Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Is Hypocrisy Becoming A 'Liberal' Trait, Or Are Our Opposition Really Not That Liberal?

My fellow bloggers have been joking around that with Pak Lah leaving, there won't be much for us to blog about. However, part of the reason I began blogging, this restlessness, was due to my frustration at the hypocrisy of our leaders being played out in a 'free press' which in reality was a propaganda machine for an increasingly irresponsible regime.

I hence now find little issue really with continuing my blogging as hyprocrisy remains a problem among leaders in Malaysia, and interestingly, most recently showcased quite dramatically by the supposed 'liberal' opposition.

There is a quote of Voltaire's that the so called liberal leaders of DAP would likely swear by, that is,"I do not agree with what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it." Probably on the basis of this quote, the so-called liberals of the party continue to defend the actions of the Sin Chew reporter who was ISA'ed, Raja Petra Kamaruddin who's still in ISA, and the All-Blogs leadership duo Ahiruddin "Rocky" Attan dan YB Jeff Ooi when sued by NSTP.

You saw this behaviour of defending free speech even when the 'speech' became a little unsavoury, such as when Sasterawan Negara Shahnon Ahmad wrote his piece "SHIT" as a critique of the Mahathir leadership of the late 1990's. And of course, I have written before of what Malays, especially those on the web, have had to endure with patience over the years, both in Malay and English... inciteful garbage that of course the 'liberals' at DAP defend.

But it would seem that the Malay nationalist press do not share the protection of these DAP leaders. It would seem that even inciteful garbage against Malays, similar to what Datuk Ahmad Ismail said about the Chinese and so reported by Sin Chew, cannot be criticised by Utusan Malaysia. Neither is Utusan allowed to publish news that portray the possible racism of a non-Malay leader, nor would it be forgiven when errors of such reporting were properly retracted.

Interestingly, it seems to these people, even Rocky shouldn't post anything that is at least concilliatory of Utusan's actions, however fair, or report and publicise acts to defend the rights of Utusan as a part of the press by UMNO.

A kind observer would criticise and part excuse the acts of these DAP leaders in particular as partisanship. I think this is being too kind. I call this hypocrisy, and even dare denounce these sort of selective actions and advocacy as RACISM, RACISM and RACISM, however civilised your packaging. And just because the DAP managed to get some of their Muslim political allies and confused Malays on their side doesn't make it less so.

DAP a liberal party? My foot!

12 comments:

kluangman said...

Penyokong kuat Hindraf satu pertubuhan yang haram yang telah diharamkan supaya tak buat perangai haramjadah, DAP membuat laporan polis keatas Utusan berhubung karya Chamil Wiraya.
Hahahahaha...DAP sudah tidak demokratik dalam kebebasan bersuara.
Besok kalau buat kartun pun, DAP buat laporan polis.
Begitu MURAHNYA pembangkang hari ini... agak agaknya mereka dah kekeringan idea dan kekurangan hujah untuk bertembung dengan kebangkitan orang Melayu.

Omong said...

I agree

when they start questioning the NEP and the social contract, they are being racist

they are against the special status of bumiputeras which had been agreed upon

they now want political dominance after they have attained economical dominance

the confused and gullible Malays ought to read extensively before being taken by the immediate "gifts"

they start publishing poll "results" even when they are flawed just so to create a "current" situation that hopes to brainwash gullible people

BrightEyes said...

Speaking of hypocrisy, Utusan today had a 'Rencana' by Noraini Razak talking about press freedom. Directly below it, was another 'Rencana' condemning a particular English daily for reporting about PAS leaders criticizing UMNO's fund to defend Utusan.

Boleh kita dapat sikit "konsistensi" kat sini ka?

whackthembugger said...

My foot is an understand; it should be my balls, that’s the kind of language befitting Terasa Cock, the bitchy politician whom whenever I see her face appreciate why she’s unmarried and require bodyguards to satisfy her needs.

The world is full of hypocrites but so long as we are not the type of hypocrites as determined by the Quran and Hadith we should be contented. Those who fly the flag of the Party of Islam and defends the chauvinist attitude and rights of those apparently displaying arrogance and disrespect for our religion, not for the interest and betterment of the Muslim brotherhood and Unity of the UMMAH but for the sake of power, position and wealth, should be most concern especially if they are leaders who lead in prayers misusing the due respect.

Democracy and its association to freedom of speech etc have been consistently being misused by people without integrity and fear for Almighty. Look at the fallacy of western capitalism. Having raped the wealth of most nations, the capitalists from a country in debt without reserves (the USA) were scooting free while the other suffering nations (with genuine reserves) have to come to their rescue; pity those whose life savings have been wiped out. The leaders from this acclaimed free country kill thousands of innocent people under the name of greater freedom and liberty. They promote homosexuality, legalizing sodomy breaking all the religious laws before them under the name of Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The DAP and PKR (under the stewardship of a proven sodomite) seek this bankrupt nation for guidance and support for greater freedom and liberty in this beloved conservative country. Surprisingly those political leaders championing under the banner of Islam have come out strong in defense for their association with the desperate leaders of the other two parties and of cause indirectly that “great” nation that has waged the War on Terror (read Islam). SHIT – Shahnon Ahmad wrote, perhaps he had such prophesy of his political affiliation.

To me, brother, most of those people referred above, may Allah forgive me, are “naked”, scum of the earth, worse than hypocrites. Never judge the book by its cover, never judge the person by the clothes he/she wears (the bitchy politician wearing baju kurung, attending buka puasa and having open house are merely deceptive acts) and action speaks louder than words (suing for defamation shows her true character and hypocrisy for the democracy she preaches – BALLS again). This is the kind of hypocrite that PAS wants to defend against the better interest of their kind. We can do so much for we are not gods, we recognized our limitations and Allah has His plans; let Allah be the Judge on the Day of Judgment. Let us pray in congregation and in our individual prayers that the bitchy politician “menerima balasan yang setimpal”.

LazerJuan said...

To weed out hypocrisies among our leaders...that should well be every rakyat's goal.
But at the end of the day, if the rakyat is successfull will it mean more than 80% of the current MPs be out of a job??!!

Also I strongly believe that before critisising others, its best to first keep our backyard clean.

And as an UMNO member, I still find it mind boggling to see people like Khairy, Mat Taib and Reezal Naina (whatever his name is) continue to get nominations.

Bro..Melayu-melayu tertentu ni buta ke?, bangang ke? or just suckers for punishment.

Democracy is one thing...but such nominations are well in the realm of stupidity!!!!

ketam said...

Tuan sila gerakkan usaha menyedarkan bangsa melayu kerana DAP sekrang secara terang-terangan ingin menghapuskan hak dan keistemwaan melayu,Yg Di pertuan Agong dan Raja-Raja MElayu.. baca blog LIM KIT SIANG... bukankah hak melantik(memperkenankan) KETUA HAKIM NEGARA adalah HAK YANG DI PERTUAN AGONG DAN MAJLIS RAJA_RAJA MELAYU??? KEnapa perlu dipertikaikan lagi?? Walaupun PM yg mencadang tidak semestinya KEbawah DUli akan merestuinya.. cadangan penubuhan SURUHANJAYA PELANTIKAN KEHAKIMAN oleh ZAID IBRAHIM yg sebenarnya menjurus dan dipermainkan DAP.. cadangan itu seolah-olah KESEMUA KEBAWAH DULI RAJA-RAJA MELAYU BODOH dan BANGGANG..

Pertahankanlah bangsa dan hak anda...

kluangman said...

DAP seperti Karpal Singh dalam sejarahnya sudah seringkali diajar beberapa kali oleh orang Melayu yang bersatu ketika setiap kali soal hak Melayu dan sebagainya dipertikaikan. Beberapa individu MCA seperti Lim Kim Sai dan orang china lain juga termasuk persatuan mereka tentu masih terasa pedas ganyang orang Melayu jika bersatu.

Cuma kali ini mereka agak begitu berani kerana Anwar dan PKR serta Nik Aziz dan PAS serta beberapa individu Melayu lain seperti Zaid dan segelintir pelampau kaum India seolah berada di pihak mereka.

Apabila Hindraf diharamkan, apabila Majlis Raja2 Melayu sudah mengeluarkan peringatan, apabila Teresa menyentuh isu Islam, Ketika UMNO ingin mencari semula sokongan orang Melayu khususnya - maka mereka sebenarnya harus sedar dan berjaga jaga kerana mereka sudah menceroboh masuk kekawasan 'penalti' yang amat sensitif.

Api kecil menjadi kawan, api besar menjadi lawan.
Rosak pulut kerana santan, rosak badan kerana mulut.

PsyTroopers said...

"I do not agree with what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it."

Do they really mean it? Do they really fight for what they have said? Do they really a true fighter @ activist? I don't think so. They just use the so called 'human right @ hak asasi' as a tool to achieve their hidden agenda.

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kluangman said...

Tajuk akhbar: Dolah Bidas Bila Pedas Kena Bedal TDM

iskandar said...

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KALAU TUN MAHATHIR LANTIK DATUK SERI NAJIB DAHULU APA AKAN JADI PADA PAK LAH??

TUN MAHATHIR MEMPUNYAI HAK MACAM AKU JUGA MEMPUNYAI HAK UNTUK MENYATAKAN PANDANGAN DAN KRITIKAN..WALAUPUN BUKAN AHLI UMNO KERANA AKU TAHU YG MEMIMPIN UMNO AKAN MEMIMPIN NEGARA.AKU BERHAK BAGI PANDANGAN DAN MENGKRITIK UMNO TERUTAMA PEMIMPINNYA.. INI LAH PUNCA UTAMA UMNO DAN BN TEWAS KERANA MENGANGGAP BUKAN AHLI UMNO SEBAGAI ORANG LUAR YG TIADA KEPENTINGAN.. WAHAI WARGA UMNO SEDARLAH KAMI YG MENENTUKAN SAMA ADA KAMU MEMERINTAH ATAU TIDAK JADI JANGAN JADI SOMBONG MACAM BARUA YG TAK SEDAR DIRI.. KENYATAAN PAK LAH MENUNJUKKAN DIA YG TERDESAK,MUNGKIN BUKAN UTK DIA TAPI UNTUK ORG2 YG DIA NAK TINGGAL.. FORGET IT AKU TAK MAHU ORANG2 PAK LAH YG TAK EFFISIEN MENTADBIR MALAYSIA JADI WAJAR DISINGKIRKAN SEPENUHNYA..KEPADA ORANG2 PAK LAH YG EFFISIEN MACAM TAN SRI MOHD MOHAMAD TAIB (WALAUPUN BAGI PENDAPAT AKU DIA TAK PATUT BERTANDING TIMBALAN PRESIDEN,NAIB ATAU MT SUDAH LA) WAJAR DIKEKALKAN.

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DNL said...

WELL SAID BRO.....

I SUPPORT YOU TO BE SUED BY TERESA. HAHAHAHAHAHA NOW I LOL

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