Amar Singh calls Raja Petra’s remarks about turban racist

  • Nation
  • Sunday, 30 Sep 2018

PETALING JAYA: The war of words between Comm Datuk Seri Amar Singh (pic) and Raja Petra Kamarudin continues with the Bukit Aman Commer­cial Crime Investigation Department (CCID) director describing the blogger’s recent remarks about his turban as “racist”.

In a post on Facebook, Comm Amar said he was surprised at the remarks made by Raja Petra in a post on his blog, Malaysia Today on Friday, titled “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,” he wrote yesterday.

The Sikhs, said Comm Amar, held the turban in very high regard and that Raja Petra should not ridicule and try to undermine Sikhs.

On Friday, Comm Amar had challenged Raja Petra’s allegation that police stole RM43.3mil following raids at various premises linked to former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak in May over the 1MDB scandal.

He called the allegation “baseless” and “simply ludicrous”, and challenged the blogger, who is currently believed to be in London, to lodge a report in Malaysia.

This was then followed by Raja Petra’s blog post on the senior policeman’s turban.

In his blog, Raja Petra claimed that Comm Amar’s turban was “too tight” and “that it was restricting the flow of blood to his brain”.

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