Isham Rais, “A sign the Malaysian project has failed” August 21, 2007Posted by elizabethwong in Current Affairs, Event, Human Rights, Malaysia, Note2Self, Politics, Race Relations.
In Johor yesterday, Umno Youth Chief, Hisham Hussein insisted Namewee would not escape legal action even after his apology.
‘‘Pergerakan Pemuda UMNO tegas dengan pendirian bahawa kalau sudah melanggar undang-undang, ia tetap salah dan sama ada dia memohon maaf atau tidak, ia bukan satu isu.” (Utusan Malaysia)
Deputy minister for Internal Security, Johori Baharum said the Attorney-General would decide what kind of action will be taken and added that he agreed one needs to be firm because, “It is an insult to us and the country.” (Utusan Malaysia)
In contrast, below are snippets from the KeADILan forum last night on Namewee, held in packed auditorium in Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall. (For an easier viewing experience, press the ‘play’ button to start, then ‘pause’ for it to download fully before resuming to ‘play’.)
Hisham Rais:- “This is a sign the Malaysian project has failed…”
Khalid Jaafar:-“…Kita harus membangunkan semula mimpi … impian… We will not be judged by the colour of our skin but the content of our character”
Amir Sari: – “Ini menunjukkan beliau mencinta dan menghargai Malaysia…”
There’s extensive coverage in a number of the Chinese papers; here’s one in English by Malaysiakini.