Sunday, May 06, 2012

Bersih told to look into the mirror before blaming others

The Mole,Sunday, May 6, 2012
By Azreen Hani, 


Bersih 3.0 organiser should not blame the police solely: Tunku Abdul Aziz

KUALA LUMPUR: Tunku Abdul Aziz Tunku Ibrahim who said the Bersih 3.0 organisers "are not a group of angels descended from heaven who are completely blameless", chastised them for allowing politicians to hijack the rally ended in violence last Saturday.

In strongly worded criticisms, the DAP vice chairman said the Bersih organisers should look at themselves first before being so quick to blame the police for last Saturday's violence.

Tunku Abdul Aziz also took the Bersih 3.0 organisers to task for not accepting the fact that any rallies would always end up in violence.

Speaking to The Mole Tunku Abdul Aziz said: “The Bersih organisers should take a look at themselves over what had happened and accept that there are substantial elements within the rally from people whose intentions were to create havoc and cause chaos as long as it is possible.”

“Instead of shifting all the blame on the police, they need to realise that they are at fault too. Besides, they are not a group of angels descended from heaven who are completely blameless,” he added.

The only Malay leader holding a senior position in the DAP, Tunku Abdul Aziz also said: “Bersih leader must answer to this question - who allowed the rally to be hijacked by people with a political agenda?”
“I am not denying that there were people who participated in Bersih 3.0 that were genuinely asking for electoral reforms and expecting a peaceful rally. But as evident, there were people who thought differently.”

“Bersih 3.0 has lost control of their own agenda because their agenda was hijacked.”

Tunku Abdul Aziz also found it was totally absurd and unfair for Bersih leaders and politicians to solely blame the police for the violence that took place among protesters and the police.

He said: “Bersih leader should have realised that this is how it (Bersih 3.0) was going to end.”

“But since it has ended in violence, it is always the police who will be blamed for acting against unruly mob.”

Tunku Abdul Aziz broke his rank with Pakatan Rakyat and DAP leadership for his remarks against Bersih on Dewan Negara last week, saying the rally would only pave way for people to break the law.

The Penang senator whose decision to join DAP in 2008 was lauded by many DAP leader including its national publicity secretary Tony Pua, who once wrote getting Tunku Abdul Aziz, whom many regard as a towering Malaysian in the party as a big catch.

However due to his remarks aganist the rally, Tunku Abdul Aziz was called an embarrassment to the DAP by the party’s secretary general Lim Guan Eng.

The Mole reported on Tuesday that DAP had no plan for any disciplinary action against Tunku Abdul Aziz.

Tunku Abdul Aziz who is a former vice chairman for Transparency International (Malaysia) also said he was not surprised with the alleged cases of police brutality.

“Police-bashing is a feature in almost all of demonstrations all over the world. I must say I was not particularly surprised to learn that it happened. After all, they (policemen) are human beings too.”

Not giving any excuse for police alleged brutality, Tunku Abdul Aziz however added, “the issue of police brutality will be highlighted by some people just to put the authorities in a bad light.”

“Never mind the fact that the police have worked since the night and before and showed complete restraint until the barricade was broken.”

“What’s more important to some is to show how bad the authority is.”

::: Arkib Blog :::

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Pedoman Hidup

Pelbagai Berita Hiburan & Pengetahuan

Portal Berita 'Gajah Depan Mata Tak Nampak'

::: Pro-Pakatan Harapan :::

Rujukan Produk & Makanan Halal

Lawatan Ke Blog Ini

Kunjungan Mencari Fakta dan Kebenaran, bermula 12 Disember 2013

Kunjungan Terkini

KENAPA HANYA BANGSA MELAYU SAHAJA YANG PERLU MENGINGATI SEJARAH NEGARA?

Melayu dikhianati?

Hati Awang semakin hari semakin ditoreh-toreh oleh tuntutan pelbagai pihak bukan Melayu yang bersikap terlalu rasis selepas Pilihan Raya Umum ke-12. Kita boleh tafsir apa sebabnya. Awang tidak mahu mengulas panjang kali ini, cukup sekadar disiarkan semula petikan kenyataan seorang pemimpin MCA, Tun Tan Siew Sin pada 30 April 1969 (dipetik daripada buku Khalid Awang Osman dan pernah diulas Ridhuan Tee Abdullah) untuk renungan kita semua.

"Orang Melayu menerusi UMNO bermurah hati melonggarkan syarat-syarat dalam undang-undang negara ini sehinggakan dalam masa 12 bulan selepas kemerdekaan, 90 peratus penduduk bukan Melayu menjadi warganegara. Ini berbeza dengan keadaan sebelum merdeka di mana 90 peratus daripada mereka masih tidak diiktiraf sebagai rakyat Tanah Melayu walaupun hampir 100 tahun hidup di bawah pemerintahan penjajah. Sebagai membalas kemurahan hati orang Melayu, MCA dan MIC bersetuju meneruskan dasar memelihara dan menghormati kedudukan istimewa orang Melayu dan dalam masa yang sama mempertahankan kepentingan-kepentingan sah kaum lain".

Sebelum itu, seorang pemimpin MIC Tun V.T Sambanthan pada 1 Jun 1965 pernah berkata:

"Pada tahun 1955 kita telah memenangi pilihan raya dengan majoriti yang tinggi, selanjutnya mendapat kemerdekaan dalam masa dua tahun kemudian. Dalam jangka masa itu, kita terpaksa berbincang dan menangani pelbagai perkara termasuk soal kewarganegaraan. Persoalannya di sini, apakah yang dilakukan oleh orang Melayu memandangkan kita bercakap menyentuh perkauman?

Apakah yang dilakukan oleh pemimpin-pemimpin Melayu?

Mereka mempunyai 88 peratus daripada pengundi menyokong mereka. Apakah yang mereka putuskan mengenai isu kewarganegaraan? Jika kita lihat di serata negara Asia dan Asia Timur, kita akan mendapati kaum India tidak akan diterima di Ceylon dan juga tidak diterima di Burma. Sama halnya dengan kaum Cina, mereka tidak diterima di Thailand, Vietnam, Kemboja dan di negara-negara lain. Apakah bantuan berhubung kewarganegaraan yang mereka peroleh di semua wilayah tersebut?" Di Burma, seperti yang kita semua sedia maklum, kaum India telah diusir keluar, di Ceylon mereka tidak diberikan taraf warganegara seperti juga di Burma. Saya tahu dan anda juga tahu. Apa yang sedang berlaku di Malaya? Di sini kita mendapati pemimpin Melayu berkata, ''Kita akan menerima mereka sebagai saudara, kita akan berikan mereka sepenuh peluang untuk meneruskan kehidupan di negara ini, kita akan beri mereka peluang untuk menjadi warganegara".

Seterusnya pada tahun 1957, dengan tidak mengambil kira kebolehan berbahasa (Melayu) ribuan orang India, Cina dan Ceylon menjadi warganegara. Seperti yang saya nyatakan, saya amat bernasib baik kerana dilahirkan di negara ini. Di manakah anda boleh berjumpa bangsa yang lebih prihatin, bersopan-santun dan tertib selain daripada bangsa Melayu. Di manakah anda boleh mendapat layanan politik yang baik untuk kaum pendatang? Di manakah dalam sejarah dunia? Saya bertanya kepada anda. Ini adalah fakta. Siapakah anda untuk menjaga keselamatan kami? Saya adalah kalangan 10 peratus kaum minoriti di sini. Tetapi saya amat gembira di sini."


Persoalannya, kini apakah pengorbanan Melayu dikhianati oleh kaum lain?

-Awang Selamat-

SUMPAH MELAYU

SUMPAH MELAYU

WASIAT RAJA-RAJA MELAYU

WASIAT RAJA-RAJA MELAYU