Two police reports lodged against Mohamad Sabu latest!

(Borneo Post) – Former Police Association of Malaysia (PBPM) Keningau branch and Labuan Umno yesterday made police reports against PAS deputy president Mohamad Sabu for insulting the national fighters.

Chairman of the association, former sub-inspector Anggi Kathil, said the association viewed the statement as very serious.

Mat Sabu, when giving a ceramah in Tasek Gelugor, Penang on August 21, considered terrorists from the Fourth Company Force of the Communist Party of Malaya (CPM) which attacked and killed members of the security force and their families in Bukit Kepong as the real heroes.

The PAS leader also considered Muhammad Indera, the Malay man who conspired with Goh Peng Tun and 200 communists personnel as a hero, not the 25 police personnel and their families who defended themselves in the attack at the police station.

In his ceremah, Mat Sabu also claimed that Dato Onn Jaafar and Tunku Abdul Rahman were not eligible to be considered as independence fighter and pledged to revise the history of independence if the opposition seized Putrajaya as he claimed the history written today do not show the actual facts.

Meanwhile, Anggi representing state PBPM president Haji Abdul Rahman Teo when making the police report, said members of the association protested against Mat Sabu’s statement which claimed that the communists were the heroes of this country and police who died in the incident as otherwise.

He said the statement clearly deviated from historical facts.

 “The state and branch associations assume the ceramah was to instigate people to hate the police and security forces in the country, in addition to underestimating police efforts to protect the security of this country and its people,” he said.

He said the association viewed this matter very seriously and urged the authorities concerned to take serious action in order not to make the policemen who served and died in their service to defend the sovereignty of this country to become the scorn of society.

“PBPM Sabah and Keningau are asking the authorities concerned to take action against Mat Sabu in accordance with the provisions of the existing laws of this country,” he said.

In Labuan, Labuan Umno acting chief Senator Datuk Yunus Kurus who led party members to lodge the report at the police station, said Umno members were disappointed over Mat Sabu’s statement and urged the government to take stern action against him.

“His statement (Mat Sabu) is the highest insult to the country’s patriots and fighters by twisting historical facts for their cheap political mileage,” he said.

He added that Labuan Umno would give their full support to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Abdul Razak, Defence Minister Datuk Zahid Hamidi and Home Minister Datuk Hishammuddin Tun Hussin in defending this country’s sovereignty. 

Also present at the police station were Labuan Umno vice president Bashir Alias, secretary Rozman Datuk Isli and Women chief Aini Safar.