Seeking justice: Kok meeting the press after lodging a second police report at the Tun H. S. Lee police station in Kuala Lumpur. With her are (from left) Selangor Speaker Hannah Yeoh, Thasleem and Kuantan MP Fuziah Salleh (far right).
KUALA LUMPUR: Seputeh MP Teresa Kok has lodged a second police report against a group of Malay NGOs which offered a RM500 reward for anyone who could slap her. The amount was later raised to RM1,200.
The offer was made after she posted her “Onederful Malaysia” CNY 2014 video clip, which poked fun at several people.
She lodged her first report on Wednesday after she reportedly received a death threat because of the video clip.
Dang Wangi OCPD Asst Comm Zainuddin Ahmad who confirmed receiving yesterday’s report said the case was being investigated under the Penal Code for criminal intimidation.
Kok said the offer of money to slap her was ridiculous.
“Whoever needs the RM1,200, I can afford to give them, lah,” she joked.
Kok said the group had wrongly accused her of provoking racial or religious sentiments.
“Never did I say anything about Malay rights or Muslims in the video clip. It was all a political satire and they are accusing me of inciting hatred against Malays and Muslims,” she said outside the Tun H. S. Lee police station yesterday.
Kok said she had received messages of support from the people.
“They said they would pray for me. I’m touched by their gesture.
She was accompanied by several Pakatan Rakyat MPs and also members of a Muslim NGO called Jihad for Justice.
Jihad for Justice chairman Datuk Thasleem Mohamed Ibrahim Al-Haj said it was upsetting that a Muslim-related group was using provocation in the name of religion.
He claimed he had spoken to several ulama from other countries and was told the action of the other NGOs who offered money to slap Kok was “unIslamic”.
Thasleem also said he had sent a letter to the National Fatwa Council urging it to come out with a statement against the group’s actions.
“If they can come out so quickly to say the Bersih rally was haram (forbidden), I hope they can come out with a statement to say that what these NGOs did was wrong,” he added.
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