Patriot urges police chief to take action against hate speech


A spate of incendiary speeches, news reports of planned demonstrations on 8 December and messages provoking hatred circulating through social media in the last two weeks are cause for alarm. Persatuan Patriot Kebangsaan (Patriot) is concerned that the protest against the ratification of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination has been used as a catalyst to possibly stage a planned riot and chaos in different parts of the country.

The increasing tempo of the protests even after our prime minister has stated that we will not ratify the UN convention, the concerted attacks on DAP leaders and “bangsa DAP”, the accusation that the deputy defence Minister was a DAP spy, the accusation that the finance minister was diverting funds for Malay students to Chinese temples, the unconfirmed reports of bible distribution in Penang and Kedah, and the threat to instigate May 13 racial strife – these are connected happenings and not isolated events.

Speeches and messages by leaders of the newly formed NGO, Gagasan 3, viraled through social media, are aimed at provoking hatred and instigate a racial riot. These so-called leaders of Gagasan 3 are nobodies and have never been seen to champion any issue of national importance. They are incapable of articulating issues, even of race and religion, in a civil and intelligent manner.

Who benefits if there is racial strife and ruin? The answer is obvious. There are several leaders from the previous administration awaiting trial and under investigation. The stakes for them are high, and like drowning men, they will do anything, even destroy our nation.

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Patriot urges the inspector general of police and the police to closely monitor all hate speech and viraled messages by the group out to create trouble. Nip the problem in the bud before things get out of control.

Retired Brigadier General Dato Mohamed Arshad Raji is president of Persatuan Patriot Kebangsaan.

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CSiong Tan
24 Nov 2018 8.22am

Using such tactics to divert attention from the 1MDB scandal which is brewing like wild fire.

Stephen CH Loh
24 Nov 2018 2.27am

Their response leaves much to be desired. Do we need to prompt them every time and for everything before they go to work ?

Guiness Sip
24 Nov 2018 12.57am


Steven TP Lau
23 Nov 2018 11.51pm

He is waiting for instructions. Next Tuesday

Steven TP Lau
23 Nov 2018 11.52pm

If he needs to be told to do his work he might as well resign.

Victor Wai Teck Kuan
23 Nov 2018 11.13pm

Yes, must keep peace and order 😁👍🙏

John Foo Sxhong
23 Nov 2018 8.50pm

Agree only to certain group yes

Lim Heng Hin
23 Nov 2018 6.38pm


Alan Yee
23 Nov 2018 5.46pm

The police can’t just take action. There has to be a law against hate speech that is broken before the police can act.