Malaysiakini reports in its news article Racial issues: Army chief tells gov't to act that:
Departing from the norm, the Armed Forces today reminded the government on the danger of allowing racial issues to exacerbate.
Categorising it as a security threat, its chief Abdul Aziz Zainal called on the authorities to take stern action against those who stoke racial sentiments.
He warned that racial issues should not be raised as it had the potential to create chaos and disorder.
Well, I suggest that the General should butt out of civilian affairs and be aware it only has a supporting role to the police in any civil disorder, and not usurp the role of the civilian law enforcers.
Tradition requires the military to stay out of domestic affairs. What the General has just done has been an unprecedented military interference (albeit only a verbal implicit warning) into civilian matters. I don’t bloody like it, no, not at all!
I would like to ask the Defence Minister to explain to the Malaysian public on why the Armed Forces Chief has been allowed to make such a public statement of warning, as if the military was instructing the government on governing.
The military chief shouldn’t break th Armed Forces's apolitical tradition of not interfering with civilian issues or anything of a domestic nature.
Quite frankly I am not sure whether the person pulling the strings (AAB, Najib, ?) has been behind this veiled threat that the military may make a move. But I don’t like the smell especially when Ahmad Ismail has been pressing the racist switch in tandem.
Just a wee too coincidental. I am getting goose pimples. KNN!