When the Penang UMNO leaders stomped on State Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng's official picture, THE POLICE TOOK NO ACTION.
Post Bersih3.0 428 rally in Kuala Lumpur, a group of veteran ex-soldiers perfrmed a BUM-dance showing their buttocks in front of Bersih3.0 chairperson Datuk Ambiga Sreenavasan's house, THE POLICE TOOK NO ACTION.
But when a few exuberant Malaysian youths "misbehaved" (that's all I would deem their action, BEING RUDE!) by displaying a falg other than the Jalur Gemilang to celebrate Merdeka Eve at the Dataran Merdeka -- a popular gathering point every year on the day at midnight welcoming Malaya's independence -- THE POLICE QUICKLY SPRANG INTO ACTION.
A few teenagers who stomped on pictures of PM Najib Tun Razak and wife Rosmah Mansur, THE POLICE QUICKLY STOMPED INTO ACTION.
"Related" to this incident, a total of 11 photographs of so-called "offenders" at the Dataran Merdeka 55th Merdeka Eve welcoming party were splashed all over Malaysian media asking them to "surrender" themselves at the nearest police station.
I read of at least TWO below 20 -- one guy and one girl -- tendering their apologies, one by the guy's father, the other by the girl accompanied by a lawyer.
NOTABLY, the girl who surrendered herself at a police station in Johor, WAS HANDCUFFED TO BE ESCORTED TO BUKIT AMAN (?) gor her statement to be recorded. This is a SORE POINT with many Malaysians to see a young girl being "handcuffed" for an alleged offence under Sedition Act yet to be proven. IN CONTRAST, And we all know how the Chairman of the National Feedlot Corp (by the way mention, his wife was former Minister still current UMNO Wanita chief Sharizat Jalil) implicated in the famous COWGATE RM250million scandal, was treeated with a velvet glove. And the whistle-bloweers PKR Strategy Director Rafizi Ramli and a bank clerk who fed the information, were also HANDCUFFED when they were escorted to be charged in court.
MR PRIME MINSIER, we Malaysians have gotten FED-UP with all these cases f blatant DOUBLE STANDARDS IN TREATMENT OF MALAYSIANS IN IMPLEMENTATION of our nation's laws.
We see that UMNO-related parties are subject to treatment of a kinder nature akin to kindergarten's discipline while "Opposition" or NGO-Malaysians or even just Malaysians in their PRIVATE CAPACITIES -- they are treated harshly by your ROYAL MALAYSIAN POLICE for mere alleged infringement of the law.
NOW ARE WE SURPRISED THAT AMIDST ALL THESE UNNECCESARY AND SELF-INFLICTED WOUNDING (BY THE BN TOP-GUNS AND GOONISH LAW ENFORCERS...) OF FELLOW MALAYSIANS THAT THE RECENT 55TH MERDEKA CELEBRATIONS WERE NOT JUBILANT AT ALL?
Mr PM, if thou art caring and nation-building promoter number one leader, THEN CEASE AND DESIST ON ALL THESE DIVISIVE ACTS OF DOUBLE STANDARDS IN APPLYING THE LAW. In the eyes of the law, all Malaysians must be seen to be traeted EQUALLY, be him/her a beggar, social activist, professional or government servant or private sector employee or a businessperson.
MR PM, SHOW CONSISTENT LEADERSHIP AND ORDER YOUR POLICE OFFICERS TO "CEASE AND DESIST" from all these meaningless nation-breaking acts! With draw all the "arrest" cases and cease further arrests! -- an appeal from a humblejustice-seeking and generally law-abiding Malaysian-cum-proCHANGE-blogger, YL, Desi, knottyaSsusual
FOR CONTEXT, just reproducing below part of a news report courtesy of the Malaysian Insider of pone related incident, its repercussions still in progress:(
Cops arrest duo for flying pre-Merdeka flag
UPDATED @ 09:09:10 PM 07-09-2012 By Hafidz Baharom September 07, 2012
People display the Sang Saka Malaya flag during a Merdeka eve rally in Kuala Lumpur. — Picture from singaselatan.blogspot.com
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 7 ― Police have detained the two youths who courted controversy during Merdeka Day eve when they raised the Sang Saka Malaya flag, the pre-independence nationalist banner that served as the model for the flags of Umno, Indonesia and Singapore.
Sang Saka Merah-Putih, Indonesia’s national flag.
Kuala Lumpur CID deputy chief Aziz Zakaria said in a statement here that the duo were arrested at the Dang Wangi police station here at 2.35pm today.
Mohd Zairi Shafa'ai and Muhammad Nasir Abu Bakar, both 24, are being investigated under Section 9(1) of the Sedition Act 1948, a British-enacted law that the Najib administration recently said it will soon repeal.
“Both of them surrendered to the police today and are being processed. No statements have been taken or made yet,” said their co-counsel, Afiq M Noor at 4.20 pm.
Afiq told The Malaysian Insider at 7.10 pm that both detainees were waiting for the investigating officer to record their statements.