BN component party Gerakan has accused Isma of having a “siege mentality” with regard to the organization’s video titled Pewaris Bangsa.
The 5-minute video was released to rally public support for Isma president Abdullah Zaik whose sedition trial starts on Oct 13. It is described by Gerakan vice president Dr Asharuddin Ahmad (pix right) as “provocative” and containing “dangerous and extreme messages”.
Dr Asharuddin, who is also his party national unity bureau chairman, refuted Isma’s claim that the Malay community is under threat by non-Malays. Warning Isma against further “inciting the masses”, he called on the organization to “stop making incendiary remarks”.
According to him, Chinese are loyal to Malaysia and everyone must be “part of the national reconciliation effort”.
Isma creates “imaginary enemies”, says Gerakan
Likewise condemning Isma is Gerakan president Mah Siew Keong (above in Indian costume) who slammed the “us versus them” mentality adopted by Isma.
In a statement on Oct 2, Mah told Isma: “We must stop making imaginary enemies and threats that were never there and unite as true Malaysians”.
Mah is de facto Minister of Indian Affairs and presently occupying the office vacated by Hindraf’s P. Waytha Moorthy.
Enemies of Islam are real, rebuts Isma
Isma responded to Gerakan by chiding the party for labelling it “extreme”.
Ustaz Abdullah Zaik said the enemies of Islam as well as the enemies of the Malays are not a hallucination nor a product of Isma’s imagination.
“We will be proven right in the days to come,” he added.
MCA and Gerakan very trigger-happy in their labelling
It is not only Gerakan that has been slapping the label “extremist” on other people but the MCA too. See above, the J-Star story today.
MCA is the dog that is being wagged by its tail, i.e. the EvangeliSTAR media belonging and at the same time mind-controlling the BN Chinese party.
Both MCA and Gerakan appear to suffer from selective vision and only able to discern extremists, racists, bigots and haters among one particular segment of the population alone.
“National reconciliation” efforts, really?
What has the two parties that are ostensibly promoting national unity and reconciliation done to curb people like the following Alvin Tan fans quoted below? Their Facebook comments are excerpted from the FMT link HERE:
“Why don’t you ask those buggers of Isma, Perkasa and the rest of the racist why they say things that they should not. … Most of us wanted to impute the faults on the government and challenge the government but are held back by wise and prudent rationalization but, what a chance, when we have Alvin Tan to speak our minds.” (see HERE for all screenshots)
Facebooker Kam Teow Eng lauds Alvin’s “courage to speak out” and reveals that for his derring-do, Alvin has earned admirers who view him as a “hero”.
Mr Kam admits that many of the Alvin fan club would personally love to “fault” and “challenge the government but are held back by wise and prudent rationalization”. Nonetheless, lucky for them, they have Alvin to speak their minds.
What, pray tell, is MCA and Gerakan doing about moderating the views of Chinese such as Kam Teow Eng?
Commenting on Alvin’s poster of pig snouts superimposed on five Malay-Muslim public figures, another Facebooker Stanley Ti wrote, “Do you think the non-Malays have any respect for these leaders of yours??”
The leaders referred to by Mr Ti are all government people, with the exception of Rosmah Mansor.
What is MCA and Gerakan doing about the huge numbers of Chinese who openly disrespect the authorities (Chief of Police, Attorney-General, Home Minister)?
Another Facebooker Kyros Clarence Yeo remarked “there are plenty more like him [Alvin] still living in Malaysia”.
So, do not MCA and Gerakan feel that the plenty of other Malaysians who are like Alvin are extremists? Or is it only Isma that is extreme in the eyes of Gerakan, MCA, the J-Star CEO Wong Chun Wai and his fellow editors running the MCA newspaper?
MCA, Gerakan in denial that they’re part of the BN regime
Social media users are insulting the establishment with epithets like “the sick BN regime” all over Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp.
MCA and Gerakan are a part of this regime, are they not?
Yet why is it that the two BN component parties are as silent as a church mouse (pun intended) about this syndrome? On the other hand, it most certainly appears that MCA and Gerakan take the side of the BN critics instead of the BN supporters whenever a controversy erupts.
Have MCA and Gerakan stepped up to the plate to defend The Gomen when it is criticized? Or do both parties jump on the bandwagon too and join in the criticisms?
Are MCA and Gerakan blind and deaf to all the “immoderation” – no, actually it is bullying and terrorism – being carried out by Isma’s opponents?
Isma deputy president Aminuddin Yahaya said (video below): “Yang hairannya, orang bercakap menghentam kita boleh. Tetapi bila kita berkata mempertahankan agama kita, mempertahankan bangsa kita, orang kata kita rasis, orang kata kita ekstremis”.
“Bagi saya lah, semua kenyataan-kenyataan ini, slogan-slogan seperti “rasis”, “ekstremis” hanya lah satu slogan yang sengaja dibuat,” kata beliau.
Hidup atas undi ehsan orang Melayu
Gerakan and MCA are cheap. They’re taking the low-blow approach of labelling and demonizing Isma.
Now why don’t both parties man up and debate Isma on what they consider to be the “extremist” elements contained in the Pewaris Bangsa video? After all, both Gerakan and MCA are living on the life support of non-Chinese votes.
Let’s see if MCA and Gerakan can justify their continued existence to the Malay electorate extending them the lifeline.
Darah merah pekat
Agar bisa aku berlangkah
Gagah dan tampan
Bagaikan si jantan yang berkokok
Di mana bumi ku pijak
Di situ langit ku junjung
Alang-alang menyeluk pekasam
Biar sampai ke pangkal lengan
Aku seru mentera pusakaku
Mentera semerah padi
Isma sudah bangkit!
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