By Clara Chooi
KUALA LUMPUR, June 28 — Umno lawmaker Datuk Mohamad Aziz today denied demanding for Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan to be hanged for treason, saying he had merely asked if she could be punished in such a manner for threatening national security.
The Sri Gading MP refused to apologise for his remarks, uttered in the Dewan Rakyat on Tuesday night, insisting that he had meant harm to anyone in the incident.
“I am not sorry because I am not in the wrong. I did not call for her to be hanged, I did not utter anything racial.
“It was merely a question so I will not apologise because I did not commit any wrong to anyone,” he said.
According to Hansard, the Umno leader had said: “Apakah Ambiga tidak boleh kita anggap penderhaka kepada Duli Yang Maha Mulia Yang di-Pertuan Agong dan hukum gantung pada dia?” (Translation: Can we not consider Ambiga a traitor to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong and sentence her to hang?)
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