The title of the above article by The Malaysian Insider (TMI) really attract my attention.
TMI started the article by writing that:
“Some 49 activist groups today demanded the resignation of Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob who had gone on a racist rant against Chinese businesses, saying it was an irresponsible move on the part of the minister to play on racial sentiments.” – TMI
Which NGOs are the 49 activist groups that demanded the resignation of Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob?
So I searched for the names of the NGOs and I found the full list in Malaysia Today.
When I read the list, I found that many of the NGOs are very familiar; so I did more research …
First I put the list side by side with the full list of NGOs that part of Bersih :
So most of them are part of Bersih.
Then I also put the list side by side with the list of NGOs which are part of COMANGO and this is what I found:
So, that is why the names of the NGOs are very familiar to me and they are highlighted by TMI!
These same NGOs are the members of Bersih, COMANGO, NegaraKu and some of them like SUARAM and Sisters In Islam or its real name, SIS Forum are not legal NGOs because they are not registered under ROS.
It is very funny when some illegal NGOs are pressing for a legal minister’s resignation.
No wonder those NGOs want Ismail Sabri to resign, after all those NGOs are the opposition parties supporters and will only look for ways to oppose the government.
To be fair, TMI should change the title of the article to, “The pro-opposition activists are pressing for Ismail Sabri’s resignation” or “Bersih and COMANGO activists are pressing for Ismail Sabri’s resignation.”
They are not only pressing for Ismail Sabri to resign but they also want to change the government.