DAP takes offence at pig snout comic book

By K Pragalath | June 20, 2011
Free Malaysia Today

PETALING JAYA: DAP secretary general Lim Guan Eng and veteran DAP leader Lim Kit Siang criticised the Prime Minister’s press secretary, Akmar Hisham Mokhles on how he portrayed the Chinese in a comic book.

Guan Eng who has apparently not see the book said: “If it is true, it is an act of self delusion and mass deception. I am utterly shocked.”

Guan Eng who is also the Penang Chief Minister said: “It is utterly deplorable, and unacceptable.

The criticism against Akmar comes following the depiction of the Chinese with pig snouts in a comic book entitled Transformasi Najib that Akmar authored.

A source who attended the First Asean – Malaysia Bloggers Conference that was held in April this year highlighted this to FMT last week.

The comic book was distributed to all participants at the conference.

When asked on the reason for exposing the comic book, the source said that she believes it was a larger trend to demonise the minorities which was not an isolated case.

The 109-page book published by Qalif Umar Creative depicts the life of Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak and the new socio-economic and political changes introduced under his administration.

Guan Eng added that the depiction of using cartoons to put down the minorities is not right.

DAP parliamentary leader and Ipoh Timor MP Lim Kit Siang urged Prime Minister Najib to distance himself from people like Akmar.

Likening Akmar to Najib’s former aide, Nasir Safar wo two years ago called Indians beggars and Chinese women prostitutes, the senior Lim said: “These people who are the brain trust of the nation are making a mockery of 1Malaysia.

“He (Akmar) should publicly apologise and the Prime Minister should sack him,” said Kit Siang

FMT contacted Akmar but he declined to comment.

  1. #1 by rockdaboat on Monday, 20 June 2011 - 6:51 pm

    Akmar is cheap and filthy!

  2. #2 by cemerlang on Monday, 20 June 2011 - 9:39 pm

    Better than hiding behind all the layers of clothings and scheming evilness in her heart ! Only your Allah will know your true colours ! You do not deserve it.

  3. #3 by ktteokt on Monday, 20 June 2011 - 10:58 pm

    What would happen if this was done on IBRAHIM ALI’s photo? He would probably be on WARPATH!

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