Patriot denies connection with right-wing author, calls for investigation


  • Nation
  • Thursday, 30 May 2019

Brig-Jen (Rtd) Datuk Mohamed Arshad Raji. -filepic

PETALING JAYA: The National Patriots Association (Patriot) has denied any connection with Malay right-wing author, Helmi Affendy, who called for the killing of "race traitors".

"We wish to categorically state that Persatuan Patriot Kebangsaan (Patriot) has nothing to do with books authored by Helmi Affendy, who claimed to be the founder of Patriots, and the owner of the portal, ‘The Patriot’," Patriot president Brig-Jen (Rtd) Datuk Mohamed Arshad Raji said.

"Helmy is neither a member of Patriot, nor are we associated with him in any of his works," he added.

Mohamed Arshad called for the Inspector General of Police to investigate Helmi's statement.

"Anyone who calls for the killing of ‘Malay traitors’ and propagates violence towards Malays and non-Malays is a very dangerous person," he said.

"Patriot reiterates our call for the police force and those in the National Security Council to maintain vigilance against any threat of terrorism.

"Strict measures and a zero tolerance to terrorism is our best hope to keep mass killing and terrorism from our country," he added.

Mohamed Arshad was responding to a news report, stating that Helmi is the founder of Patriots group.

Helmi is the founder of The Patriots Publication, a publishing company that is a spin-off from a Malay group called The Patriots Malaysia.

On Wednesday (May 29), bookstore Buku Fixi announced that it will no longer sell Helmi's books, after the author openly advocated for the "systematic killings of race traitors".

Buku Fixi, in a statement, said it supported freedom of speech, but did not support death threats or prayers for people to be killed.

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