GEORGE TOWN: Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng today lodged a police report on the violent threats by those he claimed are Umno and Perkasa members during the Himpunan Hijau 2.0 anti-Lynas gathering in Penang on Sunday.
“Should anything happen to me, Umno and Perkasa have to bear full responsibility. The police must show that they can perform their duties without fear or favour by acting not only against the Umno and Perkasa members who assaulted the two reporters but also those who threatened me,” Lim said in his report.
He said that he still felt threatened by Umno and Perkasa members nearly two days after the event, adding that he was “shocked” that Barisan Nasional, especially Penang Umno and Gerakan (led by Musa Sheikh Fadzir and Teng Hock Nan respectively), continue to support the violent behaviour of Umno and Perkasa members.
“Instead of a public apology from BN for Umno and Perkasa’s violent behaviour, they are trying to pin the blame on me,” Lim said.
“When Umno and Gerakan do not even condemn violent attacks by Umno and Perkasa members on reporters covering the event, my personal safety is not guaranteed.” - FMT
"Lim said he did not witness the attacks on the two Kwong Wah Jit Poh journalists, Chew Seng Tung and Lee Hong Chun.
He, however, expressed gratitude to Chew, whose actions had protected Lim. Chew received eight stitches on his injured finger while Lee had a bruise on the head"
As expected, DAP secretary general Lim Guan Eng has started his 'my life under threat' drama following the fracas during the DAP endorsed anti-Lynas demonstration in Penang on Sunday.
We could bet our last ringgit that DAP would continue to fan this 'Chinese chief minister under threat", "attempts to kill Chinese chief minister" or even "racist Umno/BN attacks Chinese chief minister" sentiments to gain public sympathy.
The DAP will continue to fan racial sentiments of the Chinese community in Malaysia by tactfully applying their 'politics of hatred' propaganda.
Whether its Green or Yellow, the fact remains that the Chief Minister of Penang Lim Guan Eng took part in a demonstration to show the powers of the DAP Secretary General.
Obviously the gathering turned ugly because some section of the people in Penang are not happy with DAP's attempt to sabotage Pahang's economy.
Penang Northeast District police chief ACP Gan Kong Ming has confirmed that police have classified the Sunday DAP ruckus at the Speakers Corner as 'rioting and taking part in illegal assembly/demonstration'.
Police have reiterated that they were not consulted nor notified of the illegal demonstration which Guan Eng took part and provoked anti-Government sentiments, using the Lynas rare earth plant in faraway east coast of Pahang as a camouflage.
I hope Malaysians, particularly Malaysians of Chinese origin, could see through DAP's desperate antics laced with racism and politics of hatred.
We surely do need the Opposition for a 'check and balance' but we need responsible individuals for that service.
It was irresponsible for a Chief Minister to behave in the manner which Lim Guan Eng did on Sunday. What is the difference between you and those whom you brand as 'Perkasa/Umno thugs'?
p/s Lim's statement about the Lynas rare earth plant in Gebeng also appears to be'not so true'. We'll revisit that soon.
On Sunday, two reporters – Lee Hong Chun, 25, and Adam Chew, 29 – from Kwong Wah Yit Poh were injured during the gathering held to show support for the anti-Lynas Himpunan Hijau 2.0 rally in Kuantan. - TheStar
Watch the video above and take note that most of the Chinese reporters and photographers accompanying DAP secretary general Lim Guan Eng are wearing GREEN T-Shirts.
I'm not urging the police to arrest those who wear green but it appears as though most of the Chinese press reporters or a considerable number among them were obviously backing the Chief Minister who kicked of the provocation which led to the scuffle.
In the video above, it appears that a well built Chinese boy in Green T-shirt started the fight with a kungfu-style sidekick on another unidentified person - who was not wearing a Green T-shirt.
I was made to understand that the Chinese boy in Green T-shirt is one of the journalist reportedly injured in the scuffle. The scuffle appears to have started after Lim Guan Eng uttered the words "Ini Umno tak payah cakap lah".
There is talk among the press corp in Penang that the injured duo were hardcore Lim Guan Eng sympatisers who were behaving like the DAP secretary general's bodyguards during the incident.
The National Union of Journalist may want to investigate such claims to prove their professionalism and to prevent some journalist from prostituting themselves ... as accused by a DAP leader recently.
While the NUJ investigates the conduct of the Kwong Wah Yit Poh reporters and photographers during the anti-Lynas protest in Penang, I hope the police provide adequate protection to the two injured reporters.
Police must ensure the safety of the two injured reporters as desperate politicians could do the unthinkable for political milage.
I'm sure those with raw power wouldn't want to let go off it easily.
DAP's irresponsible abuse of Teoh Beng Hock's death is a good example. Just beAWARE!
KUALA LUMPUR: Pas’ Ulama Council deputy chief DatukMahfodz Mohamad says the Al-Quran doesn’t forbid Muslims from going to pork stalls, so it was alright for Pas leaders to meet the people at stalls selling pork meat.
Defending the actions of two Pas leaders who distributed angpows and oranges at pork stalls in Mersing and in Selangor in conjunction with the Chinese New Year celebrations, Mahfodz said there was no reason why Muslims should make a big fuss over those visits.
"There is no prohibition in Islam stopping Muslims from going to pork markets. As long as Muslims know what is right and wrong, they don’t have to create a big fuss about it.
"I don't find the visits odd, at all. In fact this shows how Pas is more open and approachable to people at all level, as what is stated in our "Pas for all" slogan," he added. -TheMole
So, have Pas come a full circle in their attempt to promote 'Pas For All'?
Pas has become an open-minded political party that has given up its life-long struggle to transform Malaysia into a 'Negara Islam' or Islamic nation. It has now embraced a Negara Kebajikan or Welfare State approach.
Welfare state for Pas is endorsed by political partners PKR and DAP while Islamic state is now a bad word in their dictionary.
And this latest news about ... no less than PAS' Ulama Council deputy head telling Muslims to be open-minded about visits to pork-stalls ... is not shocking at all.
This is exactly what sacked former PAS Selangor state assemblyman Datuk Dr Hasan Ali been telling Malaysians. Hasan may appear like an extremist but he has valid points when he pointed that Pas has lost its soul.
Pas leaders now point to the fact that pork is only HARAM if consumed.
“Pork is haram for Muslims, but it is okay for non-Muslims to eat pork. Nowhere it is stated that it was haram for me to visit pork stalls,” - quotes from a PAS leader in The Mole.
Can we now safely assume that all the stalls selling pork meat at wet-market throughout the country would be incorporated in the main market ( pork stalls are now isolated in a special area for non-halal items)?
Pas could say next that it was a from of discrimination to isolate stalls selling pork at markets..or that it was against Human Rights to discriminate against the Chinese pork traders.
The Bar Council would certainly come to PAS' defense and stress how draconian the BN Government has been all these years...discriminating against pork stall operators and isolating them at markets. OMG!!!
So, Pas has certainly been unplugged, what next Haji Hadi?
I won't be surprised if Pas introduces a new Entrepreneur Development Scheme to fund Muslims who are interested in setting up pork-stalls at markets.
Seriously, I won't be surprised because Pas can't possibly go any lower than now in trying to attract non-Muslims via their Pas For All slogan.
Pas' parasites would surely say 'Its ONLY haram for Muslims to eat pork. Nowhere in the Quran it says that Muslims can't sell pork for a living. If we accidentally touch pork meat, we could samak. No problem with that.
WOULD THIS RITUAL COME NEXT?
Note: Just don't eat pork OK, everything else OK. PAS FOR ALL!