LET's forget about RACE. Forget BANGSA Malaysia. Let's go back to being Malaysian citizens. RAKYAT Malaysia yang berbilang bangsa dan agama, yang berbeza warna kulit dan kebudayaannya.
Let's live and die by the Malaysian Constitution. Your rights, my rights ... they are all right there, spelt out in the Constitution, guaranteed by our forefathers and foremothers. Buy a copy of the Constitution, it costs only ten bucks. Read it, memorize it.
And read the warning, too ....
General September 10, 2008 22:03 PM
Police Warning Against Racially Sensitive Statements
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 10 (Bernama) -- The police today warned of stern action against people who make racially sensitive statements which can cause tension and undermine public order.
Deputy Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Ismail Omar said many quarters had made racially sensitive statements of late which had been exploited by certain irresponsible people over Internet blogs and the Short Messaging Service (SMS).
"I am issuing a stern warning to all quarters to refrain from making statements on sensitive issues via the various media.
"The police will not hesitate to act against anyone who violates the law," he told reporters here.
Ismail said many quarters took advantage of the situation to disseminate false information.
"We ask the people who happen to hear rumours to contact the police to verify the truth," he said.
Asked about the disparaging remark made by Bukit Bendera Umno Division head Datuk Ahmad Ismail, Ismail said the police investigation into the matter would be completed soon.
"It is not important how many reports have been lodged against him (Ahmad); of more importance is to stop making statements and doing unlawful things," he said.
Ismail said "street politics" and illegal gatherings were prohibited altogether.
"Malaysia is a sovereign nation and everyone must respect the constitution. Every action must be in accordance with the laws of the country. We do not want arbitrary action which defies the law and gives in to emotions. We do not want any incident that may become uncontrollable," he said.
Ismail, nevertheless, gave the assurance that the situation in the country was under control and safe and that the police were prepared for any eventuality.