BANDAR BAHARU, Sept 6 (Bernama) -- The Attorney-General is urged to be firm in tackling the attempt to change the Malaysian flag and the trampling of pictures of the prime minister and his wife.
Kulim/Bandar Baharu Umno division Youth chief Mustafa Kamal Sheikh Ismail said the movement did not want incidents involving those detained over the Bersih 3.0 gathering in April to recur after many were released following investigations.
He also urged the authorities to drag the masterminds and political desperadoes to court in the interest of the majority of the people who wanted them to be tried under the existing laws.
Sik Umno division chief Datuk Mohd Tajudin Abdullah lodged two police reports today on the stepping on the pictures of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor and the 'new flag' incident, at the Sik police district headquarters.
"We strongly oppose the disrespect perpetrated by the parties concerned because since the country achieved independence 55 years ago, such incidents have not happened," Mohd Tajudin, who is Jelantek assemblyman, told reporters.
The division's Youth wing is urging the authorities to quickly charge those involved in trampling on the pictures of the prime minister.
Its chief Mahathir Abdul Hamid said the rudeness of the perpetrators could not be forgiven.
"Those who are willing to step on the pictures of a national leader are the nation's traitors and should be sternly acted against," he told reporters after lodging a police report at the Sik police district headquarters, here, today.
Meanwhile, Sik district Malaysia Islamic Welfare Organisation chairman Mohd Yusof Lembut also urged the authorities not to delay the process of prosecution against the culprits.
"The people of all races in the country condemn the disrespectful acts while some opposition leaders also see the action against the country's number one leader as extremely rude," he added.
Meanwhile, Sik police chief DSP Mohd Ismail Ibrahim, when contacted, confirmed having received 17 reports today on the incidents at Dataran Merdeka in Kuala Lumpur on the night of Aug 30.
"Until today, Sik police have received a total 29 reports on the same issue, including 10 reports which were made yesterday," he said.
In KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysian Indian United party (MIUP) president Datuk S. Nalakaruppan said police should take firm action against those who trampled on the pictures of the prime minister so that it would not be repeated.
He said trampling on the leader's pictures other than exhibiting a new flag revealed the lack of maturity of those involved.
He was talking to reporters after lodging a report on the incidents at the Dang Wangi district police headquarters in the federal capital today.