26th February 2018
FAKE NEWS MOCKERY AND INSTIGATING RACIAL SENTIMENTS
We, Persatuan Patriot Kebangsaan (Patriot), have cautioned in the recent past, and politely warned politicians from all sides, individuals, cybertroopers, against using hate speeches, instigations, and conduct with divisive intention. We also made it clear that we are against spreading fake news.
In the light of the current national debate on fake news, the last few days witnessed our chief rumour monger, Raja Petra Kamarudin (RPK), writing two pieces regarding Robert Kuok secretly funding the ‘Chinese DAP’. His second piece named James Kuok, the nephew of the elder Kuok, as the middle man who channeled funds to the ‘DAP-led Pakatan Harapan’. RPK’s evidence for his assertion was a few photos of James Kuok and some politicians dining in his restaurant.
Who dined with and donated to whom is not of our concern as long as it is in the confines of the law. But to spew fake news, hatred, instigate distrust with intent to divide the people, we Patriots will speak up for the common good of our people and country. We abhor the unsubstantiated opinion pieces by RPK and consider them as fake news. The manner in which the articles were written is one of a master propagandist with an evil intent. A very unprincipled person.
Even worse, the fake news have been used by a few politicians and regurgitated to fan racial sentiments, more hatred and confusion. The cybertroopers have been busy recycling the fake news, outdoing each other to disseminate so as to earn their keep.
About two months ago RPK published an outright lie about us receiving millions from Tun Dr Mahathir through Ghani Patail. He knows he is in safe sanctuary in Britain. Otherwise, if back home, he will face the fury of legal pursuit.
Patriots again call on all politicians to commit to clean politicking, to campaign on issues, and not to employ dirty campaign to divide the people. When the GE14 is over, we have much to do to unite all Malaysian people. Otherwise with the impending world economic uncertainty, rising global interest rate, imminent hyperinflation or stagflation, all within a shrinking economic pie; without unity we will be doomed.
BG Dato Mohamed Arshad Raji (Rtd)
President, Persatuan Patriot Kebangsaan