A quick question:-
If you are born in Malaysia to parents who themselves were born in Malaysia, can anyone revoke your “citizenship”? What is your “native” country then?
The bugger from UMNO seems to say so:-
Umno vice-president Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam has rebuked Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) leaders for their “outrageous actions” and urged the Government to revoke their citizenship. He said Hindraf’s claim that the country was involved in ethnic cleansing was slanderous and very serious.
“They are going to send their memorandum to India, Britain and even the United Nations. These people are betraying their own country,” he added.
Well, you can prosecute the wrong-doers or throw them in jail without trial or even charge them with treason but can you “revoke” their citizenship especially if the person was not from another country. But if the bugger from UMNO seems to think so, shouldn’t he start with some in his own party? Or is this another case of the double standard culture in practice?
And isn’t this thing looks illogical?
Everyone is talking about taking action against the Hindraf leaders including the stupid notion of “citizenship revocation” but no body have said “Let’s see into Hindraf’s claims and investigate. We will prove them wrong”.
No one and those who mentioned about it is being whacked as going against the party’s wishes (of course, they were fast to say they “regret” questioning – their political seat seems to be more important than concerns of the people).
Hindraf leaders could have done things much better and less opened to shortcomings but their shortcomings does not however qualifies anyone to disregard the fact that there is un-equality among Malaysians and the more this is prolonged, the more dissatisfaction is brewing.
The issue cannot be swept under the carpet with threats of prosecution and citizenship revocation. For those in power, why don’t you start by countering the Hindraf’s claims with hard cold facts, otherwise start acting like you have balls and face reality.
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