22nd March 2018
MB NEGERI SEMBILAN’S INCITING VIOLENCE AND GANGSTERISM IS WRONG
It is very wrong of the Negri Sembilan Menteri Besar, Mohamed Hassan, to incite violence. A recent video that has gone viral showed how uncultured and uncivilised Mohamed Hassan could be, of wanting to remain in power, not by peaceful means that is democratically acceptable, but by way of inciting and propagating violence against those who criticize the government.
Mohamed Hassan was heard to have said to an audience comprising of Barisan National Youth in Rembau to take “physical action against any business premises seen slandering the government”. He also said, “should the police take action against them (BN Youth), he would bear responsibility”. Mohamed Hassan was attending the Majlis Pelancaran Briged Gempur Pemuda UMNO at Rembau, Negeri Sembilan on Sunday 18 March.
Patriot is disgusted with Mohamed Hassan’s speech that was made in the presence of the Youth Minister, Khairy Jamaluddin and BN youths in Rembau, Negeri Sembilan. His conduct was unbecoming of a politician and a state leader. Such gangster-like conduct is totally wrong and unacceptable in our Malaysian culture. His speech wasn’t well received by the public at large and many who viewed the video had expressed scorn and disgust.
We wonder whether if he thinks being a Menteri Besar gives him the right and privilege to say things as he wishes, in defiance of the penal code. Even worse still to incite his party followers to take physical action against anyone seen to have criticized the government. We wonder too if he thinks being an honorary Brigadier General of the Army Reserve Force gives him that right to threaten the public and opposition. Patriot would like to tell him that Army Generals do not behave like he did. He has no honour.
Patriot has constantly reminded politicians to show good and exemplary behavior, and that the speeches they make should be one that can galvanise the people to unite, show patriotism, and build a harmonious Malaysian society. If politicians continue to make hate speeches like Mohamed Hassan, then one can expect that voting for the up-coming election will not be free of violence.
Regardless of whether there is a police report made against Mohamed Hassan or otherwise, Patriot urges the police to investigate the speech made by Mohamed Hassan and to take whatever action permissible within the law.
Patriot demands Mohamed Hassan makes a public apology and shows remorse at his non-gentlemanly conduct.
Reference article from:
BG Dato Mohamed Arshad Raji (Rtd)
President, Persatuan Patriot Kebangsaan