The Umno delegates made those racist remarks in full view of the whole nation and yet the police did not spring into action.
On Pak Lah says race relations fragile
Peter: The long delay in probing those racist remarks by Umno delegates really perplexes me. From what I've gathered, the police only started the investigation after reports were lodged by DAP. It must be really amazing.
I understand that in all political gatherings or assembly, the police would station a few special branch officers recording speeches made by various speakers. Thus, based on the recording, they could have charged the speakers as soon as the assembly is over.
The Umno delegates made those racist remarks in full view of the whole nation and yet the police did not spring into action. It must wait for DAP to make the police report. Amusing, isn't it?
Ian: Pak Lah, we all know the relationships among races are fragile. Please let us see some action taken by the government to right the situation rather than the usual talk by you. Show us that you are sincere in what you pledge by taking firm action against those culprits (including your son-in-law) who started the conflicts and tensions among races. If not, please stop telling us what we already know, and pray hard for your victory in the next election.
Jamiliah Kassim: Kononnya adegan perbahasan perwakilan Umno telah tersebar luas, sehingga ke Amerika dan Eropah. Isu-isu yang dibangkitkan yang menyentuh soal-soal perkauman kini dibaca seluruh dunia.
Ini sememangnya memalukan bangsa Melayu, seolah-olahnya anak Melayu merampas harta kaum lain tanpa kerja keras. Kita tahu hakikatnya bukan sebegitu. Perwakilan Umno yang kurang berpendidikan, yang cuba mempertokohkan diri mereka telah mengotori maruah bangsa sendiri. Ketiga-tiga orang ini patutlah dikenakan tindakan disiplin dan bukannya hanya amaran.
Seperti isu penguasaan ekuiti, buat apakah nak tunjuk statistik? Kalau setiap pihak diam-diam, siapakah yang tahu dan periksa sama ada ianya betul tak betul? Ini semua "hasil" kerja segelintir pemimpin Umno yang dangkal, tapi nak lagi pertonjolkan bakat!
On Water concession agreement 'top secret'
K Arumugam: I cannot understand the logic that if stolen water and water leakage are to be reduced, the water tariff should go up. The reduction in non-revenue water (NRW) means there is efficiency and more water to sell, and the price should drop. The argument that reduction in NRW is a capital expense which can only be recouped by increased tariff defies logic.
The provision to tie NRW to tariff increase is not only illogical but subject to abuse. How do you actually check reduction of NRW, and how much is subjected to actual capital expenditure are plain questions without factual answers.
In the worst circumstances, the concession agreement should contain a clause for nationalisation of the industry should the privatised firm begin to make profit. Making profit out of a public utility is a daylight robbery and plundering of our resources.
On Rayappan: Body cremated but court case proceeds
Kaisim: Recently there has much fight over dead bodies on religious grounds. Incidents like these have become common topics and laughing matters to the general public. How do the foreigners take us? Elsewhere people fight for gold and money but in Malaysia, even the dead cannot have peace while the family members have a tough time to give them proper burial because of the tussle.
There must be something very wrong in our religious organisations. We also heard of the false rumours of a conversion in a church via SMS, which nearly triggered off a serious racial and religious problem. We only heard of a woman being investigated over the crime but the important persons behind this incident are not mentioned. Is the authority getting into the bottom of things?
The government must wake up and nip matters like this in the bud. There are subversive elements in the religious organisations who work under the pretext of religion so as to undermine the security of the country. We have our economic problems to worry about, not dead bodies. The dead are gone forever - fighting over them does not help to improve the economy.
On Soil tests? We don't think so, Mr Mayor
Meng: Like the Kg Berembang residence, the Petaling Jaya residents in Gasing Hills have been fighting a losing battle.
Malaysians unfortunately have a short memory. After Highland Towers, there was a directive to stop all hill-side projects. Then within five years, it all started again. Today, any hill, any forest becomes fair game for rape and pilferage. There is no respect for our environment and it is no wonder our rivers are yellow and our city flood prone.
On MP: National Service a waste of money
KSN: I wholeheartedly endorse the statement that National Service is a complete waste of public funds. I will go the extend of saying abuse of public funds. It benefits no one especially the trainees, except the contractors supplying the food, uniforms, tents and other accessories used for the purpose.
Why not conduct national service as Singapore is doing for a period of two years? The country will benefit in many ways in the long run.