Hisham wants stern action against ‘cow head protestors’
PETALING JAYA: Those responsible for bringing the head of a cow during the Aug 28 protest at the Selangor state secretariat building should be charged in court, said Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein.
He ordered the police to proceed with further investigation and take stern action against those responsible.
“The police have identified the individuals involved," he said in a statement Thursday.
Affected residents had staged a protest last Friday against the Pakatan Rakyat-led Selangor government’s decision to relocate a 150-year-old temple from Section 19 to Section 23 in Shah Alam.
The protest sparked controversy when some of the participants brought along the decapitated head of a cow, then stamped and spat on it. Hindus consider the cow a sacred animal.
One of the protest leaders also threatened bloodshed if the Selangor government went ahead with its plans to relocate the temple.
Although the residents were angry with the state government and had no intention of hurting the feeling of any other race, Hishammuddin said such action could not be tolerated.
“The Home Ministry view seriously all issues that could undermine the harmony, unity, national security and stability of this multiracial country,’’ he said.
The Malaysia Bar Council, in a statement, expressed disappointment at Federal Government leaders who made irresponsible statements including blaming the Selangor government over the temple relocation issue.
“The fact that this is a Muslim-majority area is immaterial and should not, in and of itself, be permitted to serve as adequate basis for rejecting the establishment of a place of worship of any faith,” said Bar Council president Ragunath Kesavan.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak had said that the police and Attorney-General’s Chambers would decide whether the protestors had violated any laws under the Sedition Act.
The Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan had also said police had identified the main culprits involved and the Attorney-General had directed further investigations-- Staronline.
It was embarrassing and an obvious portrayals of stupidity.
I saw the video clip via you-tube and was appalled at watching those Malay men acting like barbarians, stepping on the bloody head and spitting on it.
I cant find any word to describe their 'inhumane' actions, and would be so embarrassed if one of them are related to me.
First and foremost, these Malays are meat eater.
They eat lots of meat especially beef and need the meat very much for their delicacies 'rendang' to eat with ketupat and lemang for this coming eid celebration.
So, why are they spitting on their source of meat?
And what was in the brain of those retard when they took a newly beheaded head with blood and carry it around town in order to manifest their resentment towards something.
There are lots of other ways to manifest our anger.
Knowingly the cow is a sacred animal to the Hindus, their behaviour would not create anything better or getting their needs and wants achieved but would only create a harsher tension between the two race.
Are they trying to create another Kg Medan ethnic unrest which took place in 2001 again?
If it is so, then i would want to get my skin bleached soon, get my hair dyed red and wear coloured lenses in order not be ridiculed, or abused on the highway (i personally experienced this during those black period when the driver of a 3 tonner lorry wanted to hit my car when he saw me -- for no reason, and another incident on the Federal Highway near Subang Jaya when the driver intentionally threw small ball bearings nuts towards my car and few more cars).
I would also not like to be slashed or had my arm chopped by someone while walking just because i am a Malay. Or should i just wear a placards stating that I HATE BEING A MALAY AND NEVER PROUD BEING ONE!! sign so i wont be slashed?
I mean, why does this minister wants a stern action against those responsible when all the authorities could do during that incident was get the police to quickly arrest them for unlicensed gathering or FRU shoot water canon at them. I know they can come to the place pronto.
Why didn't they?
And for the Selangor government, especially the crooked and dirty Mentri Besar (go to fly kite will ya!!) what the heck you want to entertain a request for setting up a temple in a Malay / Muslim majority area when you obviously know that this would definitely create havoc.
Why can't you just give the yes but set it up somewhere else?
And to those Hindus, why are you people in dire need to set it up among the majority Malay dominated area? Are you people trying to test water too?
When the 'baran' Malays create havoc due to your playing 'testing' game and an unrest happened, will you people go to the Queen of England and seek help because you've been 'ethnically cleansed' and 'deprived'.
It's a joke.
When religion are being politicised -- Its a bigger joke.
Where is God when human are turning into bunch of sick pious people?