From my Merdeka Day post, you may have noticed i mentioned about the "Cow-Head Protest" incident in front of the Selangor State office. Just now, while i browsed through Malaysia Today, i came upon this reply from our very own Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein.
The Home Minister not only defended the protesters, but also JUSTIFIED their actions of stepping and spitting on the cow head in the protest which took happened last Friday.
The Home Minister today defended and justified last Friday's cow-head demonstration after meeting with Malay-Muslim representatives of Shah Alam's Section 23 at his office here today.Reason being:
They felt victimised and feel that there is another valid explanation on their part. There was no intention on their part to cause racial divide. They, the organisers, who are sitting left and right of me, didn’t even know that somebody was going to bring the head of the cow during that demonstration.” he said.This is ridiculous.
Just because the organizers didn't know that a cow head was going to "appear" at the protest, cannot be an
Why all of a sudden, the revered organizers, who gave astoundingly ridiculous (and quite seditious, might i add) speeches, couldn't have stopped the 'someone' who brought the cow head into the protest? They were the ORGANIZERS. What ever happens, will be on their necks. And they have the biggest say in the protest. And it was supposed to be a "peaceful" protest. What ever that was suppose to mean.
Photo from here.
Unless the organizers themselves arranged for the cow head to "appear", they would have commented and condemded it the moment they saw it brought into the protest. They certiantly wouldn't have stepped, spat, or even posed with one leg on the cow head for the camera. Unless the organizers themsleves have got it all planned out, right from the start.
So, common sense dictates, if they were sensible leaders, they wouldn't have let the "cow head" incident happen. Unless you are a lembu by nature, you would understand what i mean.
But the most appalling statement in the article must be:
Hishammuddin told reporters that the police allowed the demonstrators to proceed because the numbers of protestors were small.So, does that mean a small group of virtually harmless women, children, and old people and everyone else who made up a Candle Light Vigil for the ISA detainees were proven MORE DANGEROUS than a small group of mostly male protesters (who seemed upset because "they felt victimized") who spat and stepped on a cow head in a protest about relocating a Hindu temple?
Well, the FRU did sweep up people at the vigil, ya' know.
Clearly, 52 years is still not adequate for us Malaysians to know that the cow is a sacred animal according to the Hindus.
Either that, or there is something really wrong with this country.
Don't just take my word for it. Read it Hisham defends cow-head protestors.