GEORGE TOWN, May 25 (Bernama) -- The Penang branch of the Malaysian Indian
Muslim Congress (KIMMA) today denied the allegation by the Penang Malaysian
Indian Voice Association that KIMMA was involved in a demonstration in front of
Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng''s residence organised by the Malay rights group,
Perkasa, on May 10.
Penang KIMMA Liaison Committee chairman Faruk Raju Mohamed said the party
asked that Penang Malaysian Indian Voice Association chairman A.Sathiyemurthy
withdraw his statement and police report, and to openly apologise for his
statement to the media recently.
"We were not involved at all in the protest. The police report made by
Sathiyemurthy is false. I am warning him not to do so.
"They were using the issue to create misunderstanding among the races," he
told reporters after making a police report at the Central police station, here.
Recently, a Tamil newspaper reported Sathiyemurthy alleged that members of
KIMMA were involved in the demonstration and conducted a Hindu funeral rite by
hanging a picture of Lim with a flower garland on the fence of Lim''s residence.
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Faruk described Sathiyemurthy''s action as an attempt to seek cheap publicity
for his self-interest.
Therefore, he said, his party would be taking legal action if Sathiyemurthy
refused to apologise, and to withdraw his statement and police report lodged
On May 10, more than 70 Perkasa members gathered peacefully in front of
the chief minister''s residence and Kompleks Tun Abdul Razak (Komtar) to demand
for Lim''s resignation as chief minister as he failed to protect the interests of
the people in Penang.
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