"Malaysiakini, Malaysian Insider, we are giving you a very last warning. Our warning is a serious one. If you do not stop this rubbish, we are going to burn you down!" Ezam (left) declared.
Ezam issued his threats at a highly-charged rally of some 200 people inside the compound of the Selangor state mosque in Shah Alam.
Also present were Kulim Bandar Baru MP Zulkifli Nordin and Umno Youth exco member Lokman Noor Adam.
14 AUGUST 2011
“MK/MI portal news dialam siber.mcmana BAKAR alamsiber?x ancam bakar reporter/bangunan.ianya simbolik kemarahan terhdp mrk yg BAKAR hati umat,” (MK/MI (Malaysiakini/Malaysian Insider) are cyber news portals. No threat to burn (any) reporters/building. (The remarks) were only symbolic of the anger towards them for burning the hearts of the Muslim community),” tweeted Senator Ezam.
Burn can mean "burning the hearts" (it depends!)
I will Kill you can mean "I love U" (it depends!)
It depends on who said it ....
Anything can be seditious; or nothing can be seditious;
Anything can be threatening; or at times, when necessary and convenient, it will not be construed as threatening;
Then, what is apprehension? What constitute threats? What is discrimination? Check every dictionary but you will not get the right answer ..... in the Malaysian context.
The Answer: It depends; it depends on what our police want it to be construed; it depends on what the Attorney-General would have it interpreted.
Language is now flexible and esoteric! Because we are now 1Malaysia!