Nga takes dig at Dr M’s age


IPOH: Another controversial video of Perak DAP chairman Nga Kor Ming has surfaced on social media.

The one-minute 53-second clip that was posted on the “Gerak Perak” Facebook page purportedly shows Nga speaking at a ceramah, saying Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Pribumi) chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad does not have long to live.

The DAP leader is heard telling his audience that the DAP will use Dr Mahathir and then “he can go and join the late (former Singapore premier) Lee Kuan Yew to play mahjong”.

He also sang a line from a classic Chinese song Goodbye My Love to mark Dr Mahathir’s “departure” after the former prime minister has been used.

The Teluk Intan parliamentary candidate has come under fire from his detractors for the use of racist remarks and profanities at rallies.

Nga allegedly urged the people to help the 93-year-old fulfil his wish of bringing down the Barisan Nasional government.

He claimed Lee, who passed away in 2015, was waiting for Dr Mahathir “up there” to play mahjong as he was still missing a player.

“Lee is calling him, asking him when is he coming up.

“But he says he has one more thing to do, which is to bring down the Government,” Nga claimed.

“We believe this will be his ‘last concert’. Let’s help Lou Ma (referring to Dr Mahathir).”

Nga is contesting the seat against incumbent Datuk Seri Mah Siew Keong, who is Gerakan president.

Nga is also standing in the Aulong state seat against Barisan’s Soo Kay Peng.

In a statement issued later yesterday, Nga apologised for the harsh tone and language used in his speech.

“I admit that I can be hard and cynical when I speak in Mandarin but it is well accepted by the Chinese.

“I will try to be gentler in my coming ceramah,” he said.

Nga said the video clip was edited, only showing him saying bad things with the intention to hurt the Malays.

“When the clips are edited, it becomes a fake video and it is a dangerous accusation.

“It is regrettable that it has been twisted,” he said.

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