I challenge the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak to produce the historical evidence of the incendiary and seditious figment of the imagination in the May 13 film Tanda Putera about a group of Chinese youths urinating on the flagpole bearing the Selangor flag of the then Selangor Mentri Besar’s residence provoking the May 13 riots of 1969.
The Prime Minister must assume full responsibility for this most racist and unhistorical slur in the May 13 film, as it was Najib, according to the Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Ahmad Maslan, who instructed that the May 13 film be exclusively screened to some 3,000 Felda settlers meeting at the Putra World Trade Centre on Monday.
Only the Felda settlers were allowed to watch the film, which was screened after the journalists present in the hall were asked to leave.
The spokepersons of the movie had claimed that the film was based on a lot of research, such as studying documented materials and photographs, to make sure the scenes were backed by historical facts.
Where are the documented materials and photographs of such an urination incident on the flagpole bearing the Selangor flag outside the then Selangor Mentri Besar’s residence provoking the May 13 riots of 1969?
I was at first defamed by the film’s publicists and UMNO cybertroopers as the person urinating on the flagpole bearing the Selangor flag outside the then Selangor MB’s residence, which is a dastardly and contemptible lie as no sane, rational or responsible person would have committed such an irresponsible and unthinkable deed. In actual fact, I was not even in Kuala Lumpur during the period from May 11 to 13, 1969, as early on May 13, 1969, I had taken a flight to Kota Kinabalu to help in the election campaigning of the then Sabah slate of independent candidates.
I first came to Kuala Lumpur after the May 10, 1969 general elections on May 18, 1969, as an Internal Security Act detainee, after I was arrested at the
Subang International Airport.
Malaysiakini reported that the May 13 film screened exclusively to Felda settlers on Monday had the controversial scene of urination on the flagpole bearing the Selangor flag outside the then Selangor MB’s residence, but it was done by a group of Chinese youths.
Where is the historical evidence of such a scene or is it just pure figment of imagination of the film producers?
Since the Tanda Putera official Facebook entry about the Urine-Gate, I had asked around whether anyone had ever heard of any “urination” incident at the flagpole of the Selangor MB’s residence provoking the May 13, 1969 riots, but nobody has ever heard of it before.
Neither the White Paper issued by the National Operations Council on 9th October 1969 entitled “The May 13 Tragedy” nor Tunku Abdul Rahman’s book “May 13 – Before and After” made any reference to any such urination incident at the Selangor MB’s residence.
It is only fair that Malaysians give the Prime Minister 48 hours to produce historical proof of the urination incident as depicted by the May 13 film, before drawing any conclusions.
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