Is it hate speech, DAP MP asks on congress organiser’s opening remarks

(FMT) – Klang MP Charles Santiago has questioned if the opening address by the chief organiser of the Malay Dignity Congress, Zainal Kling, was hate speech.

“Is this hate speech? It appears to be in violation of Section 504 of the Penal Code,” Santiago wrote on his Facebook post.

He called on Attorney-General Tommy Thomas to “advise and bring charges if necessary”.

In his speech this morning, Zainal said Malaysia is for Malays just as Thailand is for the Thais, China is for the Chinese, and India for the Indians.

He reminded other communities of the social contract they have with Malays, and said that Malays, who he claimed “inherited the country for over 5,000 years”, could always suspend their social contract with non-Malays, adding that they were the rightful owners of the land.

“Despite our overtures, there are those who went off track, who wanted to manipulate us, who wanted to undermine our dignity, mock our religion, the Malay rulers and the Malays’ special position, and turn their backs on the social contract which is the basis for the Federal Constitution,” he had said.

Zainal said Muslims have the right to terminate their treaties with non-Muslims if the latter break the conditions.