In a previous post I again questioned The Malaysian Insider for publishing columns, that decries the Govt and UMNO, with special mention to one Ali Kadir.
Criticising the Govt to address shortcomings is all well and good. But when criticism is by way of disguise, dubious locutions and unsubstantiated accusations, then it becomes suspect.
Firstly, I would ask The Malaysian Insider whether 'Ali Kadir' is a real name, moniker or a pseudonym apart from "Ali Kadir reads The Malaysian Insider."
The Malaysia Insider has a moral duty to state so as it implies the person is a Malay or a Muslim to give the column greater credence in the context of it's content.
No matter what the author's race or religion, the more serious matter is the recent essay by this 'Ali Kadir' in The Malaysian Insider, can be regarded to be of seditious tendency as interpreted by the Sedition Act 1948 and an offence under the Act in Article 4 (1) a).
4. (1) Any person who—
(a) does or attempts to do, or makes any preparation to do,
or conspires with any person to do, any act which has
or which would, if done, have a seditious tendency
I highlight the related passages of that column, that coud be descibed as having such tendencies, within ambits expressed by the Act.
3. (1) A “seditious tendency” is a tendency—(a) to bring into hatred or contempt or to excite disaffection against any Ruler or against any Government.
2) Religious tension rose during the reign of Pak Lah, with temple demolitions, disputes over conversions and burial rights, the right of Christians to use Allah taking centrestage.
Today, these issues have been swept under the carpet (resolved ala Malaysia)". The Federal Court is unwilling to state its stand on the issue of conversion and the chasm between Christians and the government has widened to a stage not known before in Malaysia."
The party which once gave us Tunku Abdul Rahman, Tun Dr Ismail and Tun Hussein Onn now offers us suspect characters. Not to different from the likes of Zakaria Deros and the “Close One Eye” Ahmad Ismail during the Abdullah era"
Today we are still saddled with a questionable police force, an incompetent MACC, a seemingly corrupt Customs Department. And once again we are hearing calls for an IPCMC"
"He said that the commission to the Malaysia company was paid by the French but a probe by the French government shows that the commission was paid by the Malaysian government."
(c) to bring into hatred or contempt or to excite disaffection
against the administration of justice in Malaysia or in any State,
"The Federal Court is unwilling to state its stand on the issue of conversion and the chasm between Christians and the government has widened to a stage not known before in Malaysia."
Do you know why the relevant Ministries within the Govt allow such indiscretions and aspersions, published by The Malaysian Insider, to continue without being reprimanded?
Of course if they did then it gives the big guns of the opposition and it's symphatisers to really come blazing, crying and throwing everything at the Govt, including the kitchen sink.
By the way it's not enough for The Malaysian Insider to qualify every column that * This is the personal opinion of the writer or publication.
The Malaysian Insider does not endorse the view unless specified.
It should be more responsible for columns being published and must be accountable should there be any transgression of any law.