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Scapegoating Waytha is another temple riot crime

S Thayaparan

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Modified 21 Dec 2018, 3:29 am
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COMMENT | Therefore, PAS demands that Waythamoorthy accepts full 'social and moral' responsibility and resigns with immediate effect. PAS 

Read that quote again. What PAS is attempting to do is pin the blame of the death of a firefighter and the temple riots on an Indian minister of the current government. PAS just stopped short of saying that P Waythamoorthy is legally liable for the death of Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim and the riots at Seafield, USJ 25, Selangor. Meanwhile, Penang exco Afif Bahardin said that Waytha had failed to forge unity and that there were better Malaysians that could handle the job.

Bersatu Youth national security bureau chief Mahathir Mohd Rais offered a garbled message: "Yes, we are united but if unity that was supposed to be your priority and portfolio is being made secondary, history could repeat itself and we will sink just like those before us.” Of which the meaning eludes me but I assume he meant that Waytha had spooked the Malays.

To understand Takiyuddin Hassan’s moral compass, please refer to my piece dismissing his odious argument that, “'Muslim converts suffered for the past 10 to 20 years' – What does this really mean? The civil courts ostensibly apply to all Malaysians equally. This idea of conflict with the syariah courts is merely code for the reality that the syariah courts favour the Muslim. So, it is not justice that the Muslim is seeking but preferential treatment conferred by religion.”

https://www.malaysiakini.com/columns/391442 (my piece)

Afif Bahardin claimed that there are better Malaysians who could assume the mantle but failed to note that Waytha’s so-called failure was disputing the false police narrative at the time that the riots were caused by two groups of Indians. Since when is correcting falsehoods a threat to unity?...

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