Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Shoot First, Ask Questions Later

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In a speech in Malacca on Saturday, Home Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi allegedly said that police will not hesitate to shoot criminals first and ask questions later. Malaysiakini reported that journalists were warned by the minister not to report his pronouncements. But the news portal managed to obtain a 20-minute recording of the said speech from Ayer Keroh assemblyman, DAP's Khoo Poay Tiong.

The recording showed Ahmad Zahid saying that 28,000 of the 40,000 gang members identified are of Indian ethnicity, and that there was nothing wrong in detaining them.

"What is the situation of robbery victims, murder victims during shootings? Most of them are Malays. Most of them are our race”, he had disclosed.

"I think the best way is that we no longer compromise with them. There is no need to give them any more warning... we shoot first," he divulged.

The Minister has declared open season on the Indians! Pray the latter do not confront gun-toting policemen because they are now likely to be shot. The “shoot first” policy is turning this country into the Wild Wild West.

Meanwhile the Indian ministers in the BN government are keeping their heads low and playing dumb – they can’t protest, complain or make noise. It’s too dangerous even for them because they too realized they are Indians. 

Take heed! If the bullets don’t kill the Indians, Ahmad Zahid’s Prevention of Crime Act should keep them behind bars for at least two years (despite the lack of evidence and the ineffectualness to convict them in court), thereby obliterating the Indian crime problem promptly!

Last evening I attended the Taman Indrahana Toastmasters meeting where I delivered an Advanced speech “Speaking in Praise” from the Special Occasion Speeches manual – titled “Ah Seng”. I only collected my thoughts to put together the speech when the first assignment speaker almost finished speaking – I was the third speaker, by the way – and it turned out okay. What was enjoyable was that the speech was bursting with self-deprecating humor. It is great to know that I am constantly challenging myself.

A good meeting and I would give it an 8 over 10 score.


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