Tuesday, March 09, 2010

DAP lodges report against Ahmad Husni

A DAP state representative lodged a police report today against Finance Minister II Datuk Seri Ahmad Husni Mohamad Hanadzlah for allegedly uttering derogatory racist remark last week against the Penang Chinese community.

Accompanied by several local DAP leaders, Komtar assemblyman Ng Wei Aik lodged the report at Jalan Patani police station at 12 noon.

Ng, who is the Penang DAP Socialist Youth secretary, lodged the report after Ahmad Husni failed to heed Dapsy’s 24-hour dateline ultimatum to retract his racist remarks and make a public apology.

Ahmad Husni had allegedly said “if the Penang Chinese were to bully us, we will fight them” in his speech at a dinner organised by the Penang Malays Chamber of Commerce here on March 5.

Ng described Ahmad Husni’s racist statement as irresponsible and unbecoming.

“Such a derogatory racist remark would stir racial sentiments. We have a recorded footage of Ahmad Husni making such a remark at the dinner,” Ng said after lodging the report.

DAP state Malay bureau coordinator Zulkifli Mohd Noor and assemblymen R S N Rayer (Seri Delima) and Lai Hon Meng (Pengkalan Kota) were also present.

Zulkifli condemned Ahmad Husni’s racist remark, saying it was going against the “IMalaysia” concept.

“On the one hand, they (BN leaders) talk about 1Malaysia; on the other, they maintain their racism and racist policies,” he said.

Ng called on the police to demonstrate the same zest to probe Ahmad Husni as they have shown when investigating Pakatan Rakyat politicians even for petty cases.

He said the police owed a public explanation on why Ahmad Husni has yet to be investigated despite the presence of Penang CPO Deputy Commissioner Ayub Yaakob at the chambers’ dinner.

“We hope the police would be professional, fair, free and independent in investigating Ahmad Husni,” he said.

On another issue, Ng slammed Penang Gerakan Youth chief Oh Tong Keong for suggesting that the state government’s RM100 cash reward each for 70,000 senior citizens was a form off “bribe”.

Oh has urged the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to probe into the cash reward.

Ng, who is also Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng’s political secretary, said Oh's statement had caused fear among Penang senior citizens that they would be subject to MACC graft investigations.

He said the state government was giving out the cash reward under its Senior Citizens Appreciation Programme.

Ng questioned why Oh did not make similar allegation of graft against the state government’s RM100 rebate in water bills for families earning below RM500 monthly household income.

The rebate was given under the state Hardcore Poor Eradication Programme.

“The state government has also given cash aids to Penangites for welfare, disaster and education needs.

“Why didn’t Oh described such aids as bribery?

“Fortunately, the mentality of Penangites is not as low as Oh’s,” said Ng.

courtesy of Malaysian Insider

1 comment:

Juan Hardiez said...

I've listened to his whole speech and he did mentioned the remarks. However, he did mentioned in his speech that Chinese has so far contributed to the economy.... Chinese has always been good in business..... we Malay should learn from them... so rather than we fight, we should emulate their hardwork and work together....." This DAP fella just take a few lines and try to make headlines... WTF....