Starting with the PM himself who had at a gathering of youths on World Youth Day, called on youths to defend Putrajaya. This had led Malaysians to wonder whether Putrajaya, Malaysia's administrative center, was under attack and by whom.
The PM himself had also told his own party UMNO to defend Putrajaya at all costs even if it involved crushed bodies. Coming from the Prime Minister himself this was macabre if not downright scary.
The times are such that Malaysia's favourite punching bag (and for good reasons), Ibrahim Ali, the president of Perkasa, a right wing Malay NGO, dared to issue a veiled threat of bloodshed ala May 13 telling the Chinese to stock up on food.
The times are such that it is considered right to try to smear your enemies or perceived enemies by all means fair and foul through clumsy and laughable attempts where the perpetrators get away with only a slap on their wrists and the victim gets vilified in court.