UMNO can only survive in a divide-and-rule environment. So they will do anything to create racial and religious hatred and envy. There are paid dogs to do their dirty job. Sometimes giving these demagogues a free hand can create situations that spin out of hand with tragic results.
Do we need to pay attention or get excited everytime such idiot opens their mouths? I don't!
He belongs to the ranks of those pathetic attention-seekers who think their path to glory lies through creating fear, envy and hatred. Just like Matey and Ibrahim Ali.
Still it's useful to keep an eye on them to make sure things don't get out of hand. Other than that, hold our peace.
Thursday, 26 May 2011 16:21
Perak cleric Kazim emerges to challenge Ibrahim Ali for top racist crown
Written by Melissa Lee, Malaysia Chronicle
A new Ibrahim Ali has emerged in the form of a Perak cleric Ustaz Mohammad Kazim Elias Al Hafiz, who launched a vitriolic attack against the Chinese and Indians for being greedy and demanding more rights than they deserved at the expense of the Malays in the country.
It is not clear where Kazim made his speech, which was littered with racist remarks and labels, but he is the president of Pusat Pendidiakan Al Barakah, a Perak-based religious learning centre.
His speech was captured on video and was uploaded on You Tube. The video was entitled “Ustaz Kazim Elias kutuk Cina India? (Ustaz Kazim Elias hits out at Chinese and Indians?)
Here are some excerpts from his speech, which centred on Ketuanan Melayu or Malay supremacy. He told the Malays not to be "bodoh" or stupid and let the other races climb all over their heads.
“Today, their races are questioning Malay supremacy, that’s rubbish, we are the ones who have given them the space to speak. The Malays have been very generous with them. We share the country with them. Give them land. Give them positions. They are not satisfied still?”
“Why is it like this? The answer is simple. Because there are Malays who support them. If they ruled us, they wouldn’t get what we’re giving them now."
“You look at the Chinese people: what do they do at night? They loiter around the shops, ignorantly drink alcohol and ignorantly go to the discos. There are also Malay soldiers who sleep in the forest and guard the seas. Now who actually is the master and who the slave?”
“Look at the police: how many percentage of them are Chinese? Those who patrol at night, take the risk of being shot, killed, not sleeping at night. Who are they? Are they not Malays? What do the towkay, the Chinese, do? Who are the people in the fire department, the people who wash the toilets and takes the trash?”
Racism flourishes when the authorities do not take action
Kazim also criticised the Indians for flouting regulations and building temples wherever they liked.
“Look at the temples. The Chinese here are so few but temples everywhere. The Hindu temples are all over the roads. Even then they are not thankful, still need to dispute over it."
“Look at the Hindus in Malaysia, which Hindus have been stopped from building a temple? Everywhere they build their temples. We have tolerated… them. Don’t let it reach a point where we fight. Don’t reach a point where they step on our head."
His speech is bound to rile up the non-Malays who are still upset over a Christian-state row raked up by the Umno-owned Utusan newspaper that accused the Christians of conspiring with the opposition to form a Christian state at the expense of Islam.
But the extremeness of his comments also make him an object of ridicule especially with the urban Malaysians. However, the majority view is that racial recalcitrants like him and Perkasa president Ibrahim Ali should be severely punished to prevent racism from becoming even more entrenched in Malaysia's already polarized society.
The 60-year old Ibrahim recently exhorted the Malays to take up a holy war or jihad against the Christians for daring to plot a Christian state even though Christian leaders and the DAP had already denied it and lodged a police report over the matter. - Malaysia Chronicle