Kee Thuan Chye: Defamation is not a matter for the police to be
involved in, is it? It is for the plaintiff to take out a civil suit
against those alleged to have defamed him. It is strange that the police should investigate the alleged offenders
based on the complaint of a ‘guest’ of this country. Surely, even the
prime minister should not enjoy that privilege, right?
Quigonbond: This is only happening because Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad allows it. Imagine
in the days of BN for a minister to be hauled up by the police. It fits
into a pattern of trying to wither down support for moderate
politicians. Mahathir does not want a middle Malaysia. He is showing the middle finger to moderate Malaysia. For
him, it is whatever it takes to put Bersatu (and perhaps his son) in
pole position, including being in bed with Umno, PAS and PKR deputy
president Mohamed Azmin Ali.
TehTarik: Malaysia is gradually becoming a haven for
intolerant Islamists whose main goal is to replace our constitutional
democracy with a shariah/hudud-inspired Islamic state. The process is akin to boiling a frog in hot water; a point is reached when the frog explodes and loses its life. The
Islamisation momentum cannot be stopped and will become even more
evident when the non-Muslim population reaches less than 20 percent in
10 to 20 years’ time. Almost all mainstream Muslim-based parties
are joining the bandwagon. They do not have the guts to stop the spread
of this intolerance and extremism. Unfortunately, the middle ground of
tolerant Malays is either scared or too indifferent to speak up. The
message to the Chinese, Indians and liberal Malays is to not put all
your eggs in one basket. Consider emigration or equip your children with
globally needed skills before it is too late.
Cogito Ergo Sum: In the old days, the police will make an appointment to meet ministers. But
today, under Pakatan Harapan, ministers are summoned to come forward on
a whimsical police report by a known bigot. Harapan, you deserve all
Aden Han: A wanted man from a foreign country, a fugitive technically, can mobilise our police force to question our lawmakers?
Every day is a new low in New Malaysia.