A Kadir Jasin
Today, The Sunday Star newspaper published a report quoting a leading Manila daily, Philippines Daily Inquirer, as saying that Filipino intelligence sources had linked a Sabah politician, who is allied to a Malaysian opposition leader, as among “external factors” responsible for instigating heirs to the Sulu Sultanate to claim Sabah.
The Inquirer journalist, Nikko Dizon wrote that Manila was monitoring three groups described as 'external factors' behind the incident.
“These 'external factors' are one small faction that is in it for the money, an anti-Aquino administration group, and the Malaysian political opposition,” the daily's online website stated on Friday.
If the Philippines is monitoring these groups and our people are not, then I recommend that they too should also be hang until their feet stop kicking.
Even as we speak, somebody in the Malaysian government should already be blamed and, if they are anak jantan, should accept responsibility, for the security lapse that allowed such a big group of well-armed people to land on our shores.
Whose responsibility is it to safeguard our territorial waters and our shores? The answer is the Ministry of Defence and the Ministry of Home Affairs. Aren’t the ministers of both ministries not Umno Vice Presidents and trusted allies of the Prime Minister?
If the Prime Minister hasn’t considered them as having failed in their very important jobs, then who should we blame – the mata-mata and the soldadu?
Personally, I believe the apparent “persecution” of the neutralized Filipino Muslims in the ongoing RCI hearing in Sabah could have also triggered the response by the armed Filipino group.