Saturday, August 29, 2009
Barbaric act 兽蛮行为
It replicated a scene in Somalia 1993 where US soldier's dead bodies were dragged on the street for public display. It was a barbaric act.
But it was in a war zone and a lawless country.
Yesterday in Shah Alam, the capital city of Selangor, a severed cow head was on displayed at the State Secretariat building brought in by a group of 50 residents from Section 23 after their Friday prayer at a nearby mosque. They were protesting the relocation of a Hindu temple to their neighborhood. They spat and stomped on the cow head and called out the name of Dr. Xavier Jeyekumar, the Indian Exco member in charge of non-Muslim affair of Selangor.
Cow is a sacred animal in Hinduism.
There were a number of policemen on duty but watching the incident without any action taken. The Police chief of Shah Alam district conveyed his apology to Dr. Jeyekumar and a few other leaders for police's inaction in a meeting this morning.
Many Indian and Hindu leaders called on their communities to remain calm and do not over-react to this isolated incident of un-ethical and barbaric behaviour of a few.
I condemned with the strongest term the un-religious, insensitive, barbaric and stupid act of this group of people.
On the eve of 52nd independence day, and month of Ramadan, let us offer a prayer for our beloved country Malaysia and ask for forgiveness .... Lord, have mercy on us.