VOXPOP 'The cabinet is the highest decision-making body in the land. When the cabinet has made a decision, no one should defy it.'
Bersih, M'kini demonised at Tanda Putera screening
Tholu: The cabinet had banned the screening of the ‘Tanda Putera' film at least until GE13 is over as it is claimed that it may provoke racial sentiments and would be unhealthy for racial unity.
Now that the film is allowed to be screened, albeit to selected audiences, who is breaching the decision of the cabinet?
The answer is obvious - it is cabinet members from Umno, and more precisely PM Najib Razak. Now what is the other cabinet members' reaction to this blatant breach?
Doesn't this episode clearly indicates that although BN is a coalition of many parties, including mono-ethnic parties such as MCA and MIC, it is Umno that decides on every matter including sensitive issues involving other races and religions.
So why as a Chinese should one should vote for MCA and as an Indian, vote for MIC when the tail of these leaders are in between their hind legs and their head scraping the ground when in the presence of Umno?
Onyourtoes: The cabinet is the highest decision-making body in the land. When the cabinet has made a decision, no one should defy it.
Now, are Felda and Universiti Islam Antarabangsa (UIA) higher than the cabinet? Are individual members of the cabinet higher than the cabinet as a whole?
Please tell me, who is going to respect this government and its cabinet? Any member of the cabinet who has an iota of self-respect and dignity would have resigned by now.
MockingYou: I want the name of this senior officer from the Prime Minister's Office. Students should lodge a police report over this incident. Speak up. For crying out loud, you're in UIA.
Cogito Ergo Sum: As academics, they must be able to tell the difference between fair comment and lopsided views.
If the movie merely depicted the official version, then it cannot be taken as being fair or objective.
By being present, the university authorities are giving approval to the movie. A rather sad day for the academia.
Whatshappenning: I respect our PM. He has done a lot for the country and its citizens. But there is only one thing he can't handle - racial issues.
Why does he allow certain people to bring up such sensitive matters. We have to respect other people's sensitivities. Malaysia is such a lovely and peaceful country, please maintain that.
Fair&Just: The sinister purpose of the movie is obvious and very clear, isn't it?
'Altantuya doesn't want me to die yet'
Ferdtan: What is the difference between carpet trader Deepak Jaikishan and former private eye P Balasubramaniam?
Deepak, who has no business in the sordid affair involving Mongolian woman Altantuya Shaariibuu, voluntary offered his service (as revealed by him in numerous press conferences) to the wife of a VVIP to help Bala to change his first statutory declaration (SD).
The first SD put Najib under suspicion of complicity in the murder of Altantuya. Deepak only came out to hit at the people who employed him because of failed compensation or rewards to him. He has an axe to grind.
However, Bala was an incidental player as a paid private investigator - he was employed by Razak Baginda to keep Altantuya (who was alive then) away from him and family.
Obviously his conscience pricked him and he exposed the whole truth in his SD1. SD2, however, is another story.
When you are up against the most powerful man in the country with his financial resources (and with men like Deepak), his legal counsel comprising a very senior and ‘respected' lawyer and the Special Branch of the police, you have no choice but to retract.
With the ‘harassment and the confinement' of his family by the police putting not himself but his family at risk; who wouldn't have caved in?
The money offered to Bala to get out of the country is inconsequential - it was an added inducement for him to make up his mind fast.
Mahashitla: It is good for Bala and Deepak not to meet as they may be accused of conspiring to lie. The truth will only flow out naturally and there will be no contradictions.
Bala, there is no need to differentiate yourself with Deepak, as both of you are really admired for having the courage to come out to reveal the truth for whatever the reasons. We just want to see justice for Altantuya and that innocent men are not sent to the gallows.
Kairos: This is another proof that what PI Bala testifies about the Altantuya case is true because it had always been said that a man who is dying or close to death does not lie.
There has to be some grain of truth in what Bala knows and shares. I wish him well and hope and pray that only stents are needed for his clogged arteries because the country needs him at this critical hour of the nation's history.
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