KUALA LUMPUR: Youth minister Syed Saddiq Abdul Rahman has chided an unruly crowd who heckled Attorney-General Tommy Thomas at the court complex this morning for holding a press conference in English.
The group had jeered at Thomas and demanded that he speak in Malay. Because of the disruption, the Attorney-General moved the press conference to another venue to answer questions about the proceedings where former premier Najib Razak was charged with three criminal offences.
Syed Saddiq said that “if these people really respect the court of law and due process, they will allow (the press conference) to happen”.
He questioned whether anyone could “unilaterally stop and block a person from doing his job” merely because of a different language or a tone of voice which was disliked.
He said most Malaysians cared a lot more about saving millions, if not billions, of taxpayers’ money than the Tommy Thomas press conference.