‘Unmitigated Disaster’ MCA, Gerakan,MIC AND KIMMA Farewell. Fare thee well.


But some researchers have blamed the Umno-led counter-procession that began at the residence of then Selangor mentri besar Datuk Harun Idris for the violence.A conspiracy theory explains an event as being the result of an alleged plot by a covert group or organization or, more broadly, the idea that important political, social or economic events are the products of secret plots that are largely unknown to the general public.

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<p>force behind the May 13, 1969 controlled chaos strategy. He had conspired with razak hussein to undermine Tunku and together with the rest of the umno radicals he had hoped to do a master stroke to further his hitlerite agenda. However the May 13 ethnic cleansing was curtailed because LKY of Singapore threatened to send in his forces if the wholesale slaughter of the Chinese Malaysians did not stop. The Gurkhas stationed in Singapore had pledged to fight to the death in place of their regiment who were sent away to East Malaysia by those conspirators well before the 1969 elections.</p>
<p>Razak blinked and called off the planned ethnic cleansing; he then worked through the NOC devising other ways to establish ketuananism. Kaka kutty madhey was livid and till this day he has NEVER FORGIVEN LKY for spoiling his master plan…hence he uses every chance to belittle and try to humiliate LKY. He can never live down this defeat at brinksmanship.</p>
<p>Tunku could not destroy umno’s and Malay honour by disclosing the actual truth. He could only say cryptically that May 13, ’69 was due to a communist conspiracy. What Tunku meant was for those in the corridors of power to know and investigate the ” communist expertise ” in the form of rogue KGB operatives in the employ of razak and kaka kutty to undermine him ( Tunku ). No one picked up on Tunku’s cryptic message, though the later debacle of the two Dollahs and ghazalie shafie’s persecution of both these had some hints and clues of KGB expertise.</p>
<p>Those in the upper echelon of the PFF and FRU at that time in 1969 would certainly know to some extent about the pre election movement of FRU/PFF personnel away to East Malaysia to allow the Malay Rangers a free rein to commit the May 13 atrocities. They might even know the post May 13 threat by LKY to send in his forces if the massacre did not stop. However much some Chinese Malaysians do not like LKY’s ways, we do owe LKY a gratitude for being instrumental in stopping the carnage.</p>
<p>Then prime minister Tunku Abdul Rahman later called the retaliatory parade “inevitable, as otherwise the party members would be demoralised after the show of strength by the opposition and the insults that had been thrown at them.”</p>
<p>Dr Mahathir also said in his blog that unlike the opposition Pakatan Rakyat (PR), BN had an added element that is needed for a coalition to work.</p>
<p>“Although it is an alliance of equals, it needs a strong core which can act as the first among equals. The core will act as referee whenever the other components fail to agree with each other.</p>
<p>“On the other hand the core must not be too strong as to be able to go on its own. If it fails to get the support of the others it will also fail,” he said.</p>
<p><strong>Patriotism, goes the proverb, is the last refuge of the scoundrel.</strong></p>
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The posting on suarakeadilanmalaysia.wordpress.com allegedly implied that Beliawanis chief Tee Hooi Ling used her sexuality to lobby herself as a candidate in the next general election.

Tee lodged the report at the Dang Wangi police headquarters here at 10.30am yesterday.

She was “outraged by the dirty tactics of certain parties which damaged the image of women in politics”.

“We demand that the posting be removed and for a public apology from the author,” she said.

Tee is also saddened by the political environment which “has taken a turn for the worse”.

“Acts of discrediting and shaming a political opponent for political mileage has become the norm these days,” she said.

British Prime Minister David Cameron praised Indonesia’s transition to democracy and said its success in overcoming authoritarian rule and religious extremism should guide the way for other Muslim nations seeking change.

Here we go again. The stronger the whiffs of the upcoming general elections, Malaysians show their true colours. Everywhere you turn race is injected into the discussion in lieu of matters of principle or policy.

It’s easier this way, when the harried most probably racialist voter understands his or her place in the greater scheme of things when everything is just black and white.

If you’re a Pakatan Rakyat supporter, most probably you’ll vote across racial lines to spite Umno and if you’re a BN supporter you would probably do the same hoping that the old race formula holds true despite the fact that non-Malay support seems to have shifted to Pakatan and the hawks in Umno day by day make it clear that perhaps the way forward for Umno is without the support of the non-Malays..
Election of local bodies are a few days away from now. Around a dozen Muslim cadidates always win hands down. They play the role of the kingmaker , rather than as a king. If what happened during Ramnavami serves to polarise Hindu votes in the ensuing election of local bodies, they will surely carry on with their communal agenda till general election to be held in 2014. All the communal wings have been active for some time now to bring the BJP back to power.

Malaysians have been fed a “big lie” since independence that the ruling class is needed to solve problems caused by the masses and avoid conflict in multiethnic Malaysia, says a senior researcher at Japan’s Institute of Developing Economies (IDE).

Khoo Boo Teik, who has also collaborated with the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD), told The Malaysian Insider “the ruling elite who are supposed to solve the problems, in fact, are the source of a lot of problems.”

“Tunku Abdul Rahman thought politics was about chummy compromise. People get together, we know each other and what we say among elites will then be followed by the masses. But it was a big lie,” he said, referring to Malaysia’s founding father.

Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj Sultan Abdul Hamid Halim Shah cobbled together the Alliance Party, a coalition between Umno, MCA and MIC that took power when the British gave Malaya its independence in 1957.

The three race-based parties continue to form the mainstay of the ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) that now boasts 13 parties and governs Malaysia according to a consociational power-sharing model among each ethnic group.

The real dangers came in the very severe moments of political and economic crisis.

Khoo is most famous for his popular books on long-serving former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, authoring 2003’s “Beyond Mahathir: Malaysian Politics and its Discontents” and “Paradoxes of Mahathirism: An Intellectual Biography of Mahathir Mohamad in 1995”.

The former Universiti Sains Malaysia professor said in a recent interview that “for a very long time” the idea that “the problem of politics in Malaysia is how to manage these cleavages” due to ethnic prejudices and suspicions that were sources of instability and conflict.

This was to be solved by elites in different parties making compromises, “but if you look at the way the people who are ruling over us are supposed to have solved the problems, compared to how they’ve actually created a lot of the problems, there is a very big gap,” he said.

“Instances where ordinary people went after ordinary people because of ethnic reasons are very rare. The real dangers came in the very severe moments of political and economic crisis.

“Practically every decade, since independence, an economic crisis has gone together with a political crisis. It has got nothing to do with ordinary guys trying to go after the other ordinary guy who happens to have a different ethnic background,” he pointed out.

Dr Mahathir’s grip on power, which eventually lasted 22 years, was twice challenged from within Umno in 1987 and 1998, when tussles with Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah and Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, respectively, had followed economic downturns.

Anna Hazare and Baba Ramdev have been secretly working for the BJP in the name of Campaign against Corruption. Corruption is not skin deep but deeprooted in our blood and bones. It is not possible to be fought or to put to an end by the likes of Anna Hazare or Baba Ramdev. The credentials of prominent Team Anna members Arvind Kejriwal and Kiran Bedi are also quite dubious. History bears witness to the fact that whenever the likes of Kejriwal or Baba Ramdev have launched compaign against corruption, communal forces have come to power. The BJP grew from strength to strength in the wake of Bofors scandal. So Muslims should be wary of the ugly designs of the communalists and their brothers-in-arm Team Anna members.

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Gaya (Bihar): Ever since Nitish Kumar became firm in the saddle, bureaucrats in the whole of Bihar started working whimsically and arbitrarily. They listened to what the Chief Minister says or orders about rather than going by the order of petty politicians or local MLAs.This is perhaps the reason why Nitish Kumar has so far been able to keep the communal forces at bay, who are out to rip apart our communal and social fabric.

The RSS supremo Mohan Bhagwat has been frequently visiting Patna and organising meetings of the Sangh cadres.Whatever is preached at the RSS meetings are enough to raise communal tempers in the state.The hate campaign in which the RSS and the BJP thrive on has not found favour with the JDU workers who have been trained and indoctrinated in the socialist camp. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar appears to be determined to observe what we call “Rajdharma” which Narendra Modi failed to do in Gujarat. He has already made his intention very much clear to BJP MLAs and cadres that the coalition government is not his compulsion rather he can sacrifice it for the sake of peace and communal harmony.

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The unconditional and unstinted mass Muslim support to JDU in the recent Assembly election has infused Mr Kumar with new vigour. What happened to Mayawati in Uttar Pradesh following scores of communal skirmishes here and there is a lesson to Mr. Kumar, who by all acounts does not have his own votebank like Laloo Prasad Yadav. The way in which the Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh fought for each and every public issue includig that of Muslims has also motivated Laloo Prasad and his ilk to go hammer and tongs at present dispensation in Bihar. Hence, Nitish Kumar would not like to leave any space for Laloo’s political manouevering.

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What happened at Gaya and Nawadah during Ramnavmi had never happened in any part of Bihar during 15 years long rule of RJD. Many political observers describe it as a prelude to some horrible communal holocaust because mosques and Muslims shops were selectively targeted in the strong presence of the policemen and administrative officers. Processionists indulged in heaviest stone pelting and setting mosques and shops on fire.While the police jawans looked on passively. When Muslims youths reacted to their mischief, the cops chased them away. The Kotwali SHO, Gaya, is said to have deliberately allowed the Ramnavmi processionists to pass through disputed routes rather than traditional ones.What surprised Gayaites most is the number of processions, which stood at 60 compared to only 26 in the past.

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Hence, the question arises why the district administration did not make a proper security arrangement to control the processionists most of whom were in a drunken state. There are also reports that more than a hundred Shiv Sainiks had been summoned to create trouble on the land of Lord Buddha. But locals had no plans or any inkling about their nefarious design. Even intelligence department also failed to gather information about gameplan and movement of the communal forces coming from Maharashtra.

Though the Police and civil administration immediately swung into action and brought the situation under control, the situation has, however, threatened to worsen in the coming days. DIG of Police, Naiyyar Hasnain Khan played a crucial role in bringing the worsening situation under control and taking stern action against erring police officials. The role of District Magistrate Bandana Preyasi was also highly praiseworthy. The DM has sought explanation from the static Magistrates deputed at different sensitive points in the town.

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What has surprised the district administration most is the involvement of a few white-collared people and members of Peace Committee. The footage of the videography of the communalists will bring into sharp focus and help the police to bring the troublemakers to justice.

Bouyed up by the unexpected victory of modern-day Hitler, Narendra Modi, the BJP in cahoots with the RSS and VHP cadres wants to polarise Hindu votes by whipping up atavastic passion. So, the second innings of Nitish Kumar government may turn out to be more horrible than in the past.

Election of local bodies are a few days away from now. Around a dozen Muslim cadidates always win hands down. They play the role of the kingmaker , rather than as a king. If what happened during Ramnavami serves to polarise Hindu votes in the ensuing election of local bodies, they will surely carry on with their communal agenda till general election to be held in 2014. All the communal wings have been active for some time now to bring the BJP back to power.

Anna Hazare and Baba Ramdev have been secretly working for the BJP in the name of Campaign against Corruption. Corruption is not skin deep but deeprooted in our blood and bones. It is not possible to be fought or to put to an end by the likes of Anna Hazare or Baba Ramdev. The credentials of prominent Team Anna members Arvind Kejriwal and Kiran Bedi are also quite dubious. History bears witness to the fact that whenever the likes of Kejriwal or Baba Ramdev have launched compaign against corruption, communal forces have come to power. The BJP grew from strength to strength in the wake of Bofors scandal. So Muslims should be wary of the ugly designs of the communalists and their brothers-in-arm Team Anna members.

Cameron told students at Al Azhar University in Jakarta today that Indonesia has demonstrated it’s possible to develop democracy and a modern economy without compromising security or the ability to practice their religion, according to remarks released by his office. It’s the third day of a diplomatic and trade tour of Asia by the British premier.

“The people of Indonesia can show through democracy there is an alternative to dictatorship and extremism,” Cameron said in remarks prepared for the speech. “That here in the country with the biggest Muslim population on the planet, religion and democracy need not be in conflict.”

Democracy has become entrenched in the Southeast Asian nation and the role of the military has been scaled back since President Suharto quit in 1998 after 30 years in power. The current president, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, became the nation’s first directly elected leader in 2004 and won a second term five years later.

Before arriving in Jakarta yesterday, Cameron said his decision to relax controls of arms exports to Indonesia was a sign of its democratic maturity. Britain’s previous Labour Party administration stopped sales of arms to Indonesia after BAE Systems Plc (BA) Hawk aircraft were used to bomb rebels in Aceh.

Cameron said the transformation of Indonesia’s political and economic landscape over the last decade should inspire other Muslim nations seeking to break from the shackles of dictatorship while resisting the ideology of religious zealots.

‘Choose Democracy’

“Following your example, young Muslims across the world will be inspired to choose democracy as their future,” Cameron said. “That will be the greatest defeat that al-Qaeda or al- Gamaa al-Islamiya could ever suffer.”

Cameron noted the country’s role in advising Egypt following the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak, saying also that Indonesia offered hope for establishing political plurality and attaining membership of the Group of 20 largest economies.

“Far from endangering safety, prosperity and religious identity, it is democracy that ensures them,” Cameron said. “This has huge implication for others seeking the same fundamental freedoms in places like Egypt, Iran and Syria.”

 

India’s stature as the world’s largest democracy is redoubtable, except for perturbations — attacks against minorities — that often threaten the very foundation of democracy. The polarized mentality of certain sections of the Indian politicians coupled with the embittered communal history of the land seems to shake the edifice of Indian democracy. Repeated attacks on the “freedom and existence” of minorities in India, unless effectively checked, pose not only a challenge to democracy but also a threat to the existence of minorities.

Recently, Mr. Vishweshwara Hegde Kageri, the education minister of Karnataka, a south Indian state, referring to Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, and the secular Indians has remarked that all those opposing the one-hour compulsory reading of the Bhagvad Geeta, a Hindu scripture, in schools proposed by his ministry, are foreigners and should leave the country. Such forcible imposition of the Hindu religious scripture in a secular and composite society, ignoring others’ views is completely against the spirit of secularism, a key feature of modern democracy upheld by the Indian constitution, which bestows the freedom of choice in religious matters on every citizen.

Such pro-Hindutva calls are naught new in India. Barely a week ago, a former central minister Dr Subramanyam Swamy, a liberal academic turned right-wing-Hindutva politician, wrote an article “How to wipe out Islamic Terrorism”, on the wake of the recent Mumbai blast. Although the title of the piece emphasizes Islamic terrorism, the content of the tirade is horrific. It outlines a nefarious design for making India a “Hindu” nation, thereby virtually wiping out all Muslims, Christians, and all non-Hindus, unless they embrace the Hindu legacy and accept Hindu-supremacy. This fanatic call towards an exclusive Hindu-India is yet another undemocratic and highly objectionable move against the cherished Indian tradition of religious and cultural inclusiveness.

The sad truth is that such propositions from influential politicians, intended to polarize the masses and foment communal tensions, are not merely irresponsible and divisive but are politically motivated. Because of these bigot politicians, India is usually on a divisive track which turns all the efforts toward communal harmony futile. Besides, these notorious remarks are coming at a time when the country hasn’t yet recovered from the pain and loss of lives and property in the July 13 Mumbai blasts. At such a crucial moment, when the whole country should come together to stand for the cause of national security and integrity, these poignant and divisive remarks from politicians are not just abominable, but are criminal and deserve legal action for promoting alienation and hatred.

Owing to such divisive mindsets, ever since the independence in 1947, India has been inflicted with successive communal riots. Both ethnic and religious communalisms have had their share of turbulence. If the massacre of almost 3000 people in Nellie, Assam in 1983 is attributed to Bengali-Assamese ethnic rift, the anti-Sikh riots of 1984 in Delhi remains an indelible stain in the dark history of religio-political communalism in India. Although the Sikh victims received some compensation in 2010 after waiting for 25 years, justice for families and survivors of Nellie massacre is still a dream.

The surge of communal-Hindutva-politics is marked by the demolition of Babri Masjid in 1992, a 465 year old mosque in north India. The aftermath of Babri-Masjid-Demolition cost thousands of Muslim lives in retaliation and counter-retaliation of the demolition. Then the Bombay blasts of 1993 followed, believed to be in retaliation to the Babri Masjid demolition.

Although the political turbulence helped the right-wing-Hindutva party, the BJP, rise in power at Delhi, the minorities suffered immeasurably because of these bloody episodes. The culmination, so far, of the Hindutva communal politics was manifested with the Gujarat pogrom of 2002, in which the official account says that over 700 Muslims were killed but independent agencies claim that the death toll of Muslims was in thousands and tens of thousands were displaced and rendered shelterless – many of whom are still languishing in rehabilitation camps.

Irresponsible calls for Hinduaization of the country, like those of Dr Swamy and Mr Kageri may help their parties win a few seats in the election, but far from strengthening India, these will promote only communal bigotry, disharmony, and hatred among communities which will ultimately lead to massive communal violence. As the relics of the past communal riots are still haunting India, the country can’t afford a fresh episode of communal violence.

These polemic calls, therefore, must be effectively checked with objective legislations, unbiased judiciary, and responsible media. Otherwise, the hate-politics propagated via the Hindutva platform will not only impede the democratic functioning of the country but also threaten the millennia old Indian civilization characterized by mutual coexistence.

There are bigger challenges before the country such as abject poverty, acute illiteracy,
inadequate infrastructure, pervasive corruption, mounting internal security threats like the Naxal movement, the ULFA, and serious external concerns with immediate neighbors like Pakistan and Bangladesh. If the integrity and power of resilience of the nation is exhausted by inciting and fighting communal hatred within the country, then how will India fight the bigger challenges toward its progress?

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