Friday, September 5, 2008

Guilty as charged

I am utterly fuming as I'm writing this post. Is there any word stronger than anger to express anger? This coming from an Umno division chief himself on a ceramah! I am flabbergasted to say the least. In case you didn't know yet, the innocent Bukit Bendera Umno division chief, Ahmad Ismail has outrightly claimed that he's not guilty for mouthing racist remarks last week. And to quote him: "As far as I am concerned, I did not say or do anything wrong. So why should I apologise?". I have never heard of anything so ridiculous! The fact that he could openly declare that he's done nothing wrong even after the Deputy Prime Minister himself apologized on his behalf while he was busy having fun with his sepak takraw game, totally baffles me. How could anyone be so irresponsible and be outright bold about it? Without a feeling of guilt? Just to refresh your memory, Ahmad was allegedly claimed to have described the Chinese as “immigrants squatting in the country, thus were not entitled to equal rights in Malaysia”. Which part of that statement is not racist? I say the whole statement is so immersed with racism that I could smell it from 100miles away! And yet he still refuses to apologize, claiming that he is innocent and did nothing wrong. As far as I'm concerned, he can certainly go to hell with such remarks.

The fact that he could boldly stand by his racist remarks and claimed that he's not done anything wrong would definitely spark fire in the Chinese community. This coming at a time when BN support is at one of its lowest (if not lowest), will really boost the popularity of Anwar Ibrahim, who has stood by the notion of racial equality in Malaysia. I applaud Anwar for being able to look at people past the colour of their skin, unlike some. What I can say is, if Ahmad still refuses to apologize and admit he's done something wrong, havoc will occur especially by the Chinese community, and rightfully so.

4 comments:

Bamboo said...

Well, I don't think there would be havoc lah... the Chinese usually never do something as useless as a mass protest gathering. However, this action by Ahmad might effectively pull Gerakan, MCA and even MIC out of BN. If they stay with BN, then all the Chinese support will go to DAP, either way, it will turn out to be a not so bad situation. What struck me as odd however, is his inability to lie as a politician... :P

iamdoryfish said...

don't like him! brainless!

CY said...

Sad as it is, what the idiot said were not all lies. The truth is we were never treated equally because of the reasons he gave.
Hopefully change is on the way.

iamthewitch said...

bamboo: Well, I meant havoc as in metaphorically. Of course we Chinese would not resort to being physically violent like hooligans. There are plenty of other ways to create havoc. ;)

iamdoryfish: Exactly.

cy: Well if all politicians think like him, then we're definitely not going to get anywhere here. sigh