Saturday, 1 December 2007

On The "Illegal Rallies"

The best part about Malaysian politics are the Quotable Quotes. :)

I honestly don't know how they make these statements with a straight face.

"To me, the illegal assembly will not only undermine internal security but also jeopardise the national economy.

"Are they trying to show (to the world) that this country is in disarray, this is not right," he told reporters when responding to the protest gathering at the British High Commission at Jalan Ampang on Sunday.

- Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan

I don't know, mate. I think you've single-handedly managed to show up the communist-dictatorship characteristics of your government.

We can't really call ourselves a democracy, and the last time I checked, few investors are thrilled with an unstable government like the one you work for.

"We have received information that there will be criminal activities taking place right up to Sunday’s gathering. From our intelligence gathering, we found that riots and fights had been planned. We are now taking precautionary measures."

- City police chief Deputy Comm Datuk Zul Hasnan Najib Baharudin.

Intelligence? In Malaysia, "Police Intelligence" is an oxymoron. Pray, tell me, which little fly on the wall supplied that precious tidbit of information to you?

Hindraf's second appeal for a police permit was rejected as police intelligence showed racial issues and sensitivities of other races that could harm prevailing racial harmony would be highlighted at the assembly.

"We fear the gathering will spark racial friction leading to more serious crimes."

- City police chief Deputy Comm Datuk Zul Hasnan Najib Baharudin.

You don't say! You mean, like waving the keris, shouting, "If you don't like it, get out of the country!" and claiming, "The Indians and Chinese bully the Malays"?

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