Has Malaysia a Home Minister of “unsound mind” who could condone and absolve the criminal actions of people stoking racial tensions by declaring payment of RM1,200 to anyone who slaps woman MP Teresa Kok?


This morning the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department in charge of national unity, Tan Sri Joseph Kurup said those stoking racial tensions by offering a reward for slapping DAP National Vice Chairperson and MP for Seputeh Teresa Kok are people of “unsound mind”.

The more relevant and pertinent question is whether Malaysia has got a Home Minister of “unsound mind” who could condone and absolve the criminal actions of the self-styled “Council of Islamic NGOs” in stoking racial tensions by declaring payment of RM1,200 to anyone who slaps woman MP Teresa Kok.

The 30-odd people from six Muslim groups involved in the “slap Teresa” demonstration and the chicken slaughter and smearing of chicken blood on a banner featuring DAP and Pakatan Rakyat leaders are “sick” but what is shocking is whether we have a Home Minister who is equally “sick” as to be capable of defending and championing the “sick” actions of the ‘Council of Islamic NGOs’.

Thanks to the publicity given by the extremist NGOs and their sponsors in UMNO, Teresa’s video “Onederful Malaysia CNY 2014” has now exceeded over 450,000 hits on YouTube.

The Minister of Rural and Regional Development Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal was the first Cabinet Minister to demand action to be taken against Teresa alleging that her video ridiculed the security forces and the Lahad Datuk incursion tragedy.

However, when it was pointed out that Teresa’s video did not make any mention of the security forces or the Lahad Datu incident, Shafie had disappeared into the background.

The other two Cabinet Ministers and Umno leaders who have publicly attacked Teresa’s video are the Home Minister Zahid and the Minister for Communications and Multimedia Datuk Ahmad Shabery Cheek but none of them have been able to pinpoint or substantiate their allegation that the video is anti-Malay and anti-Islam.

I made a standing invitation more than a week ago to be “educated” as to how Teresa’s video is anti-Malay and anti-Islam, and this invitation remains open and valid – for I really want to know how Teresa’s video could be described as anti-Malay and anti-Islam.

I can state publicly that Teresa would be going against DAP principle and policy if she produces a video which is anti-Malay and anti-Islam, as the DAP had always stood for a Malaysia for all Malaysians, regardless of race or religion.

In fact, when the Deputy Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin repudiated Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s signature 1Malaysia policy in early 2010 and declared that he was “Malay first, Malaysian second”, I proudly declared in Parliament that I was “Malaysian first, Chinese second”.

This basic principle remains unchanged and unshakeable – and as I have said many a time, DAP leaders, whether Members of Parliament or State Assembly members, must always regard themselves as “Malaysian first and race and religion second” – as we are first and foremost Malaysian patriots and not race champions!

In pursuit of this long-standing DAP principle and objective of being a party for all Malaysians, Teresa Kok would have no hesitation in withdrawing and apologising for the “Onederful Malaysia” video if there are portions which are anti-Malay and anti-Islam.

But Teresa and DAP leaders have been waiting for someone to come out into the open to point out and substantiate the allegation that Teresa’s video is anti-Malay and anti-Islam, but no one has been able to do so in the past two weeks.

If Teresa’s video is anti-Malay and anti-Islam, why is it so difficult for someone to point this out publicly?

This is in fact the best proof that while one can disagree with Teresa’s video – with some particularly in MCA, Gerakan and the BN component palrties, claiming that it is in bad taste to produce such a CNY video with stinging criticisms of the Barisan Nasional government in failing to resolve the people’s hardships and grievances arising from price hikes, fall in educational standards, high crime rates and rampant corruption in the country – it could not be faulted for being anti-Malay and anti-Islam.

I have always suspected that UMNO Ministers and leaders have been led by the nose and “poisoned” by Chinese leaders in MCA, Gerakan and other Barisan Nasional component parties, as they do not understand the dialogue which is in Mandarin and Cantonese, and misled into believing that Teresa’s video was a most ferocious and aggressive attack on the Malays and Islam.

I challenge the top MCA, Gerakan and other Chinese leaders in other BN component parties to cease and desist, as they should not stoop so low as to “poison” and mislead UMNO Ministers and leaders into believing that Teresa’s video is anti-Malay and anti-Islam when there is nothing anti-Malay or anti-Islam in the video.

I call on the top MCA, Gerakan and other Chinese leaders in the other BN component parties to come out of hiding, declare how Teresa’s video is anti-Malay and anti-Islam, or have the courage to declare publicly that there is nothing anti-Malay or anti-Islam in Teresa’s video and that UMNO Ministers and leaders have been completely misled.

At present the top MCA leaders are only pre-occupied with one issue – how to get back to Cabinet and government after being out in the wilderness for nine months.

They should be more concerned about political principles and honour – and ask the Prime Minister and Cabinet to repudiate and reprimand Zahid for condoning and absolving the self-styled “Council for Islamic NGOs” in their slew of crimes, including criminal intimidation, sedition, incitement of violence against woman, incitement of violence against a Member of Parliament, incitement of another May 13 riots, and declare that unless the Prime Minister and Cabinet repudiate and reprimand Zahid for his irresponsible stand, there is no purpose of MCA returning to be Ministers and members of such a disreputable and dishonourable Government.

(Speech at the Sandakan Chinese New Year Dinner in Sandakan on Sunday, 9th February 2014 at 9 pm)

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  1. #1 by yhsiew on Monday, 10 February 2014 - 7:37 am

    Opportunist politicians are out to gain political mileage. That is why we have people alleging that Kok’s video is anti-Malay, anti-Islam and ridicules the security forces and the Lahad Datuk incursion tragedy.

  2. #2 by pulau_sibu on Monday, 10 February 2014 - 7:41 am

    didn’t he slapped the lover of his daughter and not getting any pay? that is why he has to legalise the slapping

  3. #3 by lee tai king (previously dagen) on Monday, 10 February 2014 - 8:43 am

    So you wanna resign huh?

    Coz jib cheated you and hindraf?

    Oh yeah, Big deal boy!

    What about you?

    By turning your back against the people to support jib you cheated the people of the votes necessary to take over putrajaya.

    Now what have you got to say?

    And dont tell us you didnt know that jib is the cheating type.

  4. #4 by lee tai king (previously dagen) on Monday, 10 February 2014 - 8:43 am

    Oops comment above is meant for wathya in another thread.

  5. #5 by boh-liao on Monday, 10 February 2014 - 10:36 am

    Y d SURPRISE, we hv racist n mobster ministers n UmnoB/BN kaki what n AMOK is their best fren

    Even UmnoB’s largest partner in corruption has openly declared: “Keep UmnoB and its brand of RACIALLY DIVISIVE politics out of S’wak

  6. #6 by boh-liao on Monday, 10 February 2014 - 10:46 am

    There r POOR rakyat in TK’s constituency n RM1,200.00 will REALLY do them a LOT of good, U know

    Perhaps, TK (out of kindhearted public service) will arrange a public video/foto session for one of them 2 SLAP her gently n lovingly so dat d person can CLAIM d REWARD of RM1,200.00 fr d ‘Council of Islamic NGOs’

    CAN or not aaah? Pls SAY YES lah

  7. #7 by Bigjoe on Monday, 10 February 2014 - 11:07 am

    Any good psychologist will say Zahid Hamidi is already clearly pathological – meaning clearly he is mentally unhealthy. I think the issue is whether he is dysfunctional or even sociopathological.

    We now know that Mahathir, his political forbear is a sociopath. If Zahid Hamidi has surpass his forbear then logic means he is also already a sociopath. Anyone that think assault is not a threat clearly got blinders on at the expense of his narrow goal and get his followers to believe in it – obvious to everyone else – the very definition of sociopathological

  8. #8 by sheriff singh on Monday, 10 February 2014 - 11:41 am

    ” … Has Malaysia a Home Minister of “unsound mind” … ”

    The ‘doctor in the house’ said sometime ago they are all inflicted with the ‘half-past-six’ syndrome caused by their putting their feet in their mouths. This causes permanent damage to the brain as they can get Permanent Head Damage (PhD) as can be clearly seen in Zahid Hamidi’s case.

    There is no known cure for this ailment which is akin to the ‘Mad Cow Disease’. This is why Taib Mahmud, the outgoing Chief Minister of Sarawak, warned his colleagues yesterday, not to allow this UMNO and Peninsula-based disease from spreading into that State as it would then cause the people there to become ‘sensitive, easily confused and insulted’ as is already happening in many parts of the Peninsula especially in UMNO strongholds, with no antidote.

    It has infected the Prime Minister some years ago who has since gone into hiding, no where to be seen. His case is a serious one as it has destroyed his guts and Bols, and his vocal cords leaving him speechless, causing him to go into hiding leaving the country rudderless and directionless.

    See how dangerous this malady is? Waythamoorthy got scared of contracting this disease and has quickly abandoned the UMNO/BN ship to save himself but Paul Low is unperturbed.

  9. #9 by boh-liao on Monday, 10 February 2014 - 1:06 pm

    重赏之下,必有勇夫
    4 RM1,200.00, SURE got some1 brave enuf 2 SLAP
    RM1,200.00 4 such a simple n easi task
    A task dat home minister oredi said OK 2 issue THREAT n 2 REWARD some1 2 do it 1

  10. #10 by lee tai king (previously dagen) on Monday, 10 February 2014 - 1:59 pm

    Know something people?

    Guess our idiot minister had too much kangkung lately.

  11. #11 by tak tahan on Monday, 10 February 2014 - 8:59 pm

    Teresa Kok,can I give you a slap to claim the money to settle my debt,? Hope you read and reply..better than lousy BRIM..only RM650

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