Mendacious Mendeliar

Raja Mendeliar (Raja Mendeliar Kutty) was a traitor of Indian-descent who brought about the fall of the Malaccan Empire. In 1510, he started a rumour campaign against the Prime Minister, Tun Mutahir, that the latter was planning a coup against the Sultan of Malacca. As a result, Tun Mutahir and his whole family were put to death just because of one lie; distrust against Mendeliar and the Sultan by the people weakened the Malaccan government further and Malacca succumbed to the invasion by the Portuguese a year later.

600 years later, Mahathir bin Mohamed Iskandar Kutty, the former Prime Minister who governed with an iron fist for 22 years, is running a similar campaign as his Malayali ancestor in trying to vilify the current Prime Minister. He has brought down one Prime Minister who had refused to dance to his tune and accused the latter as being utterly corrupted – a claim Mahathir has never substantiated after the victim resigned. However, he apparently isn’t as smart as his ancestor was when trying to bring Najib Razak down and has been caught lying so many times and even had to change the goalpost so many times just to try an win a battle of perception.

The latest lie has been exposed by Big Dog and it shows how evil this modern age Mendeliar is.

According to the International Criminal Courts and Tribunals, Complimentarity and Jurisdiction, a Head of State, incumbent Head of Governmentand the  incumbent   Foreign Minister enjoy the privileges of immunity from the jurisdiction of any state as long as a crime committed, if any, is not in the form of genocide, war crimes or crimes against humanity.

In contrast, Mahathir, who is a former Head of Government, no longer enjoys such immunity. Any form of crime that he commits in and out of Malaysia will put him at risk of being arrested by any country  that has signed a treaty with Malaysia.

Mahathir, the man so filled with hatred and vengeance is currently in Sarajevo, ironically for the 20th celebration of peace in Bosnia-Herzegovina. He traveled there using the Malaysian government’s private jet, a privilege the government has continued to accord this thankless and selfish man. I assume he still travels using a Malaysian diplomatic passport.

The government should revoke these privileges as he is just the same as any other Ah Kow, Ahmad and Ambalagan in Malaysia. He is a former Prime Minister and he should behave like one instead of trying to rule by proxy and destroy the unity of the people of this nation with his lies.

Diplomatic Insanity

The latest incident involving a Warrant Officer of the Malaysian Armed Forces attached to the Malaysian High Commission in New Zealand who was arrested on 9th May for attempted burglary and sexual assault is one that is both simple but complex in nature, but comes with a simple solution.

The crime may not be as bad as the crimes committed by Arjen Rudd, the South African diplomat in the blockbuster movie “Lethal Weapon 2” (played by Joss Ackland) nor is it as bad as an incident involving the Ambassador of Myanmar to Sri Lanka, but the crimes committed by this Warrant Officer warrants a serious action. In all the instances above, the clause “Diplomatic Immunity” was invoked.

Contrary to popular belief, Article 37 of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations says that as long as you are a member of the Embassy staff, you are entitled to the immunities prescribed in Articles 29 thru 36; and this includes spouse, children, maids, servants working there, plus minus one or two articles for non-staff. The Warrant Officer is a diplomatic agent, and under Article 29 he is inviolable: he cannot be prosecuted for any crime committed in the Receiving State which, in this case, is New Zealand.

As in the case of the Myanmar Ambassador to Sri Lanka, the Ambassador in 1979 suspected his wife of having an affair, shot her. Then, on the grounds of the Embassy, he built a funeral pyre and cremated his wife in full view of the police, media and the public AND STILL REMAINED AN AMBASSADOR! This is how strong Article 29 is.

The Warrant Officer was brought back to Malaysia on the 22nd of May after the Malaysian High Commission invoked the man’s diplomatic immunity. On the 29th May, the Malaysian Armed Forces convened a. Board of Inquiry into the incident, and none of us would have known of this until someone in New Zealand kicked up so much fuss to not notice!

Is it right, however, to not send him back to New Zealand to face charges?

The Government of Malaysia should use Article 32 para 1 of the Convention to waive his diplomat status and express this waiver as prescribed in Para 2 of the same Article. Then send this guy back to. New Zealand to dance to the tune he had asked for, while the Foreign Ministry work on repairing the damage done.

We cannot ignore nor condone blatant criminal acts by our civil servants or by any individual of the public, especially when in other countries. We should not jeopardise Malaysia’s reputation abroad just for the sake of one criminal.

Therefore, I call upon Anifah Aman to do the right thing: crucify the Warrant Officer and stop this diplomatic insanity!

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