‘Apol­o­gise over hudud ce­ramah’

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KUALA LUMPUR: Ger­akan sec­re­tary-gen­eral Datuk Liang Teck Meng urged DAP Na­tional Or­gan­is­ing Sec­re­tary An­thony Loke Siew Fok to apol­o­gise to all Malaysians after a video of him giv­ing a ce­ramah (talk) had gone vi­ral.

In a state­ment, Liang said the ce­ramah was given by Loke prior to the 13th Gen­eral Elec­tion (GE13).

“He was telling the au­di­ence not to fear hudud pun­ish­ments of ‘cut­ting off hands and legs’ if they did not steal or rob. He had also said that if you do not fear the cur­rent cap­i­tal pun­ish­ment of death by hang­ing, then there is no need to fear hav­ing your hands and legs cut off,” said Liang.

Loke ad­mit­ted to an on­line me­dia por­tal that the video was gen­uine and he had told the Chi­nese com­mu­nity not to be afraid of hudud at that time to re­as­sure them to sup­port Pakatan Rakyat in GE13.

“He then blamed MCA for his old video go­ing vi­ral, claim­ing that it was an at­tempt to di­vert at­ten­tion from the cur­rent RUU355 is­sue,” said Liang.

“It seems that DAP politi­cians do not have to take re­spon­si­bil­ity for their ac­tions, can say what­ever they like and it is al­ways some­one else’s fault,” he said.

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