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Two NGOs lodge reports against Ramasamy

 | July 10, 2014

Two NGOs have urged police to investigate Penang Deputy Chief Minister II P Ramasamy under the Sedition Act for challenging DPM Muhyiddin Yassin to bring on May 13.

ramasamy_report_300BUKIT MERTAJAM: Two non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have lodged police reports here today against Penang Deputy Chief Minister II P Ramasamy for his remarks on Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin’s alleged May 13 threat.

Pertubuhan Barisan 33 Malaysia and Penang Cyber Taikor lodged their reports at the Seberang Perai Tengah police station this morning.

The NGOs urged the police to investigate the DAP leader for slander and under the Sedition Act for challenging Muhyiddin to bring on May 13.

Last Friday, Muhyiddin reportedly told a Ramadan event in Pagoh that there was a possibility of a repeat of the nation’s dark history if ties between races continued to be strained.

In response, Ramasamy was quoted by an online news portal as saying that he was not afraid of a repeat of May 13.

“Don’t just talk. All the time talking about May 13. You start May 13. This will be the first time the government starts May 13,” he was quoted as saying.

The NGOs spokesman, Mohd Izam Hassan, questioned why Ramasamy had to issue a challenge to bring on May 13 when Muhyiddin did not mention the incident at all.

Izam said Ramasamy’s remarks were extreme and dangerous and he had gone overboard in making statements using his position as the Deputy Chief Minister.

Yesterday Malay rights organisation Perkasa accused Ramasamy of spinning Muhyiddin’s statement out of context.

Penang Perkasa chief Fadzil Shuib said Ramasamy was the one who mentioned May 13, not Muhyiddin.


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