Tunku Aziz Tunku Ibrahim has committed treason
“Correct. But he [Tunku Abdul Aziz Tunku Ibrahim] committed treason against the rulers when he was willing to be a lackey of a party which wants to abolish the rulers. But Mahathir is using DAP,” said Zainuddin Maidin a.k.a. Zam, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s de facto Information Chief.
THE CORRIDORS OF POWER
Raja Petra Kamarudin
Zainuddin Maidin a.k.a. Zam, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s de facto Information Chief, raised a very interesting point when he accused Tunku Abdul Aziz Tunku Ibrahim of committing treason because the latter had once joined DAP.
Zam was relatively unknown until in November 2007 when he whacked Al Jazeera for saying that there was no democracy in Malaysia. Zam reminded Al Jazeera that Malaysia has erections every five years so that is proof that Malaysia is a democracy.
Anyway, Zam took offence that Tunku Aziz had made a police report against Mahathir regarding the old man’s statement that His Majesty the Agong was under house arrest. Zam then whacked Tunku Aziz and accused him of treason for joining DAP some time back.
DAP is a party that is treasonous, argued Zam, so whoever joins DAP commits treason. Zam also argued that while Tunku Aziz joined DAP, Mahathir did not. Mahathir is just using DAP and is not being used by DAP like Tunku Aziz was.
Well, that is what Mahathir’s de facto Information Chief said and I am sure he knows what he is saying or else Mahathir would not have appointed him as the de facto Information Chief. I mean it cannot be just because Zam is a fellow Mamak like Syed Akbar Ali (Mahathir’s political strategist) that Mahathir appointed him his de facto Information Chief. There must be some other compelling reasons such as Zam is a media genius or that Zam always knows what he is talking about.
Anyway, whatever it may be, Zam, Mahathir’s de facto Information Chief, has said that anyone who joins DAP as a member commits treason because DAP is a treasonous party and that Mahathir is smart enough to not join DAP but is just using DAP.
If left just to the Malays and if not because of the Mamaks, Malaysia would have been lost to the Chinese a long time ago just like Singapore was and Penang is also now going to be. Hmm…wasn’t it because of a Mamak that Melaka fell to the Portuguese (as what Anwar Ibrahim keeps reminding us when he talks about Mahathir)?
Zainuddin Maidin is being naughty and insidious
TK Chua, Free Malaysia Today
Former minister, Zainuddin Maidin, when criticising Tunku Abdul Aziz Tunku Ibrahim for filing a police report against former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad, made some rather insidious and outrageous comments against the DAP, a legally constituted political party in the country.
When writing this piece, I wish to inform that I have no affiliation to any political party. I am merely stating the demerits and the follies of Zainuddin’s observations on Tunku Aziz, the Malays in general and the DAP.
To avoid misinterpretation and ambiguity, I reproduce below in quote what he was reported to have said.
(i) “Correct. But he [Tunku Abdul Aziz Tunku Ibrahim] committed treason against the rulers when he was willing to be a lackey of a party which wants to abolish the rulers. But Mahathir is using DAP.”
(ii) “Tunku Aziz joining DAP has eroded the dignity of the Malays more compared to the allegation that Mahathir claimed the (Yang di-Pertuan) Agong is under house arrest.”
(iii) He [Zainuddin Maidin] added that Tunku Aziz should be arrested for “teaching” Mahathir to collaborate with the DAP.
By implication and taking his statements ordinarily, I think Zainuddin has made grave accusations not just against Tunku Aziz and other Malays but also the DAP. Seriously, I do not know what game he is playing. He was seemingly trying to “protect” Mahathir when his real intention was aimed at denigrating and disgracing the DAP and the Malays who join the party.
I think DAP should not leave all these allegations unchallenged. Malays too have freedom of association. By joining the DAP, they are not lackeys who have committed treason against the rulers. It is a serious accusation to put in writing that the DAP is a party that wants to abolish Malay monarchy. It would mean the party could exist all these years ultra vires the Federal Constitution.
Similarly, how could Tunku Aziz’s membership in the DAP in the past erode the dignity of the Malays? How could one man’s action or political orientation affect the dignity of the whole community? Such an observation is an insult to the Malays and an aspersion to DAP.
It is debatable whether Tunku Aziz’s police report against Mahathir is justified. However to imply that his past association with the DAP has taught Mahathir to collaborate with DAP is naughty. Mahathir needs no teacher and Tunku Aziz commits no arrestable offence. Since when was collaborating with the DAP a felony?