Kit Siang throws a ‘piss’ dare to Najib

The DAP veteran wants the PM to reveal historical evidence of an alleged urinating incident which provoked the May 13 racial riots.

RK Anand, FMT

With tension and desperation mounting as the clock ticks down to the still elusive general election, the battle between the ruling coalition and the opposition has descended to the groin level.

An enraged Lim Kit Siang issued a 48-hour deadline to Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak to unzip historical proof to substantiate, what the DAP veteran termed as an incendiary and seditious figment of the imagination.

He was referring to the controversial movie Tanda Putera, which reportedly contained a scene of a group of Chinese youths urinating on the flagpole bearing the Selangor flag of the then menteri besar’s residence and thus provoking the May 13 racial riots in 1969.

“I challenge Najib to produce the historical evidence…. The prime minister must assume full responsibility for this most racist and unhistorical slur in the May 13 film as it was Najib, according to Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Ahmad Maslan, who instructed that the film be exclusively screened to some 3,000 Felda settlers during a meeting at the Putra World Trade Centre on Monday.

“Only the Felda settlers were allowed to watch the film, which was screened after the journalists present in the hall were asked to leave,” he said.

Lim noted that Tanda Putera’s spokespersons had claimed that the movie was based on exhaustive research such as studying documented materials and photographs, to ensure that the scenes were backed by historical facts.

“Where are the documented materials and photographs of such an urination incident?” he asked.

‘I was not even in KL’

The veteran politician said he was defamed by the movie’s publicists and Umno cybertroopers as the person urinating on the flagpole.

This, Lim added, was a “dastardly and contemptible lie as no sane, rational or responsible person would have committed such an irresponsible and unthinkable deed.”