Violence is okay, stepping on PM's picture a NO-NO in Malaysia?
PAS Youth has questioned the zeal in which the police acted against
those who stepped on the pictures of prime minister Najib Razak and his
wife, while remaining silent at more serious provocations and threats
against Pakatan Rakyat leaders.
Its vice-leader Dr Raja Ahmad al-Hiss slammed Kuala Lumpur police chief
Mohamad Salleh's denial that the police practised selective prosecution
when it arrested students who showed disrespect to Najib during the
Janji Demokrasi gathering on the eve of Merdeka.
Raja Ahmad pointed out that there had been many police reports lodged
over corruption, lies, threats and public misbehaviour committed by
Barisan Nasional leaders.
"Have the police acted in similar speed and shown the same agressiveness
in following up these reports as they have shown in the
picture-stepping incident?" he asked.
He reminded that desecration of leaders' portraits had also targeted
opposition leaders, including in one incident in which pro-UMNO
protesters urinated on a picture of PAS Murshidul Am and Kelantan
Menteri Besar Tuan Guru Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat.
"What is the police's action then?" asked Raja Ahmad.
Similarly, he said the attack by Perkasa members on a mosque in Alor
Setar attended by opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim last Sunday, as well
as the arson attack on the homes of Johor PAS leaders Mazlan Aliman and
Dzulkifli Ahmad earlier this year, were ignored by the authorities.
"Let the public witness how far the police are being transparent and non-biased in their investigations," added Raja Ahmad.