I have concluded from their statements that they are of the opinion that it is perfectly reasonable for these lowlifes to carry guns and shoot dead people on the streets as they are criminals, but heaven forbids should they be shot at by the police.
It is also a reflection of their complete disregard of their responsibility to safeguard public safety in their political pursuit for what they deem as the rights of the minority (in this case the criminals) regardless of how their actions infringe on the rights of the majority (the public).
And when the actions of these individuals harm the public, the law enforcers are conveniently blamed as not doing their job.
We have managed to put our police force in a Catch 22 situation, where criminals and their families are encouraged to take the government and authorities to task when their very own actions or inaction precipitated a series of events that led to deaths in the family.
How can we, as part of the public, even consider electing people who blame police of atrocities when dealing with armed criminals who terrorise the public as our representatives and lawmakers?
When our policemen died in Lahad Datu, some called it a drama.
When people are gunned down on the streets, the police are accused of sitting on their collective butts.
But when criminals died, they call it police atrocities.
Would these people rather see dead cops than dead criminals?
Apparently the motto "Live by the gun; Die by the gun" no longer applies to criminals.
Nowadays it seems to be "Live by the gun; anything happens xxxxx the police".
It is easy to be a bleeding heart when you have never been subjected to the intimidation and violence of armed criminals, but I expected YBs to at least have a balanced perspective when addressing matters related to public safety and crime reduction.
I certainly am not expecting such shallow opinions from politicians whose responsibilities are to serve the public, but not only are they not rebuking those who glorified their "fallen heroes", they are instead encouraging and assisting the families of these "fallen heroes" to seek "justice" in the courts against what some of them have termed as our police being "overzealous".
Apparently the police have nothing better to do than wait out meekly for criminals to come out of their hiding places of their own accord and that our police should never ever consider using their guns when faced with armed criminals.
Seems that to these politicos, the lives of these criminals are far more valuable than that of our policemen.
Clearly some of our politicos have lost their sense of balance and perspective.
YBs, this is not about BN vs. Pakatan or Government vs. NGOs, not even about your own ethnic groups. It is about reducing crimes. It is not about politics. It is about safeguarding public safety.