Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Saving Private Interests

When I was still a young ciku, the world of cinematography yielded a somewhat popular WWII movie entitled Saving Private Ryan.

Being an American movie (and a Steven Spielberg one at that), it was highly dramatic coupled with generous infusion of patriotism and brotherly love.

In 1998, I was certainly much less cynical than I am today, so I enjoyed the storyline which detailed the arduous effort of rescuing a fallen serviceman during the Normandy invasion.

Today, in Malaysia, a similar effort is being exerted.

Individuals In Collusion With Raja Petra Can Be Hauled Up - Musa:

KUALA LUMPUR, July 6 (Bernama) -- Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan said individuals in collusion with fugitive Raja Petra Kamaruddin can be hauled up under the law.

"We can propose to charge them for harbouring criminals but it is up to the court to decide," he said when asked what police (PDRM) were doing to bring Raja Petra home.

Newspapers recently ran a photograph of Raja Petra together with private investigator P.Balasubramian and Federal Territory Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) chief Datuk Zaid Ibrahim.

Musa said PDRM could not act in haste to record statements from them as procedures had to be followed.

"We can't go to the country to detain him as it too has laws but this does not mean that we can't act.

He said although Interpol had refused to track down the Malaysia Today webmaster, PDRM had other initiatives and strategies to detain him.

It matters not that Interpol had rightfully reviewed the reasons behind this extradition and decided those reasons were not valid.

By hook or crook, the police - and by proxy the ruling coalition, Barisan Nasional - want Raja Petra Kamarudin back on Malaysian soil so they can control the damage he inflicts to their reputation.

I hate to break this to you, but there is no brotherly love lost here.

Lest you think Malaysia has no serious issues (to the extent that the police are spending so much time on a futile exercise), we have had a young woman blown up with C4 explosives.

There has been no motive established, and her killers were identified as two commandos who worked for the BN government. Justice has yet to be served for that young Mongolian woman.

And then we had a young man fall to his death when he was pushed off a building. He would have become a father, but he never saw his son.

We have also had a number of missing children who may have been kidnapped and trafficked into other countries. Someone needs to bring them back to their families.

Raja Petra Kamarudin is not the priority here.


Hitam Had said...

What is the basis for the Police Inspector General to say that YM RPK is a criminal when there is no such conviction in any court of law? Even the British authorities told him so.

But he is addressing a Malaysian audience and maybe this is how he justifies the shooting of people who do not obey police commands (or demands) by deeming that they must be criminals?

The Bernama article also appears to be a very subtle attempt to reveal the warped minds of the Malaysian authority figures and the ever trusting Rakyat who reads and accepts such baseless utterances.


Antares said...

If we remove the meaningless "Di Raja" from Polis Di Raja Malaysia we are left with... uh-oh... Polis Malaysia or PM. How about if we remove the meaningless "raja" from Kerajaan? "Kean" sounds too Chinese, so we shall settle for "Kera Jahanam" (Damned Monkey)... my point is, these officious twits are completely stuck in a feudal timewarp and think and speak as if they are carrying out instructions from Allah's earthly representative, the caliph or sultan. So when we have demented, debauched and degenerate rulers on hand, these are the types of mindless minions we must contend with. QED.

Crankster said...

Hitam Had - The only justification that the police may have to arrest anyone is that he/she is a criminal.

Therefore, they concoct an excuse to assert that RPK is one.

Antares - without a shadow of doubt the police are spineless minions of the BN government.