Another update (24 July 2007): Police report puzzling (RPK)
UPDATE (23 July 2007: RPK’s response to the police report ): “…go to hell Muhamad the son of Muhamad. You are a disgrace to the Muhamad name. And let me tell you Muhamad the son of Muhamad: you should thank your lucky stars that this is 2007 and not 1907. If this was 1907 instead of 2007 I would challenge you to a duel. It would be a man-to-man, one-to-one duel. It would be a duel to the death with kerises”.
Yesterday, on the 22, I said I was sending these boys (on the left) to collect donations for you, Petra. I thought you might need it. Oops…I hope I am not insulting the King of Thailand and Buddhism. If I am, I am very sorry.
You see, Umno (I have no word descent enough to describe this party) has lodged a police report against Raja Petra Kamaruddin (RPK) of the popular on-line news Malaysia-today. Ok, as citizens of the country, they have the write to lodge police reports. Nothing wrong with that.
But the reason for doing so is hillarious, at least to me. Umno information chief Muhammad Muhammad Taib (who filed the report in Dang Wangi today), accompanied by some 30 people, told reporters later that the report was regarding remarks published on the website on July 11 and several other articles. (Malaysiakini).
He claimed that the postings and articles were disrespectful to the King and Islam. According to him, they had the potential to create unrest in the country and strike fear in the people.
“The reports contain criminal elements which could incite anyone and cause fear. Maybe these people (bloggers) had forgotten that Malaysia is a country with many sensitivities,” he said.
Taib said such postings and articles could have a negative influence on the younger generation and urged for the police to take swift action.
What does Umno know about sensitivities? The abuse of NEP is not sensitive to others? Threatening to bathe the keris in Chinese blood is not sensitive to others? Waving the keris and uttering threats is not sensitive? Tearing down of Hindu temples is not sensitive? In my view, these seem to be more disrespectful to the King and Islam than mere articles and comments. If the non-Umno’s were not as tolerant, what Umno did and continues to do can create unrest.
It’s amazing that Umno can still talk about “sensitivities”. Bullshit, really. Don’t their actions influence the younger generation too? Especially when some of them are shown on national TV!
RPK has just joined the ranks of victims, waiting to be slaughtered. These are the patterns to look out for to know the General Elections is really around the corner. You see the cyber patrollers who were supposed to do their jobs to counter the criticisms against the government has failed. So what more convenient way than to abuse authority and get the police to do the job that they are not supposed to do. And to think that the police department is complaining about having not enough resources, while the country’s crime rate is shooting sky high.
Anyway there are several reports against Umno, what happen to them? To name a few:
- DAPSY makes police report against Umno man (Teresa Kok)
- Police report lodged against Umno leader for ‘Close Chinese School’ remarks
- BERSIH police report against KJ & Co
- Apim lodges report against Jerai MP for “keling” remark
So? Apa macam?