Fahmi Reza takes aim at father-son pairs

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PETALING JAYA: Activist Fahmi Reza has again used the word “monkey” in his latest caricature, taking aim at two father-and-son teams believed to be from two rival opposition parties.

In his most recent Facebook posting, Fahmi uploaded a caricature resembling a prominent politician sitting on his father’s shoulders, and standing next to them is another father-and-son team, both wearing the Muslim skullcap.

“Bapak dewa, anak tokong (The father is a god, the son is an idol),” runs a caption accompanying the picture, while another  says: “Bapak monyet, anak kera (The father is a monkey, the son is an ape)”.

The cartoon was entitled “Bapa borek, anak rintik (Like father, like son) and also featured the hashtag #FatherAndSonParty.

It comes after his cartoon last week depicting PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang as an ape, challenging PAS to take action.

Following that, PAS secretary-general Takiyuddin Hassan said the party’s lawyers would study Fahmi’s posting to consider whether to take legal action.

Fahmi’s jibes followed the controversy sparked by Chinese-language daily Nanyang Siang Pau’s cartoon, “Monkey Show Act”, which featured two monkeys sitting on a tree labelled “Act 355”, a direct reference to Hadi’s private member’s bill to amend the Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act 1965.

The paper has apologised to Hadi, who on Monday said he accepted the apology.

Just yesterday, Fahmi posted a picture on his Facebook page of a PAS membership application form, containing details poking fun at the party.