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PUBLISHED: Dec 2, 2014 1:41pm

‘Hate speeches by Umno leaders enjoy immunity’


Rajvinder Singh

DAP's Lim Kit Siang said despite the promise to take action within 24 hours of a police report lodged, there has been no action by authorities over the two Umno delegates who stirred controversy during the party's assembly.

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KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 2, 2014:

The time has come for moderates, regardless of race or religion, to unite to save Malaysia by isolating and marginalising extremism.

In making this call DAP supremo Lim Kit Siang said Malaysians could not remain the silent majority anymore and must make their voices heard to “drown out extremism”.

Referring to speeches made by Umno delegates Mohd Zaidi Mohd Said and Datuk Mashitah Ibrahim at the recently concluded general assembly, Lim said extremists in Umno had a free rein to make incendiary hate speeches during the gathering.

While Mohd Zaidi said some Penang Chinese derived their wealth from illicit activities, like gambling, Mashitah, a former deputy minister in the Prime Minister’s Department alleged that the Chinese community in Kedah had burned the Quran “page by page”.

“The speeches were made in front of all Umno leaders and enjoy immunity from the law,” Lim said.

The Gelang Patah Member of Parliament said Home Minister Datuk Seri Zahid Hamidi had promised police action within 24 hours if reports were lodged against anyone who touched on racial sensitivity.

He pointed out that that numerous police reports had been lodged against the duo but there had only been silence and inaction by the police.

“Are the police waiting for the green light from Zahid before acting?”

He pointed out the offences by the duo were also available on YouTube and on the Internet.

Lim said Malaysians must be united to achieve the Malaysian dream and the bashing of one group by political parties must stop.



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