Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Ahmad Ismail should apologise, not Najib


Why should the Deputy Prime Minister be apologising on behalf of Bukit Bendera Umno division chief Datuk Ahmad Ismail (left)? Nobody is seeking an apology from Najib Tun Razak but from Ahmad Ismail for his offensive remark. Ahmad Ismail alone should take responsibility for his action. If he is brave, or stupid enough, to call the Chinese "pendatang," then he should be man enough to make an apology. Why should this be so difficult for him? Worse, he has kept himself away from the media, refusing to respond to queries from reporters. By being evasive, he is letting the controversy drag on, which is not doing him or his party any good.
Ahmad Ismail should be a lesson for Umno, ahead of the general assembly at the end of the year, where the speakers sometimes get carried away with their rhetoric. There is little to gain for politicians who attempt to project themselves as champions of their communities. It should also be a reminder to bosses of television stations who sometimes forget their viewers comprise of Malaysians of all races. TV reporters and interviewers sometimes uses the term "orang kita" during interviews without realising, probably unintentionally and unknowingly, that it is not just politically incorrect but not proper.

30 comments:

Anonymous said...

This Ahmad Ismail is a coward and somebody apologises for him shows that this cheap-skate or low moral politician is a product of arrogant UMNO all the while.It is like when you commit a murder,someone takes the blame for you and you got scot-free.This whole episode does not end there and if this coward does not come out openly to apologise for his inflammatory remarks,I bet serious repercussions would occur in the coalition's government in these couple of days.

zackdanial said...

after Kris Hisham now this . BN can kiss bye2 to "pendatang" vote forever .

12 more days to 16th Sept .

Robert Teh said...

Chun Wai,

You said it - "Ahmad Ismail should apologise..."

Not only to Malaysians of Chinese origin but to all peace-loving and multi-cultural Malaysians. We are all sick and tired of all the racism perpetuated by UNMO lately to try to regain the lost support of Malay voters in the country.

The non-Malays are not against Malay leadership in this country - I don't give a damn if a big majority of our leaders are Malaysians of Malay origin as long as they are not racist or arrogrant, free of corruption, fair to all and competent in running this country.

This is what Merdeka means to me - and to a lot of others, I'm sure.

British Malaysian said...

The Anglo-Saxons still regard the India-Pakis, West Indies, Hongkies, African Asians as IMMIGRANTs though many have become citizens.

Mind you they have their own National Front.

Nostradamus said...

The Courage to Build a New Malaysia.

The year is 2008. This is the year most Malaysians finally woke up from a deep slumber. Most Malaysians were just too busy earning their living and building up their lives to take notice that times have changed and the idealism spouted by our founding Fathers have still not been accomplished for this country even today.

It was not so long ago in 1957 and then for our fellow East Malaysians in 1963 when the ideals and dreams preached by the late Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj (Bapa Kemerdekaan and Bapa Malaysia) for Malaysia were first announced and was greeted with joy in the hearts and minds of all Malaysians. The late Tunku Abdul Rahman had a dream and ideals, just like Martin Luther King, Gandhi, Nelson Mandela and many others including the prophets over the history of mankind.

Many a times such dreams were hijacked and led astray under the guise of nationalistic, racist and religious idealism by so called politicians and self declared and appointed righteous and religious persons (Little Napoleons). Individuals who have risen to continue some of such idealisms are gagged, isolated, bankcrupted, blasphemied, rehabilitated or worst jailed, for it is deemed not in consonance with the dreams and idealism of the elected parties agendas.

Laws are legislated and passed at whim in Parliament to change the idealism of the Supreme Law of the Land (The Malaysian Constitution) and to cloak such party and individual agendas. It is true, Malaysia, conforms to the democratic process as practiced by most western countries in elections (even though tainted but unproven). But once given the trust to be elected as a leader or representative of the people, party and individual idealism overtook national idealism, and The Jeykll and Hyde personality emerged to be repeated over and over again at each and every election and by-election.

Malaysians have being led astray for so long, that what is right is blurred, what is wrong is tolerated, what is evil is condoned, what is fair is pouted as unfair, what is immoral becomes moral and corruption and close one eye need to become a part of our accepted daily lives. Jealousy, hatred, greed, racism, plundering and satanism starts to breed in Malaysian minds, and brothers, friends and fellow Malaysians were looked upon as enemies or as inferior human beings. Once a while, such nets were cast ashore to include anything to do with other countries or other races which do not belong to one's own race or religious beliefs.

The minds and souls of Malaysians are so polluted and poisoned for so many years that it seems that Malaysia is the only all correct country and we should rule the world by our way. Examples of countries which follows Malaysia or is it we following them are, such as North Korea, Zimbabwe and Israel. What justifications can you tell your own generations or future Malaysian generations that what you are doing to fellow mankind and more so to your own fellow Malaysians that it is righteous and correct, when, it is at the expense and sufferings of your own human kind and fellow Malaysians?

Can you say to them I did it to follow the orders and teachings of God or party political agendas? Who gave you such inspirations and idealism? Do not absolve your own wicked mind and greed nor take a ride on someone else wicked mind and greed. Do not pick and choose in the Books of God nor the man-made laws to justify or suit your own twisted and idealistic minds. You can fool others due to their ignorance or emotions at some time but you can't fool forever a man's conscience nor your own children or hopefully one day your own when such enlightenment comes to you.

The courage to change things which are not right in Malaysia nor achieve the ideals of the Founding Fathers is not impossible. Most Malaysians have woken up to the fact that the future is going to be determined by it's own citizens thru their own conscience guided by their own religious beliefs to live a harmonious and productive life of correctness and not the type of political, racial or religious correctness as preached.

Parties and their own agendas do not take priority over the Founding Fathers ideals and hopes of all Malaysians. Religion and principles are as a guide to your own conscience to make sure whoever is the leader do not lead Malaysians nor society astray.

For in the end, what is just and right should surely overule anything else for any leader or their party agendas.

Does your Representative of the People (Wakil Rakyat) or You! have the courage?

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Anonymous said...

Apologise is a MUST already from him, and if he ever want to do it,do it sincerely.Action also should be rendered.
Just wondering, when Ahmad made his statement, is he aware who our current PM's WIFE is.
And also how did she felt when she heard it, hum.. I just wonder.- Ex-Neutral.

Malaccan view said...

What can we expect ABB and UMNO do?Nothing.
What Najib done is out of gesture try to pacify us,CHINESE???,no,i should said 'Us' meant Malaysians,we BORN,RAISED and DIED here,why we cant called ourself Malaysians and being labelled 'Pendatang'??
UMNO forever and never will learn from any lessons,today,another UMNO goon,Dep Education Min send out racist remarks about Perak gov aid Pvt chinese school..best way is to bury them one by one alive and le it be history.So that,we Malaysians can start a new leave of life.

Anonymous said...

Sometimes i wonder does every malaysian ready the true malsysian history? Hey we are all pendatang and invader..The true residents are the orang asli in Malaysia.
Don't be stupid thinking that who govern of conquer this piece of land can be consider tuan. Switch on the TV or surf the internet to know how small malaysia is on this planet. If no understanding n toleration then Malaysia will repeat its history before world war 2. Ahmad Ismail statement shows how uneducated he is. We should not waste time on this sort of person.

Bloggster.info said...

I think it is too late to apologize now. This Ahmad Ismail has chosen to keep quiet. If he was sincere he would have come out by now and said sorry instead of the DPM and PM himself faalling over each other to defend this politician.
I'm sure there's a lot of strategizing going on behind closed doors even right now. And soon this Ahmad Ismail will come out of hiding and offer a half-hearted apology like the many we have heard in the past from these UMNO politicians.

Anonymous said...

In case anybody interested.

Ahmad Ismail is considered a Badawi man. He was linked to the PORR project in Penang. He is one of UMNO strongman in Penang.

This would explain Badawi's response and Najib's response.

I think it is gratious for Najib to offer the apology. But then,he has nothing to lose. d

amoker said...

Champion when speaking but hides behind AAB and Najib. Bah, what a leader.

Ab said...

Isu ini memang menjadi lebih menarik, menawan dan mengemparkan apabila Dato Seri Najib tiba2 tampil untuk memohon maaf bagi pihak Datuk Ahmad Ismail berhubung kenyataan ' pendatang' terhadap masyarakat cina ketika dlm satu majlis berkempen di Permatang Pauh. Kenapa Najib tampil untuk meminta maaf bagi pihak Ahmad ? Kenapa Ahmad melarikan diri daripada tanggungjawabnya untuk berdepan dgn media dan juga pihak lain ? Adakah Ahmad masih berdegil dan mempertahankan kenyataanya ? Ataupun kenyataan Najib bagi pihak Ahmad untuk mengawal keadaan tidak menjadi lebih buruk sepertimana ist hayunan keris ? Ketika BN dan UMNO sedang mengambil pelbagai pendekatan untuk mengembalikan keyakinan rakyat - tindakan segelintir pemimpin UMNO bertindak luar batasan bukan sahaja menjadikan keadaan politik menjadi lebih teruk tetapi menjadikan perpaduan dikalangan komponen BN bertambah 'goyang' . Rakyat sedang memerhatikan setiap gerak geri pemimpin UMNO. Mereka perlu lebih berhati - hati dlm membuat kenyataan. Jgn ikut perasaan dan emosi bagaikan Pemimpin Syok Sendiri. Mereka perlu faham implikasi disebalik tingkah laku mereka. Isu ini menjadi lebih panas lagi apabila Najib tampil bagi pihak Ahmad. Sekiranya Ahmad betul2 insaf dgn perbuatanya beliau perlu datang ke depan dan insaf kesalahanya. Di dalam bulan ramadan yg mulia ini kita perlu amalkan kerja2 mulia. Pemimpin seperti Ahmad - janganlah gadaikan maruah UMNO dan pentingkan diri sendiri. Kita sudah muak dgn politiking perkauman. Kita melaungkan semangat perpaduan di mana2 sahaja tetapi.,amat sayang sekali apabila pemimpin politik tidak dapat menghayati definasi perpaduan. Apa nak jadi ? Kita dah mulakan pelajaran moral di peringkat bangku sekolah lagi. Mungkin pemimpin politik perlu diketengahkan dgn pengajian moral ? Jadikanlah Prinsip Rukunegara sebagai platform - atau amalan untuk perlu di ikuti. Di mana semangat kita sebagai bangsa malaysia? Adakah Malaysia belum merdeka lagi? Kerana kenyataan Ahmad boleh membawa kpd banyak pengertian negatif kpd kita semua. Ahmad perlu dihukum . Dulu ada pemimpin Gerakan - Paranjothi juga ada membuat kenyataan berbentuk perkauman. Tak tahu apa dah jadi kes tersebut? Pemimpin2 politik gunakan rakyat berbilang kaum untuk naik keatas dan janganlah gunakan rakyat yg sama untuk jatuh. Insaflah.

arifabdull said...

Buat semua rakyat Malaysia,
Mulai hari ini sehingga menjelang 16 September, sempena Hari Kemerdekaan Malaysia ke-45 marilah beramai-ramai kibarkan bendera Malaysia.

Jika sepanjang sambutan 51 tahun Malaya Merdeka yang lalu anda terlupa mengibarkan bendera, apa salahnya kita mulakan sekarang gerakan kempen kibarkan bendera menjelang Hari Kemerdekaan Malaysia ke-45 ini.

Terima kasih

BlueMoon said...

Why Ahmad Ismail should apologise? This man is Hang Tuah and not pondan.

Anonymous said...

Ahmad has got more worries than apologizing to the "pendatang" !
Now PDC is after him! Let's hope that ACA will do its job properly with this fella. Maybe this "pendatang" has scooted to Indonesia, Middle East or Bangladesh, or whichever country of origin he was from.

Anonymous said...

Ahmad, where are you hiding?
Uncle LGE is coming to take you away. You see, he has lots of questions for you and the PPSB thingy. So it is ok if you don't want to apologize for that seditious speech. We don't want your apology. We want you arrested under ISA. And if that is not going to happen, maybe Uncle LGE will get you on the PPSB thing. Loo See Liau lah !

Anonymous said...

We don't want his apology. We want him in prison where he belongs.

Anonymous said...

Ahmad Ahmad little boy, please come out. Uncle LGE is looking for you to talk about your PPSB thing. He won't talk about the pendatang thing, so you come out now little boy.

Anonymous said...

Most popular hobbies in Malaysia:

1) Inciting racial hatred.
2) Inciting religious hatred.
3) Corruption.
4) Making SD.
5) Disappearing.
6) Arrest under ISA.
7) So Do Me.
8) Political blogging.
9) Squandering public funds on absurd projects
10)Swearing.

Anonymous said...

If we Think Ahmad Ismail is dangerous for a multi-racial Malaysians, rethink again about one more person named Zulkifli Nordin. I watched his video, link that I got from People's Parliament. Better you bloggers bring this up..

Please watch these to understand the danger we have...

Part 1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=badZdXOt4CU
Part 2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99yOPMhHR8c
Part 3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zrb6eAtcAvU
Part 4 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04czSwCykhk
Part 5 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zjg3tXwXwVs
Part 6 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvQOW0TSBfI


suresh

Anonymous said...

yeah I agree this zulkifli Nordin need to be arrested under ISA, whipped and the prison door key thrown away. He is a menace to society. So what happened to him? Looks like we have forgotten about him. Is PKR going to sack him or what?

William said...

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http://blog.limkitsiang.com/2008/09/03/5-reasons-why-najibs-apology-on-behalf-of-ahmad-inappropriate-inadequate-and-unacceptable/#more-1438

Anonymous said...

To the PKR leaders who may read Chun Wai's blog, I want to ask :
- Why the hell is Zulkifli Nordin still in PKR ? Shouldn't he be sacked ? It is OK if we need 31 seats instead of 30 to get PR tolead the government. It makes no difference. If this man is allowed to continue to be PKR or any PR party, he will be the virus that lead to disharmony in PR. If he is allowed to stay in PKR, people like me who is currently supporting PR, will stop supporting PR. Get this shit man Zulkifli Nordin out of PKR. Let him go to UMNO where he should be more at home. SACK HIM !!! Anwar, we are watching you to see if you are the real thing that can change Malaysia, or if you are just more of the same shit that is like UMNO.

Anonymous said...

Yes, Suresh, you are right. This Zulkifli fella is a devil. We are asking PKR, especially DSAI, to get rid of this bigot. DSAI, you must FIRE him before he does a saiful or a ezam to you. Zulkifli is probably sent to you by UMNO to undermine you. Watch out! Hello bloggers out there, please help get rid of this Zulkifli fella. Make sure DSAI gets the message loud and clear. It is OK to sacrifice one MP seat. He is a cancerous cell. Better discard it. Show Malaysians that PKR is what it says it is. This Zulkifli fella is WORSE than Ahmad. DSAI, please walk the talk !

Anonymous said...

Mr Wong C W,

The question here is whether the statement uttered by a political leader of ruling party UMNO had breached the sedition law of our country.

If there is sufficient evidence that he had breached the sedition law, then it is the responsibility of our public prosecutor to charge him in the open court. There is no need for public apology from Ahmad Ismail and he have to defend his statement in the open court.

If he is found guilty in the due process of court hearing, then it is the responsibility of judge to mete out the appropriate punishment under the sedition law.

If there is no action from government (most likely in this case judging from the comments from PM and DPM), then the rakyat should file reports to the police (which had been done) and we should wait for the response from the police after thier full investigations before we discuss and explore the next course of actions.

We should continue to monitor this case until full closure, ie. actions taken in the open court to charge and convict him and not letting this off as in the past.

There is a chinse proverb called "kill one to warn hundreds" (杀一儆百). If we can successfully convict Ahmad Ismail, then we will have successfully warned the many others in future, whether they are political leaders from the ruling BN, opposition parties, bloggers or man in the street.

It is the responsibilities of the police and public prosecutor to ensure the sedition law is upheld and maintain the unity and harmony of our society. If they can't do this basic job, then law makers might as well abolish this law.

This will free the PM, DPM and cabinet ministers from personally handling these "seditious" statements from their BN component parties which happen from time to time, in particular UMNO leaders, and focus their full attention on more pressing issues that concern the rakyat.

Melayu Penang said...

No need to apologise lah.. too late already. We already know that he is not sorry for making that statement, and we know that Pak Lah doesn't take it seriously either. To these UMNO people, it's the truth so why apologise? Their eyes blinded by easy money all these years so they can't see properly anymore.
How to give support to BN when it is full of arrogant people like this one..

sinnersaint:saintsinner said...

NO MORE RACISM IN MALAYSIA, WE HAVE ENDURED IT FAR FAR FAR TOOOOOOO LOOOOOOOOOOOOOONNNNNGGG.... 51 YEARS.... TAK CHUKUP KA

It the fault of the people, Malays, Chinese and Indians in Peninsular Malaysia ahve voted these ultras in, so now you deserve waht you voted for, no point in crying over spilt milk.

The next time, treasure your vote as how you would treasure your child, give your votes to those who are colour blind and only view another as a human.

Be it BN or PR, just vote these goons out, they should have the guts to inform the people that they racist - pls vote for me.

So, to all you chinese, malays and indians, serve you right for not comprehending the value of your VOTE.

NO MORE RACISM IN MALAYSIAN POLITICS.PERIOD.

sinnersaint:saintsinner said...

to british malaysian

we dont need to follow on how others term their migrants in their country.

We are all citizens of Malaysia, if Anglo Saxon disrespects their fellow citizen, its their stupidity, why should we adhere to rubbish.

Anonymous said...

http://www.kulitpisang.com

UMNO tak Rasis!

Ketua UMNO Bahagian Bukit Bendera, Datuk Ahmad Ismail, didakwa berkata, orang Cina adalah pendatang yang menumpang di Malaysia dan oleh itu mereka boleh mengharap mendapat layanan sama rata.

Ini di petik dari laporan www.malaysiakini.com. Kenyataan ini telah di bantah oleh UMNO sendiri sebagai bukan suara UMNO. Pemuda DAP (Dapsy) telah membuat laporan polis di Perak, Selangor, Melaka, Pulau Pinang dan Negeri Sembilan. Tindakan membuat laporan polis juga di buat oleh MCA dan Gerakan.

Datuk Ahmad Ismail memberitahu bahawa beliau tidak akan memohon maaf walaupun Timbalan Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak telah berbuat demikian.

Sebaliknya, kata Ahmad, beliau tidak melakukan sebarang kesalahan.

Ini merupakan reaksi pertamanya sejak tercetusnya kontroversi itu minggu lalu, ekoran ceramahnya sewaktu pilihanraya kecil parlimen Permatang Pauh yang didakwa telah menyinggung perasaan masyarakat Cina negara ini.

Menurut Ahmad, beliau tidak berkata atau melakukan sebarang kesalahan, dan oleh itu, tiada sebab baginya untuk memohon maaf.

Katanya, beliau akan mengadakan sidang akhbar khas di bangunan Umno Pulau Pinang Sabtu ini berhubung isu tersebut.

Sidang akhbar itu akan diadakan selepas mesyuarat badan perhubungan Umno negeri yang akan dipengerusikan oleh Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.

Sambil menafikan bahawa kenyataannya itu berbaur perkauman, Ahmad berkata, beliau berkawan dengan orang Cina dan India sejak kecil lagi.

Sehubungan itu, katanya, beliau tidak pernah dan tidak akan menjadi seorang yang bersifat perkauman.

Ahmad turut mengecam laporan media yang menuduh beliau mengelak daripada bertemu dengan wartawan dan jurugambar yang menunggunya di luar balai polis Seberang Perai Pusat di Bandar Baru Perda sejak dua hari lalu.

“Saya tidak minta mereka tunggu. Jadi mengapa mereka tuduh saya lari dari mereka?” soalnya.

Ahmad telah memberi kenyataan di balai polis negeri di Georgetown malam tadi, ekoran beberapa laporan yang telah dibuat terhadapnya.

Kes tersebut disiasat mengikut Seksyen 4 (1)(B) Akta Hasutan 1948 yang membawa hukuman denda tidak lebih RM5,000 dan penjara minimum tiga tahun, atau kedua-duanya sekali.

Anonymous said...

Actually im not really interested in politics as i feel that most of the politics problems arise bcoz of the arrogant,selfishness and the way tat adults showing off themselves as wat they think they r.
But now,Ismail dare to talk like tis.He should apologise.Even a kindergarden child will apologise after scolding by parents.So many ppl scolding him now but he still dowan to apologise.It seems tat he is not even a kindergarden level.If he still a MAN,then he should not hide behind Najib.
Apologise to us,an we will CONSIDER to accept ur apology.

ps:nobody is "pendatang" in tis world.EVERY SINGLE PERSON IS IMPORTANT IN EVERY SINGLE PLACE!!