DAP veteran Lim Kit Siang has produced an eyewitness to rebut claims that he had urinated on a flag pole at the Selangor menteri besar’s house during the May 13, 1969 riots.
Ahmad Habib, 64, said the claim earlier made in a posting on the film Tanda Putera’s Facebook was, as far as he knew, from what he experienced at the time, untrue as he saw no Chinese around the MB’s house during the incident.
“At that time (of the May 13 incident) we were all asked by the police to gather at the menteri besar’s residence.
“And at the time of the incident, not a single Chinese was in the vicinity of the menteri besar’s residence,” said Ahmad ( right in photo, with Lim ) at a DAP press conference today.
Ahmad, who comes from Penang, said he was a Institut Teknologi Mara (ITM) student during the notorious racial riots of 1969.
The controversy started when the official Facebook promoting director Shuhaimi Baba’s film posted a photograph of Lim, with captions claiming that he had urinated on a flag pole at the MB’s residence.
The posting said that this was among the scenes “that truly took placed” that will be included in Tanda Putera.
The posting was deleted after the comments ignited an uproar.
Lim wouldn't be alive...
Ahmad added that if Lim had been in the vicinity of the menteri besar's residence at that time, he would not have survived.
According to him, the area was well guarded and it would have been impossible to urinate at the flag pole.
"The flag pole was within the menteri besar residence's compound and it was being guarded by security personnel and the police.
"If Lim had urinated at the flag pole, he would probably be caught or may not even be here anymore," he said.
Ahmad who is in the real estate business said he voluntarily came forward to explain the truth behind the alleged incident.
"I have never met Lim Kit Siang before this. I never knew him. Yesterday was the first time I met him.
"But after I read Malaysiakini and since I was at the place (of the alleged incident), I asked my lawyer to contact Lim so that I could relate the real situation," he said.