Hypocrisy Meter from theblogprof.
From The Star 2 Dec 2009:
MPs: Stepping on photos of people not Asian culture
KUALA LUMPUR: Members of Parliament from PKR have turned on their Pakatan Rakyat partners DAP, condemning their act of stepping on photographs of politicians. They also hit out at the act of burning photographs of politicians.
“This is not what Asian culture is all about. For the Malays, even when you touch someone’s head, it is considered rude, what more stepping on pictures of their faces,” said Bayan Baru MP Datuk Zahrain Mohd Hashim.
On Sunday, the Perak DAP annual convention in Ipoh saw its members walking over a large poster of three elected representatives which was laid like a big doormat at the entrance of a hall.
DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng, however, avoided stepping on the poster which featured the images of former party comrade Hee Yit Foong; and former PKR members Mohd Osman Jailu and Jamaluddin Mohd Radzi.
On Monday, a poster of Lim was stepped on and burned during a demonstration by Penang Barisan Nasional Youth in George Town.
At the Parliament lobby yesterday, nine MPs from PKR including Zahrain held a press conference to condemn the behaviour.
“This is also a bad influence on the younger generation,’’ said Zahrain, adding that the such and act was childish, uncivilised and reflected ill-breeding.
Tell that to these guys:
- Malaysian Muslims burn Bush effigy during protest against prophet cartoons – About 3,000 Muslims burned an effigy of U.S. President George W. Bush and called for an international boycott of Danish products Friday to protest the publication of cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad, officials said.
- Gaza Under Siege: Malaysia condemns Israeli atrocities – The protesters, under the banner of Coalition of Malaysian NGOs Against Persecution of Palestinians (Complete) carried the effigies of US President George W. Bush and Israeli President Shimon Peres. The crowd, which earlier burnt some effigies and Israeli flags on their way to the embassy, did the same again after the handover. In Kota Baru, Kelantan Menteri Besar Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat launched a fund for the Gaza people, before setting alight posters of Bush and Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.
- Signs of a growing antiwar movement in Malaysia – On March 21, an antiwar protest of 7,000 took place in the northeastern state of Kelatan, where PAS controls the state government. Demonstrators burnt effigies of Bush and Blair and chanted “Destroy Bush” and “Long Live Islam”.
See? I don’t just point out UMNOpocrisy. I’m neutral, fair and objective about bashing ANY double-faced idiocy.
However, see also another ‘not so-and-so culture’ remark for comparison.
For the record, the warmongering, Iraqi-babykilling Bush the above guys are protesting saved 750,000 Iraqi lives with his evil imperialist invasion.