Sunday, February 08, 2015

Profiteering not as bad as IS millitant?

Saturday's The Malay Mail Online reported Defense Minister Dato Hishamuddin Hussein saying:
Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob’s recent jibe against Chinese traders was nowhere as bad as the atrocities committed by Islamic State (IS) militants ...
The Malaysian Insider also reported:
.... Ismail Sabri Yaakob’s racial rant against Chinese traders for refusing to bring down prices is nothing compared to the atrocities committed by Isis militants...
For the last 24 hours, we've been trying to figure out the link between Ismail Sabri's statement on Chinese traders profiteering and IS militants violence.

Since Segambut DAP MP called Hishamuddin's remark as nonsence, there will be those that expect upon this Johore-born blogger to defend the colourful son of a Johor feudel family.

The MP should be criticised for over exaggeration and accused him of attempting to fan May 13 sentiment.

But, we are not going to. We do not subscribe to feudelism. It is the cause of Malay malaise

MMO reported:
Segambut MP Lim Lip Eng said there was no way the atrocities committed by the terrorist organisation could be seen in the same light as Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob’s call for Malays to boycott Chinese businesses.

“What is Hishammuddin’s motive for saying that? Does he want to see a Chinese trader burned alive like what the IS did to a Jordanian pilot recently before he criticises Ismail Sabri’s racist statement?” Lim said in a statement.
As it is, we are still trying to understand the rationale of drafting an Anti Terrorist Act at the request of the American.

The willingness of Dato Dr Zahid Hamidi to secede to the American request could eventually make Malaysia end up having to categorise the oppressed Palestinian as terrorist in sync with American policy.

Maybe to quell sceptics like us, TV3 reported of an IS millitant that cooperated with the Suluk or precisely the Tausug of Phillipines that attack Lahad Datu in 2012.

Hishamuddin have angered the Sabahans when he said IS millitants exist in Sabah. TV3 report serve to clarify Hishamuddin too.

All along, anyone with common sense would expect that there should be more IS millitants in Semenanjung than in race and religion tolerant Sabah.

In Semenanjung, there is PAS that used to feed and harbour such extremist views. There is no such phenomenon in Sabah or Sarawak.

For a PM aspirant, Hishamuddin seemed to have trouble expressing what is in his head and what comes out of his mouth.

Maybe it is because he has an exceptionally wide mouth.

But, it that his problem?

Or in this case, is it a case of typical spinning by the evil media of Malaysiakini, TMI, FMT and now fortified MMO as Leslie Lau is expected to be Chief Editor for Malay Mail, off and online?

Sincerely hope he has no other intentions like trying to say Ismail Sabri as not reflecting the suddenly fashionable moderate view and dubbed him extremist. 

TMI reported:
The defence minister said the remarks by his cabinet counterpart in charge of agriculture should not be used as a yardstick to define Malaysia's moderation agenda.

“If you want to talk about moderation, I think Isis burning the Jordanian pilot is far worse than this case involving Ismail,” he said at a press conference today referring to the incident this week where Isis militants had torched a Jordanian pilot locked in a cage and posted a video of the act online.

If anything, Hishammuddin said, Ismail’s remarks made in a Facebook post should spur all Malaysians to fight profiteering by traders.

“It has helped raise consciousness among the public, irrespective of race, about the cost of goods and services,” he said.
Then again, it is TMI reporting.

Politically, some friends viewed that remark as Hishamuddin's proxy attack on Dato Dr Zahid Hamidi. Never knew that Pahang MP, Ismail Sabri is an allies to Zahid.

So what then is intended by Hishamuddin's IS comment that had irked Sabahan?

Is it a proxy fight against Dato Shafee Apdal? After Zahid, the next in seniority to Zahid in UMNO is Shafee.

Politics is alway not quiet straight forward.

For that matter, it should be reminded that if Hishamuddin had not got Sultans to canvass for him, his 10 votes win over Dato Mukhriz's ragtag campaign team could have been wiped out too.

So much for politics.

That is not a smart statement from Hishamuddin.

The IS video of the pilot being burned is suspect. Cannot believe IS could speak in such accented English native speaker accent. Never believed the crude IS millitants to be good at cyber psywar.

If he is defending Ismail Sabri's controversial statement by stating it as consumer issue, then it didn't come oyt that way. IS is a security issue and not that of consumer or racism issues.

Such wrongly said words of politicians only invites speculations. It is not the first time Hishamuddin made such mistakes and create bad perception of himself.

If he continues to do so, it only perpetuate the perception that he does not have IT to assume the top leadership.  

* Edited 12.30 pm


kampong lad said...

is militant and profiteering are two different animals altogether. to him, if ron95/97 cost rm30 or a kampit of beras is sold at rm200 tak jadi kudis, chicken feed. macam ni ka bakal pm?

dt rahman pekan said...

2016 is around d najib is also being cornered n if he is not careful n lucky enough 2 escape d onslaught than hisham's days wld also b numbered.

his nearest political rival is zahid who can stand on his own
easily. my take is that zahid has 2 b taken down 2 clear d path 4 hisham's eventual succession. will pm najib b strong enough 2 make d first move 2 help his cousin ? well time wil tell.

Anonymous said...

Kah kah kah..Si lembik to be the next PM..I agreed with Nur Jazlan..PM should choosed by music chair..But most of the time $$$$$ can be used to orchastra UMNO to make him as next PM...

berasiam said...

Sapa kata dia bakal pm. Calon tu mungkinlah. Kalau dia naik jadi pm lagi teruk daripada sepupu dia kot. Satu lagi, takkan kita nak amalkan sistem giliran macam kesultanan pulak. Takdak peluang tuan haji voice nak jadi pm. Tak cukup dengan anak pm, menantu pun masuk giliran sama. Baik ikut sultan aja. Tak payah undi2. Agong jadi ketua negara dan kerajaan. Macam Brunei. Tak nampak hishammuddin ada kaliber untuk ambil alih kepimpinan kerajaan.

maae said...

Bila berjabat tangan, lihat lah mata dan muka kita salam. Bukan sepanjang kita boleh "pleased everybody" dan berlakon seolah nya seorang yang sempurna.

Kenyataan dari pemimpin tidak boleh ikut mulut. Ia mesti bersokong fakta. Jika Hishamuddin masih "berkelok" bagaimana nya nanti beliau menjadi pemimpin utama ? Jika sokong Ismail Sabri, nyatakan sahaja. Ia tidak rasis dan kebenaran nya memang harga barangan melampaui batas memang berpunca dari pembekal dan pemborong besar. Ini pasal GST. Bukan semua barangan di pengaruh kejatuhan nilai ringgit dan perkara terpenting harga minyak sudah jauh lebih rendah. Ia sudah berlaku banyak kali dahulu dan terbukti harga barangan tetap stabil dan beberapa responsif permintaan pasaran.

IS memang kumpulan yang wujud dari sokongan balik tabir. Biasa nya, sasaran nya ia lah memecah-belahkan dan akhir nya negara mudah di kawal kerana tekanan dari setiap "kenyataan media" para pemuka-pemuka nya sebenar nya menyemarakkan keganasan...

"Spin off" dan kenyataan berpasukan melabel karakter salah satu strategi melemahkan sasaran.

Kita mesti lebih bijak dan berupaya membuat pagar sempadan, umpama nya membela lembu di kawasan tidak berpagar, cukup dengan rentasan pagar dawai halus mengalirkan arus renjatan letrik yang tidak membahayakan tetapi cukup menakutkan lembu-lembu berlegar di dalam kawasan padang ragut yang di maksudkan. Ingat MH 370 ?

Anonymous said...

dulu polis terkena kat mamat ni askar pulak.lnak jadi pm..Elok latik nuar brahim daripada dia.. sotong, kangkong, Kerismudin..

Anonymous said...


1. Profiteering itu perlu corroboration atau di kira non corroboration?

2. IS needs corroboration or not. If not corroborated, its not an evidence?

JMS said...

Since you have made a cursory mention on Anti-Terrorist Act, I will just say bring back the Internal Security Act (ISA). What is needed to do is to amend Section (73)(1) and other relevant sections of the Act to cater to the threat of terrorism specifically.

For the sake of national security, forget about your ego or being accused for renegading or flip-flopping by any quarters particularly the oppositions, the human rights groups etc. Who knows best about security if not the police or the military?

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