|A real threat or main-main?|
In Canada, they have charged protesters for bio-terrorism hoax, which can mean 10 years in jail. Here, the authorities often don't take threats by NGOs like Himpunan Hijau that seriously partly because history has shown that such groups are mere fronts for somebody's burning political ambitions.
Grinner times: Wong Tack before the defeatDuring the last General Election, for example, Himpunan Hijau's spokesman Wong Tack threatened to burn down the Lynas plant himself and then ran for a seat in Parliament on DAP's ticket [he almost won, too, against Liow who is now MCA President, that's how politically beneficial the Lynas issue was].
But one wonders sometimes if we are not tempting fate too much. What if these Himpunan Hijau folks really have got their brains fried as OutSyed The Box speculated h e r e and they're mad enough to finally carry out their violent threats?
Do the authorities wait until someone get hurt before they act against such a threat that promises force and violence, which means it could undermine not just an economic project but also the well-being of the people, perhaps even lives.