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COMMENT | Stern warning must be followed up with action

COMMENT | We seem to be hearing the same recording again, with the same words and phrases. Would you say twice in three months becomes monotonous?

I am referring to yesterday’s warning from Inspector-General of Police Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani that stern action will be taken against those who make statements that raise racial tensions.

Why do we hear the same warnings from our officialdom without any action being taken?

On Dec 1 last year, I wrote: “Like Rip Van Winkle who woke up after a 20-year-long sleep, the powers-that-be are finally waking up to the bitter truth – the dangers of allowing self-appointed guardians of race and religion to spew hatred with their rhetoric.

“It was not an overnight phenomenon – it had been happening over the years with politicians playing the Zionist-Israeli card and stoking the fire with wayward statements – renunciations and diatribes against the minority races who happen to profess a different religion.

“Two days after GE15, Acryl warned social media users against uploading content that would threaten public safety and order.”

Yesterday, Acryl said something similar - the police will...

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