It is quite difficult to take Rani Kulup Abdullah, the king of police reports, seriously. The Pertubuhan Martabat Jalinan Muhibbah Malaysia (MJMM) president has filed more than 400 police over the years.
His stand against liberal thinking and activists, and his call for the return of the Internal Security Act might have alienated him from a segment of our society. Yet he is steadfast in what he believes in —defending the Malays, the sovereignty of Malaysia and the Barisan Nasional-led federal government from activists and opposition politicians.
Rani, or Ayahanda, as he prefers to be called, resorts to a legal mean to counter what he perceives as wrong. He files a police report, instead of taking the law into his own hands, and that is right in our book.
Even if we disagree with his views, we don’t reject him outright. News portal, newspapers and television stations continue to give him coverage when he makes his regular visit to the Dang Wangi police station.
As absurd as some of his police reports could have been, he is making more sense than Hew Kuan Yau or Supeman Hew. The former DAP politician put his foot in mouth yet again with a Facebook posting on the achievement of national badminton mixed doubles pair Goh Liu Ying and Chan Peng Soon at the Rio Olympics.
In a Facebook posting, Hew placed a caricature of Goh and Chan accompanied by text in Mandarin which reads: “Listen carefully Umno, if the Chinese really ‘balik’ China then Malaysia will ‘eat banana’ (go back empty handed) in the Olympics.”
Ayahanda wastes no time in lodging a police report against Superman, this time at the Sentul police station. There is no benefit in highlighting the race of Malaysian athletes as they all aim to make the nation proud, he says.
“Why does he need to relate Malaysia’s accomplishment back to the Chinese race? It’s not right and rude for him to say that as a leader as it only angers the people of many races in Malaysia,” says Rani Kulup.
Kipidap, that is well said. Perhaps Superman can learn a thing or two from Ayahanda. Hew has no right to take a narrow view of a great Malaysian achievement. If more Malaysians were to think like him, true national integration is distant dream.
It is downright stupid to claim Malaysia will win nothing at the Rio Olympics if it wasn’t for the Chinese. It also smacks of arrogance. Such hubris weakens the fabric of our society and throws a spanner in our efforts to be a truly united country.
Between Rani Kulup and Hew, there is only one comic character in this silliness when the country is united in rallying behind our badminton players to achieve Olympic glory.