SHAH ALAM: About 20 people from the Shah Alam Umno division here have given Seputeh MP Teresa Kok an indefinite time frame to apologise for her controversial Chinese New Year video.
Shah Alam Umno chief Azhari Shaari, who led the group in lodging two police reports against Kok Monday, said if the DAP leader failed to apologise in due time he will ask non-governmental organisations to join his division’s cause.
He said he was unsure what Kok was aiming to prove with the video.
“It is as if she is teaching people to tease each other,” he said.
“Therefore, we are giving her time to apologise for the video and if she continues to pretend that there is nothing wrong with her video, we will ask NGOs to join our cause,” he told reporters at the Shah Alam police district headquarters.
Asked what he thought about a supposed Muslim NGO offering money to slap Kok over her distasteful video, Azhari said Umno does not condone such extreme action.
“We are definitely against violence and I assure you that nobody from Umno would slap Kok.
“If there is an incident where someone slaps Kok, we then believe the police will take the appropriate action,” he said.
On Thursday, a group of about 50 people claiming to be part of the Council of Muslim NGOs, protested along Jalan Tun Perak against Kok’s video and also slammed “chauvinistic leaders” who they claimed were using current issues to fan hatred against them.
They also offered a RM500 reward to anyone who succeeded in slapping Kok. The reward was later raised to RM1,200.The protesters then slaughtered chickens and smeared their blood on a poster with faces of Kok, Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng, DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang, Machang Bubuk MP Lee Khai Loon on them.
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