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Marina Mahathir: Why go after Ambiga, come after me if you dare! – by Maria Begum – 7 November 2011

In Uncategorized on January 17, 2012 at 8:30 am
Marina Mahathir, the high-profile daughter of ex-premier Mahathir Mohamad, has warned the authorities and troublemakers alike not to make Bersih chief Ambiga Sreenevasan and other activists scapegoats for the Seksualiti Merdeka event slated for November 9 to 13. “For the struggle, ask me. I have been defending the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community’s rights for over 20 years now. In fact, I defend the rights of all who have been discriminated against, the poor and everyone else. So if there is any discrimination or violence against anyone, I will continue to defend their rights. That’s it. Do you understand?” a seething Marina told a press conference on Monday. So far, Ambiga has been the especial target of the police and other Umno-led groups, which have been accused of stirring up a ruckus in a bid to make use of the country’s homophobia to galvanize the conservative Muslims to their side. Indeed, it has been an eye-opener to watch rival Malay parties Umno and PAS trying to out-Islamize each other over the event until both sides unwittingly revealed their extremist selves. Some of their leaders even questioned the LGBT’s right to call itself a community.
 
Free sex festival? I’ll sue! In fine fettle, Marina also threatened to sue Umno-controlled TV3 for describing Seksualiti Merdeka as a “free sex festival”. “I have been looking at your face and we know who you are,” said Marina, warning the reporter from the TV station not to misreport her remarks. Marina said she was there to show her solidarity with 4 activists hauled up by the police for questioning over the event. They are Bersih 2.0 chairman Ambiga Sreenavasan and steering committee member Maria Chin Abdullah, Tenaganita director Irene Fernandez and Seksualiti Merdeka founder Pang Khee Teik. “I am here only as a supporter because two years ago, I officiated Seksualiti Merdeka without any incident. It is an event to explain and educate them of their rights within the laws, and not outside,” said Marina. “So I am very angry, very angry, there are no words to describe, at certain parties calling this a free sex festival. You have nothing better to do? Nowhere here is free sex allowed. Are you crazy to imagine this?” Bersih deja-vu In a series of moves reminiscent of the Bersih crackdown, police had banned the event, summoned Ambiga and the others to be questioned while the BN-controlled press especially Utusan rushed to paint the LGBT community as being ‘animals’ without morals.
 
While Malaysia is for most part is largely homophobic, there is growing disquiet that the Umno groups as well as PAS have over-reached their boundaries, and needed to be reined and taken to task for their fanaticism. Perkasa and other Umno-linked groups have held noisy protests, hurling nasty invective against them including calling them ‘animals’. Seksualiti Merdeka has been holding its yearly event since 2008 and the unprecedented attacks by the police and Muslim groups have shocked its organizing committee. Police have already banned their event, citing a threat to public order. Dishonest charade Inspector General of Police, Ismail Omar, has agreed to meet the organizers of Seksualiti Merdeka. The organizers on their part have also agreed to stop all public events pending the meeting. But pundits warned that Ismail was unlikely to give the organizers a fair hearing. “This meeting is a dishonest charade on the part of the police. This show is put on to pretend to the people that they are not high-handed,” PKR vice president N Surendran told Malaysia Chronicle. “Police had no business banning the event in the first place. They acted unlawfully and stupidly. The BN Home Ministry and police leadership are a major threat to the freedom of the people. They treat the Constitution like trash, while pretending to uphold the law. In due course, they will have to answer for their misdeeds.” Malaysia Chronicle
 
 
 
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High-profile daughter? Not this woman from MCLM – AGAIN. Read the below responses on the 2 links and understand why this attention seeker just here to enjoy the media spotlight and is not a very useful or sincere Malaysian citizen. By aiding and abetting harmful actions against Malaysia simply by quietly enjoying the immense wealth stolen from the taxpayers by her Vehicular-AP, Bumiputra Apartheid gravy train policy writing father and brothers, showing up and making a statement or 2 about LGBT to clear her conscience is the most cynical thing to plague the LGBT community EVER. LGBT for all their sexual hijinks are ‘cleaner’ spiritually and less harmful by comparison to the decades of harm this unforthright scion of dr.Evil. How much do you have in that Swiss or secret account Marina? Dare you declare your assets like 99% of the population can?
 
 
Tacit approval is just a different face of APARTHEID. Crypto-racism / Crypto-apartheid is no better than facsism/apartheid and being a beneficiary of ill gotten wealth no better than directly stealing from the taxpayers. And sex festivals should be allowed worldwide, not prevented by fundos, sticks in mud and frumps in lawmaker or political positions. So much money? Go get some plastic surgery then feel justified in legalising THEN join in the fun. Too clever for their own good to challenge the very life impulse of Nature itself . . .
 
***Commentary : This comment was disallowed by Malaysia Chronicle. A really good media portal will be enirely neutral and accept all view, allow all discourse. Still peddling selective comment propaganda? Ethics Malaysia Chronicle, ethics. BTW Maria Begum, dya know what Begum means in Arabic? Just checking haha.
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Understanding our rights – by Azmi Sharom – 3rd December 2011

In Uncategorized on January 15, 2012 at 3:02 pm
Understanding our rights (who’s ‘us’ that you term it ‘our’. The rights of Humanity are elucidated in the UNHCR and more) – by AZMI SHAROM – 3rd December 2011
(Who decides what rights are? Who are you to tell us what understanding is? Good Cop is no better than Bad Cop if they BOTH do not intend the meritocracy of EQUALITY.) Brave New World (Your article is not brave or new, read the responses in parentheses to find out why . . .) Rights are not something to be played with. It is not a political tool to be bandied about. It is fundamental and inherent. It exists in us simply because we are civilised men and women. RIGHTS are the weapons of the powerless. And just who are the powerless? Well, in my view, it is most of us. (Strong start, no mention of the oppressed minorities. Fair enough, this is the first sentence after all.)
Ordinary folks who either do not hold the reins of government machinery or have the means to control those who hold the reins. That is why only those who are powerless or who have been powerless can truly appreciate rights. (No mention of the oppressed minorities yet . . . its alright as minorities await with bated breath . . . ) We only have to look at history to see that to be true. The Magna Carta was created because the nobility of Britain felt powerless against the King. The American Declaration of Independence takes the shape that it does because the founding fathers wanted to ensure that they would never again be under the yoke of a distant king. (Goes on to cite history to sound well read pressumably, doubtless reading no more or better than all of us citizens ESPECIALLY non-Bumis can, isn’t it about time to mention the APARTHEID?) Our own leaders, during the early days of our existence as a nation also understood this need for rights, having been ruled by an oppressive force more powerful than them.
Of course there are those with short memories who belittle rights when they have power, bemoan the lack of them when they lose power and belittle them again when they have power once more. But then, there will always be the utterly unprincipled in any community. The human race has evolved. We have values which prevent the strong simply taking what they want from the weak. Our laws are in place so that we can be assured a person who is bigger than us can’t simply knock us out and take our wallets. And just as we have laws to protect us against thieves and thugs, so too do we have principles which prevent the rulers from abusing us. (Beats around bush of generalities for 2 paragraphs, no mention of minorities or APARTHEID yet.)
As a race we have come a long way from “only the strong will survive”. And that is due to the civilising of human kind. ( And shades of entitledment begin creeping in as if you are the only one who holds the privilege – Malay? – to pontificate a ceremah on Human Rights. When you say ‘race’ do you mean human or Malay? Let us say I was being hypersensitive, but you cannot neglect the APARTHEID against the minorites yet can you?) Rights therefore are the current pinnacle of this civilising process. It indicates that we are civilised. (Self affirmation but yet still no mention of Bumi APARTHEID) Related to human rights is democracy. When we choose our own leaders, we ensure that we are not led simply by someone who is going to force himself or herself onto us. Once again, we see a principle which empowers the powerless. (Glow speak. Propagandist or academic?) This is why I care so much about human rights and democracy.
This is why I get furious when those who do not understand or choose not to understand, take my rights away. (‘My rights’ Azmi says, not ‘our’ rights. If you care about human rights you REALLY should mention APARTHEID against the minorities.) That is why I work on the premise that we must have as much rights as possible. (Fair enough, the sence of communalism disappears for a moment. Bravo. But no mention of APARTHEID issues affecting near 30% of the population? A conscientious academic would mention even if the demographic was 5% of the population.) Of course I understand there are limitations to everything, including rights, but those limitations must be made with the aspiration that a complete right is the ideal. (APARTHEID Apologism gently applied, tacitly displayed by the lack of mention of Bumi APARTHEID against the minorities, perhaps I am wrong, oh why no mention of APARTHEID against minorities yet?)
It is only with these aspirations in place will we ensure that whatever limitations imposed are the barest minimum and with the smallest effect on our rights. (The key word, and I suspect that Azmi must be familiar, as with his fellow ‘academic’ ‘Farish’ from Singapore – as the rest of the world is familiar with – ‘aspirations’, EQUALITY is a given as the Sin of Asabiya forbids, the UNHCR forbids, Malaysia is a signatory. One was being diplomatic when using the word aspiration, would you be diplomatic to acknowledge the APARTHEID applied against the minorities who need EQUALITY?) Rights are not something to be played with. It is not a political tool to be bandied about. It is fundamental, it is inherent. (It is FUNDAMENTAL, here are the subtle huffings of BUMI apartheid in choice of words, we appreciate subtlety but when it promulgates retention of APARTHEID policy, prevents ‘aspirations’ of EQUALITY, all respect is lost for what we thought was an EQUAL human and honest academic. Fundamental? Iffy iffy writers . . . )
It is not something that can be given for it exists in us simply because we are civilised men and women. (Then he backs up a little thinking we cannot see the non-mention of the APARTHEID inflicted against the minorities. You think we are unaware? Or maybe you convince yourself we won’t notice. APARTHEID of Bumiputra has to be mentioned – for EQUALITY is civilisation and those who will not address ‘aspirations’ are not civilised humans. Are you a civilised human Azmi?) The powerful do not wish to see this. It is up to us, the powerless, to remind them. (Finishes with a platitude, uses the word ‘us’. Entirely omitting the issue of BUMIPUTRA APARETHEID. Unconscionable! Or neglectful? Abit too young for the latter, so why did you do it Azmi?)
 
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Disregarding private lives of activists and would be politicians destroyed on purpose, ‘aspirations’ is something that needs to be taught the likes of you via reverse policies if you don’t even reply . . . perhaps the inglorious English Colonials were right with that rather vicious entry in a certain encyclopedia about ‘laziness’ and ‘TREACHERY’. Is Azmi dishonest or toeing a mainstream media line?
To with clarity condemn APARTHEID is necessary to cement your position as an academic and citizen with consideration for your fellow non-Muslim, non-Malay citizens ‘Azmi’. Another disappointment of an article posing as something worth wasting a few minutes reading, and the word ‘aspiration’ and the address of Bumi APARTHEID gets another pass over no better than UMNO’s failure to review Special Malay privileges (including Malay Reserve land) . You’re wasting the readers’ time until you speak CLEARLY and unambiguously against BUMIPUTRA APARTHEID and even APOSTASY without punishment for Muslims – Azmi – there are VERY big fish out there while you blather semi intelligent sounding platitudes and tinker with words and phrases here. Refute with a simple answer regards the 3 items. – YES OR NO?
Do you endorse :
1) Freedom from Apartheid/Fascism
2) Freedom from Religious-Persecution/Religious-Supremacy.
3) Equality for all ethnicities and faiths in all aspects of policy, Law and Constitution.
This question, nay exhortation, for endorsement for the above 3 items will likely be met with an elegant silence. And most elegantly the fruits of selfish minded ambivalence (if any) will be reaped by future academics and the rest of the nation using your ambivalence, abettment and tacit approval of BUMIPUTRA APARTHEID via failure to mention. If this article is the best this race can offer, (where my postings on your IDEAS site have gone entirely ignored) then there is little hope for the host race of this nation. Do prove me wrong and endorse the above.
I used to look up to the content in your articles earlier on, but here it would appear you fall short of being objective ‘academic’, or have been subverted or muzzled by the establishment since the last few years. If this offends you that you wish to demand I remove it, I will, but it will be telling and damningn what that happens. Until then I hope there will be at least 1 academic that understands that without EQUALITY (an ‘aspiration’) there is no sense of country and that takes the effort to respond where necessary to clear the air – that their intentions are EQUALITY – a most worthy ‘aspiration’.
Make clear your stand Azmi or slink back into the shadows of mainstream media and false academia. We have plenty of citizens and bloggers who know better than to believe in or tolerate offensive meandering ipropaganda, who know what injustice and dishonesty just transpired here – if any. Refute with a simple answer regards the 3 items. – YES OR NO?

Unmoderated Malaysian Comments and 13 Point Assimilation Plan

In Uncategorized on January 10, 2012 at 4:53 am

MALAYSIAN ONLINE MAGAZINE COMMENTS – Free Post Private Discussion Group (No moderation or prohibited comments, join and speak freely !)

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ALSO : 13 points of Equality for all Ethnicities/Faiths Towards Rejoining of Singapore with Malaysia. Kudos to the very moderate Malays and Muslims here. It is great to know that you guys can meet everyone halfway. Truly suited to head the U.N. and friends of all races by the openness to others. Thank you for being here and showing everyone in the world what true Unity and acceptance is.

This group is for purposes of circumventing regular prevention of open comments from reaching Malaysian online magazines. All readers are welcome to rebutt or comment here instead. Also the purpose of the group is as follows below :

[[[ *** 13 Points of EQUALITY *** ]]]

:- leading to Singapore rejoining Malaysia and equal law and constitution for all faiths and ethnicities, including religious freedom for Malays.

1) End of Inequality affecting Malaysians via law and constitution

2) End of Malay Reserve Land for Open Market (Abolishing of Eminent Domain powers, granting of Allodial titles, which affects ALL races positively, increases citizen ownership – affirms the saying “One’s home is one’s castle”, prevents government from displacing people from their homes.)

3) End of Special Privileges for Meritocracy (not the Shadow Elite-form Meritocracy of Singapore though)

4) End of New Economic Policy (Bumiputra Apartheid) favouring one race and ethnicity

5) End of 7% housing discount / bumiputra housing quota etc.

6) Amend ISA to a form acceptable to the Human Rights Charter

7) Implement the IPCMC.

8) End of the 12.5% of issued stock in the equities markets

9) Effect leeway and allowances such as voice prayer for minority dominant areas (so that Singapore Chinese can be re-assimilated)
a) Voice prayer for mornings only in mixed race zones
b) Loudspeaker all day for Muslim festival days
c) Voice prayer all day for festival days of non-Muslims
d) Permanent voice prayer zone (non-loudspeaker zone) for Singapore or substantially non-Muslim majority areas like Taiping or Ipoh or Kuantan.
e) Permanent voice prayer zone (non-loudspeaker zone) for gazetted Minority Enclave districts for future generations as required and applied for. We have the space so no excuses to deny preferences or oppress sensitive eardrums of silence loving peoples.
e) Permanent loudspeaker prayer zone for gazetted Majority Enclave districts for future generations as required and applied for. We have the space so no excuses to deny preferences or oppress sensitive eardrums of silence loving peoples or to prevent those who do like loudspeaker prayers from having prayer broadcast 5 times a day.
f) all other districts that do not fill in all of the above
criteria wil be full loudspeaker zones.

10) End all medieval punishments via Syariah Courts (so that Singapore Malays can be re-assimilated) and Malays are the equal of all citizens in terms of personal freedoms. This will end religious persecution of Malays who should be allowed to choose any faith or be agnostic if they wish without punishment upon reaching adulthood.

11) End Forced Military Conscriptions via National Service backed with jail terms and fines to be replaced with a Voluntary system. (so that all Singaporeans would choose Malaysia’s freer and voluntary 0.4 year NS system over Singapore’s 2.5 year mandatory NS system) Recent moves in mid-January 2010 to make this forced conscriptions optional ONLY IF individuals participate in MILITARY UNIFORMED GROUPS at school (notice a pattern here? always pro-militant in nature this BN . . . ) is not better and still takes away freedom of choice away from the people. Maybe keep the 2.5 year system or 2 week per year Reserve system for those aspiring to Executive Ministerial and MP level positions but ALL VOLUNTARY in any case. With usual allowances for exemptions of course. QUOTE ” “Conscription is wrongly associated with patriotism, when it really represents slavery and involuntary servitude.” -Rep. Ron Paul ” UNQUOTE

12) Tear down toll booths on highways or build non-highway options for the Rakyat

13) Legalisation of Adult Industry / ‘Proper’ Gambling venues for non-Muslims.

From : AgreeToDisagree

” Some people are not happy to share a word (Allah) . . . ” How about this? Some people are not happy to share THE COUNTRY as equals even when Allah forbids the Sin of Asabiya (narrow communalism via apartheid policy). . .

So sad that fellow citizens want to oppress any other fellow citizen like this. But the right minded Malays/Muslims who do not believe in Apartheid or Religious Persecution, and believe in a New Deal, believe that Bumiputra IS apartheid and would not mind all faiths and ethnicities living as equals as described in Article 1 of the Human Rights Charter, give me and all peoples of all faiths and ethnicities infinite hope for all Humanity, beginning with those living here in Malaysia.

Let us be true equals and friends and from here, re-assimilate Singapore with the 13 point plan and then speak for all oppressed Orang Asli, Malays, Indians, Chinese everywhere else worldwide in USA, India, China . . . so that they too will be equally treated and equally free.

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SHORT VERSION / RECAP
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GE13 Goals.

1) Freedom from Apartheid/Fascism
2) Freedom from Religious-Persecution/Religious-Supremacy.
3) Equality for all ethnicities and faiths in all aspects of policy, Law and Constitution.

GE14 Goals.

3) Implementation of the 13 point plan.
4) Re-assimilation of Singapore as the 14th State.
5) Re-Installation of the Sultan of Temasek (Singapore)

A better stronger 1Malaysia will result. Every other slogan or sideline, KPI etc.. is nonsense.

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y – The Malaysian Instinct Online Magazine

The Malaysian Insider…like Joseph Goebbels… is an evil news portal! – Monday, 27 October 2008 09:11

We all know The Malaysian Insider is funded by pro-Khairy Jamaluddin’s people; these people would love to see Najib Tun Razak dissected publicly, destroyed and hung out to dry.

We all know that to their “small” minds they believe when Najib becomes the PM they will be destroyed, investigated, found guilty and then they will be incarcerated. For those who have made their ill-gotten gains during Pak Lah’s administration they have nothing to worry since all they have to do is to leave the country, preferably to Perth.

But that does not guarantee when and if upon investigation some of these people are found to have squandered the coffers and have abused their positions while under the “service” of the previous administration; they will be brought back to face the music. Malaysia does have an extradition treaty with many countries, including Australia and England.

In The Malaysian Insider’s latest subtle attack on the deputy prime minister, it implies that Najib had “ordered” his constituency’s youth division to vote for Mukhriz Mahathir over Khairy Jamaluddin implying that Najib has “a disgust over the PM”. The truth of the matter is Pekan Umno Youth Division is their “own man” and members are independent thinkers!

Pekan Umno Youth is one of the most independent groups of people I have ever known, I am sure others are too. In Pekan division they respect their leader, Najib that is , but they also exercise their rights to think freely.

“This is what I have always advise them to be, to think beyond their typical realm of thinking, or to think outside of the box,” he once said.

Since The Malaysian Insider is seen to be pro-KJ and anti-Najib we do not really expect much from it though. This portal has been known to manipulate headlines, and it excercises political brutality when writing on certain subject matter, especially on Najib.

But the truth of the matter is Pekan Umno Youth nominated Mukhriz over Khairy Jamaluddin, perhaps because they see more positive attributes in Mukhriz? Rather than on Khairy?

One thing for sure though, from now until March expect more negative attacks and mudslinging on Najib with the hope to destroy him politically, especially from such evil portals as The Malaysian Insider.
However, like the youth of Pekan who can think on their own, people are not as susceptible and gullible to attempts by desperate people out to spread lies.

P.S. I was told, and if I am wrong I apologise, The Malaysian Insider involves people like Kalimullah Hassan, Brenden Pereira, and there is even one Malay writer who is a Christian-convert. This portal is working for the interests of KJ. Oh yes, on this Christian convert Malay, maybe one day I will produce a picture of him in a church in Sabah praying. I have nothing against Christians seriously, but I am so baffled as to why this short Malay person hates his ethnic background so much. Wonder what his childhood might have been. But I can gather this much, his childhood must have been a a very sad one. Cheers!

(From : Malaysia-Instinct) http://malaysia-instinct.com/

Do you know what to dictate and stifle dissent is? An online magazine’s moderation of comments into non-existence does exactly that. We are not here to watch writers stoke egos by disallowing differing views, so that theirs is the only view we can read and thus hopefully agree with, or tell us what to think. Put all comments up for the readers to read if you believe in free speech at all. Otherwise the freedom of the net will mean nothing for people prevented from airing ideas . . .

Look at YouTube’s instant comments system. That accounts for YouTube’s great popularity. The registration requirment however destroys it.

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WARNING ABOUT FASCISM & FUNDAMENTALIST ISLAM
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The Malaysian Federal Government formed by the Constitution is not the exclusive or final judge of the extent of the powers delegated to itself; much less amendable laws, but that, as in all other cases of compact among parties having no common judge, each party has an equal right to judge for itself.

This is enumerated in the spirit of the articles of the Human Rights Charter which if applied to Malaysia, should well see all aspects of Bumiputra itself removed, many aspects of state religion of Islam (and the treatment of Muslims and non-Muslims in Malaysia) inapplicable by PROPER spirit of the Islamic faith itself, with systems of extreme nepotism and family blocs formed throughout parliament causing excessive conflict of interest, vested interest and destruction of democracy.

Limitless Terms as MP, excessively broad powers of the Cabinet, inequitable taxation, tracts of alienated land, electronic based Technofacism applied against citizens and activists to prevent their participation -n to afflict their reputation and viability in candidacy for elections (it is likely that the Anwar Sodomy case WAS true but under influence of Neurotech), illegal Vehicular APs imposed under the oversight of neglectful and self serving MPs, Toll Concessions or extreme amounts of special funeral funds on top of pensions – being examples of abuses esconced by politicians for their own empowerment and enrichment, applied under FLAWED Ministerial purview, current charges levied throughout bureaucracy in Electrical and Telecommunications (both now the site of extreme profit and uneven wealth distribution), all of the abvove abuses – thrown out in it’s entirity.

Malaysia is a 3rd world country until all of the above, with neurotech (or whatever organic equivalent) influence on voter patterns the most insidious and retrogressive against citizen freedoms, have been corrected. Organized educational programs around the country describing a person’s legal rights, such as when they must present identification to a police officer or that a police officer needs to have their ID number badge etc rather than just the ‘badge’, to remember to take down the number, for the police to allow them and wait fo them to take down the number, and when they can refuse to answer police questions.

Our judges are fatuous liars not doing their job (except in popularity critical cases like the 9th Jan 2012 sodomy case – PM Najib managed to avert alienation of many voters . . . we all feel that the Judges are instructed by the PM ever since the 1988 Judicial Crisis . . . ) so long as 2 classes of citizenship remain in the form of APARTHEID laws and APRTHEID constitution. The Judiciary should read Article 1 of the Human Rights Charter and know that the Reid Commission recommended ONLY 15 years of Special Malay Privileges which unconscionably have been extended to 50+ years without review as legally promised, invalidating the ‘Social Contract’. The Judiciary has NOT demanded such a review and allowed massive abuses and unconstitutional laws like the Vehicular-AP and collusion via Toll Concessionaires, infringement on non-Muslim rights to a legalized adult industry or gambling venue featuring games other than 4D to pass in Parliament.

“Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.” -John F. Kennedy

“Those who make Human Rights and Democratic Freedoms impossible will make an International intervention and Plebiscite inevitable.” – AgreeToDisagree’s variant.

Quote : The violence potentiality of course is dependent on how much violence is wrought upon citizens.