“I will tell him not to do it again. You know in a campaign all sorts of things can come up. I don’t think he meant it. I’ll make sure to tell him not to use it again,” the Prime Minister said after chairing the Bertam Umno division meeting yesterday.
Ahmad had called the Chinese pendatang (immigrants) and said that “as the Chinese were only immigrants it was impossible to achieve equal rights amongst races” during a ceramah in Permatang Pauh in Aug 25.
He uttered the remarks in the presence of Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
Gerakan Dr Thor Teong Gee charged that Umno was still using racial ideology to achieve its own personal political agenda.
Gerakan H’ng Khoon Leng lodged a police report at the district police headquarters in Patani Road over Ahmad’s alleged remarks.
MCA Datuk Liow Tiong Lai said there was no reason for Ahmad to stir racial feelings with his remarks.
There is one observation: Over the last decades we can never hear of Umno leaders and BN leaders owning up to their mistakes or openly admitting of their racist character and behavior. They always have excuses and fallacious reasons.
But when bloggers and blog commenters made any such remarks, we will have the police coming after them and charging them for sedition.
When the Bar Council wants to have a forum pertaining to the laws relating to the constitutional provisions in regard to individual rights and liberty with respect to religion of their will, we have specific groupings of people who would use force and coercion to derail such events and all of which was done in the name of God and color. It is as if God is so weak that He needs human intervention to save Him and protect His interest.
We also often hear of bigots who had relentlessly proclaim all kinds of rights and privileges which are illusory and fictitiously transliterated to serve their motives and mens rea to derive special interest for themselves which are factually oppressive and discriminative, yet claimed that such was what as enshrined in the constitution.
The most unfortunate for the bigoted is that the minorities were protected by Allah as can be observed. Allah knoweth all, and Allah knoweth those who were evil. Allah protects the weak and discriminated. Allah says He would punish the evildoers. Allah is great!