IPOH, Nov 20 — Seven groups lodged police reports today against Perak DAP chairman Nga Kor Ming over a video that allegedly showed him insulting Perak Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Zambry Abdul Kadir with a very rude remark.
The non-governmental organisations (NGOs) are demanding for action to be taken against the Taiping MP, alleging that he called Zambry “Melayu P******”, a very offensive term, during a speech at a rally in Simee here last Thursday.
This came after a video purportedly showing the speech began making rounds on social media.
Nga, however, has strenuously denied making the remark, maintaining that the video was edited.
The NGOs made a total of six reports at the Sungai Senam station here, demanding police take immediate action against Nga.
“His actions were extremely rude. This culture of insulting leaders cannot be allowed to spread like a virus,” said Perak Barisan Nasional (BN) youth representative Mohd Fauzi Mohaidin.
Youth Parliament Religion and Harmony committee chairman Mohd Adri Adha Bin Mohamad claimed that hundreds of reports had been made over similar incidents, stressing that it was time for the authorities to act.
“As a leader, he shouldn’t say things like this, because he is ruining the name of leaders in the state,” he said.
“We want Nga to apologise at tomorrow’s state assembly sitting. If he doesn’t we will protest outside the state secretariat tomorrow.”
When contacted for a response, Nga claimed the video was edited, and strenuously denied that he had said “Melayu P******”.
He said he was informed about the video yesterday, adding that his supporters were also upset about the incident.
“I had said that if people use the public funds to buy awards, their conduct is ‘P******’. This is a fake video and it shows desperation,” he told Malay Mail when contacted.
“How low can they go, using a fake video to defame me? This is simply ridiculous. I am prepared to cooperate with any investigations, but I urge the police not to waste a single second on this.”
Asked about the possibility of protests about him outside the state secretariat, Nga said he “couldn’t stop anyone from being a fool”.