Monday, April 21, 2008

"I Will Not Apologise," Says Karpal Singh

DAP chairman Karpal Singh said there was no reason for him to apologise or retract his criticism of the Tengku Mahkota of Kelantan for the latter's speech. He said the speech could provoke ill will and hostility among the different races in the country.

Karpal said the attorney-general should look into the possibility of directing a police officer to lodge a report against the Tengku Mahkota for going beyond what he claimed was permissible as freedom of speech. (NST)
***** Mr Karpal Singh is indeed absolutely right when he says that he will not apologise. There is no need to, for he was merely reacting to a race-hate speech by a second echelon member of royalty.

The said royal should know when and what to say in public and when to shut up. To come out with racist innuendoes is to risk losing his respect and exposing himself to sniper fire from all sides including the Internet. In a multi-racial and evolving democracy like ours no one is above the law and any person, royal or commoner who indulges in rabble-rousing and stokes ethnic hatred should be roundly condemned.

If the Tengku Mahkota wishes to further involve himself in the rough and tough world of everyday politics, let him descend from his palatial abode, remove his royal robes and put on the garb of a politician and do battle on even terms. If he's not prepared, then he should remain cloistered within the istana walls and leisurely watch the world go by.
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Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's the trouble with having 50% of the kings of the entire world in just one lousy, small 3rd world banana state.

12:12 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Karpal is right in not apologising. If you don't want people to criticize, then don't make controversial speeches especially one that divices the people.

This royal pain should follow the example of the sultans of Perak and Selangor and be a unifier of Malaysians. If he chooses to be in politics then he should give up all the privileges accorded to him including the position of future Agong. You cannot have your cake and eat it too.

5:04 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Amen said...

Simple!! Our ROYAL are the best. No harm in telling malays to unite,,after king have to been seen doing somethings.........and its kelantan where PR rules.Karpal keep making bad mistake....he need to know that all races voted for PR not HIM alone and being MP, he should stop inserting his personnel problems to benefit him. He need to watch his mouth and used more brain..........JOKER calling others so

6:56 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Amen said...

new words needed for the dictionary titled -WHAT THE SELF CHOSEN MR KARPAL DO - CLOWN (contribute by Tun, TQ Tun). Joker (By MOST Malaysian and mukris of cause).
Machinations. Depredation. Exploitation. Lying. Thieving. Egotism. Accumulation. Manipulation. Materialism. Supremacy. Perversion. Perpetrations. Deflection. Confusion. Racism. Assassination. Pissing. Whining. Moaning. Warmongering. Blackmailing. Subversion. Scheming. Aggrandizement. Lucifer ism. Propaganda. malevolence. Greed. Discrimination. Extremism. ethnic cleansing. Nation wrecking. Conspiracy. Expansionism. Disruption. Instigation. Falsehood. Deceitfulness. Espionage. Elitism. fraud. incitement. cunning. DENIAL.. (pls sent NEW word to be added in).

8:01 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The royalties should know where their positions are.Cant they be fair or not take sides.
Anyway there will be some maverick royalty who goes out of line.
It was good of Karpal to remind the young chiku prince where he gone wrong.

11:42 AM GMT+8  

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