Thursday, September 03, 2009

Protest using a cow's head was very wrong. Remorse and apology is what we need from the protesters...and also the police.

What they did was very wrong...but alas, some are treating that this was a little is not. What the said group of residents need do is to apologize for their actions that was very disrespectful to Hindus in Malaysia...and others.

Khairy, I must state, got it right when he immediately condemned their actions...

Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin has strongly condemned the protest against the relocation of a Hindu temple where angry residents paraded a severed cow's head this afternoon.

Calling on the protesters to reflect on their action, he asked: "How would you feel if the proposal to build a mosque in a non-Muslim area - which is already happening - leads a group of non-Muslims to burn and stomp on the Quran?"

"Would not the Malays rise with anger? If yes, then parading with a cow's head is just as insulting?" he added.
...The Umno Youth leader added that he was saddened that the protest was done in the name of Malay non-governmental organisations and after Friday prayers in the month of Ramadhan.

"I believe this is not an action condoned by Islam, a religion which espouses humility and respect for other religions. This act is surely to anger the Hindus," he said.

"Where is the spirit of 1Malaysia, especially among the Malay Muslims who are the majority in this country. I pray that this incident does not lead to anything more serious," he added. - Malaysiakini, 28/8/2009,
Khairy: What if they burn the Quran over a mosque?
I believe that all many seek is apology and an assurance that such behavior will not be repeated in the future.

And we need this apology both from the protesters...and from the police, who were present and permitted such conduct to continue...

I believe that there is no need for us to charge them in court...we all know it was wrong. We do not need our Attorney General to tell us that it was wrong...

The Government will let the police and the Attorney-General’s Chambers decide whether the group that protested against the construction of a Hindu temple in Shah Alam recently had violated any laws under the Sedition Act.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said the authorities would determine if there were any violations of law when residents of Section 23 Shah Alam staged the protest.

“We will leave it to the police and the A-G to decide on this, but most Malaysians regret the act,” he told reporters here yesterday.

Last Friday, about 50 people gathered at the gates of the Selangor state secretariat building here carrying a cow’s head and warned of further action if a temple was constructed here. - Star, 3/9/2009, Let the A-G and the police decide over protest, says Najib

From this report and others, it is not clear as to whether our Prime Minister Najib is angry about the action of these protesters or not...The same also with Hishamuddin, our Home Minister, But then, in the past, they too have done acts that 'angered' people of other ethnic backgrounds and religions in Malaysia..

Some say that a temple should not be build there because it is a Muslim majority area...What do you mean? Are you saying that temples should only be build in Hindu majority areas? If that is the case, then there will no places of worship build for minorities anywhere...and that is so wrong.

TOLERANCE... that is not the value that should be promoted. What we need in Malaysia is RESPECT..not tolerance.

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