Kedah Umno Liaison chairman Mahdzir Khalid said that as a political party, DAP should take action against Teresa Kok, who is Seputeh Member of Parliament, for insulting security officers and also jeopardising the country’s good name.
“Teresa knew what she ate while in detention, but after her release she said the food served to her was almost like dog food.“A politician who is educated and has credibility will not make a statements which can hurt other people’s feelings”.
Deputy Minister T. Murugiah is standing firm on his move to meet Selangor executive councillor Teresa Kok and probing her allegation of being served poor food while in detention under the Internal Security Act. During his investigations, Murugiah found that only RM4.50 was spent daily to feed each detainee and suggested that the allocation be increased.
Mahdzir's demand is a laughing stock not only to many Malaysians but also the international community. If the country's image is already battered, this out-of-job UMNO leader has made it worse.
I would like to urge Murugiah to also probe food quality at all National Service camps to ensure that trainees' lives are not put in danger due to increasing number of deaths at these camps.
Mahdzir should follow his wife more often to the wet market to understand the stress of inflation put on Malaysians. RM4.50 is not even enough to buy u a decent meal let alone 3 meals a day. If this is not crap, what is?
Moreover, a person is innocent until proven guilty and deserves to be treated like human being. Who asked the authority to put Teresa under ISA detention if they cannot afford her meals?
Is UMNO willing to take action against Mohd Khir Toyo for making an unfounded allegation against Teresa?
Mahdzir action is a classic case of UMNO's failure to govern fairly. This is ensure the continuous rejection of the party among Malaysian voters.
Remember this face the next time you vote in Kedah.