It is distressful to listen to the grandson of Dato Onn Jaafar, Home Minister Hishamuddin Hussein not to think and follow the strides of his illustrious grandfather, who not only cared for his own race, but including other Malayan minority races at the time as well.
Hishamuddin is reported to have supported the actions of the Kepala Lembu protesters in Shah Alam, even before the police could conclude their investigations of the incident.
To say that Hishamuddin is a Kepala Lembu himself is improper and downright rude. But for a trained lawyer to have preempted an 'opinion' at a time when a police investigation is on going, makes me to think that there is something seriously wrong with Hishamuddin, who is himself the Minister in charge of the police. The call by some parties to have him sack from his ministerial post for his outrageous statement regarding the Kepala Lembu incident is apt.
It will not be wrong now for the rakyat to perceive that the incident is UMNO's doing, and this puts UMNO/BN in a precarious position to placate the minority Indian votes in Selangor, and in particular Shah Alam come the next General Elections. There is already a call by some Indians not to vote in the next General Elections, and I suppose the Chinese too would be skeptical of UMNO's motives. Isn't this unruly act of some despicable Malays ridiculing the hopes and aspiration of Najib's I Malaysia? Or are we seeing a deliberate attempt by some from within the party to sabotage Najib's I Malaysia? And the actions and statements of some leaders within UMNO recently appears to be breaking ranks from Najib's I Malaysia policy. It was unlike the era of Tun Dr. Mahathir where leaders within the BN speaks in unison and does not break ranks easily.
Speaking of Dato Onn Jaafar, I remembered as a primary school student of Batu Road English School, Kuala Lumpur some time in the early 50's, listening to a talk delivered by Dato Onn Jaafar at the school assembly one morning. I cannot remember what he was talking about, but I could remember that he looks like a white men, not realising that he is a Johorean born of a Turkish mother and a Malay of aristocratic lineage. Neither do I know who he was at the time. I only knew what a great person Dato Onn Jaafar was upon knowing that he was the person who marshaled the support of all Malayans to oppose the Malayan Union that the colonialist had propagated. I remembered too a picture of Dato Onn Jaafar prominently displayed at the home of my uncle in Ulu Langat. I suppose he adored Dato Onn Jaafar and he was a staunched supporter of Party Negara that Dato Onn Jaafar had formed after leaving UMNO.
I am not at all surprised that the 'opinion' made by the grandson of illustrious Dato Onn Jaafar's was well received and supported by some UMNO politicians for the same wrongful reasons. Famous among them is former MB Selangor Khir Toyo who even claimed that the Lembu is a stupid animal, and the controversial Independent Parliamentarian from Kelantan Ibrahim Ali who said that the protesters intention was not to hurt the Indian community. But why the Kepala Lembu where any idiot would know that the Lembu is sacrilegious to the Hindu faith. Why not Kepada Harimau or Kepala Beruk? And why has the authorities not slammed the ISA on the person who uttered threatening language that could incite racial disharmony? Is ISA the privilege for those who opposed the government only?
I was taken aback by Khir Toyo's claim, because the Lembu is certainly not a stupid animal. In fact God has created the Lembu to feed mankind besides being a tough, loyal and a humble worker. I think I find some humans to be more stupid than a Lembu, because some could not even think rationally and only knows to echo the voice of their leaders without thinking the repercussions of their claims.
There have been too many things happening in the country today that I fear the worse is yet to come. Hence, I am not going to comment the recent event that happened in Perak concerning the 'illegal' sitting of the State Assembly, as well as the uncertain political future of the Trengganu state government. I am also not going to pass any comment on the extended service of the IGP Musa Hassan, and neither will I write anything more on the PKFZ scandal because there are too many filthy hands at work, and most of them are associated with politics.
And while the opposition has found some relieve after winning the Permatang Pasir state assembly by-election, another by-election is in the offing with the sudden demise of the BN state assemblyman for Bagan Pinang Azman Mohd Nor a few days ago. What concerns the opposition is the high number of postal voters (armed forces and police) estimated at 5000 or 35% of the total number of eligible voters.If the opposition is not able to entice these postal voters to cast their votes for the opposition, the result will surely be in favour of the UMNO/BN candidate (whoever it may be). It is for this reason that Najib was quick to announce that the party will vie for a contest in the Bagan Pinang by-election. And Najib knows that the party cannot afford to lose this by-election and if they were to lose, this spells disaster for the BN in the next General Elections.
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