Thursday, January 14, 2010


I have lost count of the number of times I've seen these words "The situation is under control" in the local media. The words are beginning to hold little meaning especially when uttered by the Home Minister.

The day after the first three churches were targeted with firebombs, the minister reassured the people that the situation was under control. The very next day two more churches and a convent school became the latest victims. The unrest had spread to other states - Perak, Negeri Sembilan and Sarawak.

"The situation is under control," repeated the minister who was beginning to sound like a broken down tape recorder. Shortly after that, the total count shot up to nine churches.

Two days ago a Sikh temple was vandalized, prompting the Home Minister to issue a warning that the Internal Security Act (ISA) would be used against anyone caught instigating racial tension.

"The situation is under control", he assures the people. Who will believe him now? He has lost credibility.

"We will not hesitate to use the law, and will act against anybody (the culprits) regardless of their background," he warns. More hollow words with no bite.

To date, no one has been arrested. Meanwhile, the unease continues...

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pinsysu said...

wat he meant was he's controlling how the situations shd unfold ... they are getting really desperate for not being able to see the similar emotional discharge from 513 ... selangor is still very much on their top priority this month ... i remember he was also dictating the cowhead incident juz not too long ago ...

Anonymous said...

same as the ex-macc boss : " TBH 's death is a small matter one ! "