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Repost: UMNO was believed to be the black hand behind 513 racial riot

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The UMNO-owned and controlled press, especially Utusan Malaysia and Berita Harian have been indispensable accessories in the orchestration of communalism and racial tension. I have monitored the way “The UMNO Media Communalises” in order to show you how the trick is done.

By Dr Kua Kia Soong, Director of SUARAM, 13 May 2011

When the May 13 Incident broke out in 1969, Said Zahari wrote these lines while under ISA detention in Singapore:

“Once again History repeats itself By savage deeds In a civilized age

Once again Hidden hands appear Seeking the blood Of the poor and the wretched

Once again Colour, race, religion and language Become sharp blades To use in the carnage

It has happened In every corner of the earth Where the few eat bread And the rest sand

It has happened Where the few clothed in velvet Sleep in palaces The rest go naked, squeezed into shacks

It has happened – Then hidden hands reappear Spilling the blood of the poor To cling on to power…”

Said Zahari certainly did not buy the official line that the riots had broken out spontaneously. The thesis of my 2007 title May 13: […]