in the police interrogating him or making him translate his version of Negaraku into Bahasa, as if those men in blue don’t have Chinese language translators …

… if not to just show the heartland that UMNO is ever vigilant.

We call on the police to deal with those people who incite or have incited inter-ethnic hatred, acrimony and suspicions among Malaysians, rather than a youth who had taken some creative socio-political liberties with the national anthem ... which is not unlike flying the Malaysian flag upside down.

Why wasn’t Ahmad Ismail dealt with under the Sedition Act?

And what about that Kulim Wonder, Zulkifli Noordin of PKR?

Besides the police non-action, why hasn’t Anwar Ibrahim taken any disciplinary action against his party thug?

C’mon reformasi towkay, why haven’t you taken action against your party’s MP for his unacceptable hooligan-ish conduct?

Don't man man lai in this required reformasi action ... unless you condone and thus accept his bigotry?


  1. http://www.icjs-online.org/index.php?article=1414

    A German’s Point of View on Islam
    by Paul E. Marek
    Wednesday January 2, 2008
    from (forwarder) Dr Emanual Tanay

    A man whose family was German aristocracy prior to World War ll owned a number of large industries and estates. When asked how many German people were true Nazis, the answer he gave can guide our attitude toward fanaticism.'Very few people were true Nazis 'he said,' but many enjoyed the return of German pride, and many more were too busy to care. I was one of those who just thought the Nazis were a bunch of fools. So, the majority just sat back and let it all happen. Then, before we knew it, they owned us, and we had lost control, and the end of the world had come. My family lost everything. I ended up in a concentration camp and the Allies destroyed my factories.

    'We are told again and again by 'experts' and 'talking heads' that Islam is the religion of peace, and that the vast majority of Muslims just want to live in peace. Although this unqualified assertion may be true, it is entirely irrelevant. It is meaningless fluff, meant to make us feel better, and meant to somehow diminish the spectra of fanatics rampaging across the globe in the name of Islam. The fact is that the fanatics rule Islam at this moment in history.It is the fanatics who march. It is the fanatics who wage any one of 50 shooting wars worldwide. It is the fanatics who systematically slaughter Christian or tribal groups throughout Africa and are gradually taking over the entire continent in an Islamic wave. It is the fanatics who bomb, behead, murder, or honor kill. It is the fanatics who take over mosque after mosque. It is the fanatics who zealously spread the stoning and hanging of rape victims and homosexuals. The hard quantifiable fact is that the 'peaceful majority', the 'silent majority', is cowed and extraneous.

    Communist Russia was comprised of Russians who just wanted to live in peace, yet the Russian Communists were responsible for the murder of about 20 million people. The peaceful majority were irrelevant. China's huge population was peaceful as well, but Chinese Communists managed to kill a staggering 70 million people.The average Japanese individual prior to World War ll was not a warmongering sadist. Yet, Japan murdered and slaughtered its way across South East Asia in an orgy of killing that included the systematic murder of 12 million Chinese civilian s; most killed by sword, shovel, and bayonet.And, who can forget Rwanda, which collapsed into butchery. Could it not be said that the majority of Rwandans were 'peace loving'?

    History lessons are often incredibly simple and blunt, yet for all our powers of reason we often miss the most basic and uncomplicated of points: Peace-loving Muslims have been made irrelevant by their silence. Peace-loving Muslims will become our enemy if they don't speak up, because like my friend from Germany, they will awaken one day and find that the fanatics own them, and the end of their world will have begun.Peace-loving Germans, Japanese, Chinese, Russians, Rwandans, Serbs, Afghan is, Iraqis, Palestinians, Somalis, Nigerians, Algerians, and many others have died because the peaceful majority did not speak up until it was too late.

    As for us who watch it all unfold, we must pay attention to the only group that counts: the fanatics who threaten our way of life.Lastly, at the risk of offending, anyone who doubts that the issue is serious and just deletes this email without sending it on, is contributing to the passiveness that allows the problems of expand. So, extend yourself a bit and send this on and on and on! Let us hope that thousands, world wide, read this - think about it - and send it on.

    Emanuel Tanay,
    M.D.Ann Arbor, MI


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