MCA says it is inappropriate for DAP to project themselves as victims in light of the untimely deaths of three Malaysian youths

KUALA LUMPUR: It is not the time nor the place for DAP to project themselves as victims in light of the untimely deaths of three Malaysian youngsters with a bright future, said MCA Youth today.

MCA Youth technical and vocational education bureau chief Lau Chin Kok said it was unthinkable that DAP could link the assault and bullying of the youngsters to DAP being a victim themselves.

“Please leave politicking out of the issue of school bullying and physical violence against youth victims. School gangsterism and online harassment of schoolmates are universal issues which befall not only those in Malaysia but even in developed countries like America.

“Do not be insensitive towards the family members who are in mourning by diverting these issues to DAP and its leaders being victimised by ‘extremism’, and thus require public sympathy,” he said in a statement.

Lau was referring to DAP supremo Lim Kit Siang who in a statement yesterday said that extremism to incite intolerance, distrust, hate and violence was taking root in Malaysian society whereby DAP and DAP leaders were victims of such extremism.

Lau said rather than portraying themselves as victims, Lim should have had issued statements of support to the family members of the deceased and extended prayers for the trio who suffered in isolation amidst collective beatings.

The trio – 11-year-old Mohamad Thaqif Amin Mohd Gaddafi, 21-year-old naval cadet Zulfarhan Osman Zulkarnain, and 18-year-old T Nhaveen – had died allegedly at the hands of a supposed authority figure, and the other two by school bullies.

Commenting further on harassment and intimidation that had befallen DAP, Lau said MCA had often
urged the police to investigate and take the necessary action as personal safety and security of an individual irrespective of political affiliation rises above politicking.