1st April 2020
A SERIOUS WARNING TO THOSE TWISTING PATRIOT’S STATEMENT
Patriot is giving notice that a police report has been lodged at the Ampang police station against those responsible in defaming our President, BG Mohamed Arshad Raji (Rtd). This is in reference to a social media posting in the app, breakyourownnews.com, with the words “Seru Rakyat Tolak Bantuan” that attributed to Gen Arshad and implied he urged the people to reject the government’s aids handout.
The defamatory words against Gen Arshad has been widely circulated in the social media on 31 March 2020 by someone using the name, Salmah Salam. The police have assured us that investigation will be carried out. Once the culprit or culprits are identified we will not hesitate to take legal action.
We are aware that there are people out there trying to twist our media statements to give a bad image to our president and Patriot. As an example, in our last statement on 28 March we had urged the government to indicate clearly the source of funds for the RM 250 billion-stimulus package. Besides, we urged proper oversight and transparency in the funds disbursement. We were explicit that during this period of economic downturn made worse by the coronavirus pandemic, an economic stimulus package was very necessary.
Our statement was clear and straightforward, pointing out shortcomings of the announced RM 250 billion package. Deceitful twisting our media statement to make us look bad and instigating the people to hate us are an act of cowardice. Those responsible are also of low intellect incapable of engaging us in a civilised discourse.
Capt Dr Wong Ang Peng (Rtd)
Director of Public Communications.
Persatuan Patriot Kebangsaan