May 13: Lodge police report against Muhyiddin
|10:30AM Jul 23, 2012|
YOURSAY ‘When Malay voters look like they might lose interest in Umno, you give them a whiff of ‘May 13′ to activate their memories and fears.’
Muhyiddin: Unite to avoid a repeat of May 13
Lin Wenquan: God forbid. But should there be racial disturbance again, it will be the dirty work of Umno through its gangs of the likes of Perkasa, Perkida and ultra-Malay NGOs.
This sermon from a ‘Malay first, Malaysian second’ DPM reeks of hypocrisy of the highest order. 2012 is not, and will not be, 1969.
The current burgeoning Malay middle-class has too much to lose. The non-Malays, especially the Chinese, are pragmatic enough not to be stupid to create trouble because they already immune to the vicissitudes of their fortunes since Merdeka.
Umno-BN’s discriminating policies favouring the Umnoputras and BN cronies are the main cause of this divided nation and yet DPM Muhyiddin Yassin shamelessly assign this disunity to the opposition.
The May 13 bogeyman has lost currency today. Rational Malaysians of all races have since moved forward except for Umno, which is bankrupt of morals and is facing a real mortal danger of being rejected by the rakyat after a long, prodigal and corrupted rule.
Hello: What is the objective of all the scare-mongering?
First, PM Najib Razak accuses Bersih 3.0 of being influenced by the communists; second, the Special Branch says JI (Jemaah Islamiah) and the communists are infiltrating Pakatan Rakyat; and now the DPM is reminding us of May 13.
Is all this leading to a refusal to accept the possible loss of the GE13 by BN and coming out with an Emergency declaration and the formation of a National Operations Council after the suspension of Parliament? The rakyat will not allow this.
Starr: May 13 was instigated by those who lost in the election and turned into a ‘race’ riot. It’s merely an isolated incidence, largely confined to Kuala Lumpur and surrounding areas, not by any means widespread.
For decades in our history, the Malays, Chinese and Indians have and are continuing to live side-by-side in close neighborhood and harmony with no incidence of racial clashes. Only those who have agenda of their own, political or otherwise, are continually stoking racial sentiments and raise the May 13 incidence.
For so long now, the memory of this ‘dark chapter’ has been consigned to history and it’s strange for the deputy prime minister, who thinks of himself as ‘Malay first’, to see it fit to remind the younger generation. One may question his real motives behind this.
Ksn: The DPM is very direct, is he not? This is an unadulterated intimidation of our people.
He says we must first have national unity. But who should be held responsible and accountable for not creating the atmosphere for unity with socially just policies and their fair implementation, if not Umno Baru? This is an open admission of failure on their part to govern with responsibility, fairness and competence.
What has MCA got to say about it or is it that Umno Baru has written them off?
Hereyouare: It is most irresponsible for Muhyiddin to ask youths to unite in order to avoid another May 13. This is a threat to our youths, to say the least.
Are our youths under BN now not united? Must our youths vote for BN, and only then there will not be any riots?
Is Muhyiddin stirring up racial sentiments before GE13 starts? Is Muhyiddin shivering in his pants, now that he is worried that the new voters will not vote for BN?
A police report must be made by Pakatan against Muhyiddin for instigating the youths to racial riots. Parliament must be called to question the motives of Muhyiddin’s speech.
Swipenter: It looks like ‘May 13′ is back in vogue to frighten us to cast our votes in BN’s favour. These idiots won’t change, can never change and don’t want to change their style of politics.
Elsewhere they are using JI and commies to frighten us. They are bankrupt politicians having no idea what is driving, motivating and uniting Malaysians to change the country’s politics and governance for the better for everyone.
Fairnessforall: “But, this situation didn’t spread out, because the then deputy prime minister Abdul Razak announced a state of emergency for Kuala Lumpur and controlled the situation,” said Muhyiddin.
I have a very bad feeling that BN is planning something very dirty to take over the country by force. He is trying to fool the youths that it was the declaration of a state of emergency that saved Malaysia.
It’s really disgusting to see them getting worse and worse by the day and telling more and more lies to fool and frighten the people.
Blind Freddo: The brilliance of the Umno strategists is mind boggling. They have a handful of cards that they play – race, religion, Malay rights, May 13. And they keep playing the same cards over and over again.
You would think they might try something innovative, positive and forward looking, but that seems to be impossible, so they fall back on hate, violence and God.
Restless_Native: May 13 is distant memory for most. Young ones don’t even know what happened. This was a ploy used by Umno for so many decades after the event to stay in power to enable them to continue plundering the nation’s wealth.
It had lost its political mileage and this goon (for, indeed he is one) has not kept up with the times. He can’t even sound semi-intelligent. He thinks everyone has kampong minds like his. This is the last kick of a dying horse, I suppose.
Hang Babeuf: When hunting dogs start to lose interest in the beast that is to be run to ground and shot, you just give them a bit of a smell to refresh their memory and appetite.
When the Malay voters look like they might lose interest in the Umno political line, you just give them a whiff of ‘May 13′ to activate their memories and fears.
Great politics! Truly, an act of real moral statesmanship.
Anonymous #40538199: The young generation should unite to established a two-party, rule of law based system. The young generation should unite to demand accountability from those who are elected to govern.
The young generation should unite to demand political parties stop using the issues of race, religion, Singapore, Jews, communist plus DAP and Islamic terrorist plus PAS to scare the rakyat in order to divide and rule.
Quigonbond: Quite right. Malaysian should unite against tyranny, oppression and unjust rule. The question is: unite under which banner?
The one marked ‘dacing’ is synonymous with violence, bullying, racism, religious bigotry, corruption, abuse of power, cronyism, piratisation, and all imaginable institutions of a failed state, therefore, the only conclusion is to unite under the Pakatan banner.
Mubarak: I was still undecided who to vote, but after this speech by Muhyiddin, I, my wife and my whole family as well as my son-in-law (altogether 10 votes) will vote for Pakatan.
CiViC: United we must, and the first thing we need to do as an united nation is to lodge police reports against Muhyiddin for his remark.
May 13 is a bitter experience for all of us and Muhyiddin is blatantly threatening the nation with it.
May 13 and Pakatan’s perpetual hysteria
My thanks to Ahmad Ibrahim for introducing the term ‘perpetual hysteria’ to describe the behaviour of Pakatan and their faithful followers.
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A passing mention made about May 13 by Muhyiddin Yassin a couple of days ago drew a feeding frenzy by the DAP and its aligned online media.
But before we look at yet another demonstration of Pakatan’s perpetual hysteria, a quick flashback to the last time Muhyiddin said something straightforward, i.e. “I’m Malay First” which was quickly seized upon and unreasonably twisted by the Firsters and SABMers.
‘Malay First’ timeline
The saga started on 24 Feb 2010 with Lim Kit Siang challenging Muhyiddin to “pass three simple 1Malaysia tests”, which included setting the lead “to be the first Umno national leader to declare that he is Malaysian first and Malay second”.
On 18 March 2010, Kit Siang head-butted Muhyiddin again for the latter’s “conspicuous silence at the Jakim forum where one government speaker suggested that “a repeat of the May 13 riots was possible if the Christians, whom he accused of practising ‘extremism’ did not ‘back down’.”
Kit Siang said the above in Parliament during his Royal Address where he also declared himself to be “Malaysian first and Chinese second”.
“Is every Cabinet Minister prepared to make a similar declaration?”
“Are Najib, Muhyiddin and all the Umno leaders prepared to stand up and declare that they are Malaysian first and Malay second?”
Muhyiddin responded on 30 March 2010 in Parliament, saying:
“YB Ipoh Timur telah pun mempersoalkan apakah Ahli-ahli Yang Berhormat Barisan Nasional, Timbalan-Timbalan Menteri, Menteri-Menteri Kabinet, dan saya sendiri selaku Timbalan Perdana Menteri mempunyai komitmen yang tinggi terhadap Konsep 1Malaysia. Untuk makluman YB Ipoh Timur, 1Malaysia yang dicetuskan oleh YAB Perdana Menteri adalah satu gagasan murni yang bertujuan untuk memperkukuhkan perpaduan kaum yang selama ini menjadi asas kepada kekuatan Malaysia sebagai sebuah negara bangsa.
Perpaduan yang digambarkan oleh Konsep 1Malaysia bukanlah satu bentuk asimilasi kaum di mana identiti kaum dilenyapkan dan digantikan dengan satu identiti yang sama. Ia juga bukanlah satu konsep yang menolak hak-hak istimewa kaum Melayu sepertimana yang dicanang oleh YB Ipoh Timur melalui konsep ‘Malaysian Malaysia’nya, dan mutakhirnya Middle Malaysia.
Konsep 1Malaysia sebaliknya menghargai identiti masyarakat majmuk dan menghormati prinsip-prinsip berperlembagaan yang dengan jelas memelihara kedudukan istimewa kaum Melayu dan bumiputera Sabah dan Sarawak serta menjaga hak-hak yang sah bagi kaum-kaum yang lain. Tuduhan YB Ipoh Timur bahawa saya tidak menyokong Gagasan 1Malaysia adalah suatu yang berniat jahat semata-mata… [Dewan riuh] Untuk melaga-lagakan saya dengan YAB Perdana Menteri…. [Ketawa] Memang itulah kerja pembangkang… [Ketawa]
The next day on 31 March 2010, Muhyiddin was asked the inane Firster question by reporters. His reply “I’m Malay first but being Malay doesn’t mean you’re not Malaysian” can be viewed below.
Kit Siang made a rejoinder the same day:
“Is Muhyiddin making the allegation because I had declared that I am Malaysian first and Chinese second, and he is evading my challenge to him to similarly declare that he is Malaysian first and Malay second?
“Isn’t Muhiddin’s refusal to make such a declaration the best proof that he does not fully support Najib’s 1Malaysia concept?”
“Muhyiddin should resign as Deputy Prime Minister if he is not prepared to set the lead for all Umno and Barisan Nasional leaders and declare that in accordance with the 1Malaysia goal, he is Malaysian first and Malay second.”
Kit Siang was demonstrating the warped argumentation and verbal harassment that is common among the DAPsters.
Someone should have asked him to pose the question to Anwar Ibrahim and Nik Aziz/Hadi Awang if they were Malaysian first and Muslim second.
Kit Siang continued to pursue the subject by asking in Parliament on 2 June 2010:
“I have posed what is probably the Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s most difficult question in the forthcoming 22-day parliamentary meeting:
“How many Ministers in his Cabinet, naming them, regard himself/herself as Malaysian first, race second in keeping with the 1Malaysia policy”. It will test Najib to the limit of his intellectual prowess and political acumen to answer this question …”
Again Kit Siang is displaying the perasan DAPsterism in thinking that his question actually tests any “intellectual prowess”.
In typical DAPster fashion, Kit Siang, his son and Guan Eng’s understudy Hannah Yeoh self-referentially dragged the Firster show on and on and on.
Idris Jala: Why must I be Malaysian first?
In his keynote address at an intercultural dialogue on 1 Feb 2012:
“I get upset with people stuck with this whole Malaysian first dilemma. Why must I be Malaysian first and Malay second?”
“My name is Idris, that is my name, my identity. Kelabit is the tribe I was born in.
“I belong to a group called the Orang Ulu. I am Sarawakian, I am Malaysian, I am Asian.
“They are all individual identities that are equally as important – you cannot say one is more important than another.”
It looks like Muhyiddin is going to be dragged on the DAPster merry-go-round again. Already he’s been accused of “resurrecting the ghost of May 1969″.
Speaking to a national youth conference on 19 July 2012, Muhyiddin was reported to have said:
The young generation has to be united in order to ensure the country remains stable and peaceful and to avoid a repeating of the May 13, 1969 tragedy.
The next day, Kit Siang took the cudgels to Muhyiddin “on raising the May 13 spectre”.
In his speech at a ceramah on 20 July 2012, Kit Siang said:
“I challenge the Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin to prove he is a responsible political leader and Malaysian nationalist when raising the spectre of May 13 wanting to prevent any recurrence and not indulging in the low-class, irresponsible, unscrupulous and contemptible double politics of fear and race to preserve Umno/Barisan Nasional in power at all costs in the next general election.”
He followed up with a media statement on 22 July 2012, claiming:
“The cat is out of the bag – Umno has a quartet of lies on 4Rs on Race, Religion, Malay Rulers and Riots (May 13 threats) to attack DAP and Pakatan Rakyat as the centrepiece of its strategy for the dirtiest general election in history in its increasingly desperate bid to hold on to federal power in Putrajaya in the 13 General Election. …
“Is it because Umno leaders and propagandists have realised that their 3R cards against the DAP are not achieving the desired political effects that they have come out with the fourth R card of threatening unrest and riots if Umno and Barisan Nasional lose federal power in the next general election, which is the subtle message of the reference to May 13, 1969 tragedy.”
We can always rely on the alternative media “to do the necessary”. In Malaysiakini:
- May 13: Lodge police report against Muhyiddin (July 23)
- ‘Kit Siang, you can help BN prevent racial clashes’ (July 23)
- ‘We will not allow a repeat of May 13′ (July 22)
- Is Muhyiddin sincere about avoiding a May 13? (July 21)
- May 13 once taboo, now the topic of the day? (July 21)
- New May 13 movie courts controversy (July 20)
- Muhyiddin: Unite to avoid a repeat of May 13 (July 19)
The Malaysian Insider even editorialized, ‘Moving on from May 13‘, saying:
“That is something that all Malaysians should believe. That there will not be another May 13 ever. And shame the politicians who keep bringing it up. Some of us have moved on to be the Bangsa Malaysia …”
Despite the editorial posturing, TMI’s news content still hosted hysteria in the form of declarations such as ‘Pakatan says willing to accept polls defeat for peace’s sake’. (Puhleez-lah, what makes them think they’ll even come close to winning?)
PKR vice-president Nurul Izzah Anwar pointed out to The Malaysian Insider that it was Umno and Barisan Nasional’s blood that PR is baying for, not that of innocent Malaysians, when contacted by the portal on July 21.
Said the Lembah Pantai MP, “We will accept a clean and fair result, regardless whether we win or lose. [But] if BN wins the election by cheating, we will not accept it.”
TMI reported Nurul Izzah as accusing Muhyiddin of using the May 13 issue as “a scare tactic to frighten Malaysians into voting for BN” as well as asking if BN would be instead willing to accept defeat, adding that their alleged threats of violence were because they were afraid of their own shadow.
This prompted Umno’s Kota Belud MP Abdul Rahman Dahlan to say that while BN would accept polls loss, it fears Pakatan wouldn’t.
Earlier the same day, Bernama Online quoted Umno secretary-general Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor as urging PR leaders to stand by their promise not to instigate a repeat of the bloody racial clashes of May 13, 1969.
Tengku Adnan was showing how two can play at the accusation game.
However, Pakatan and their supporters are usually unable to see the other side of the playing field, e.g. while they themselves are the ones constantly obsessing over the election date yet they claim instead that it is the PM who is playing the guessing game over calling the next GE.
The ‘Malaysian First’ hysteria is shrieking into its fifth (taking on board the Anak Malaysia civil society stirrings in 2007) protracted year.
It looks like Pakatan is now embarking on the May 13 whine by once more pivoting on Muhyiddin, just as ‘Malaysian First’ had earlier, most tiresomely made a mountain out of a molehill over the DPM’s “Malay First” utterance.
You can see a pattern in the development of both hysteria.
|Umno’s Dirty 4R Cards|
|The cat is out of the bag – UMNO has a quartet of lies on 4Rs on Race, Religion, Malay Rulers and Riots (May 13 threats) to attack DAP and Pakatan Rakyat as the centrepiece of its strategy for the dirtiest general election in history in its increasingly desperate bid to hold on to federal power in Putrajaya in the 13 General Election.For the past three years, UMNO propagandists through their owned and controlled mainstream media as well as social media and Internet, have been playing the first 3R cards of Race, Religion and Malay Rulers to defame and demonise DAP as anti- Malay, anti-Islam and anti-Malay Rulers but clearly to little effect in this age of information when these are all lies and falsehoods.Since our formation 46 years ago in 1966, DAP has committed itself to be a political party for all Malaysians irrespective of race, religion or region.
In the first general election contested by DAP in 1969, we fielded Malay candidates and two Malay candidates were successfully elected as State Assemblymen – one from Perak and the other from Negri Sembilan. We have also Malay Members of Parliament, most notably former CUEPACS President Ahmad Nor who was elected MP for Bayan Baru in Penang.
This is also why DAP achieved the distinction of being the first political party to become a Pan-Malaysian party, having branches and operating politically not only in all the states in Peninsular Malaysia but also in Sabah and Sarawak.
This is why UMNO’s 3R cards against the DAP for being anti-Malay, anti-Islam and anti-Malay Rulers have neither credibility nor traction.
DAP’s support for the system of constitutional monarchy cannot be challenged or doubted for the Common Policy Framework of Pakatan Rakyat clearly and unequivocally committed the three component parties, viz DAP, PKR and PAS to respect, support and uphold the fundamental features of the constitution – including the provisions on Islam as the religion of the Federation of Malaysia and the system of Malay Rulers.
This was also what I stated in Parliament in my first speech in the Dewan Rakyat in February 1971.
Is it because UMNO leaders and propagandists have realised that their 3R cards against the DAP are not achieving the desired political effects that they have come out with the fourth R card of threatening unrest and riots if UMNO and Barisan Nasional lose federal power in the next general election, which is the subtle message of the reference to May 13, 1969 tragedy.
I am still waiting for response from the Deputy Prime Minister, Muhyiddin Yassin, and the Prime Minister Najib Razak to my offer at the DAP ceramah at Inaman on Friday night that the Barisan Nasional and Pakatan Rakyat co-operate to ensure that there is no repeat if the May 13 tragedy in the next general election.
If Barisan Nasional and Pakatan Rakyat sincerely pledge to co-operate to ensure that there would no repeat of May 13 tragedy in the next general election, it is unthinkable that there could be a repeat of May 13.
Why is the silence from Muhyiddin and Najib if they really do not want any repeat of May 13?
At the DAP ceramah at Kota Belud, I proposed the formation of a National Committee with representatives from all political parties, religions and important NGOs with the common objective to ensure that there would be no repeat of May 13. Let us see how Muhyiddin and Najib, as well as UMNO and BN, would respond to this refined proposal to ensure no repetition of May 13.
LIM KIT SIANG
Moving on from May 13 — The Malaysian Insider
July 21, 2012
JULY 21 — May 13, now that’s a date that keeps cropping up although the racial clashes on that date happened in 1969, 43 years ago.
Can we ever let it rest? Can we ever move on? Can we ever get politicians to stop saying they don’t want it repeated, yet bring it up every now and then?
May 13 keeps popping up as a scaremongering tactic to keep various demographics united to support political parties facing an election, especially Umno.
There used to be some reverence and remorse for the darkest day in Malaysian history when blood spilled on the ground among us.
Now it is used with utmost disrespect by Umno strategists who believe that fear of trouble will persuade them to support the status quo – keeping Barisan Nasional (BN) in control of Putrajaya.
Here’s the rub. BN can keep Putrajaya as long as it fulfils its promises. Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has toured the country countless times, fixing problems and issues with his grand programme under the New Economic Model (NEM), Economic Transformation Programme (ETP) and Government Transformation Programme (GTP).
So, why do we still hear about May 13?
Veteran DAP leader Lim Kit Siang commented on the latest May 13 reference made by Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin yesterday, asking the Umno deputy president if he had meant to assure Malaysians that a similar clash would not repeat or warn them otherwise.
“I confess I am concerned at the way Muhyiddin raised the spectre of May 13, which had been used in the past decades to create fear among voters as part of the scare tactics to force voters to vote for Umno and BN,” the Ipoh Timor MP said last night.
According to news reports yesterday, Muhyiddin asked the country’s youths to stand united to avoid a another bloody racial clash like the 1969 riots, which is said to have claimed the lives of nearly 2,000 Malaysians.
“We don’t want May 13 repeated,” the deputy prime minister had said.
But Lim said Malaysia’s political and social landscape have changed significantly since the clash, pointing to the birth of Pakatan Rakyat (PR), a coalition of three parties – DAP, PKR and PAS – which he said promotes multiracialism.
“So could there be another May 13 in the next general election? My answer would be a strong ‘No’,” he said.
That is something that all Malaysians should believe. That there will not be another May 13 ever. And shame the politicians who keep bringing it up.
Some of us have moved on to be the Bangsa Malaysia that Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad dreamt. We just have to make sure the laggards who want to cause mischief are not allowed to do so.
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