DAP Perak publicity bureau chief Chong Zemin today lodged a police report against BN Pasir Salak parliamentarian Tajuddin Abdul Rahman for claiming that DAP now controlled the government and wanted to set up a republic in Malaysia.
The Kerinji state assemblyperson called for Tajuddin to be probed under Sedition Act 1948 and Section 504 of Penal Code for intentional insulting with the intent to provoke a breach of peace.
Section 504 of Penal Code carries the maximum jail sentence of two years.
In his police report lodged at the Ipoh District Police Headquarter, Chong said Tajuddin’s speech during the Himpunan Melayu Bangkit rally at his constituency last night was quite disturbing.
“His speech not only fabricated lies but was also outright seditious, trying to stir up racial sentiments and to create conflict among the different races in Malaysia,” said Chong.
Tajuddin had declared that the Malays lost power.
“Today, we have lost power, the Malays have lost power. More than half of the government today is controlled by the non-Malays and non-Muslims.
“DAP alone has five or six positions. And they also have many more deputy ministers. Half of the government is a DAP government,” he said.
Currently, 17 out of the 28 federal ministers are Malay Muslims while two more are non-Malay bumiputeras. The remaining nine ministers are non-bumiputeras.
Chong also trained his guns on MCA.
“MCA in the past has been telling the Chinese community that DAP is a stooge of Mahathir and Bersatu but Umno, on the other hand, tells the Malays that DAP has now controlled the Pakatan Harapan government,” said Chong.
“This double-faced tactic employed by MCA and Umno is aimed at stirring racial sentiments. It is dangerous and perilous and could potentially tear the nation apart,” he said.
“I urged MCA’s sole parliamentarian Wee Ka Siong to immediately state his stand on whether he agrees with Tajuddin’s remark that DAP has now controlled the Harapan government.
“If Wee does not agree, he must immediately issue a stern rebut against Umno,” he said.
There is no dominant party in Harapan unlike BN which is dominated by Umno which calls the shots, he said.
Tajuddin claimed DAP was employing “trickery” in claiming that it accepted the federal constitution, Islam as the religion of the federation, and Malay privileges.
“They are liars! We understand what is said and the subtext,” he said.
Tajuddin also led the crowd in chanting, “DAP is the enemy”.
“DAP is the enemy of Malays, the enemy of Islam.
“They want to set up a republic. They want the head of state a non-Malay and non-Muslim like it is in Singapore,” he claimed.
“Do we want a head of state who is non-Malay and non-Muslim to become the protector of Malays and Islam?” added Tajuddin.
Singapore’s current head of state is its president Halimah Yacob, who is Malay, while its head of government is Lee Hsien Loong.
Tajuddin also claimed that Malays would be purged from the government.
“Many Malay officers were sacked even during the fasting month. Many more young Malays will be sacked from the government.
“We in the villages must realise this, and rise up to defend the fate of our children and grandchildren,” he said.
Tajuddin called for unity among Malays.
“The struggle must continue, let us rise up together in the name of Malays and restore power to the Malays and Muslims,” he said.
He also lashed out at other Malays who had spoken out against the racially charged rally, accusing them of being traitors.
“We are giving them a warning, do not be a traitor to your race and religion,” he said.
Also present was Umno Youth chief Asyraf Wajdi Dusuki, who vowed to organise similar events nationwide.
The event was streamed live on Facebook by Utusan Malaysia. – Malaysiakini