Mohd Noor Abdullah has proven he is racist through-and-through

Former Court of Appeal Judge Mohd Noor Abdullah has compounded his crime of sedition when he defended making the most racist and seditious speech in the country in the past 44 years.

On Sunday, in his speech at the forum titled “GE13 post-mortem Muslim leadership and survival” organised by UiTM Malaysia Alumni Association and Gabungan Pelajar Melayu Semanjung in Kuala Lumpur, Mohd Noor warned that the Chinese Malaysians must be prepared for a backlash from the Malay community for their “betrayal” in the recently concluded 13th general election.

He said: “The Chinese betrayal towards the Malay’s hand of friendship – that is true. Because they plotted to seize political power even though they already have economic power”.

Mohd Noor’s racist and seditious speech had been defended on the ground that it was “as a whole constructive and within the boundaries of what is in the federal constitution”, and in line with his expertise as a former judge.

Can Mohd Noor quote chapter and verse as to which article or part of the Malaysian Constitution justified his making irresponsible, fictitious, inflammatory, racist and seditious allegations that the Chinese in Malaysia “plotted to seize political power even though they already have economic power” or his criminal and gangsterish threat of a “Malay backlash” to a completely non-existent “Chinese betrayal towards the Malay’s hand of friendship” ?

Mohd Noor is trying to be a latter-day Malay chauvinist and extremist leader, attempting to give substance to the baseless allegation by the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak that the 13GE results were a Chinese tsunami when it fact it was a Malaysian and urban tsunami?

Is Mohd Noor, or for that matter, Najib aware that in Peninsular Malaysia, Pakatan Rakyat won more Malay votes compared to Chinese votes in the 13GE, although by a slight margin – i.e. 2.31 million Malay votes compared to 2.29 million Chinese votes?

Chinese support for Pakatan Rakyat is estimated at 80% while Malay support is estimated at 42%, and Indian support at 50%.

Mohd Noor also disgraced the legal and judicial profession when he tried to create fear among the audience with the Singapore bogey, mischievously and maliciously concocting the lie that just a simple majority in Parliament would be adequate to admit Singapore into the Federation of Malaysia without needing the consent of the Conference of Rulers.

How can a former high judicial be so irresponsible, mischievous and seditious as to suggest that Article 1 of the Federal Constitution on “Name, States and territories of the Federation” could be amended by a simple majority and not two-thirds parliamentary majority?

Surely, one doesn’t even require to be a law student, let alone a former Court of Appeal judge, to know such a basic constitutional requirement?

What inchoate fears was Mohd Noor trying to arouse or summon from his audience with his provocative, inflammatory, racist and seditious lies and falsehoods passing off as learned constitutional legal knowledge?

In his speech, Mohd Noor sought to arouse and incite racial hatred against the Chinese by the Malays, even advocating the ban of the terms “Chinese” and “Indian” on the ground that these terms are not mentioned in the Malaysian Constitution.

By Mohd Noor’s perverse logic, is he suggesting that the term “bumiputera” should be banned in Malaysia, in the way he is suggesting that the terms “Chinese” and “Indian” should be banned in the country as the term “bumiputera” is also never used in the Malaysian Constitution?

Mohd Noor is not only a criminal in commiting sedition utterly reckless of the harm he is doing to Malaysia’s plural society, he is also proven to be a liar.

In view of his defense of his speech, I have revisted the video recording of Mohd Noor’s speech, and my hairs on my hand literally stand at listening again to his spiel of irresponsible, inflammatory, racist and seditious poison that passed as his speech.

I have a copy of the video recording of Mohd Noor speech but as it is so seditious, offensive and disloyal to the to the concept of plural Malaysian nation-building that I am not uploading it on my blog for general access.

I am prepared to let the Prime Minister, the Attorney-General, the Police and all the newly-sworn Cabinet Ministers a copy of the video recording if they need it.

However, if Mohd Noor insists that his speech is not racist and seditious, then let the Prime Minister, the Attorney-General and all the newly-appointed Cabinet Ministers declare whether they endorse and approve of Mohd Noor’s speech!

In fact, Mohd Noor’s racist and seditious speech will prove to the first test whether the Najib government after the 13GE is capable of any routine governance let alone “transformation” – such as to uphold existing laws and regulations, including the arrest, charge and prosecution of Mohd Noor for the offence of sedition.

Najib will have to answer for any failure of his government to uphold the law in Mohd Noor’s case in the first week of 13th Parliament, expected in the middle of June next month.

I do not think Najib and the new Cabinet should wait for another four weeks to take action on Mohd Noor’s criminal, racist and seditious speech. In the first Cabinet meeting, decision should be taken to remove Mohd Noor as Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission’s (MACC) Complaints Committee as well as all other government appointments.

Furthermore the Cabinet should direct the Chief Secretary to commission a study to be made as to how a closet racist like Mohd Noor could rise up the ranks of the civil and judicial service as to end up as a Court of Appeal judge!

Lim Kit Siang MP for Gelang Patah