Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Our racial issue in red alert.

Today, i have read one article in that include the statement of our army chiefs who reminded our government to be prepared pertaining this issue. Here is the statement which i can share and directly shows how danger it is when our army chief had started opening his mouth.

Departing from the norm, the Armed Forces today reminded the government on the danger of allowing racial issues to exacerbate.


general abdul aziz zainalCategorising it as a security threat, its chief Abdul Aziz Zainal called on the authorities to take stern action against those who stoke racial sentiments.

He warned that racial issues should not be raised as it had the potential to create chaos and disorder.

"Racial issues are the most feared by security forces as they could lead to chaos. They are a security threat," he was quoted as saying by the Star.

The general was speaking to reporters at the Wanita Umno Hari Raya contribution presentation to the armed forces and the police at the Putra World Trade Centre in Kuala Lumpur.

ismail omar policeAt the same event, Deputy Inspector-General of Police Ismail Omar said street politics is under control and peace is upheld.

He said the police force is prepared to face any eventuality.

"We are ready to work day and night, rain or shine, without food and drink to ward off such threats," he said.

'It's very serious'

Meanwhile, Wanita Umno chief Rafidah Aziz urged Malaysians to refrain from questioning the racial origins of their fellow citizens.

rafidah aziz"Today, the top brass of the armed forces talked about it. When the armed forces talks like that it means it’s very serious.

"Let’s stop talking about sensitive issues. It’s not just about race. When you are talking people down, you are already talking about sensitivities," she added.

Rafidah also said that street demonstrations and the mob spirit should be rejected as it affects public peace and security.

The Umno leader added that this would further burden the police which already has the task of maintaining public order.

The latest ‘racial slur’ controversy to make headlines erupted when it was reported that Umno Bukit Bendera division leader Ahmad Islmail called the Chinese as ‘immigrants’ among others.

This drew flak from various quarters, including from Barisan Nasional component parties.

Following this, Umno deputy president Najib Abdul Razak offered an apology but Ahmad has remained defiant.