Hornbill Unleashed

March 14, 2013

Swift action on Tian Chua, snail’s pace for Ibrahim Ali, Ridhuan Tee

The Malaysian Insider

PKR’s Chua Tian Chang was charged with sedition today for allegedly linking Umno to the on-going Sulu intrusion into Sabah.

Two surprises here.

One, that the Sedition Act is being used despite Putrajaya saying that the law will be repealed.

Two, allegedly offensive statements to burn Malay-language bibles by Datuk Ibrahim Ali and that against Hindus by academic Datuk Dr Ridhuan Tee have yet to see the police working as hard as they have with the Batu MP.

What does that say about double standards?

And what does that say about the priority of the powers-that-be in taking action against those who criticise the government rather than those who wound the feelings of fellow Malaysians?

Aren’t all of us supposed to be equal before the law? Is there a law for opposition MPs and one for those friendly with the government of the day?

Every Malaysian expects the police and the prosecutors to be above politics. To act without fear or favour. To investigate every case thoroughly and bring to court those who they believe have committed an offence.

In this case, the police and prosecutors have done a swift job with Tian Chua, taking him to court even as the Sulu incursion continues. Malaysians can only leave it to the wisdom of the judiciary to decide whether Tian Chua has committed sedition.

But we are in the dark over action taken against the Perkasa president and the lecturer in the National Defence University. How is it that their cases are still being investigated and no action taken?

Even if there is no case to answer, shouldn’t the people be told? At least then, they know the police are doing their job.

Justice must not only be done but must be seen to be done. The swift action against Tian Chua is glaring when compared to the snail’s pace in investigating both Ibrahim and Tee.

And it lends credence to Tian Chua’s assertion that this is all political and nothing to do with what is right or wrong.



  1. Umno thinks it is the absolute government of Malaysia. Let us teach Umno a lesson for being arrogant, corrupted and for abusing its position.

    Comment by Irene Kana — March 16, 2013 @ 10:37 PM | Reply

  2. I(diot) Ah Lee should be ISA and sent to the zoo for behaving like a n animal … bad culture

    Comment by tigeryk — March 16, 2013 @ 11:39 AM | Reply

  3. What can BN gain by taking drastic action against PR leaders for no good reason?
    The only gain is obviously giving Malaysians the precise perception that there is no justice under BN and
    BN is encouraging corruption corruption corruption everywhere.
    More unreasonable punishments against PR leaders means more votes for PR.

    Comment by Ayen Piyat Tawai — March 14, 2013 @ 9:36 PM | Reply

    • Correct, correct, correct!

      Comment by Hafiz — March 15, 2013 @ 1:41 PM | Reply


    Comment by MALAY CHRISTIAN — March 14, 2013 @ 7:06 PM | Reply

  5. I think they made just the right move. This action will alienate the people further from BN…

    Comment by timchoo — March 14, 2013 @ 6:47 PM | Reply

    • BN’s reputation is at risk as voters will doubt its sincerity.
      Everybody knows that Perkasa is actually Umno.
      Perkasa is set up to run the racist agenda of Umno.

      Comment by Hafiz — March 15, 2013 @ 1:40 PM | Reply

  6. There goes again. What has other component parties got to say? As usual, they are DUMBS. The rate it is going, Malaysia will be doomed if Umno and its sycophants continue to rule the country. We, the younger generations know what to do. We are only worried for those who are qualified in receiving BR1M and other benefits now ditched out by the corrupt government. The monies are not from their pockets but belong to the taxpayers. Folks, please WAKE UP!!Think of your children’ futures. What has MCA, Gerakan, SUPP, MIC and other ‘Ball Carriers’ parties under BN got to say? I call them….Chicken.

    Comment by Angry Bird — March 14, 2013 @ 6:10 PM | Reply

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