Sunday, September 06, 2009

Shameless Racism

Excerpts from various reports on the town hall meeting to resolve the Hindu temple relocation in Shah Alam. What makes it even more disgraceful is that all these comments were made openly in front of their own Indian neighbours and comrades.

Insults againsts Selangor Menteri Besar and Pakatan Rakyat MPs:
  • "MB bodoh"
  • "Khalid babi"
  • "You should be ashamed of being a Malay"
  • "Don't be like a cow led by a ring through the nose"
When a resident lost a rational argument:
"I had been saving up for many years to buy a house in Section 23 and I have the right to object to this. And now we are speaking in anger... and don't make us look stupid by quoting Quranic verses to us," she told Khalid Samad.

"It would disrupt traffic flow," said one female resident of Section 23 when asked what exactly these Muslim sensitivities are.
Racist remarks:
Ainul Hisham, who is a teacher, said she feared the relocation of the temple would create a "higher crime rate" in the neighbourhood.

"We don’t like the smells. It would be noisy and the temples would usually get bigger so we just don’t want it to be near our homes," said another resident, Roshan, 42, on why he was against the temple being built there.
Blame the media:
[Mahyuddin, a leader of the cow-head protest] denied that he and other protesters last week had intended to step on the cow's head but instead blamed it on the media for encouraging by "asking us to step on it for photo purposes".
The above reminds me of a famous phrase by our Minister in Prime Minister's department, Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz - "Racist! Racist! Racist!"
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