It was followed by a text message from her a few minutes later.
As I was driving I said I would return the call later.
How could I have put it any gentler?
This is the same Susan Loone who insisted that she was not told of All Blogs when it first started though those present then including Zorro remembered her declining a nomination for pro-temp committee because she was based in Bangkok (around 2007).
And now she is back in Malaysia working for the 'credible' Malaysiakini.
Because they are so reliable, I guess its better that I answer them through my blog so that I do not get misquoted. (If you have read my previous post, you will understand why I chose not to answer her earlier)
Her questions that was emailed to me goes like this;
1. Why did you make the police report?
I am a peace loving Malaysian. I made the report after my request for her to retract her tweet on 'getting christians to march for persecution against the lord' was ignored.
2.What have you got against Lilian Chan?
I have nothing against her until her tweet. Incitement using the Catholic faith as an excuse is one thing I will not stand by as a Catholic.
3.How can you be the secretary of Blog House (an organisation set up to support bloggers) yet go after another blogger?
This has nothing to do with Blog House.
4.How can Blog House be a credible representative of the new media as proposed by the media council if it appears (perception is everything) to be intolerant of free speech?
Again nothing to do with Blog House. Funny she mentioned about tolerance and free speech. Does the Chief Minister tolerate staff members who incite in the name of religion? Free speech is sharing thoughts, not incitement.
5.Do you regret the problem you seem to have caused (especially that Lilian's iMac has been siezed)
Its not my concern whether the police want to confiscate her equipment. As it happened before to people I kbow, I wouldn't want to wish it on others. I am more interested to know that people who threaten the peace of the nation do not cause any more damage they have already done.
6.Isn't 'thinking' allowed in Malaysia? Chan Lilian said her tweets was merely her thoughts.
Do you honestly think that? Thinking not allowed in Malaysia? If its her thoughts, then I am sure the AG will not charge her, so no problem.
7.Whats your brief take on Allah issue, do you think this not a form of persecution on Christians in Malaysia?
More important for the bishop to answer that question. My appointment with him did not materialise. It does seem that there are quarters bent on making this an issue though it was never one to me. Tuhan, God, Jesus works fine for me. In Malaysia (and being bilingual in Malay and English, Arabic does nothing for me)
You may add any other comments if you wish to.
Malaysians must all take responsibility in safeguarding our nation. Todays environment is no reflection of my younger days. I was never thought to incite hatred.
I pray for Chan Lilian to find peace in her thoughts instead of one that asks Christians to take the streets.
Religion is a sensitive issue, lets make sure that Malaysia remains peaceful.