Malaysia

Prove anti-Malay, anti-Islam claim and I’ll ask Teresa Kok to apologise, says Kit Siang

February 09, 2014
Latest Update: February 10, 2014 07:01 am

Lim Kit Siang (pic) has promised today said he would ask Teresa Kok to apologise and withdraw her "Onderful Malaysia" video if anyone can show that the video is anti-Malay or anti-Islam .

The DAP adviser said he watched the 11-minute video closely several times but could not find anything that is remotely un-Islamic.

Instead, Lim said the video was a “stinging critique” on the alleged failures of the Najib administration to resolve pressing national concerns.

“We can agree or disagree as to whether Teresa’s video was good, bad or even atrocious... but what is completely unacceptable is resort to lies and falsehoods to accuse Teresa’s video as anti-Malay and anti-Islam,” he said in a statement today.

“I will ask Teresa to withdraw and apologise for the ‘Onederful Malaysia’ video if anyone can show there is any part which is anti-Malay and anti-Islam,” the Gelang Patah MP said.

Lim repeated his outrage against Home Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi who yesterday had played down the slap-threat against Kok.

He expressed his dismay with Minister for Housing and Urban Wellbeing Abdul Rahman Dahlan who also blamed Kok for the fiasco.

“In a series of tweets, Abdul Rahman said Teresa should not play victim when threatened by Muslim groups.

“He made the preposterous allegation that DAP had “relentlessly attacked the position of Malays and Muslims.

“Abdul Rahman was telling a pack of lies when he alleged that the DAP had “since 2008... relentlessly attacked the position of Malays and Islam” and had even “insulted” the Yang diPertuan Agong and Islam, for these allegations and lies are completely untrue,” he added.

The 11-minute satirical Chinese New Year clip which lampoons current issues in Malaysia has come under criticism from Umno and six Muslim NGOs which called itself the the “Council of Islamic NGOs”.

Last Thursday it slaughtered two live chickens in their protest against Kok video and  smeared the blood on a banner with images of DAP and PKR lawmakers.

The banner also warned of “nightmares” of May 13, 1969, in reference to the bloody racial riots of that year, and incited physical violence against Kok by offering members of the public RM1,200 to slap the parliamentarian and record the act. – February 9, 2014.