Once in a while, it’s good to catch up with home.
The Sun (From Malaysia Today)
In the Dewan Rakyat today, B.Suresh Ram reported that the torching of the Jalur Gemilang ignited the MPs’ passion on the need to respect the national flag and punish those who insult and desecrate it.
Barisan Nasional (BN) MPs were particularly worked up over the incident and asked that the stiffest possible punishment be meted to the perpetrators.
Datuk Md. Alwi Che Ahmad (BN-Ketereh), interjecting in the debate on Budget 2008 by Datuk Raja Ahmad Zainuddin Raja Omar (BN-Larut), asked whether the burning of the flag amounted to a rebellion (derhaka).
“The flag amounts to our nation. Burning the flag amounts to a rebellion,” he said.
Datuk Bung Mokhtar Radin (BN-Kinabatangan) said that in the past, he had talked about Wee Meng Chee over his action on the national anthem.
“Today, there is another Wee Meng Chee. We should expel (halau) such people from the country. Use any law available to expel them,” he said.
Mohd Said Yusof (BN-Jasin) said the act showed such people did not care about the dignity of the country when they committed such acts.
Raja Ahmad Zainuddin said such people, regardless of their political affiliation, had committed an act of rebellion by torching the national flag.
“The authorities should investigate … they should find the mastermind behind the incident … irrespective of the political affiliation or the community they come from,” he said.
Datuk Mohamad Aziz said: “Warriors would hold up the flag at whatever cost. If the right hand is incapacitated (putus), they hold it up with the left hand. But today the people have resorted to burning the flag,” he said, adding that people who committed such acts should be detained under the Internal security Act or other laws.
Lim Kit Siang (DAP-Ipoh Timur) interjected and sought to defend Wee Meng Chee.
“Wee Meng Chee did not burn the Jalur Gemilang. Instead he took along the flag when he went to study overseas. He also took along the flag when he won a competition,” he said.
Mohamad retorted: “This is not about whether he is a Chinese or a Malay. He was abusive of the country.”
“But that is not fair. That is not right. He did not burn the flag,” Lim said, amid an exchange of shouting from MPs.
Deputy Speaker Datuk Dr Yusof Yaacob, after several minutes, managed to bring the house under control after Datuk Ismail Abd Muttalib (BN-Maran) said: “The pensioners in the villages had never rebelled (derhaka). It was the youths in the town who burned the flags. They should get out of Malaysia.”
Raja Ahmad Zainuddin, however, appealed to his peers not to jump the gun and let the authorities conduct their investigations. “Lets wait for the investigations. We want to know who is the mastermind (dalang).”
Salahuddin said: “Do not doubt our loyalty to the country. During our AGM, we raised the Malaysian flag too. BN MPs should listen to Raja Ahmad
Zainuddin and allow investigations to be concluded.”
Is it just me or did the government just became more retarded by the moment?
2 clowns are talking c**k again!
Sudahlah tu wrote:
Sampai juga agenda ini …
Balik balik pakai modal ini dalam parlimen …
Wang gaji yang diterima dibayar balik dengan perbahasan tidak ada penghujungnya …
Inilah mental MP Malaysia yang bersidang untuk menghabiskan masa mereka sebab telah dipertanggungjawabkan dan diamanahkan.
Di luar Parlimen nanti , tutup satu mata …
Kalau U tak suka , U boleh keluar ..
We have some of the most uneducated and worst-mannered MPs in our parliament. Bodowi, that really makes you stupid… Kesian.
kenapa ni?! semua mp free sangat ker?!
kenapa tak bincangkan binatang liar yg lepaskan tembakan ke arah orang ramai?!
adakah ni satu lagi diversity mata orang ramai supaya “terlupa” siapalah mangsa?! siapa yg berlaku kesalahan?! siapalah telah melanggar undang2?!
lunas oh lunaih wrote:
betul ke polis yang menembak tu tak pakai uniform? kenapa tak pakai ?
apa agenda tak pakai uniform.
MAYBE the one who burnt the flags is SB.or one of the mat rempit paid by who knows???
MAYBE HE BURNT the AMERICAN FLAG…haha
Cannot burn flag but can squander the National Treasury!!! That is TREASON!!! Hang the people in KBS who are involved in the issues!!!
“In the Dewan Rakyat today, B.Suresh Ram reported that the torching of the Jalur Gemilang ignited the MPs’ passion on the need to respect the national flag and punish those who insult and desecrate it………
Datuk Bung Mokhtar Radin (BN-Kinabatangan) said that in the past, he had talked about Wee Meng Chee over his action on the national anthem.”
Excuse me, before you guys go on your shouting or ‘lynching’ spree, exercise thought on the actions of your fellow members in the dewan. One waved his keris which is a symbolic and respectable object earlier in the attempt to assert authority which only came out just as foolish, arrogant and unethical.
About Wee Meng Chee, he’s just a Malaysian student abroad who’s homesick, as per previous article, and does need to be guided or educated instead of being threatened or ridiculed.
Hello Bung & Az,
The Indons just burnt many of your Jalur Gemilang, where’s your warriors?
Malaysians should respect the Malaysian flag and should not burn it. It is very disrespwectful. They should have burnt the BN or UMNO flag or perhaps thay have come to see UMNO as the govt and to get their fruatration out, they resorted to burning the Malaysian flag. Besides, it was just after merdeka and the flag is readily availanle.
BUT, that is that, not the most important.What about the crooks and assholes MPs and cabinet members, not excluding those in senior govt positions,especially those many crooks among the KSUs, who make pledges to carry out their roles and responsibilities honourable but which turn out otherwise? What do we make of them. UMNO and the govt is full of such asshole crooks.
mountain man wrote:
Punish those who burn flags, WHAT ABOUT those who squandered away millions like Dato Zakaria?
Malaysian parliament resembles the planet of the apes. Could digest what come out of it. Incompetent MPs talking about patriotism, and yet how patriotic are they?
Who torched the national flag? There’s a big question mark there. Could it be the SB? It’s always their tactics to paint a bad picture on the opposition.
The Police is the govt lackey. They are in cahoots with the nation’s plunderers.
Just talk only…. investigate lah… “no further action” … kes tutup!
Burning of National Flag CERTAINLY is DERHAKA. Malaysia is a country, it cannot do wrong. If at all things are not right, its because people managing the country. So Please spare the flag.
Now, if buring of flag, composing Negarakuku must BUANG NEGARA, compare like to like, these people also need to be BUANG NEGARA, for they strip the country of its wealth, a consequence that can make the country BANKRUPT, or bring shame to Malaysia in the eye of the world. These peoples are:
* those guilty of all the mismanagement of peoples’ money as highlihted in the DG report
* Those responsible for “IMPROVE” our standing in the corruption index.
* those who are committed of crime trading pirate CDs and illegal trding of logs.
* those who disrespect the existnce of other races in a multi racial country “Malaysia” and want them Keluar
* those who do not behave like Good Malaysian be it in rally or in parlimen.
* those , those, those, aiyah, tired of typing lah, just read the articles in MT including the achieved articles lah.
NOW, that is bigger DERHAKA.
Ah,so, if we also BUANG these people, MALAYSIA will be the Shangrila of ASIA, if not the world.
Same concept as “Bushland” for USA.
Seriously, Malaysia needs a vendetta to heal.
Random footnote: MY is the acronym for Malaysia.