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PUBLISHED: Sep 1, 2015 9:52am

‘Being uncouth is not our culture’

Ti Lian Ker (L)

SEAN AUGUSTIN By:
Sean Augustin

MCA religious harmony bureaus chairman Datuk Seri Ti Lian Ker says such immature acts do not reflect the Chinese community as a whole.

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KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 1, 2015:

MCA’s Datuk Ti Lian Ker has slammed irresponsible Bersih 4 participants who burned ”hell notes” at mock altars which purportedly featured pictures of the Prime Minister and his wife.

Hell notes are a form of joss paper that resemble bank notes. They are burnt as offerings to the deceased.

The party’s religious harmony chairman also condemned those who also stepped on pictures of PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang during the gathering last week and stressed that such immature actions did not reflect the Chinese community.

“This is so unbecoming and goes against Confucius teachings of respecting the elders.

“Being uncouth is not our culture,” he wrote on Facebook.

Such provocative actions, Ti added,  would not go down well with peace-loving Malaysians who valued the harmony and political goodwill.

He then called upon the authorities to identify these individuals who resorted to such provocations, warning that such actions could result in retaliation and disrupt the country’s harmonious existence.

It was reported yesterday that PAS vice-president Datuk Mohd Amar Nik Abdullah said stomping on Abdul Hadi’s picture was tantamount to insulting the Marang lawmaker.

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