Tajuddin Abdul Rahman issued a harsh warning to Malaysia’s ethnic Chinese community that he would “slap” those who were found to have complained of their plight in the country to foreign entities.
“I want to warn Malaysian Chinese not to run and complain to others when they’re dissatistfied here,” he said after officiating the Herbal Asia Trade Exposition and Conference in Kuala Lumpur today.
“You should be slapped for that,” he added, as quoted by Malaysiakini‘s Shakira Buang.
Tajuddin also said that Malaysia’s Chinese community should stop “dreaming” that a foreign power would come to their rescue.
“Chinese in Malaysia need to stop dreaming that a ‘big boss’ or a ‘Godfather’ will come down here from China to help them,” he said.
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“I want to warn the Chinese Malaysians, don’t think when you have a problem, you want to complain, just a little bit also complain so that there will be people to protect them.
“Nak kena lempang macam itu (get a slap for that),” Tajuddin was quoted as saying by news portal Malaysiakini at a press conference after officiating an exhibition here.
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Former MCA president Tan Sri Ong Tee Keat said today he is not convinced the mutiracial Barisan Nasional (BN) can stamp out racism, despite its top leadership’s denunciation of extremism.
To back his argument, he pointed to the silence from the ruling coalition’s central leaders after Umno Datuk Tajuddin Abdul Rahman allegedly threatened to “slap” ethnic Chinese for their purported disrespect to the country’s Malays.
“I could not help but to be mindful of the remark by Tajuddin. That by itself is an open defiance against MCA…until today, even with evidences, I have yet to see any convincing ways of handling the issue or controversy within BN,” Ong told reporters at an event in Seri Kembangan.
The former transport minister said anyone would be angry if someone threatened to slap them.
“Any human would have disagreed if particular ethnic group said they want to give one tight slap to you,” he said.
Tajuddin was under fire recently for saying that he would “slap” the ethnic Chinese and some demanded he apologise.
Source : Malay Mail