AWANG SELAMAT AND THE CHANGING SHADOWS OF POLITICAL MATURITY


1.            It is pointless to express any form of disappointment over Muhyiddin’s comments on the article of Awang  Selamat in the Utusan Malaysia.

2.            We as the people, who love and cherish this land, are Malaysians. We may have different ethnic backgrounds. Malaysia is Asia, as the advertisement goes. Our of diversity is unity. We have to approach this issue of Awang’s article with a rational attitude.

3.            Commonsense dictates,   no man can categorically be classified as being “voluntarily bad”. In the same breath we can safely conclude, that the most important adventure or endeavour of man is to discover, what is good. This is when virtuous conduct of men has a great part to play, in any society. That is why no Parliament makes laws that say “you can do this or that.”

4.            In order to determine why Awang published such words, we have to take into account the consideration of all the current prevailing political scenario and circumstances, such as, the fact that UMNO can no longer claim to be the champion of the people of Malay ethnic origin. These people are now represented by UMNO, PAS, PKR and some of the brave souls have even migrated to the DAP and other mosaic parties.

5.            In a sum total, pure and simply it is clear to UMNO that their once clarion call of Malay Supremacy, is on the way to the mortuary.

6.            If we were to look at it with a rational attitude, we may be able to discover, that there may be “an Adam Smith’s “invisible hand at work, behind Awang’s publications. However, the use of Awang’s courage can at best be described as a mean between cowardice and foolhardiness.

7              Najib states he believes in the “Rule of Law”. There is a Specific restriction on what Awang cannot do. It is provided for in the SEDITION ACT 1948 (ACT 15) REVISED 1969. Section 3 (1) (e) states: “TO PROMOTE FEELINGS OF ILL-WILL AND HOSTILITY BETWEEN DIFFERENT RACES OR CLASSES OF THE POPULATION OF MALAYSIA”

8.            The intent of Parliament in the Sedition Act is to protect our society from marauders like Awang and the Ahmad, the chap from Penang, who is now suspended, after a public outcry.

9.            Why has Awang not been arrested and put into the lockup in some police station, or have the police not found a suitable police station lockup for, Awang?

10.          The Article of Awang was an expression of views, which can be termed as subversive in nature and against the current Constitutional provisions, which save guards our liberty. His Article has raised and promoted feelings of ill-will and attempted to cause hostility between the Malay ethnic group and the non Malay ethnic groups of people. If the people like Zaid and other knowledgeable Malays did not condemn Awang’s Article, there could have been a danger to the social fabric of our nation.

11.          We are mature enough, and we welcome constructive, honest and reasonable criticism. But the object of Awang’s Article was aimed at inducing discount and insurrection, and this brings the Rule of Law, if it is not enforced and the administration of justice into contempt, in the eyes of the people.

12.          SO, THE INSPECTOR GENERAL OF POLICE, WHERE ARE YOU? ARE YOU STILL BUSY TRYING TO ARREST LAWYERS WHO ARE DOING THEIR JOB?

13.          WE DO NOT ASK OF YOU YO USE YOUR UNUSUAL COMMONSENSE. JUST UES YOUR COMMONSENSE, AND ACT, AND STOP ARRESTING PEOPLE FOR  EXERCISING THEIR RIGHT TO SHOW THEIR PASSIVE RESISTENCE.

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One Response to “AWANG SELAMAT AND THE CHANGING SHADOWS OF POLITICAL MATURITY”

  1. boscopa Says:

    Yes, i am the author of this post

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