Rahim Thamby Chik – A True Example Of Insulting Malays, Islam & Malay Kings

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Oct 01 2015
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Rahim Thamby Chik wrote – “News of the conversion of the Selangor Raja Muda Tengku Amir Shah to Catholicism is very sad for Muslims in the whole country and the world. This sadness is compounded by the two tragedies involving Muslims in Mecca and Arafah. May the desire of the Selangor Sultan to meet the Pope in Vatican City be fruitful.”


Before you scream sedition till foam at mouth, as you usually do, the above was a copy-paste quote from pro-government media The Star. The Najib administration propaganda mouthpiece further added that Mr Rahim has said the Sultan of Selangor would meet the Pope at Vatican City.

Tengku Amir Shah (Selangor Raja Muda - Crown Prince)

Naturally, the Selangor palace was furious because the fake news could cause hatred amongst Muslims towards the Crown Prince and the Sultan of Selangor. So far, Rahim Thamby Chik, a former Malacca chief minister from 1982 to 1994, has apologised three times in the last four days over his Facebook postings above.


Rahim had admitted that the source of his claim was from an unsubstantiated website, presumably from a satire website called World Daily News Report, which among others reported a fake news that the crown prince has relinquished all his possessions and a chance to succeed to the prestigious throne of Selangor to follow his heart and marry Spanish top model and superstar 16-year-old Cristina Gomez.

Rahim Thamby Chik - Apologise To Selangor Palace Facebook Posting

The news spread like wildfire in July 2014 and the Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar had taken it seriously by warning netizens not to spread the news. Although Rahim has apologised profusely, the Selangor Council of the Royal Court isn’t convinced about his innocence, and it’s not hard to understand why.


Mr Rahim has apparently posted his statement, which the royal house concluded is sedition and slander, on Sept 25, 2014. The Council is perturbed because he did not take any steps to firstly verify the truth of postings in various other portals before giving his opinions and comments. A simple google about the subject would reveal the fake news.

Tengku Amir Shah with Sultan of Selangor - Young Photo

Tengku Amir Shah with Sultan of Selangor - Present Photo

Hanafisah, the council’s secretary, and the Selangor Sultan’s private secretary Mohamad Munir Bani have lodged two police reports over the Facebook post by a user named “Rahim Tambychik”. The name Rahim Thamby Chik may not ring a bell to young chaps, but he was one of Mahathir’s strongest allies during the golden days in the 1980s and 1990s.


In 1994, the then Chief Minister of Malacca, Rahim Thamby Chik, was reported to have raped a 15-year-old Malay school girl (under Malaysian law, sex with minor constitutes statutory rape). With nobody to turn for help, the girl’s grandmother-cum-guardian approached Lim Guan Eng, currently the Penang Chief Minister.

Rahim Thamby Chik - Underaged School Girl Rape Scandal - 1994

Guan Eng, who was then the Member of Parliament for Kota Melaka, spoke out against the rape by Rahim, who was also the UMNO Youth Chief back then. Sadly, not only the school girl didn’t get a fair trial, Guan Eng was arrested and charged by the police under the Sedition Act of prompting “disaffection with the administration of justice in Malaysia”.


In 1998, Guan Eng was sentenced to 18 months imprisonment. Although he was released after 12 months on 25 August 1999, he was disallowed to stand for public office for a period of 5 years. As for Rahim Thamby Chik, the then Attorney General Mohtar Abdullah, surprisingly, dropped all the charges against the Chief Minister of Malacca.

Lim Guan Eng - Penang Chief Minister - Inset - Jailed for Defending Malay Girl Raped by Rahim

Due to the rape and corruption allegations, Rahim was considered too “high profile” hence forced to resign from all his posts. But he never went to jail. As for the underage rape survivor, she was initially detained for 10 years without parental consent. She was subsequently sentenced to three years “protective custody” in a house for “wayward girls”.


Let’s not talk about how Lim Guan Eng spent his time behind bars for speaking up against the rape. Let’s talk about what had Rahim Thamby Chik done to the royal house. He had posted something which doesn’t take a rocket scientist to conclude as an insult to the Malays, Islam and Malay Kings. So, here’s the man you’re looking for, Red Shirts.

Tengku Amir Shah with Sultan of Selangor -Prestige Magazine Cover

It would be weird and laughable if he could and allowed to get away by simply apologising because he belongs to the Elite UMNO Club. The late Karpal Singh gave his ten cents worth opinion about a Sultan and his immunity against the law, as according to his interpretation on the law; and he was charged, fined and stripped off his Member of Parliament-ship. Isn’t Rahim’s act more serious than Karpal’s?


Because two ignorant Bersih 4.0 rally goers were caught stomping on PM Najib Razak’s picture, billions of Red Shirts took to the street in retaliation; claiming the Malays’ dignity, Islam and Malay Kings have been insulted. So, what should the Red Shirts make of Rahim’s latest antic, which he admitted by apologising but still deemed seditious by the Selangor Council of the Royal Court?

Rahim Thamby Chik - former Malacca Chief Minister

It will be interesting to see if Rahim, who is now the chairman of RISDA (Rubber Industry Smallholders Development Authority), finally be sent to jail, which is long overdue, together with Brother Khir Toyo who has been sentenced to a 12-month jail for corruption. If only Rahim had been jailed for rape back in 1994, he may have had repented and would not dare insults the royal house.


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Rahim TC has insulted the Royal Institution and he must be made an example so that there will never a repeat of such an insult again .

Finally karma is here, hip hip hooray!

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