Harapan and the deep Islamic state - Commander S THAYAPARAN (Retired) Royal Malaysian Navy
Wednesday, December 04, 2019
Malaysiakini : “Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time it's enemy action.” - Ian Fleming, "Goldfinger"
| The dubious investigation into the “deep state” by the Royal
Malaysian Police (PDRM) is another example of the incompetence of the
Pakatan Harapan regime. This is not so much an investigation, but rather
a tactic to scare people not to talk about the bogus charges against
the LTTE 12.
This investigation is akin to the investigation into
the folks who brought back Chin Peng’s ashes, in that its sole aim is to
further anti-non-Malay narratives of the state. When Malay politicians
whine about the “deep state”, they are using the idea of a “deep state”
as a justification for inaction or inefficiency for a non-Malay/liberal
is sad that Lim Kit Siang legitimises the popular Harapan definition of
the term, considering the fact that there is a deep Islamic state,
whose aim is to subvert the constitutional bedrock of this country and
turn this country into an “Islamic” state, even if it’s not the agenda
of the Malay bureaucracy, royalty, plutocrat class or political brokers,
whose definition of an "Islamic state" is relatively benign, if
compared to the forces who are using it.
I dislike using the term
“deep state” or “deep Islamic state” for obvious reasons, although the
latter is more accurate than the former. Although we are talking about a
conspiracy, it is easy for critics to dismiss the idea of deep state
actors and the proponents of this theory as tin foil hat wearing
apologists who are desperately blaming unseen forces for the
deficiencies of the government.
Of course, the fact that the
current government chooses to blame the “deep state” for their lack of
political will and political chicanery lends credence to the argument
that the deep state is the figment of the imagination of an inept
The 'deep Islamic state' is a result of the
vast religious bureaucracy, the doctrinal teachings of propaganda
endeavours like the Biro Tatanegara (BTN), the religious education
system and foreign influence, either through education or experience in
foreign theatres of war.
What we are talking about here are
'travellers' who enjoy the support, either knowingly or unknowingly, of
the Malay/Muslim political apparatus in this country, who believe they
are setting the religious agenda, but in reality, are being manipulated
by fascist elements with agendas of their own.
the PDRM really wanted to expose the deep Islamic state, they would
discover the whereabouts of the missing daughter of Indira Gandhi (above). As an anti-narcotics officer related to me, if the “bosses” really wanted to find Indira Gandhi’s daughter, they would.
Deputy Chief Minister II P Ramasamy was on the ball when he wondered
out aloud if the “deep state” was hindering efforts to retrieve Indira
Gandhi’s daughter from the clutches of the religious operatives who had
If the PDRM really wanted to expose the deep Islamic
state, they would name the state security personnel and their handlers
who abducted Pastor Raymond Koh and Amri Che Mat. Keep in mind that the
Suhakam investigations laid the blame on state actors in the security
apparatus, something which the prime minister dismissed as mere
The disappearance of Pastor Koh and Amri Che Mat is
something that goes beyond political parties and is evidence of
malevolent well-connected forces at work. Whoever the abductors are,
they were confident that the narratives of the state security apparatus
would shield them from whatever repercussions of the former Umno state
and, here is the important part, may very well shield them from the
sanctions of the Harapan regime. If you are having a hard time
coming to grips with the “deep state” or “Islamic deep state” narrative,
then you should consider our shameful activities in Wang Kelain. Wang
Kelian is a perfect example of institutional corruption and governmental
malfeasance that is conspiratorial by definition.
from a Special Branch report about human trafficking and governmental
collusion should tell us something about the how the state security
apparatus investigates its own: "The enemy we have to fight is one that
operates as an institution. We are dealing with institutionalised
corruption so deeply entrenched that expecting internal disciplining is
like asking the chief crook to rat out on his runners."
also the main reason why the deep state, through proxies, is fighting
against the establishment of an IPCMC because an independent body could
expose the confluence between the various state actors (political and
non-political) and the state security apparatus.
Furthermore, it could possibly compromise (with the assistance of the
MACC) various money trails that fund extra-judicial activities which
result in hindering or destabilising the democratic processes in this
Look at the public faces of the state actors fermenting
racial and religious discord in this country. The mufti of Perlis starts
this whole LTTE fear-mongering and the next thing, we have politicians
from the DAP charged for supporting a defunct terrorist group. The
communist narrative, meanwhile, has everyone from the home minister to
the fascists up in arms.
When alleged money launderer Zakir Naik (above)
is not suing the Members of Parliament, he is giving “lectures” that
undermine national security and go against the principles of our Federal
Constitution. Not to mention that he has not met an extremists group
which he has disavowed.
Especially when it comes to an operative
like Zakir Naik, if the state security apparatus was sincerely
interested in the intersection between religion, commercial and
political interference, they would be doing a deep dive into the
financial dealings of the man Malaysia has apparently no choice but to
give shelter to.
All this gets lost in the endless news cycle of
Harapan’s screw-ups, the machinations of the old maverick, the internal
warfare in PKR and the complete vacuity of the DAP, which is supposed be
the line in the sand when it comes to secular values versus the
religious extremism for the non-Malay and liberal Malay polity.
it comes to the existential threat facing this country, a good friend
of mine from the DAP likens my anxiety to the optimism of the late Tok
Guru who, before each election cycle, predicted the fall of BN. BN
The universe may reward my anxiety sooner than Tok Guru’s optimism.