Everyone knows that there is a law prohibiting motor bike speeding on a busy street a'la mat rempit. Sensing that this is insufficient, the authorities decide to confiscate all the motor bikes in town, including those sold in shops, to ensure such an act does not take place. Thus two questions arise. Firstly, if the youths are caught breaking the law by engaging in motor bike racing, why not just book them? Secondly, by confiscating the bikes, would not the authorities be acting in bad faith when nothing has happened yet. The "reason" given was - for the sake of public safety.
Another interesting analogy is - it is an offence to drive without a proper licence. Every citizen understood this. But what the authorities will do is - they will impound your car before you even thought of driving the car around without a licence. So, the same principle applies. Since there is already a law, why not charge the culprit for committing such an unlawful act. Secondly by impounding the vehicle, does that not constitute an act of bad faith, when it is merely an assumption that the person would drive a car without a valid driving licence? The reason, public safety.
So coming back to the confiscation of the Bibles. By law, it is illegal for non-Muslim to propagate their faith to a Muslim. So anyone caught doing it, legal actions can be taken against him. But what UMNO has done is they decided to act in bad faith by confiscating the Bibles when no unlawful act has been committed yet. Reason? National Security. So is the rakyat safe when UMNO acts on whims and fancies without adhering to the law itself?
Finally, I believe strongly that no devout Muslim will ever want to read a Bible, unless UMNO is insulting the intelligence of my Malay Muslim friends and acting in bad faith believing that Muslims in this country are weak in their faith.