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Angry reaction: Protesters holding banners offering a reward for anyone who would slap Kok in front of Menara Maybank.
KUALA LUMPUR: Several Malay NGOs staged an angry and “bloody” protest in front of Menara Maybank in Jalan Tun Perak over Seputeh MP Teresa Kok’s Onederful Malaysia CNY 2014 video clip, which poked fun at several people.
The protest, in turn, brought some sharp rebukes from several others.
The protesters were from groups that included Pewaris (Majlis Permuafakatan Ummah), Pekida (Pertubuhan Kebajikan dan Dakwah Islamiah Malaysia), MJMM (Pertubuhan Martabat Jalinan Muhibbah Malaysia), Permas (Pertubuhan Permuafakatan Majlis Ayahanda Malaysia), PPIM (Persatuan Pengguna Islam Malaysia) and API (Angkatan Perpaduan Islam Sejagat Malaysia).
Pewaris secretariat member Zulkifli Sharif said “chauvinistic leaders” were using current issues to run down Malay leaders and fan hatred.
The group brought along banners, some of which offered a “reward” of RM500 to anyone who would slap Kok and produce a video of the act as evidence. They also slaughtered four chickens and smeared the blood on a banner bearing pictures of Kok and other opposition leaders.
On Wednesday, Kok had lodged a police report about alleged threats made against her over her video clip.
“The Malay NGOs should be more creative in their attacks – they could do a dikir barat show that makes fun of Teresa Kok, or so on. There are many avenues through which they can reply such as by syair (poem) and pantun (rhyme),” said Zubedy (M) Sdn Bhd founder Anas Zubedy, who emphasised that it was important that Malaysians be allowed to disagree in a more civil manner.
Criminal defence lawyer Amer Hamzah Arshad said anyone who offered an inducement – such as money for slapping Kok – risked being charged with aiding and abetting the person who slaps Kok.
He said that would be an act of causing hurt under Section 323 of the Penal Code.
Similar views were shared by former Bersih chairman Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan, who called the demonstration “deliberately provocative”.
“I hope the police will act in accordance with the law. They underestimate the decency of the majority of Malaysians,” she said.
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