DAP is in the midst of an onslaught on AG, Tan Sri Gani Patail and Minister in the PM Dept., Dato Nancy Shukri to pressure for the prosecution of Dato Ibrahim Ali. The motive is not to have Ibrahim prosecuted, but to seditously burn the religous sentiment of Christian Sarawak voters.
The case is weak but the weaker the case, the easier to up the dissatisfaction of the Christian majority in Sabah and Sarwak against the government led by Malay Muslim in Semenanjung. An incident at KLIA 2 recently gave them the oppurtunity to play up the Christian sensitivity in religiously tolerant Sabah and Sarawak.
However, the link and questions surrounding the incident points to a set-up. Despite government getting blamed for conspiracy against Anwar, this attempt is a cnspiracy against government. It is a set-up seemed most likely linked to PKR and STAR.
Last Saturday, October 25th, hundreds of Malay Christian compact discs (CDs), and printed material containing the word “Allah” were reported by pro-opposition media as confiscated from a Sabahan, Maklin Makiau at the Kuala Lumpur International 2 (KLIA2) airport in Sepang.
Maklin was on a stopover in KL from Medan heading for Kota Kinabalu airport. His luggage of Christian paraphenalia was meant for the upcoming Christmas celebration.
The incident was immediately uploaded by Maklin on his FB [here dated Oct 25th] and picked up by an expectedly friendly blog [here dated Oct. 26 here].
The above is the notice of seizure. He seemed prepared to viral his case, but it is normal for bloggers, FBers and media people. However, is it for a Pastor?
It was Malay Malay Online that first made a report on Oct. 30th [read here]. The report was only based on an unnamed source.Who could that be?
The standard pro-opposition propaganda Modus Operandi is to have other pro-opposition media - MI, FMT, Mkini and other blogs - spread the news and followed immediately by comments from PR leaders to make it viral.
Naturally, The Catholic weekly, Herald issue, in which the last episode was exactly one year ago, was revived. They used the opportunity to remind KDN to return seized material made in 2008 [read FMT here].
One of the early respondent was YB Dr Ong Kian Meng, dubbed by Helen ang as part of the Evangelical hidden hands in DAP. He linked the incident to the much talked abut 20 point agreement of Sabah [read MMO here].
Pastor Maklin may have picked up the same point to say the same later [read MI here].
If only BN media and propagandist could see how predictable their methodology is, they could device a method to counter allegations and viral issues strategically.
Alas the comments with political implication must be that from BN's PRS President Tan Sri James Masing. He has a historical past with an Iban nation ambition and the present undercurrent in BN Sarawak politics involving PRS, SPDP, SUPP, Teras and UPP [read MI here].
The infamous Bintulu MP and stranded President of SPDP, Dato Toing had his former President and many of his "wakil rakyat" off to Teras.
The advisor for Teras and SUPP's former taiko, Wong Soon Poh is leading a party expected to brings in the influential Foochow members of SUPP.
James Masing had long yearn to be the Iban CM of Sarawak
Not to be left out is comment by another Minister in the PM Dept, infamous for the controversial NUCC, Sabah's Tan Sri Joseph Kurup. He is a lucky survivor of Sabah politics but could never be trusted.
The official communique from Home Ministry today raised a suspicion. Quoting from Astro Awani report [read here] is the following:
"Usually, for items on transit, the baggage will be transferred into the aircraft directly without the need to bring them into the main terminal.Why would Maklin take the trouble to check out and re-check in 574 books (133 titles), 419 CDs and five DVDs at KLIA2? The story must be better than just blaming and belittling Air Asia because Maklin's description in his FB smells of over acting.
"In this regard, a detention letter to review the consignment was issued to the carrier to ascertain if the publications were actually being brought to Sabah."
Maklin was given a detention order on Oct 25th to review the large consignment. MMO report today [read here] from Bernama mentioned:
The seized books, CDs and DVDs were handed over to the ministry on Oct 27 and the letter of detention to review the consignment was dated Oct 27, 2014, it added.Who would not check?
The statement said a review found the publications seized at klia2 containing the word “Allah.”
“On Friday (Oct 31), the ministry checked the consignment with the bearer and it was explained that the materials were brought to the main terminal as the carrier needed to check-in the baggage and flight to Sabah.
“Initially, the bearer said the materials were for his personal use but he later said they were for use in a church in Sabah,” it said.
However, why would Customs be so obtusely stubborn despite his justified explanation? Home Minister Dato Zahid Hamid blamed on the poor judgement of the Customs [read MI here] but there is no need to say Customs falls under the jurisdiction of Ministry of Finance.
Still, there is something more sinister than Custom's poor judgement. They may have been in the know of the content. Maklin brings the content to them and they seize it accordingly.
With many government officers inside are mole for the opposition, it can't be ruled out that the Custom officer are moles for opposition. It is an act of sabotage to make government look bad and fire up the anti Semenanjung Malay Muslim among Sabah and Sarawak voters.
A quick search reveals that Maklin ran under the banner of STAR [read here].
He is willing to work with any party to achieve their Borneo Agenda. That explains for Maklin quickness to linked the issue to the 20 point agreement.
However, Jeffrey's Borneo agenda is for cessation. In the past, it only prevail in Sabah. This time via United Borneo Front, it has spread such thoughts into Sarawak.
It is one convenient way of weakening BN in Sabah and Sarawak. Another is to stir up Christian religous sentiment.
In the past, interfaith issues is not a problem in Sabah and sarawak. Issues in Semenanjung hardly bothers them. Off late, the subversion of Jeffrey and his outfits are making interfaith issues in Semenanjung spread to Sabah and Sarawak.
The more suspicion that the Maklin incident at KLIA 2 is a set-up.
In the meanwhile, splitting up East and West Malaysia has been long been suspiciously anticipated as the covert work of the US for a strategic positioning in the South China Sea. China's ambitous 10 dash line plan is making them nervous to see the international South China Sea lane fall into China's control.
Jeffrey may have left PKR but he and Anwar Ibrahim have long been strange bedfellows. Jeffrey wants Sabah out of Malaysia and Anwar wants to suck the American toe.
For Anwar, first must be to weaken BN's fixed deposit. Thus, PKR voices can be heard too [read MI here again]. Interesting that Baru Bian mentioned "a calculated intimidation" by Customs. Still wondering who was the unnamed source that alerted MMO when Maklin was reported to refuse from being contacted.
The stench of a set-up reaches to high heaven but there is no more ISA to stem the subversive going ons. Whose fault was that?
Updated and edited: 12:30 PM