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Friday, April 25, 2008

An apology that is not an apology. Hishammuddin's sandiwara

Hishammuddin Hussein keris act
Photo of Hishammuddin's keris act by curtesy of Malaysikini, the real newspaper

Did Hishammuddin Hussein apologize for raising the keris during the previous few years of the Umno annual general assembly? Here is his "apology":

"I am sorry of it had affected the non-Malays"

"I would also like to apologise to the Malays over my failure to uphold the Malay symbol (keris)"

Further, Hishammuddin Hussein could not guarantee that the would not to do it during this year’s Umno annual general assembly.

So is this an apology or "an apology that is not an apology"? Maybe it is what the Malays would call a sandiwara, a wayang kulit, a show. Was it sincere? I doubt it.

Look at his face. Does it not show aggression? Can the non-Malays be blamed if they inteprete that keris act as a threat to spill blood for a keris (a Malay dagger) is a weapon and it had been used to kill. Can the non-Malays be blamed if they take that as a threat that if they do not act like sheeps, they may be subjected to another May 13?

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