Are we too lenient? Too soft?
The Bar Council will proceed with its public forum on 'Conversion to Islam' today, belittling the warnings issued by Home Minister, Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar and others.
It was only last month that the Council caused a public uproar, especially among the Malays, when they organised a similar event on 'Social Contract'.
Where is our balance of law and order? When journalists or bloggers wrote something 'strong' about the government, they were taken in.
Are members of the Bar Council bear any immunity from prosecution? This two events are already seditious, inciting uneasiness among the Malays and Muslims, and could lead to public riot.
We had the bad experience of May 13, 1969. The communal riots has taught us how to respect each others' religion, race and tradition as strictly provisioned under the Constitution. Enough of that.
Why are we so tolerant when it comes to the conduct of the Council and not with the Press? The country has sufficient 'point of order' to execute the law on any individual or organisation trying to provoke racial and religious sentiments.
What is so great about the Bar Council when some of its members, too, have been proven guilty on various charges.
What's so great about being a lawyer when they are the ones 'who will walk first into hell'... as the saying goes...