The Malaysian Insider, "Teenager apologises for stepping on PM’s picture"
"I apologise for my stepping on the prime minister’s picture at Dataran Merdeka,” she said at a press conference at the DAP headquarters here.Typical deep rooted opposition mob mentality as when Anwar Ibrahim gave signals and all hell broke loose in BERSIH 3.0
She said she had only followed suit when she saw others doing the same.
“Here, I would like to say sorry to everyone,” Ong said.
Her lawyer Eric Tan, who was also present at the press conference, said that she did it “unintentionally” and without realising it could be construed as seditious."
“Now knowing this has become an issue and especially [since] it could be investigated under [the] Sedition Act, she apologised and she emphasised that she wasn’t intentional on doing" that.
This is the problem with opposition supporters. Not only are they ignorant of issues affecting the country, they are led by the nose and blindly follow actions that are against enacted laws.
With safety in numbers, thousands who "only followed suit when they saw others doing the same" ignorant of the law or not, got off scott free in BERSIH 3.0 when Dataran Merdeka barriers were breached, in defiance of the law.
Could you imagine what would happen if it were the Agong's picture that was stepped upon?
Oh no, Malaysians are now more matured and accept freedom of expression.
That's why we have laws like the Sedition Act.
Ignorance of the law is no defence in any legal proceeding when one is charged.
As she has admitted and if she were to be charged she would be found guilty. Pay the price, case closed.
This is not about politics.
Yes, justice must be tempered with mercy but in the context of our social norms, and to maintain peace and order, a stiff and deterrent sentence must be imposed as a lesson to others.
Sedition Act 1948
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..
shall be guilty of an offence and shall, on conviction, be liable for a first offence to a fine not exceeding five thousand ringgit or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding three years or to both..
No worries Ong Sing Yee, your political comrade Gobind Singh says you have not done anything seditious. So. you can go and step on our PM's picture. In public so much the better. In private nobody will know.
As for the student who was expelled, hard luck to you.
YB Gobind, What about Seditious tendency 3 (e) to promote feelings of ill will and hostility between different races or classes of the population of Malaysia?
class [klas, klahs] noun
1.a number of persons or things regarded as forming a group by reason of common attributes, characteristics
class [klɑːs] noun
1. a collection or division of people or things sharing a common characteristic, attribute, quality, or property
2. (Sociology) a group of persons sharing a similar social position and certain economic, political, and cultural characteristics
I am one in this class who has ill feeling and beginning to feel hostile against your opposition antics.
TMI quotes Bernama "Parents ask for teen mooner to be given second chance"
My comment: Yes, provided the student is truly remorseful. Do not deprive him his education and future. If rapists can be reprieved, why not. Same goes for Ms Ong but not another person as mentioned in Malaysiakini. One must be truly remorseful.
Update 7 September 12.10pm - More ignorant Ong and stupid lawyer.
Ong, who was released on police bail from the Dang Wangi district police station in Kuala Lumpur at 2am today, said her apology was meant for the public.
Asked to clarify, her lawyer said that the apology would also be for the prime minister as he is also a member of the public.