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Published: Tuesday March 5, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Thursday April 18, 2013 MYT 1:13:23 AM

Protest against Tian Chua

KUALA LUMPUR: A group of retired policemen gathered at the National Monument to protest against PKR vice-president Tian Chua's remarks over the Lahad Datu standoff.

About 100 of them also sang the national anthem at the 10am gathering.

Chua allegedly said in KeadilanDaily.com that the shooting incident in Lahad Datu was a conspiracy by the Umno government to divert attention and frighten the people.

Former Deputy Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Samshuri Arshad said the statement insulted and belittled the sacrifice of the policemen who were injured and killed.

“The fact that he could think of their deaths as a farce for a political drama is simply unacceptable,” he said.

Former IGP Tan Sri Norian Mai and former CID director Tan Sri Mohd Zaman Khan also took part in the protest with retirees from the police VAT69 troop, Squad 69 and Special Branch.

The group also carried placards that said: Tian Chua pengkhianat negara (Tian Chua is a national traitor), Tian Chua manusia tak berhati perut (Tian Chua is heartless), and Tian Chua perlu minta maaf (Tian Chua must apologise).

They later lodged reports against him at the Dang Wangi police station.

Meanwhile, Penang Wanita Umno has also lodged three police reports against Tian Chua.

Its chief Zabariah Wahab said leaders from three divisions - Permatang Pauh, Bayan Baru and Bukit Gelugor - had lodged reports at their respective police stations.

“Our heartfelt condolences to those who lost their loved ones in the gunfight,” she told reporters at Menara Umno in Macalister Road yesterday.

At the press conference, Zabariah and other leaders tore pictures of Tian Chua.

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