So let Kit Siang and DAP be warned. The English word amokcomes from the Malay word mengamuk. And that’s because mengamuk is only in the Malay DNA. And when the Malays do mengamuk not even their own mother can stop them. So let Kit Siang and DAP be warned.
THE CORRIDORS OF POWER
Raja Petra Kamarudin
Dedak-eater Lim Kit Siang and his secular-republican party, DAP, is pushing Malaysia to the brink of a civil war. If you think the many racial and religious conflicts that occurred since 2nd September 1945 till 13th May 1969 are tragedies, wait till you see this next one.
In the two-week Chinese riot of 2nd September 1945 and the many other racial and religious conflicts that occurred thereafter — the ‘big one’ on 13th May 1969 — they were isolated and contained affairs. It was either in Johor, Penang, Bukit Mertajam, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, etc. Even in the 1940 riot when the Chinese Communists slaughtered Malays and British — men, women and children — it was only in Singapore and parts of Southern Johor but not nationwide.
Secondly, they were single-issue affairs. They were either organised by the Communists (such as the 1940 riot in Singapore and the 2nd September 1945 riot), or about religion (such as the riots in Johor, Penang and Singapore), or about race (such as the riots in Kuala Lumpur and Bukit Mertajam). This next one, which is going to be more like a cvil war, is going to be about a multitude of issues, race and religion being only two of the many reasons.
When the conflict is about hunger, poverty, race, religion, or a misunderstanding (such as a temple ringing a bell when Muslims are praying in the mosque next door, or a noisy wedding next door to a funeral) they are easier to solve. But when the conflict is about hatred, then it becomes harder to end the conflict.
There are many examples over just the last 100 years alone (no need to research the last 1,000 years) where conflicts erupted due to pent-up hatred over decades or even centuries. Finally it explodes and when it does it can only be resolved through either ethnic cleansing or partition.
Closer to home we have Burma, Thailand and Philippines, which are are still suffering from conflicts, Burma being the worst. Indonesia launched ethnic cleansing in 1965 and an estimated three million Chinese and Communists were massacred. Indonesia solved the problem by literally killing the problem. The conflict in Burma is actually not new but started at the time of WWII during the Japanese occupation due to animosity between the Rohingya pendatang and Burmese Bumiputeras. So Burma is a 70-year old problem that has now turned to ethnic cleansing.
Eventually misunderstandings turn to hatred and hatred turns to bloodshed. It is the normal progression of events that 3,500 years of recorded history has proven. And in the end a trigger sets it off and the blood starts to flow.
The last two years have not been good for race relations and religious tolerance. Kit Siang and DAP have been testing the patience of the Malays and Muslims. It is almost like Kit Siang and DAP are openly declaring war on the Malays, Islam and the Raja-Raja Melayu.
This provocation cannot go on forever. Sooner rather than later something is going to break. And when it does Kit Siang will run away and hide, like he did in May 1969, and leave innocent Malaysians to get slaughtered in the riots that are going to spread throughout Malaysia. And this time it is not going to just be in Johor, Selangor, Penang, Bukit Mertajam, Perak, Kuala Lumpur, and so on. It is going to be nationwide and the toll is going to be very high indeed.