By S Pathmawathy
DAP parliamentarians will lodge a police report against BN’s Seri Gading parliamentarian Mohamad Aziz for saying that Bersih co-chairperson Ambiga Sreenevasan should be “hanged” for treason.
During the committee stage debate on the Supplementary Supply Bill yesterday, Mohamad described Ambiga (right) as a “traitor” and said she should be sent to gallows for the “treasonous act” of organising the Bersih 3.0 rally on April 28.
At a press conference at the Parliament lobby today, DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng and eight other party representatives expressed their shock.
“It is seditious, racist and threatening. It is racist because it is aimed at an Indian and a Hindu. It is also aimed at a woman,” Lim said.
“We won’t waste time in asking (Mohamad) to withdraw his statement or apologise, there is no point.”
He said Mohamad’s statement was “racist” because others on the Bersih committee, including co-chairperson A Samad Said, have been spared criticism.
Lim said parliamentary immunity will not protect Mohamad (left) because such immunity is limited.
“We are outraged at the repulsive, repugnant and derogatory remark made by the Seri Gading MP when Ambiga is just the co-chair,” reiterated Lim.
He said the remark is “clearly inflammatory, designed to stir disaffection, criminal intimidation extremism and racism… it was directed against her because she’s a woman, Hindu and Indian”.
Mohamad had also likened Ambiga to the leaders of the Al-Ma’unah militant group which tried to overthrow the government in 2000 and were eventually sentenced to death by hanging for “waging war against the King”, under the Section 122 of the Penal Code.
“Shouldn’t we also hang Ambiga for treason towards the Agong? Traitors should be punished as harshly as possible,” Mohamad had said. – Mkini