update, midnight: “All components parties must be firm. If any of their members make comments which whip up racial sentiment and cause anger among the races, and which could jeopardise ties between Barisan component parties, they must take disciplinary action." - Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.
Read The Star's full update Ahmad Ismail's suspension, here.
3-year suspension; Stripped of all party posts. Abdullah Ahmad Badawi has come down hard on Ahmad Ismail for his "Chinese squatters" remarks, for refusing to apologize, for ripping a component party leader's photograph, for being openly racist.
I hope this news is not received with glee by any party or race, and that it will douse the racial fire that's been scorching our hearts.