It is a long time in coming, but nevertheless heartening that moderate Malays are beginning to speak up.
Malay right wing groups with their supremacist spoutings have hogged the headlines in recent years and no one was speaking out against them, or dared to, except for some opposition politicians, some of whom have been charged for sedition instead.
Worse still, an incendiary call to burn Malay language Bibles was excused by the authorities as not of a seditious nature but uttered in defence of Islam.
In such a milieu, how would it be possible then to stop the extremists and wannabes from further emboldening themselves to wreck mischief if moderate Muslims remain silent and don't or fear to speak up?
Now that some have, what is the dUMNo led government going to do? It has largely kept an irresponsible silence to all the racial and religious baiting and provocation.
In fact, dUMNo has only added to the disquiet by themselves resorting to chasing after shadows and flogging imaginary ghosts and goblins seemingly in a desperate attempt to stay afloat with their supporters and to hopefully retain support of the Malays.
There is a sense, however, that dUMNo has long since lost its way and its days are numbered.
It appears that all dUMNo cares for now is to discourage public discourse and criticism and hope that by condoning (?) an uncertain situation (or even silently encouraging it?) the populace will be be suitably frightened to allow it to remain in power. This seems like what it is from Najib going back on his word to repeal the Sedition Act.
We have not seen a Pm so unsure and uncertain of himself as Ah Job Kor who seems capitally unable to keep to his words from the day he took office, flip flopping from one solemn promise to another according to where the wind blows, so as to stay in the good books of the party warlords?
Indeed of being a leader?