Sunday, December 21, 2014

Will the Police investigate Datuk Nazri for stating a legal fact which Guan Eng has also done ?



Press Statement by M Kula Segaran, DAP National Vice Chairman and MP for Ipoh Barat in Ipoh on December 21st, 2014

Will  the Police investigate Datuk Nazri for stating a legal fact which Guan Eng has also done ? 

DAP welcomes Home Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi ’s criticisms of the  act of a Malay Muslim individual, allegedly from Perkasa, who tore down a Christmas and New Year greeting banner displayed outside the DAP Perak headquarters on Friday.

However, such criticisms will not suffice from a Home Minister and Zahid should immediately direct the Police to take action against the suspect who was also alleged to tug Tebing Tinggi assemblyman Ong Boon Piow by the arm and wanted him to convey a message to Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng: “Malaysia is not China”.

In fact, the Inspector General of Police Tan Sri Khalid who has never been slow to respond verbally to issues , should on his own initiative immediately direct the police to take the necessary action against the suspect.

Malaysia is a multi racial and multi religious nation and mutual respect and tolerance are most essential for racial peace and religious harmony.
The act of taking down the banner must therefore be taken seriously.

This is an issue where all political parties should take a stand and also use it to send a strong and clear message to all that such attack will not be tolerated.

It was reported that the Penang branch of Malay right-wing group Perkasa yesterday lodged 25 police reports over a statement made by Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng on the use of the word ‘Allah’. .

4 days ago, Penang police chief Datuk Abdul Rahim Hanafi said that the case is being investigated under Section 504 of the Penal Code.

Section 504 is for intentional insult with intent to provoke a breach of the peace which carries a jail sentence of up to two years or a fine or both upon conviction.

I wish to draw the police attention to what was said by then Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Nazri Aziz on Jan 18, 2010 .

Part of The Sun Daily‘s report is as follows:-

Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Mohd Nazri Aziz, who commented last week that non-Muslims in Sabah and Sarawak should be allowed to use the word Allah, said today that those in Penang and the Federal Territories could also use the word as there is no state enactment to prohibit its usage.

The Constitution clearly says no religion, except for Islam, can be propagated among the Muslims, Mohd Nazri, who is the de facto law minister, told reporters after launching the public transport consumer rights awareness campaign here.

So will  the Police investigate Datuk Nazri for stating a legal fact which Guan Eng has also done?

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