Muhyiddin: Mohamad’s communist remarks insulting


(The Malaysian Insider) – KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 28 — PAS deputy president Mohamad Sabu saying the communists who attacked Bukit Kepong police station were heroes insults those who fought for the country, said Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin yesterday.

During the Emergency (1958-1960), communist insurgents attacked the police station in the 1950s, while the country was still under British rule.

Muhyiddin said he was extremely disappointed with Mohamad who is more popularly known as Mat Sabu, for his August 21 remarks made at a Tasek Gelugot political gathering, as reported by a local daily.

The report also stated that the PAS leader said the country’s first prime minister Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj and Umno’s first president Datuk Onn Jaafar were not freedom fighters, Muhyiddin pointed out.

In his statement released to Bernama Online, Muhyiddin said Mohamad was ignorant of the contribution made by past Malay leaders to lead the country to independence.

He wants Mohamad to now apologise to all Malaysians for his remarks.

Muhyiddin explained further that the Malay leaders Mohamad derided who ended up inspired Malays to oppose British rule and the Malayan Union.

He said that they led to the formation of Umno and have always defended Malay rulers, Malay rights, Malay language and Islam.