‘I wonder where those who have been the epicentre of narrow, racist and warped logic and intelligence including that arrogant, fascistic, interfering former Malaysian dictator, the mastermind of Project IC, who have been actively infuriating minority Malaysians have been rather silent of this intrusion of the nation’s sovereignty and international norms?’ – Dr Jacob George
Consumerist: Wisma Putra Told Malaysia Should mind Its Own Affairs Next Time And Where Are Malaysia’s Race Champions In The Sabah Stand Off?
More than two seeks have passed and a foreign presence is on our land whose numbers keep changing depending who is making the press statements and according to whose strategic or political agenda!
But the reality is despite three extensions given to the foreign presence which includes armed there has been no indications that they are about to leave but have warned that reinforcement would be sent if hostilities break out?
Indeed, the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) has indicated that it will send reinforcements if hostilities break out between the Filipino followers of the Sulu Sultan and Malaysian authorities.
The sultanate is no longer recognized by any state as a sovereign entity, but Malaysia has been paying token rent!
But as the standoff continues – Malaysians are already quite aware that the Minister of Defense is conspicuously missing in this long drawn affair raising many questions that begs answers!
Instead the Home Minister has been walking the telephone lines and the photo-shoots and now we are told that Foreign Ministry is taking over!
This does not make sense to those of us who have super specialty and wide spread experience in public policy, international relations, law and protocol!
But what does these days in Malaysia?
We get involved in other people’s business and ‘political wars’ for cheap photo shoots whether at the Gaza or Mindanao upsetting their political positioning and interests and attract their anger and perhaps now, retribution?
Sadly some Malaysian ministries are run like it is a family owned asset, a private and personal beholden to incumbent?
And just reading various comments in the online reports on this fiasco and hearing political discourses at coffee houses denotes how isolated, insulated and unscratched Malaysians have been since time immemorial for suggesting a ‘Rambo approach!’
Our independence was given on a silver platter with absolutely no bloodshed as compared to several other nations that includes India!
We may have seen armed confrontation of a lesser order during the communist insurgency.
If at all any bloodshed it was a political one as in May 1969!
That is why each and every racist born in Malaysia and even those who are economic migrants and by some strange travesty of justice now claims a local identity threatening his/her political opponents, minorities and others by it!
Even a film is made and screened privately to stir up emotions and anxiety for a political agenda!
We have enjoyed a very peaceful life which has made many rather foolish and arrogant resulting in the way we treat our co-partners in nation building to date!
On the other end the intruders who have boots on the ground in Sabah have had a life soaked in war and turmoil, armed struggle, death and violence!
They have made their intentions quite clear and our inexplicable indecision and pause is further encouraging them and perhaps others watching these events unfold?
Much as everyone desires a peaceful resolve it may be perhaps, too little too late and even if temporarily resolved, this is bound to come back in other forms to haunt us in the very near future!
But more importantly I wonder who financed this operation?
It is not cheap an observation concurred by Manila as well?
So who is paying for all this high drama?
It is not easy to transport that many that have arrived unless we have a ‘black hand’ whose intentions we may need to know or can speculate?
In the meantime – I wonder where those who have been the epicentre of narrow, racist and warped logic and intelligence including that arrogant, fascistic, interfering former Malaysian dictator, the mastermind of Project IC, who have been actively infuriating minority Malaysians have been rather silent of this intrusion of the nation’s sovereignty and international norms?