‘Perkasa has no right to demand action’
(The Star) – MCA said Malay rights group Perkasa has no right to demand a probe on Christian leader Dr Eu Hong Seng over his remarks on Article 153 of the Federal Constitution.
MCA Young Professionals Bureau chairman Datuk Chua Tee Yong slammed the pressure group for accusing the National Evangelical Christian Fellowship (NECF) chairman of making seditious remarks in his Christmas Eve message.
The reverend caused a stir when he said Article 153 was like “bullying” the non-bumiputra groups in the country.
Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin had reacted to the comments by refuting the suggestion that the constitutional provision had been used to bully any community.
Eu’s remarks sparked a furious response from Perkasa, with its president Datuk Ibrahim Ali accusing the pastor of making a politically-motivated statement.
Perkasa has since lodged a police report against Eu and slammed non-Muslim political leaders for not taking action against the reverend.
Chua said all Malaysians, including Perkasa members, are entitled to freedom of speech so long as they do not violate any laws or damage racial harmony.
“This, however, does not give Perkasa the right to go overboard and demand that the police investigate Eu under the Sedition Act,” he said in a statement here.