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‘No room for gutter politics’

 | September 7, 2012

Penang Gerakan says this type of politics will send the wrong signal to the younger generation.

GEORGE TOWN: Penang Gerakan says there is no room for gutter politics in the country.

Its legal and human rights bureau head Baljit Singh said gutter politics was equal to political violence, uncultured and uncivilised behaviour and does not reflect the Malaysian culture.

He said gutter politics would send wrong signal to younger generation and should not be allowed to be a norm in a civilised society.

“It must be stopped before it turns out of control or, someone gets hurt or killed. It’s not the time to find out who, where and when it started. It’s time to end it,” Baljit told at a press conference in Penang Gerakan office.

He urged the police and prosecution to take strong action against all groups, including Barisan Nasional, Pakatan Rakyat and NGOs, and individuals who have been guilty of gutter politics.

He pointed out that all Malaysians shall be treated equally under the law as stated under Article 8 of the Federal Constitution, thus the police and prosecution should not indulge in selective prosecution .

He said the Attorney-General and police must take action against all culprits of gutter politics to uphold the rule of law, fairness and justice for all.

He wants legal action taken on all groups and their members involved in burning, stepping, pretending to jump over and tearing off portraits; holding funeral rites and sending coffins.

“The AG Chambers and police should rise above politics to punish them all, notwithstanding which political sides were involved,” said Baljit.

Baljit was commenting on police prompt action to nab and probe students allegedly involved in stomping on photos of Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak during Merdeka eve celebration in Dataran Merdeka last week.


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