Six police reports lodged against DPM, Bung Mokhtar

Six police reports lodged against DPM, Bung Mokhtar
Malaysian Member of Parliament Bung Mokhtar Radin.

BUTTERWORTH - Six police reports have been lodged against Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and Datuk Bung Mokhtar Radin over statements they made in relation to the May 13 racial riots.

The reports were lodged against the Kinabatangan MP over his tweet on Monday against the Penang Deputy Chief Minister II that read "P Ramasamy belum merasa bahana perkauman kaum, saya berharap dia akan terkena dan dapat merasa mandi dlm darah (Dr P. Ramasamy has yet to feel the effect of racism, I hope he will experience it and feel what it is like to be bathed in blood)", according to Sri Sangar Sivalingam Raman.

A report was also lodged against Muhyiddin, who was reported as saying that another May 13 riot could happen if there was disunity among the races while attending a buka puasa programme in Pagoh, Johor on July 4.

"Muhyiddin's statement sounded like a warning that is threatening public safety, peace and harmony in the country," said the Prai community development and security committee (JKKK) chairman, who acted as the spokesman for a group.

The group comprises Sri Sangar, Taman Chai Leng JKKK chairman Turaisingam Mahalingam, Taman Inderawasih JKKK member Ng Hooi Lai, Taman Supreme JKKK members Tanngisuran Ramasamy and Kirupanantha Pillay and Taman Chai Leng DAP member Saghadevan Vallayan.

Bung's tweet was in response to a statement by Dr Ramasamy who was quoted by an online news portal on Monday as saying that he was not afraid if the May 13 racial riots erupted again.

He reportedly said that the MIC, Gerakan and MCA might be scared, but not him, challenging Muhyiddin to "bring on" the 1969 incident.

"Don't just talk. All the time talking about May 13. Bring-lah May 13. You start May 13. This will be the first time the Government starts May 13," he was quoted as saying.

Tan Sri Mohamed Zaman Khan Rahim Khan subsequently lodged a police report against Dr Ramasamy over the statement, saying that he did so as a concerned person so that the police could investigate and take appropriate action under the Sedition Act 1948.

Sri Sangar described Bung's tweet as a criminal threat and said police should take action against him under the Penal Code.

"As a lawmaker, Bung should not issue such a threat towards Dr Ramasamy and the Indian community," he said after lodging the reports at the Prai police station Friday.

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