I refer to malaysiakini report Cabinet rejects apology from rapper.
Our country, which proudly boasts of its ethical and religious credentials is sending out the wrong signals again over Wee Meng Chee's apology over his 'Negarakuku' rap song.
More so after the issue was handled quite favourably by MCA officials who intervened resulting in Wee apologising unreservedly and that apology that was accepted by all and sundry.
Interestingly, we are now told by Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Mohd Nazri Abdul Aziz that the cabinet has rejected Wee's apology and Attorney-General's Chambers will decide whether to prosecute Wee.
That is not all as Minister of Culture, Arts and Heritage Dr Rais Yatim seems to be in full agreement that the AG's office should determine if the song was seditious.
I am certain that the entire process would be a huge waste of public resources and one that the Attorney-General's Chambers can ill afford in view of the more urgent cases it has to address.
The AG really needs to address the repeated defeats of its prosecutors in high profile cases which have made the nation a laughing stock abroad while locals are fast losing faith in the system.
Certainly charges can be filed and a 'judgment in absentia' be made on Wee but this will serve no one except Malaysia's self-righteous political bigots who seem to have one law for themselves and another for others.
Is Wee the only one who has violated the Sedition Act over the last 12 months?
Will those who want his 'pound of flesh' be ready to swear that they have been fair, honest, ethical, professional and without bias, prejudice or hypocrisy in this matter? Your observation is as good as mine.