Monday, November 11, 2013

When Is The Law The Law And When Is Sedition Sedition?

We have a Sedition Act that is supposed to cut across the board and other laws too for maintaining religious and racial harmony.

But the way that our laws have been enforced in most cases, makes the legislations come across as more like comic alien creatures were it less seditiously troubling.

So, when a prominent frog croaked for Bibles to be burned, it sounded to many in power, like a mating call, amorous, sweet and enticing instead of being troublingly seditious.

For not only was there no action taken against said froggie, but also that the inexcusable amphibian extravagance was inexplicably indulged.

And when another wannabe hero belittled an Indian god, he got away simply by the mere harlotry of sanctimoniously raising defence of being misquoted.

The "misquoted" defence is the oldest political trick in the bag, known to all and sundry since time immemorial but, here in Bolehland, depending on who resorts to it, its efficacy cannot be better vouched for.

Or the zealot (s) who tauntingly kicked on a cow head and doggedly dragged it through the streets.

They all got away because, apparently, law is only law and sedition is only sedition when seen from one seditious side of a perplexing prism.

Ergo, the privilege of benefit of doubt and indulgence could not similarly avail the now (in) famous Alvivi couple who had invited Muslims to break fast with Bak Kut Teh and the hapless couple were promptly hauled to court to answer for their allegedly seditious invitation, although they were not charged under the Sedition Act but under the Penal Code instead.

Now, too, a teenager has been hauled up to face possible charges under the Sedition Act for allegedly insulting Islam.

So, when is the law the law and when is sedition sedition?

1 comment:

  1. Hi! Is there anyway that I can reach you through email? This is through a guest posting proposal on your blog ^^ Looking forward to hearing from you good sir.

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