A group of Chinese professionals have accused Seputeh MP Teresa Kok of being disrespectful during the recent Chinese New Year with her “Onederful Malaysia” video.
"Kok is not practising the actual traditions of the Chinese community and her video shows disrespect towards CNY because it insults the country's leaders," said Loh Wei Jing, a member of the group.
He also accused Kok of violating the basic principles of the Rukun Negara.
The group, comprising Chinese professionals from various fields, said the timing of Kok's “Onederful Malaysia” release was bad.
"Why must she release the video during Chinese New Year? If she wanted to politicise an issue, that is a separate matter.
"But why do it during Chinese New Year?" Loh, an educator, said at a press conference in Subang Jaya today.
"Kok's 11-minute clip clearly violates the principles of Rukun Negara."
He said the video did not portray the true spirit of the Chinese community celebrating the Lunar New Year but instead incited hatred.
"This is against the culture of the Chinese community. Chinese New Year is not just for the Chinese, it is for all Malaysians."
He demanded that Kok apologise for her action as her video was tantamount to inciting hatred.
Corporate trainer Phoenix Low Kai Lay said the video encouraged negativity among the public and did not help Malaysia's development.
"All Malaysians should always remember how they can help the country progress towards a better and brighter future.
"It should not be the opposite where the public is encouraged to spread negativity.”
Dr Wong Kok Fye said the video contained elements detrimental to Malaysia's multicultural society.
Social worker Alex Lee said the video showed that Kok was only thinking of herself and had forgotten her responsibilities as an elected representative.
"We are against the culture of hatred. But it seems that many individuals are now only thinking of themselves and forgetting their duties and responsibilities," he said. – February 15, 2014.