PETALING JAYA: Recent antics during the Bersih 4 rally should not be linked entirely to the Chinese community as a whole but that of DAP leaders and their sympathisers, says MCA religious bureau chairman Datuk Seri Ti Lian Ker.
Their ill-mannered acts cannot be attributed to the entire Chinese community, he said.
“The natural Malay perception is that ini Cina sudah melampau (the Chinese are too extreme) and the blame is on the entire Chinese community,” said Ti.
“We are saying that it should be ini DAP sudah melampau (DAP has become extreme) and to leave the rest of the Chinese out.”
He added that it was MCA’s duty to draw a line and dissociate the rest of the Chinese from the DAP and its sympathisers for what took place during the rally.
“MCA does not want a repeat of May 13th or Low Yat Plaza melee, whereby innocent Chinese were picked on indiscriminately by extremist groups in retaliation to what was perceived to be a Chinese act,” he said in a press statement yesterday.
Ti was referring to the act of several individuals who had stomped on PAS president Datuk Seri Hadi Awang’s image and the burning of hell notes to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak that sparked