Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Take stern action, urgesTan Sri Abdul Aziz Zainal


KUALA LUMPUR: Armed Forces chief General Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Zainal has proposed that the Government take stern action against those who stoke racial sentiments.

He said racial issues should not be raised as it could create chaos and disorder.

"Racial issues are the most feared by security forces as they could lead to chaos. They are a security threat," he said at the Wanita Umno Hari Raya contribution presentation to the armed forces and the police at the Putra World Trade Centre here on Tuesday.

Speaking at the same event, Deputy Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Ismail Omar said street politics is under control and peace is upheld.

He added that the police force is in a state of readiness to face such occurrences.

"We are ready to work day and night, rain or shine, without food and drink to ward off such threats," he said.

Wanita Umno chief Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz said Malaysians should not question each other’s racial origins.

“Today, the top brass of the armed forces talked about it. When the armed forces talks like that it means it’s very serious.

"Let’s stop talking about sensitive issues. It’s not just about race. When you are talking people down, you are already talking about sensitivities.”

Rafidah also said that street demonstrations and the mob spirit should be rejected as it affects public peace and security.

Rafidah added that this would further burden the police which already has the task of maintaining public order.

click : Malaysia Star