Only facts can dispel wild rumours

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VOXPOP 'If the police do not wants us to listen to rumours, then they should give all the facts, otherwise rumours can gain credibility.'

Cops: Don't believe rumours of riot in Kuala Muda

vox populi small thumbnail Hang Babeuf: A triple assurance from the police:

1. There is no problem, and there never was any; nothing at all ever happened;

2. It was only a nasty fight over familiar, well-known and long-standing local issues; and

3. The police and government have dealt with the matter decisively - so woe betide anybody to tries to stage a repeat of this event that never happened.

"Racial antagonism"? Just doesn't exist under this government.

Note the nightly prayer of many Umno ministers: "Yesterday upon the stair/ I met a man who wasn't there/ He wasn't there again today/ Oh, how I wish he'd go away!" That man is "the racial issue" (so-called).

In other words, this is the accumulated effects of transforming and inflating the justifiable New Economic Policy (NEP) into an unconstitutional and nationally destructive doctrine of ‘Ketuanan Melayu'.

The government might deplore this. It ought to do so. It does not. Instead it outsources that "racial dirty work" to Perkasa, urged on by Utusan Malaysia . And then they say, "Look, our hands are clean!" Yeah, yeah!

Durio Zibethinus: If the police do not want us to listen to rumours, then they should give all the facts, otherwise rumours are credible than Utusan's news.

Anti Umno: If that is the case, please hunt down the culprits who spread these rumours and put them in jail. Make sure the public knows who the culprits are as it will be a deterrent for those who plan to do so in the future.

P Dev Anand Pillai: This must the work of the Umno cybertroopers who will be trying anything to get something going so that an emergency can be declared and elections called off.

The people are not stupid any more. Thanks to information, the knowledge of the truth has liberated the people of Malaysia.

An old Malaysian: Rumours of riots, unrest, racial strife, etc, can only be spread by irresponsible people who has nothing to lose and are paid by certain political party whose chances of losing in the 13th general election (GE13) are very high.

Leaders of that particular political party has already warned that the May 13 incident will recur if and when they were to lose in the election.

The Shrimp Warrior: The current regime can wield this event like a 'weapon of mass distraction' to ensure its hold on power. People keep calm and love one another.

Mohamad Abdul Malik: Rumours spread like wildfire and people tend to listen more to rumours than what the authorities have to say. The police should give a more precise statement on the matter.

You really can't blame the public for believing the rumours in the first place as in the past; some rumours - at least in Malaysia - ended up as the truth.

Malaysia lifts curbs on Christian travel to Israel

Thetruth: The problem is that GE13 is coming. After allowing Christian bashing to happen, now they realise the votes from the Christian community in Malaysia are almost totally gone. Damage control mode is in action now, but I think it is too late.

Louis: In the first place, there should have been no restrictions. After all, Christians are going there for peaceful purposes. Their aim is to see the birth place of Christ.

Disbeliever: I know I should not be skeptical of the PM's actions but then again, my better judgement tells me that Najib Abdul Razak isn't all that sincere.

Though the lifting of conditions in visiting the Holy Land comes at the right time since Christmas is right at our doorstep, Najb's actions are with a political motive - a desperate man knowing that for the first time in 55 years, Umno-BN may have to take the last train out of Putrajaya.

I won't be at all surprised if within the next few days, the courts fix a date for a judicial review of the 'Allah case' despite having languished in the ‘No Action' tray of the courts for three years.

Let us watch the antics of our PM in the run-up to GE13. What Umno-BN has failed to realise is that the people have given up on them and will not be tempted to not vote for change.

1malaysia2perak3katak: Christians can go to Israel after a vetting process at their embassy in Singapore. Travel via Bangkok or Singapore, and the Malaysian passport is not stamped. It's being going on for years, so what's the problem?

Fair&Just: GE just round the corner. Any sincerity? Fair and just treatment? Will it be changed later and for the worse? Every normal and right-minded person will know the answer. You reap what you sow.

Vijay47: I knew that Christians faced a lot of restrictions about visiting Israel, but not the ridiculous extent of it.

This 'lifting of conditions' is great news. Christians can now go right into the Holy Land to pray for Umno's complete destruction.

Ksn: Vijay47, good point, well said. I was under the impression that the restriction applied to Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus, and in fact, all Malaysians.

If the lifting applies to all, other faiths too can travel with the Christians to pray with them towards the same end.

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