Compare & contrast the two statements regarding the Hindraf Five which appeared in the NST yesterday:
The PAS Chief said the action by the Hindu Rights Action Force (HINDRAF) at the prime minister's & cabinet's Hari Raya Open House on Wednesday was part & parcel of democracy. Datuk Sei Abdul Awang Hadi said it signalled a change in the democratic practices in the country that should be viewed positively. "I don't think it was rude . . . It's not like they caused a commotion or started fighting," he said.
"We will ask for an early release, but . . . we will not put any pressure," said MIC president Datuk Seri Samy Vellu.
(fer more pathetic pronouncements by Samy, please go to: http://malaysiakini.com/news/90672).
To all those who still harbour deep misgivings & suspicions over the fundamentalist Islamic party, me would like to paraphrase John Lennon - "All I am saying, please give PAS a chance" (to the tune of Give Peace A Chance).
And while me is totally aware that politicians are NOT to be taken at their word, it's still a refreshing change from the Barisan's fooking bullshit (eg see Azalina Othman below).
Also note one party propounded the virtues of peaceful demonstration in a democracy; the other was still trying to locate its testicles . . .
What say you?