Friday, 20 July 2012

MP dares SB to name those who are reds and JI

DAP chairperson Karpal Singh has challenged the police Special Branch to name those who are allegedly communists and Jemaah Islamiah (JI) members said to be infiltrating the opposition parties.

Describing the assertions as wild allegations, Karpal, who is also Bukit Gelugor MP, said that the move was merely trying to undermine Pakatan Rakyat.

“I challenge the Special Branch to name those JI members and communists who are said to have infiltrated Pakatan Rakyat. This is merely an underhand tactic to undermine the opposition coalition,” he said.

NONEKarpal (right) was met after his sedition charge proceedings at the Kuala Lumpur High Court today.
At a separate function, PKR communications chief Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad echoed Karpal’s call to name the infiltrators.

“We want to know, no need to hide such nonsensical statements. If they don’t have names, they ought to apologise,” he said, adding that the police’s statement also made them sound like BN’s political tool.

NONENik Nazmi (left), who is also Seri Setia assemblyperson, pointed out that it does not make sense for JI’s Islamists to work with DAP, whose opponents have accused them of trying to ‘Christianise’ Malaysia. Likewise, it did not make sense for communists - who don’t believe in God - to work with Islamists.

"I would like to remind them (police Special Branch) that the Berlin Wall has fallen. They should not continue to talk about communist and Islamist infiltrations.

"We are in the 21st century, it’s time for them mature and talk about building Malaysian democracy,” he told a press conference in Petaling Jaya today.

He also pointed out that Umno Youth has formal relations with the Communist Party of China (CPC), but this was not made an issue.

Bernama reported on Aug 5, 2010 that Umno and CPC had agreed to have a youth leadership exchange programme and had signed a memorandum of understanding to that effect.

Yesterday, it was reported that police Special Branch investigations have allegedly concluded that JI terrorists and former communists are infiltrating opposition parties and were trying to be fielded as candidates in the coming general election.

Assistant director of the E2 (M) national social extremist threat division head Mohd Sofian Md Makinuddin, who was speaking at the National Young Leaders Convention in Parliament yesterday, claimed JI elements were trying to infiltrate PAS while the communist elements were trying to infiltrate DAP.

“Several PSM and PKR leaders are frequently visiting Bangkok and southern Thailand for what is believed to be secret visits with former Communist Party of Malaya leaders.

“The result of this is that ideas related to new politics that can potentially affect the core values of the country are on the rise,” Mohd Sofian was quoted as saying.

Additional reporting by Koh Jun Lin.

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