‘Abusing religion and attacking minorities have been the fast track method of bankrupt politicians to move up their political office for ages!
We have yet to address this serious blemish in our political system!’
THREAT AGAINST SERI DELIMA ASSEMBLY PERSON MUST BE MET WITH FULL FORCE OF THE SECURITY APPARATUS SAYS MALAYSIA ASEAN APEC LEAD PROF DR JACOB GEORGE!
It baffles my mind that despite all that has transpired post GE14 there is still operatives out there planning to cause extreme mischief and terrorize members of the Malaysian society!
Only a foolish, an absolute idiot or someone who has deep roots and clout may think he is above the law to issue threats!
And under the Criminal Code, it is an offense to utter or convey a threat to cause death or bodily harm to any person.
It is also an offense to threaten to burn, destroy or damage property or threaten to kill, poison or injure even an animal or bird that belongs to a person.
So I am indeed really disturbed that Seri Delima assembly person Syerleena Abdul Rashid had received one!
I have noticed that ever since the nation decided to clean up the nation of corrupt officials, politicians, and their entourage of families involved in the act, certain operatives have decided to initiate more challenges which have a racial, religious tone and baiting!
Sadly, these operatives have yet to be warned by their own political parties while others have taken on to attempt to terrorize not just politicians from the other divide but supporters, members of the administration and so forth!
And sadly when this happens and not checked fast track there are cries to allow the continuance of draconian laws such as the Security Offenses (Special Measures) Act 2012, Printing Presses and Publications Act 1984, Sedition Act 1948, Peaceful Assembly Act 2012, Prevention of Crime Act 1959 (Poca), Prevention of Terrorism Act 2015 (Pota), and the mandatory death sentence.
We cannot now deny that with the possibility of both local and foreign operatives in the country the threats to the stability and harmony of a fragile society such as in Malaysia remains!
More so when those defeated in GE14 continue to race and religious bait!
And we would be foolish to think that the Harapan victory in the 14th general election has ridden our beloved nation of the narrative of super bigotry, fascism and racism!
The fragility of our society is very obvious given that race and religion have always been abused by political and religious operatives from ages!
Abusing religion and attacking minorities have been the fast track method of bankrupt politicians to move up their political office for ages!
We have yet to address this serious blemish in our political system!
And the fact remains that only security laws and an alert security apparatus have indeed kept us safe from the destructive motives of both local and foreign operatives in Malaysia bent on causing mayhem in our multi-racial, multi religious society!
In this latest death threat, it is obvious someone is testing the dedication and commitment of our security apparatus and it is time we show them what we can do with the resources we have!
This threat against Syerleena is a threat against all peaceful and law abiding Malaysians!
I urged the police and the Communications and Multimedia Commission to act swiftly to rope in the culprits!
In the national and public interests its paramount that no space be given to drag in those behind such terrorist tactics – period!