Your MP's Question of the Week #16

On 2 July 2008, the Inspector-General of Police, Musa Hassan, suggested that the police consider getting the army involved to help the police maintain public order due to a planned mass protest against the petrol price hike on Sunday, 6 July 2008 at 10.00am at Stadium MBPJ Kelana Jaya, Petaling Jaya.

The main responsibility of our soldiers is to protect the country from invasion by unfriendly, foreign forces. It would now appear that the soldiers would be used to protect “national security.”

Whose security? The nation or the powers-that-be?

The question of the week:

Should Malaysian soldiers, at any given time, be used as an apparatus to suppress legitimate expression of discontent over the Badawi government’s decision to increase petrol price without notice?


  1. Soldiers back to the barrack and remain there to protect us from foreign invasion. The government must never abuse its power to misuse the soldiers to suppress legitimate public expression.

    We are not as stupid as what Badawi thinks we are. We are matured enough to think what is right and what is wrong. We do not need the Government to to dictate what we, the rakyat, should think and do.

    The Sleepy Head should never interfere with the right to assemble freely. The people became violence when they are provoked by the police. So the police must behave themselves.

  2. They are too afraid of rakyat now. No. No No!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Need.. they are war against the rakyat now.
    Too much AFRAID!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Definitely NO! The role of the arm forces and police do not and should NEVER overlap. This outright intimidation, or perhaps a sign of desperation on the part of those who have their own interests to protect. As the saying goes ” beware of the cornered tiger”

  4. I think its all right to involve the military. What with the reputation of the police in tatters nowadays, it’s good to have the military there to check on their abuses…

  5. Of course the army and the police had to protect the power that be. this country has no future already. We have everything: no transparency, no governance and corruption!

    Lets forget about Malaysia. Beyond redemption!

  6. MP Wee,

    What is our King doing?

    Is he busy tending his horses?

    Is he unaware of what is the state of his country?

    Why is he remaining quiet?

    What is he thinking?

    I would really like to know, if we have any hope.

    As a Muslim sovereign, he must put a stop to this farce, because he must surely feel humiliated by the bad press Malaysia is getting AND FEARFUL OF THE RATE AT WHICH WE ARE GOING TO COLLAPSE ECONOMICALLY SOON.

  7. No the army should not be involved in repressing the Rakyat.

    We can make use and station them in areas where they are lots of snatch thefts & robberies eg Airport or Tourist Centres.

    Wardieburn Camp is just opposite of TAR College yet we have cases of murders and snatch thefts with the army in our neighborhood. Such areas deserve patrol by the army coz they can work with the police as ratio of the police & population statistics is way low.

    The Government should think about the safety of the Rakyat & Not use the military & police for their own agenda.

  8. The army should not be protecting Bodowi, SIL and his family. The armies should help the people to get rid of a PM that sleeps and at the same time that he was doing a fantastic job.

    The earlier the Sleepy Head goes the better for this country.

  9. The army should be used to maintain law and order when the situation is too much to be handled by the already discredited police force. I want to be able to go to town peacefully, no public demonstration etc…

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