Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Army involving themselves now: lets hope it is not part of their plot...

My oh my... First the act of defiant by the bigot Ahmad Ismail and now, our Armed Forces chief, Abdul Aziz Zainal 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. Read more here in Malaysiakini.
Why the sudden unprecented statement by this army chief? If we read his statement carefully, it actually carries dubious meanings. Firstly, there could have been signs showing that there is a possibilty that someone somewhere is already hatching a plan to start a racial riot. That could be the reason why he came out and called for the authorities to take stern action against those who stoke racial sentiments. However, he stopped short of pinpointing the main culprit out. So now i ask here: 'against those who stoke racial sentiments'.. May i ask who are 'those people' he was refering to in this case?
Secondly, if we were to take his statement lightly, this could very well boiled down as a warning. Perhaps, he is sincere and is just expressing his professional judgement. That's only If. What If it is part of their politically motivated plot to instill fear and to foil Pakatan Rakyat's attempt to takeover and form a new government? There is always a possibility as these are all part of the machinery under their control.
Besides, two days ago we have Umno Youth threatening to take to the streets should Pakatan Rakyat form the next government through froggy style.
However, these are unhealthy signs that could undermine the whole process of true democracy which should not be taken lightly.
So what can we do now? Should we fear?
Fear we shall not, but lets not give them the opportunity to start a racial unrest. Let us wait and see what their next move is: how are they going to deal with Ahmad Ismail?
God helps us all if it's part of their plot to stir it further themselves...
Perhaps, it is also time for Anwar and Pakatan Rakyat to rise to this occasion and start walking the 'Ketuanan Rakyat" talk.
Update: Read here..

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Peristiwa lanun menawan kapal MISC memberi kita 2 pengajaran

1. Tugas ATM dan Gen.Abdul Aziz Zainal yang lebih utama ialah menjaga nyawa rakyat Malaysia dan aset negara di luar negara. Bukannya melemahkan pihak yang mahu menyaingi Barsan Nasional dalam pilihanraya.

2. Mengapakah ATM tidak mampu menawan lanun dan menyelamat tebusan seperti dalam peristiwa Al Maunah di Bukit Jenalik? Adakah peristiwa Al Maunah di Bukit Jenalik memang satu sandiwara atau peristiwa tawanan lanun Somalia pula yang merupakan sandiwara?

Dalam peristiwa Al Maunah di Bukit Jenalik, ATM bertindak tanpa teragak-agak. Tetapi dalam menghadapi lanun Somalia, ATM sangat bersopan-santun.