Danger of normalizing ‘pariah’

UPDATE: Connected story, ‘Baby’s throat slashed, parents, siblings slaughtered‘ ooo.-O-.ooo ooo.-O-.ooo ooo.-O-.ooo ooo.-O-.ooo CiFwatch, which monitors the psychosis of The Guardian (a British paper that is determinedly anti-Israel), has a write-up which is useful in helping to elucidate the Interlok situation. In ‘Harriet Sherwood and the normalization of anti-Israel bigotry‘, CiFwatch blogger Adam Levick explains how he … Continue reading

Hulu S’gor: Polis tangkap lagi

By Sharifuddin A.Latiff Earlier on Tuesday, three civil society activists K. Anu, K.S. Usha and Allen Tan were ‘arrested‘ in Hulu Selangor while another seven suffered the same fate yesterday. Are these incidents typical of selective enforcement by the Polis DiRaja Malaysia because the persons involved were deemed not BN-friendly? You might say it is … Continue reading

You can never win with a bigot – my response to “OutSyed the Box: Is The DAP A Chauvinist Party?”

Bigotry is spreading fast in our blogosphere, on both sides of the political divide; I believe that SAA’s blog entry of 31 July 2009 is but one example of it. The purpose of the post in question seems to be to imply that the DAP is chauvinist, anti-Malay and anti-Islam.

Let’s look at some of the things SAA wrote, beginning with this about Lim Guan Eng (LGE): “Lim Guan Eng made a public display of standing up for a young Malay girl because the fellow involved was Rahim Tamby Chik, Guan Eng’s nemesis in Melaka at that time. Would Lim Guan Eng have made the same stand if it was not Rahim Tamby Chik? What if it was Chua Soi Lek?” So, according to SAA, if someone like LGE speaks up for a Malay girl, he/she is only motivated by political and/or racial motivations, never by principle or more nobler aims.

Yet, five paragraphs later, he is taking Theresa Kok to task for (supposedly) doing the exact opposite: NOT speaking up for a Malay girl! He writes: “Then it came to pass that the girl was not Chinese but actually a Malay girl, also wearing a tudung, who was a suspected drug addict. Not surprisingly that also marked the end of Theresa Kok’s involvement in the matter. She dropped the case like a hot potato.”

Doesn’t it seem like whatever a DAP politician says or does, SAA can find a way construe it to imply that they are opportunist, racist and/or worse? How convenient!