Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Ahmad suspended for 3 years

Source : The star

KUALA LUMPUR: Umno has suspended Bukit Bendera division chief Datuk Ahmad Ismail three years over his alleged racist remarks about the Chinese.

The decision was reached at a special meeting of the Umno supreme council held at the PWTC Wednesday afternoon. Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi chaired the meeting that lasted almost three hours.

Abdullah told a press conference after the meeting that Ahmad would also be stripped of all party posts.

He also said that the Cabinet at its meeting Wednesday also discussed racial relations in the country.

“The Cabinet feels that racial tension may arise if sensitive issues are raised. The Cabinet has ordered ministries with laws pertaining to this to enforce them.

“If it is necessary, the ISA may be used on those who stoke racial tension,” he added.

Abdullah also told Barisan Nasional component parties to be firm and take disciplinary action on their members, who also made statements that stoked racial sentiments.

The meeting was held after Barisan component parties said they wanted “immediate and stern action” to be taken against Ahmad during a meeting of the coalition’s supreme council on Tuesday afternoon.

However, because it involved a party matter, they left it to Umno to act.

The Prime Minister had said on Tuesday that the issue had caused uneasiness, worry and anger among the people.

“Some (component parties) expressed their disappointment over what transpired while some showed anger.

“All of us are of the view that Ahmad’s comments are not acceptable at all. What he said has caused anger and concern among the people, non-bumiputras and bumiputras alike, not just in the peninsula but also in Sabah and Sarawak,” Abdullah told reporters on Tuesday.

Ahmad stirred a hornet’s nest recently when he said in a speech while campaigning for the Permatang Pauh by-election that the Chinese were immigrants in the country and did not deserve equal treatment.

Despite criticisms from various community leaders, he refused to apologise.



51 years after merdeka, we are still haunted by strong racial sentiments?

Ref to the unacceptable remarks from Bukit Bendera Umno division chief Datuk Ahmad Ismail, Chinese are pendatang, so they don't deserve equal rights. And this person, defended his statement " i am just quoting it from our history".

History? For god's sake , the history of "malaysia merdeka" scribed with the courage, blood, sweat and tears of Malays, Chinese, Indians and other races. One must be real dumb or retarded to deny that fact!!! ( READ MORE)

1 comment:

Go!Malaysian... said...

saya percaya Isu Menumpang ini ada motif di sebaliknya...

lihatlah ni...

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