Atty. Harry Roque Jr, a journalist from Manila Standard Today, has urged Datuk Seri Najib, the Prime Minister of Malaysia to end the Lahad Datu conflict soon or he would be in the same league as the genocide monster of the Bosnian Muslims, Slobodan Milosevic, or the bio-weapon mass murderer, Saddam Hussein.
Roque had also impudently accused Malaysia of ignoring the rights of the Filipinos to life and to be given a fair trial before giving them the death penalty.
In a threatening manner, he told Malaysia to think twice or to face a criminal charge under the International Act.
Roque’s article was based on the allegation that Malaysia’s security force had blatantly raid and brutally killed the Filipinos in the effort to curb the Sulu terrorists in Lahad Datu.
It is very immodest of Roque to tell off a Prime Minister based on tales told by alleged victims of Malaysian’s forces violent, as reported by some other media, without even checking out their credibility.
And it looks like Harry Roque has almost zero knowledge about Datuk Seri Najib, Slobodan Milosevic or Saddam Hussein as none of them have the same character and background and are incomparable to one another.
Milosevic has been recorded in history as one of the most evil beings, for being the Commander of the ethnic cleansing of the Bosnian Muslims.
He was indicted as a criminal of war and was found dead in his cell in 2006 of a heart attack.
Milosevic was born during the World War II.
His parents were divorced after the war ended.
The father, a Serbian Orthodox Priest had shot himself to death in 1962, and the mother too, committed suicide 10 years later.
The sufferings, the violence, the deaths and the lost had apparently created the evil monster that Milosevic was.
Saddam Hussein too, had been through hardships in his youths, just like Milosevic.
He was accused of killing at least 100,000 Kurds with a biological weapon, an accusation that had never been proven just like the accusation of him having built weapons of mass destruction (WMD).
Many believe that the accusation was only a tale made up by the Americans.
Anyway, Saddam was caught and hanged to death in 2006.
His background read that Saddam never knew his father as he left before Saddam was born.
At 13, Saddam lost his brother of cancer.
The infant Saddam was being cared for by his aunt until he was 3 years old.
Then, his mother took him back into custody as she remarried.
The stepfather had three other sons and the men in the house didn’t really ‘enjoy’ Saddam’s company.
At 10, Saddam decided that he couldn’t take it anymore and fled to Baghdad to live with his uncle.
This lack of love of abandonment turned Saddam into steel – hard and cold-blooded.
Milosevic and Saddam’s background both fit the psychiatric profile as a monster or an evil that any normal child, with normal upbringing would not come close to.
And Datuk Seri Najib was that normal child, with an above average upbringing.
For Roque’s information Datuk Seri Najib was born a blue-blood, to a happy family of a Senior Government Officer.
He was then brought up as a son of the Prime Minister as his father, the highly respected Tun Abdul Razak, had been appointed to the post when Najib was still a little boy.
Najib was never lack of attention or love like what Milosevic or Saddam had to endured as a child because his mother was a dedicated, loving mother and a full-time housewife just like all ordinary Malay women those days.
Despite his father’s busy schedule, Tun Abdul Razak would make it a point to steal some time to be with his children and never failed to monitor his boys’ performance in school.
The great man make sure that he didn’t spoil his children with luxurious living, that he denied the boys’ of their wish to have a swimming pool in the yard.
His reason was to live like the ordinaries.
Naturally a blue-blood, and then a Prime Minister’s son, Datuk Seri Najib was brought up to be a perfect gentleman – humble and polite.
Datuk Seri Najib has never experienced violent in the face like Milosevic or Saddam.
So, he becomes a soft, kind-hearted, and caring man.
This was proven when he was made a Defence Minister and had to handle the Almaunah extremists in Sauk’s tragedy, where he chose to negotiate as long as possible that the authority finally succeeded to talked the men into surrendering.
Obviously, blood and terror has never been his choice.
He was also the key person in many peace missions including in Bosnia where Milosevic was the culprit.
He was also responsible for bringing peace to the southern Philippines and just recently has also promised to help bring peace to the Palestinians.
And so, it is crystal clear that Datuk Seri Najib is made of ‘peace and harmony’, which is a total opposite of Saddam and Milosevic.
As such whatever it is that Roque imagined of Datuk Seri Najib, of being an evil monster or whatever, is received with a big laugh.
Datuk Najib couldn’t kill a fly.
He didn’t even snap at those who have nothing to do but shower him with slanders day in and day out, and that includes Roque.
Should they went overboard, he would only retaliate by explaining the truth as best he could.
Malaysians soldiers and police force share the same ‘peace and harmony’ spirit of our leader.
The world has witnessed time and time again the enthusiasm of our heroes in peace missions around the world.
Even in Lahad Datu, the spirit of ‘peace and harmony’ was evident as we gave the terrorists more than enough time to negotiate and surrender.
The only violent party in the Lahad Datu incident was the Sulus.
Scooping the eyes out, slaughtering and cutting the arms that the Sulu did to the Malaysian forces was something very distant to the people of this country, even for the criminals.
Majority of the soldiers and policemen are Malays and Malays are known to be the people of peace – a trait the helps keep the country peaceful even though it means that the original settlers would have to share their economic cake with other races, including immigrants.
Should Malaysians are violent, why would the Filipinos risk their life to come and live here ???
Why they were never bothered before ???
Why is the sudden violent of the Malaysian forces ???
When we could just kill them off the moment they set foot on our land, generations ago ???
Why should we believe the story ???
Roque obviously needs to do a lot of homework as this little piece that he wrote shows that he isn’t capable enough to even throw an opinion about world issues.