Monday, September 2, 2013

Najib Scolds Wathya

P Waythamoorthy (above), the former Hindraf (Hindu Rights Action Force) leader who was hand-picked by the prime minister to be appointed as a Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department, had criticized the police shootout in Sungai Nibong, Penang on August 19, 2013 where he said that the five Indians who were killed by police were shot "execution-style". 

The statement irked three of his cabinet colleagues and they squawked, screamed and shrieked at him, asking him to step down. Home Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and Defence Minister Hishammuddin Hussein told Waytha to quit his government post after he questioned the killings. And then Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin joined in, saying "I agree... If he wants to make baseless accusations and use inappropriate channels (to do so), then do it. But he does not need to be in the government".

[Note: Police gunned down all the five Gang 04 members who were said to be linked to at least 10 murders in an ambush. According to one news report, i.e. webpage, published August 19, 2013, two suspects – J Gohinath, 31, and R Ramesh, 27 – were found in the master bedroom, one – A Vinuvt, 23 – in the second room and two – M Suresh, 25, and M Gobinath, 21 – were found in the third room. 

But the strange thing is that the police only recovered three pistols! I suppose the other two must be showing the finger gun and the police shot them dead too because the latter probably thought those imaginary guns were real. Otherwise, the police version of the shooting incident won’t be believable, right?].


IGP Khalid Abu Bakar (second from right) and Penang Police Chief Abdul Rahim Hanafi (right) showing the 3 (three) guns seized from the 5 (five) gangsters killed on August 19, 2013. Image credit:

Finally, Prime Minister Najib Razak on Thursday scolded Waytha in the wake of three of his minions calling for the latter’s resignation. Najib curtly told Waytha to toe the line!

If Waytha has any self-respect, he would tender his resignation. I said, if. Regrettably, he doesn’t have any.

And for those who still can’t get enough of August 31, here’s another perspective of Merdeka from That Effing Show:

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