The claim by a pro UMNO blogger that the son of Penang CM Lim Guan Eng (LGE) had molested a girl has been circulating in the media for far too long. It appears that Malaysians has the propensity to sensationalize stories relating to sex involving individuals without due regards to whether such stories are true or otherwise, and its consequences.
Now is it found that the allegation is not true, but the reputation of the LGE and his family and in particular the son has been sullied to the point the boy will now find it hard to be his usual self among his peers and many friends.
This is a sorry state of affairs of the country today and it gets no better by the day, all in the name of political survival, and I suppose in the spirit of Malaysia Boleh. I now think that the theme Malaysia Boleh is a curse and should be disregarded; just as 1 Malaysia, which is to me a misunderstood concept. Coming out with high sounding and melodious themes and pronouncements has little meaning if society does not understand it and is continuously in breach of its aspired aims and objectives. Do we not see what had happened to Islam Hadhari, a concept that was perpetuated during the Abdullah Badawi era that is now silent? I have yet to hear anything being said about it by our Religious Minister.
The sex issue allegedly involving LGE’s son should not have happened if we have cared for the sentiment and sensitivity of others, more so when we are a multi racial and multi religious society. We preach to others that despite Malaysians being a multi racial and multi religious society, we have lived in harmony devoid of any racial and religious misunderstanding. Our leaders take pride in making such pronouncement and lecturing to the world about how we manage to live as one Malaysian society, but the reality at home is quite the contrary.
Clearly, I do not have any reason to doubt that the issue relating to LGE’s son is politically motivated. If it is true that the story was originated from a pro UMNO blog, then UMNO has to share the blame and not distanced itself only when the truth is revealed. All that had been said and commented by UMNO leaders prior to the truth being revealed show that they are in agreement with the story. They can say whatever they like in whatever form and language, but the truth of the matter is that they had said nothing to deny the story and to condemn it. Just listened to the comments made by Muhyiddin on the matter which is disgusting. And even PM Najib who has been silent all the while has now made his comments by saying that family issues should not be politicized, but short of saying that the pro UMNO blogger had spewed lies. I think Najib’s comments came a bit too late.
Now, many will say that I sound like a pro DAP person. I say to all and sundry that I am not. The basis of my writing is simply to speak out the truth and to be sympathetic to someone who has been slandered (Fitnah) and has suffered because of this. I do not care if the person being slandered is a Chinese, Indian, Malay or some alien nationality, because in the eyes of Islam, slander is a grievous crime.
Clearly, this is a case of slander and the person that had exposed the story has committed a grievous crime and ought to be punished.
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