KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 11, 2015:
The opposition led by the DAP were labelled “slander machines” and “perception terrorists” at the 69th Umno General Assembly today.
Negri Sembilan Umno delegate Mustapha Nagoor said this term was apt to describe them because they did not have any mercy when they insulted the country’s largest political party.
“Their objectives was only to see the destruction of Umno as they know to bring down Barisan Nasional (BN) they have to bring down Umno.
“They also know that to bring down Umno they have to first bring down its top leaders,” he said during the president’s policy speech debate at the Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) here.
Mustapha listed three issues that were created by the opposition to tarnish the party and its leaders; the RM24 million ring, National Feedlot Corporation (NFC) and 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB).
“They created these stories to tarnish and insult our leaders and even the Prime Minister’s wife, and toured the country to spread their slander.
“They create these stories to kill off the main characters in the top leadership of Umno and by their stories, they hope that the people will hate and be fed up of Umno and its leaders.
“The issue of the ring and NFC were taken to court and proved there was no case and no crime committed and with 1MDB they started off by claiming RM42 billion went missing, then they changed that figure to RM27 billion and later RM16 billion.”
He said the next issue perpetrated by the opposition was of the RM2.6 billion donation to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak which they claimed to have been taken from 1MDB.
“When the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) investigated and found that the money was not from 1MDB but from a Middle East donor, the perception they tried to create was ruined.
“If someone from the Middle East wanted to help Najib, what is wrong in that?” Mustapha said, adding that the opposition was not functioning as a check and balance or seekers of truth, but they were always looking to sensationalise issues based on slander.
“They do not care about our explanation or the truth, that is how evil the opposition is.
“They play this perception game through all forms of communication mediums without any restrictions and despite any explanations offered.”
Mustapha also warned Umno leaders of not giving the opposition any more ammunition to use against them.
“Do not end up being the brunt of the joke for the opposition. Be careful when faced with provocation.
“When you give answers you have to be careful, if you make a mistake it will go viral and you will ruin the party’s name.”
He then suggested some immediate solutions; the the government set up a special unit with the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC), police and Attorney-General Chambers to expedite action against perception terrorism, to amend the MCMC Act so these terrorists would not escape action and strengthen the party’s viral unit.