UPDATE: 6 September 2012/ 19 Shawal 1433H
Front page of the New Straits Times reads: “Teen’s Dad Says Sorry”.
Well the Nation can accept the father's apology but we must NOT forgive his son's crime.
I personally accept the father’s apology just like I forgive Tun Dr Mahathir for not being able to control his daughter (thinking of the greater good that he has done for this country, we should forgive him if he didn’t have the time to guide that one to path). But the one who breached the law, especially one that goes against our culture should be taken to task.
This is not about the flasher anymore, but about future copycats and the matter of National security. This boy can count his blessings that he went home unscathed. Perhaps at the wrong place in another year on Merdeka eve, he could be slapped and beaten unconscious by Patriots who find it insulting to the Nation!
Yes, This Is Not A Crime Against Prime Minister Najib Or His Wife Rosmah But An Insult To The Country. This Is Not For The Two Above To Forgive, But For The Nation To Condemn And Get Full Satisfaction To Prevent Further Violation Of Public Security And Social Order!
To The Powers That Be, Take Caution Before Deciding. Make Sure This Boy Isn't Given A Tea Party At Parliament House Like The Last Traitor Who Reviled Our National Anthem.
Barisan National Should Be Breeding Patriots, Not Traitors!
First of all I would like to commend the Royal Malaysian Police Force for being swift in their action with the aid of the media to flush out the boy who tarnished the image of our Nation on the eve of Merdeka.
Straight to the point: If we let this Merdeka flasher off with just a warning after an apology, and not deliver him with the stiffest punishment available on the cards, then the Government deserves to be butt-flashed and urinated too in future demonstrations.
I’m frustrated with the years as an UMNO delegate listening to endless speeches discussing about the social problems of Malay youths especially in public.
We tend to talk a lot and make impressive fiery speeches for ourselves in the Merdeka Hall but fail miserably in our implementation in the effort to curb the diminishing values among the Malays.
Even worse, it’s now become like a comic theatre where the speakers look like stand-up politicians but turn out to be stand-up comedians instead, once they step up to the podium to speak. They often crack jokes and tell funny tales making people laugh and staying beyond their time designated by the Permanent Chairman.
Well here’s a classic chance to put our concerns and million dollar speeches where our mouths are. Prove that our time in the Merdeka Hall talking about arresting the decline in our social culture was not just Comedy Hour @ The Putra!
Some time ago, Micheal Fay, an American youth pleaded guilty to vandalism (spray painted cars in a neighbourhood) charges in Singapore and was sentenced to four months in jail, a $2,200 fine, and six strokes of the cane.
US President Clinton said it was excessive and requested the Singapore Government to waive the caning.
Ladies and Gentlemen of the Malaysian Cabinet, if you are reading this, read it carefully! Singapore was perceived then and perhaps even now, as an American stooge-State in the Fareast. Yet, the best they did to satisfy their favour to Washington was to reduce the strokes by two out of goodwill and respect for the American President!
They did NOT bow down to the US regardless of their blissful proximity, because they knew that an example had to be made to keep the streets clean and crime rate down. It was just unfortunate that it had to be a foreigner.
So, if we have the law, IMPLEMENT it! If the law is loose, TIGHTEN it!
Why do you think street racing is rampant in Malaysia? For the last three weekends there were racing events held along the Danga Bay freeway to Skudai. One would know well before it starts because there is usually a buildup of spectators parked by the roadside. The police do their job as best they can but if the law is unstable, even they get tired of the routine of grabbing the same people but not for long only to be released very soon after unbothered.
Who are the motor racers? Malays! What motorbikes do they use? “Souped” up Cubs! What vehicle is most used in snatch thefts leading to deaths due to the speed of the lash? Cubs!
Do they have illegal street motoracing in Singapore though there are close to a million two-wheelers in the small City State? N O !
To the UMNO leaders in the Cabinet, please connect the dots, do the Math and some profiling!
If we really want to make the change and are sincere in our effort to improve the mentality and culture of the Malay youths, which will be the future of this Nation, then give this “butt flasher” the maximum sentence! Otherwise, in ten or fifteen years time, we might have to pick UMNO leaders from among Malay degenerates.
What the boy did was wrong irrespective of his political leanings. If he did the same to Nik Aziz or even Mat Sabu and Lim Kit Siang from the opposition party, the same penalty should be accorded to him because it is not our culture and most of all, it is against the law of the Nation, not the party.
Indecent exposure is a sex crime in the United States. No contact is needed and if convicted one would be listed with the National Sex Offender Registry for life. Punishment involves jail, fines and community work.
So, in Malaysia where we practice the Eastern culture and Islam is presumably the official religion, we should expect this boy to be dealt with accordingly.
I’m the Vice Chief of the Pulai UMNO Division. I love my people, my country and my neighbours from different races under one Flag.
In 15 years time, if we are blessed by Allah to still be the leading partner in a coalition governing this great Nation, let us not curse it by having lousy leaders; having been limited to consider the best but from among the worst.
I am not being dramatic, though this will be tragic. Correct this serious slide in the Malays or be prepared to be politically extinct.
There is no need to humiliate the boy further by issuing pictures of his exposed base, nor his covered face. Just give the Nation justice, for his arse was not flashed at the Prime Minister on the eve of our Independence Day, It Was Flashed At Our Country!!