Amar Singh calls Raja Petra racist for turban remark

PETALING JAYA: The war of words between Comm Datuk Seri Amar Singh and Raja Petra Kamarudin is worsening, with the Bukit Aman Commercial Crime Investigation Department (CCID) director describing the blogger's remarks about his turban as "racist". 

In a post on his Facebook, Comm Amar said he was surprised Raja Petra resorted to such a remark in a post on his blog, Malaysia Today, on Friday (Sept 26), entitled "Amar Singh’s Turban Must Be Too Tight".

"Even more surprising is when Raja Petra snaps back with a demeaning and derogatory statement to ridicule a person due to race.

"Whatever respect left is lost because racist and discriminatory remarks are the weapons used by the weak," said Comm Amar in his Facebook post on Saturday.

He explained that Sikhs held the turban in very high regard and said Raja Petra should not ridicule or try to undermine Sikhs.

He also labelled Raja Petra a "mercenary writer" and advised him not to be a "lapdog" to anyone.

The exchange of words began on Friday when Comm Amar challenged Raja Petra's claim that the police had stolen RM43.3mil following the raids at various premises linked to Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak in May.

He said the allegation were "baseless" and "simply ludicrous".

This prompted Raja Petra to fire back with the post that made the offensive reference to the senior policeman's turban.

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