Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Insulting the Rulers, UMNO-style






HM Yang DiPertuan Agong of Malaysia
nice bloke, very punctual in his official schedule
very caring for his personal staff

RPK of Malaysia-Today said in his post Criticism is mandatory in Islam:

I feel His Majesty the Agong should pardon that woman who was arrested for insulting His Majesty in the spirit that Muslim leaders and rulers are not exempt from criticism. I know I said that insults are not criticism and that there is a difference.

Nevertheless, let this be a lesson to all Malaysians that under Islam criticism of leaders and rulers is allowed as long as you know the difference between a criticism and an insult.

What that woman did was an insult to His Majesty the Agong. The problem is most Malaysians do not understand the difference between criticism and insult. And they think that freedom of speech means freedom to vilify and disparage. Maybe with this latest episode they can become a bit wiser. If not then expect a few more arrests and this time with no pardon.

Sweetie, there's obviously a mighty and probably painful difference between insulting Michelle Yeoh and HM.

Be that as it may, please flash back to 10 December 1992.


Dr Affifuddin Hj Omar

On that day, in Parliament, Dr Affifuddin Omar, an UMNO man from Padang Terap, no doubt given the imprimatur by his party leaders, said this:
"How can we continue to uphold rulers who are known to be robbers, adulterers, drunkards and kaki pukul (thugs)?" [...]
"They (the rulers) must be made to realize that they do not own this country. They are not Superman but placed on their thrones by the people."
"The real power did not lie with them, but with us - the representatives of the people."
"The 'syndrome of religiosity' associated with the Rulers was only to cloud the people's view of who the Rulers actually were."
Which ‘non’ could have said that and got away? None!

Only UMNO and UMNO alone could have gotten away scot-free with its abuse of the raja whom they claim to defend today.

Then in that same parliamentary session, when the UMNO-led government tabled a motion to amend the Constitution to strip away the Rulers' immunity from prosecution, the Rulers Conference rejected (but of course, what did you think?) that amendment (but which was achieved in a subsequent parliamentary session in January 1993 via a motion tabled personally by the PM Dr Mahathir), Wan Hanafiah Wan Mat Saman (UMNO-Kota Setar) preferred the Malay Rulers to be treated the way the Indian Maharajas were treated.

He said in his speech:
"After the struggle for India's independence in 1947, Deputy Prime Minister Sardar V Patel was given the task of negotiating with the Rulers to phase out them.:
"Patel rounded up the Maharajas and put them in a hotel. On the first day of discussion, he could not get them to agree to the Government's proposal.”
"On the second day, he placed soldiers around the perimeter of the hotel. On the third day, he cut the electricity supply; on the fourth day, he stopped the water supply and on the fifth day, he stopped food from being brought in. On the sixth day, all the Rulers, who were confined to the building, agreed to the government proposals.”
"When Patel was asked why he did not obtain the consent of the Rulers in a normal fashion,  Patel replied, 'Do you ask the consent of the chicken before it is slaughtered?'"
Continuing his speech, Wan Hanafiah said that "a similar approach could have been taken to solve the present problem with the Rulers."
[above quoted from a post at Dewan Pemuda PAS Serdang blog]
Francis Bacon once said: 
“The zeal which begins with hypocrisy must conclude in treachery; at first it deceives, at last it betrays”, but obviously UMNO has done it the other way around, first betraying the rulers, now (deceitfully) defending them.

UMNO has been the biggest hypocrite of all.

The difference between a saint and a hypocrite is that one lies for his religion, the other by it.


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AND HERE INSULTING  THE MALAY RULER IN PUBLIC PROTEST


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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

There is only one crime:Hypocrisy
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Shakirin Al-Ikram said...

THE same comments made by Afiffuddin Omar in Jan. 1992 about the nine Sultans and the Agong are now applicable to UMNO PMs from Mahathir to Najib and his spouse! should we be ISAed too or considered Seditious?
It is time UMNO rid itself of pseudo - royals or `kadoks!' using Rakyat's and taxpayers Monies!
56 years in existence and more than 80% Malays supporting it living borderline living in mud huts untreated water, no electricity, proper roads and schools and medical benefits!
The Belaga boat incident should open the Sarawakians eyes!