“…Umno is behind the ‘Allah’ protests.”
Thursday, January 14, 2010
NO HOLDS BARRED
Raja Petra Kamarudin
Shah Alam MP Khalid Samad has lashed out against Selangor Islamic Religious Council (Mais) and Selangor Islamic Religious Department (Jais) for organising last Friday’s protests against the use of the word ‘Allah’ by non-Muslims.
Speaking at a Pakatan Rakyat ceramah on current issues in Kota Damansara last night, the PAS leader criticised Mais and Jais for directing their representatives to join in the protests, held in Shah Alam.
“The names of Mais and Jais were painted on banners that denounce the use of the word ‘Allah’ against non-Muslims’. They (the protesters) also stomped on my picture (during the protests). Is this really reflective of what Mais and Jais think?” he posed quizzically.
“If Jais chief Mohammed Khusrin Munawi wants to be involved in politics, then he should just form a party and compete in the next general elections.” – Malaysiakini
(Read more here: http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/121849)
That was what Malaysiakini reported. But many probably did not grasp the implications of what the Member of Parliament for Shah Alam revealed. That is the trouble with most Malaysians. You have to ‘spell it out’ in clear and simple words before they can see the ‘big picture’.
Well, let me do that for those of you who are still ‘blur’.
First, it proves what we said that Umno is behind the ‘Allah’ protests. In fact, they are the main organisers of the protest. And these protests were a prelude to the church attacks, a sort of fanning of the sentiments of the Muslims to work them up into a frenzy. Would it be accurate to call it rabble rousing?
Second, it proves what we said that the state administration moves in the opposite direction to the Pakatan Rakyat State Government. Even in Kelantan, which has been under what would be considered an opposition government (to the federal government) for 20 years since 1990, the administration still sabotages the state government every step of the way, in particular the federal departments in the state.
Remember when Sabah was under the opposition PBS government? The federal agencies worked behind the scene to bring down the government, which succeeded. The National Registration Department registered one million Muslim Filipinos as voters in their ‘underground’ office in Kampong Pandan in Kuala Lumpur and in time the Muslim voters outnumbered the Christian voters and the PBS government was eventually brought down.
Read more on how PBS was brought down in Sabah here (http://www.pbs-sabah.org/pbs3/html/party/background.html).
Pakatan Rakyat may be the state government. But as long as the tail wags the dog and the state administration works against the state government, the government will soon enough fall like what happened in Kelantan in 1977, Sabah in 1994, Terengganu in 2004, and Perak just recently.
The target now is Selangor and the same tactics are being applied. And this ‘Allah’ issue is the platform to bring down the Selangor state government.
Third, it proves that Umno and Barisan Nasional manipulate the judiciary and do not respect the courts and will only abide to court rulings if they are in favour of Umno and Barisan Nasional.
The court has made a ruling in the Allah issue. But the Ministers, pro-government political parties, government machinery, and even the Rulers refuse to respect the court decision. Is this not contempt of court? Are they now telling the court to go to hell?
I hear a lot of noise from those in government as well as from the government supporters telling me to face the court and to respect the court. I am saying that the court is being manipulated and that my trial is a foregone conclusion.
How can you expect me to get a fair trial when they block witnesses from testifying, they keep amending the charges every time they appear to be losing their case, they prevent evidence from being raised in court, plus much more? Am I expected to sit through a sham trial and accept without protest the manipulation of the system just so that they can obtain a conviction by hook or by crook?
How Umno and Barisan Nasional have treated the court’s ruling on the Allah issue shows that those who scream for me to face the court do not themselves think much of the court. They blatantly and openly defy the court and commit contempt of court. And they know the court can do nothing about it because the judiciary is not independent and can be told what to do.
If it were those from the opposition who did this, by now there would have been dozens of police reports made and the police would have called them in for interrogation. These opposition members would probably have also been dragged into court to be sentenced for contempt of court. But because it is Umno and Barisan Nasional, there is not even a whimper about contempt of court.
And with that I rest my case. The evidence speaks for itself. There is nothing more I need to say about the matter.