Wee Meng Chee, a rapper, is being investigated for sedition, police said Monday, after posting a YouTube video which drew allegations he was stirring up ethnic tensions in the multicultural nation.
Wee is in fresh trouble for posting a three-minute rap titled "Nah" criticising a Muslim Malay headmistress accused of making racial slurs against her ethnic Chinese and Indian students.
PM Najib has to get his fact right; who is inciting racial hatred? The one who criticizes the perpetrator or the perpetrator herself?
I may not agree with the way Wee presented his criticism against racism. His vulgarity is not entirely acceptable to all Malaysians. But Wee should be treated fairly in the PM's new pledge on zero tolerance against racism.
Is the PM prepared to set up a committee to investigate Wee's latest video or leaving the matter entirely to the police? Why is Siti Inshah given a different treatment? Is is because she is a Malay teacher and a government servant? Does this treatment points to another form of discrimination.
PM Najib must state his stand clearly and this stand must be spelled out in his administration's action against all who made racist statements.
Ibrahim Ali and Utusan Malaysia have tried to confuse and incite religious hatred by manipulating the issue of a DAP member of parliament who visited a mosque in her constituency in her call of duty. Aren't both Ibrahim and Utusan guilty of being mischievous when a few leading religious leaders had said that non-Muslims should not be barred from visiting mosques especially those invited by Muslim leaders and with a good intention?
Is Najib prepared to take action against both Ibrahim and Utusan Malaysia?
PM Najib wants to be known and supported for his liberal and reform credentials but his tendency to flip-flop is going to confuse his would-be-supporters. Clearly, it is not the minorities who are testing the patience of the majority. It is people like Ibrahim Ali, several Umno leaders and Utusan Malaysia who are testing the patience of the minorities. I would urge them to take their grouses to the ballot boxes.
We need to show the ruling regime that we are the real masters. We can put up or tear down a government with our votes.
Make this choice loud and clear if this regime still cannot fathom the virtue of fair and reasonable governance.