I decided not to write anything about it that day because I know how sensitive the issue was at that time.
Then another rioting broke out at the temple the next morning on Tuesday, Nov 27.
I still told myself not to write about it as I was confident that the authorities could handle the situation and writing about such incident would not be helping the situation.
Instead of writing about the riot, I wrote about this rotten manoeuvre by Wong Tack and gang,
However, later in the day, I received the video of fireman Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim in ICU and I decided that I can't refrain from writing about the riot anymore.
I think they had gone too far.
I could have still understand if they had beaten up a police or FRU guy, who was trying to stop them, but a fireman who was trying to put out a fire?
That's too much, okay.
Even that I just wrote a small piece saying my prayers for Muhammad Adib's recovery and expressing my displeasure that the rioters were assured that they will get what they want by a minister.
Prayers for Muhammad Adib
Yet, many comments that I received (most likely from PH supporters who hate me) were like these;
So, I told myself that that's all there is to it and I shouldn't write more about the riot.
However, the next day on Wednesday Nov 28, the temple people came out with a statement that Muhammad Adib, who was fighting for his life at that time was not beaten by the rioters but instead was hit by his own fire engine.
The statement was so ridiculous to me that I have to ask the question;
Muhammad Adib was ran over by fire engine?
I wouldn't have wrote that if the temple people didn't try to bullshit everyone like that.
Why can't they just expressed sympathy for the fireman and his family and pledge to help the authorities catch the rioters who attempted to murder Muhammad Adib?
And of course these type of comments kept coming in,
So, am I not to write about such lies?
I think that's should be it. I couldn't care less anymore what they think of me.
And it's just so happened that prominent Pakatan blogger Datuk A Kadir Jasin, wrote about the same issue and his words were more aggressive than mine.
That's why I said I'm
Standing in line behind Datuk Kadir
But of course for Datuk Kadir, they commented such as this,
While for me they continued to say things like this,
Hey, with all due respect to Datuk Kadir, I believe I was more neutral than him during the Dr Mahathir-Najib war.
He is after all a Pribumi Bersatu supreme council member.
Anyway, I hope things will get better soon.
Just follow the law and things will be okay, I think.
If the law says move the temple, then move the temple lah.
If the law says beating up a fireman close to death is attempted murder, then charge the bastards with attempted murder lah.
That's how it should be.
Whatever it is, this kind of fighting fighting is quite common in Malaysia.
Even though they may sound like racists, they are not necessarily so.
Like this one,
Well, at least they were quarelling in Bahasa Kebangsaan.