Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz, or simply Gangster Nazri, has taken racism to a new level. He was supposed to help his party, UMNO Malay nationalist party, in the Semenyih by-election. However, his speech at a “ceramah (campaign gathering)” has raised more than just a few dozen eyebrows in otherwise a boring campaigning, thanks to excessive and exhaustive politicking.
Under the Mahathir’s first premiership (from 1981 to 2003), Mr. Nazri was the Entrepreneur Development Minister, a portfolio that comes with mouth watering perks especially the monopoly in the issuance of taxi permits. Today, he is nowhere here or there. His former boss – Najib Razak – had been toppled by the people in the May General Election last year.
Taking a page from the UMNO racist playbook, the extremely corrupted Nazri has accused the new Pakatan Harapan government of being weak because Mahathir administration, who was returned to power for the second time by voters, was compelled to surrender the rights of the Malays to other races. To prove his point, he has quoted three examples.
Like a broken record, he raised again the issue of appointment of non-Malays as Chief Justice (Richard Malanjum, a Catholic Kadazandusun), Attorney General (Tommy Thomas, an ethnic Indian Christian) and Finance Minister (Lim Guan Eng, an ethnic Chinese) by the 93-year-old Mahathir last year. Under the previous regime, all the three positions were held by ethnic Malays.
Nazri told an audience of about 80 people in his racist speech – “It is the duty of every prime minister and the government to defend the (Malay) privilege. However, the government is weak. Many things that never happened before are happening now – (look at the appointment of the) attorney-general, chief justice and finance minister.”
Using the death of firefighter Muhamad Adib as an example, Nazri has suggested that Attorney General tried covering up the matter – “Take for example the attorney-general. Everyone said Adib was sacrificed. We ask why no charges were brought against the people who were arrested for allegedly assaulting Adib back then. None has been charged.”
“People can see that the attorney-general and the suspects have the same skin colour, so don’t blame the Malay because they thought the attorney-general is not fair. I was made to understand (the prosecution) was withdrawn and (they) just kept quiet. This has led to dissatisfaction among the Malays because (they) do not trust a non-Malay to hold that position can be fair.” – said Nazri.
Of course, the racist Nazri conveniently and deliberately omitted the juiciest part of the death of the Malay firefighter. Armed with iron bars and machetes, it was a group of 50-200 Malay thugs who had entered the Hindu temple at Seafield and began slaughtering worshippers, which subsequently resulted in the death of Adib, whose real reason of death is being determined in “an ongoing inquest”.
In the latest inquest development into the fireman’s death, doctors who treated the Muhammad Adib reveals that the injuries sustained by the fireman were most likely not caused by assault. This suggests that the rioters, whom Nazri wanted to be prosecuted speedily because they were of Indian ethnicity, may not be the real culprits who had killed the innocent firefighter.
But using a dead fireman as bait to desperately stir up racial and religion sentiments among the Malays was not the most despicable thing Nazri has done in his political campaign. He also claimed that Malay distrust stemmed from the fact that the three new office bearers – Chief Justice, Attorney General and Finance Minister – could not hold the Quran when they were sworn-in.
As flabbergasted as it may sound, the notorious Mr. Nazri said – “An individual swear before the Yang di-Pertuan Agong (King) must use Quran because the King is a Muslim. If ones do not use the Quran, then he or she is not bound to the oath taken. I can just hold a dictionary and I swear anything because I know this is just a normal book.”
Nazri, named as secretary-general of Barisan Nasional, the coalition, which lost its power for the first time in 61 years since the country’s independence in 1957, has announced last October that the coalition was likely to change its name and rebrand itself in order to create a new political dynamic. Perhaps he should learn how not to shoot his own foot first.
Without him realising it, Nazri’s insistence that non-Muslim must be prohibited from holding the top posts of Chief Justice, the Attorney General and Finance Minister do not only scream racism at the highest order, but also appears to be the greatest insult to Islam, Malays and the Malay Rulers. Did he just suggest that the Agong (King) was a bloody fool for accepting the swearing in of the three individuals?
Did Nazri also accuse the King had failed his job in defending the Malays, Islam and the Constitution for blindly accepting the oath of non-Muslim Chief Justice, Attorney General and Finance Minister? Yes, it seems the former Law Minister thought he was smarter than all the nine Malay Rulers combined, after he suggested that the Royal Institution has been scammed.
Based on Nazri’s argument, perhaps the Malay Rulers – all nine of them – should be kicked out since they were weak, so much so the monarchies have become the puppet of Mahathir Mohamad. But insulting the Malays’ intelligence and Malay Rulers’ wisdom was just the beginning. The well-known thuggish Nazri also brilliantly mocked and insulted Islam.
According to his logic, the Chief Justice, the Attorney General and Finance Minister must be Muslims so that they can use the Quran to take their oath before the Agong so that the swearing-in can become valid and legitimate. In other words, the use of the Quran will guarantee a God-fearing, honest, sincere, corrupt-free Chief Justice, Attorney General and Finance Minister.
Who was the Chief Justice, Attorney General and Finance Minister – all Malay Muslims – under the previous Barisan Nasional regime sworn in before the Agong? They were former Chief Justice Md Raus Sharif, former Attorney General Apandi Ali and former Finance Minister Najib Razak (who also happened to be the powerful former prime minister).
Despite him being a Muslim, the appointment of Md Raus Sharif as Chief Justice under Najib regime was flagrantly unconstitutional, not to mention controversial, to begin with. He was brought back as “additional judges” despite having reached their mandatory retirement age. And the reason for Najib to appoint Mr. Raus as Chief Justice was to rape the judiciary system.
Former Chief Justice Md Raus Sharif was the same guy who chaired a three-man bench and affirmed the decisions of the Court of Appeal and High Court – ruling that then-Prime Minister Najib Razak was not a public officer, and therefore, was immune from a suit brought by Mahathir Mohamad over alleged misfeasance in public office.
In short, the disgraced Md Raus Sharif, despite him having sworn-in using the Quran, had declared Najib was invincible, even more powerful than all the nine Malay Rulers combined. At least the Malay Rulers can be charged in a “Special Court”. Najib Razak, on the other hand, cannot be charged in any court simply because he enjoyed absolute immunity since he was not a public officer from the beginning.
Apandi Ali’s appointment as the Attorney General came in the wake of his predecessor Abdul Gani Patail’s removal, just as Mr. Gani was about to file 1MDB (1Malaysia Development Berhad) charges against Najib. His appointment was engineered to do only one thing – to clear Najib of all wrongdoings concerning 1MDB, so that no charges against the crook could see the light of the day.
Former Finance Minister Najib Razak had stolen, plundered and laundered tens of billions of Ringgit belonging to 32-million Malaysians, of which 62% of the population comprises ethnic Malay and Bumiputera (son of the soil). From Felda, EPF, PNB, LTAT, KWAP, Tabung Haji and whatnot, the ex-premier had been raping and sodomising all of them, one way or another, leaving his fingerprints all over the places.
And thanks to Najib, Tabung Haji (pilgrims fund) was reduced to RM10.2 billion in losses of its domestic and international equities (as of October last year) and its liabilities outstripped assets by RM9 billion. After the new government took over, it was revealed that Muslims’ hard-earned money was used to engage in get-rich-quick scheme.
It was absolutely an insult to Islam that a Muslim like Najib Razak, despite sworn-in using the Quran, had associated a Ponzi scheme with the religion. All the previous Chief Justice, Attorney General and Finance Minister – despite all of them being Muslims – had obviously brought shame to Quran after they engaged in thievery, abuse of power, money laundering and what not.
Nazri Aziz is clearly mocking and insulting the Quran and Islam for linking Muslims with the three powerful positions, despite knowing even the three despicable Muslims did not give a damn about the oath taken before the Agong (King). Md Raus Sharif, Apandi Ali and Najib Razak are living proof that even some Muslims have very little respect for the Quran, otherwise how do you explain what they had done?
Source : Finance Twitter