Gag. Gagging. Gagged. Ah, as expected, the Selangor MB has ordered a gag order on Wednesday's church raid.
Yes, zip! As in, shut up. None of the state exco can say anything. Not a thing.
And we thought they said these guys were going to be so liberal and will respect freedom of information, blah blah blah, bastions of true democracy, etc.
Khalid Ibrahim then made the declaration that the said raid was not carried out at the behest of his state government. He has ordered JAIS boss to explain. And since there's a gag order in place, nobody can say anything about this.
But yesterday, Hassan Ali, the state exco in charge of matters of the faith, had openly supported the JAIS raid on the church. There was evidence of proselytizing! So they said.
More than 48 hours after the raid, these politicians from PR are still reeling. DAP's Don Kit Siang has kept his distance from the PAS-PKR fiasco. Pandai. He did tick off Hassan for breaking ranks by going against what Khalid had earlier said (about regretting the incident, etc)
But blogger and Umno diehard Big Dog, who got into the soup for his posting about proselytizing in Penang, doesn't give a damn about the internal bickering of his political rivals. His sight is on the PAS leader: Where was Dr Hassan on the Red Rock Hotel controversy?
"If he believed the actions of his JAIS officers two nights ago, surely he would dare to voice his deep discern on how some of the zestful Pastors were alleged to make those vows. Interesting enough, Kulim-Bandar Bahru MP Dato’ Zulkifli Nordin also claimed that there were movements trying to displace Islam as the religion of the Federation of Malaysia."
I think it's high time Putrajaya steps in and restore order. Before things get out of hands. But janganlah gag order macam Khalid ..