Dr Chua: DAP practising selective prosecution over Tanda Putera ban

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  • Friday, 30 Aug 2013

PETALING JAYA: The outcry by the DAP over the screening of the movie Tanda Putera shows the party's practice of selective prosecution, said MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek.

"While on one hand they champion the freedom of expression, on the other hand they are forcing cinemas not to screen the movie.
"The DAP adopts selective prosecution and are being double standard in tackling issues.
"I am sure Lim Guan Eng has not seen the movie either but his mouth has already shot out absurdities and casting aspersions," Dr Chua said in a statement on Friday.

Dr Chua said Lim, who is DAP secretary-general and Chief Minister, should not deny the Penang people of making their own assumptions regarding the movie.
"The people are matured enough to rationalise and distinguish what is good for them.
"This is what democracy is all about," he said.

He was responding to the banning of the movie at cinemas in Penang following Lim's statement to the movie houses not to screen the movie.

Lim later issued a statement saying that the movie houses had been "advised" instead of "ordered" not to screen the movie.

Dr Chua said he supported the proposal by the Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin to organise mobile outdoor screenings of the film.

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