Malaysiakini reported that “the story relates how a female Chinese parliamentarian is killed by a youth for promoting a new brand of non-race-based politics which he felt could disrupt the country's harmony.”
We know that sweetie Teresa Kok has been demonised repetitively (as an alleged anti-Malay anti-Islam DAP politician) and even threatened by Molotov cocktails being thrown into her family home garden.
Let's not pretend that the Josephine in the cerpen was not a reference to Teresa Kok, with the scary and provocative allusion/suggestion to her eventual assassination.
It seems UMNO Selangor is silly sh*t-scared of sweetie because she has made dramatic inroads into the heartland. But the insidious over-the-top campaign against Teresa is totally unprecedented and bespeaks a new evil unparalleled in Malaysian political history.
I'm trying to draw a comparison between the incitement to assassinate YB Josephine (YB Teresa Kok) and May 13, where political losers in a democratic contest abused free speech to provoke seditious sinister slaying of their political foes, but I reckon the latest must be the ultimate pits.
DAP Youth deputy chief Chong Chieng Jen said: "The said short story contains a seditious message and is aimed at instigating and inciting its readers to commit political assassination against the Member of Parliament for Seputeh Teresa Kok Suh Sim."
"All the narration that is produce here we can easily associate with our domestic political scenario and I don't think you need an expert in politics to identify the YB J referred here (in the story) as Teresa Kok."
Well-known sweetie Marina Mahathir had much earlier posted the cerpen as a piece of Despicable act.
She wrote: That's the only word I can use to describe the cerpen by Chamil Warya published in Utusan Malaysia recently.
Am I imagining it or is there also a sexist element to all this? That because it is a woman who is outspoken, she is subject to a more violent response than anyone else?
There is no excuse for violence or even the suggestion of a violent solution to anyone who has a different view from you. To write a fictionalised account of such a 'what-if' scenario is also no excuse. Utusan Malaysia has lost whatever shred of moral high ground it might have had.
Well said, Marina!
Indeed Utusan Malaysia has crossed the line of acceptable civilised behaviour where now the editor and the author of that seditious inciting story must be apprehended as elements prejudicial to public safety.
For once in recent history, let’s put the ISA to good use and lock those ar$ehole$ up.
But can the Home Minister do the correct thing?