Media Statement by Dr. Ong Kian Ming, MP for Serdang, on the 22nd of May 2014
This afternoon, at approximately 3pm, a group of about 50 UMNO Youth Federal Territory members demonstrated in front of the DAP Headquarters in Kuala Lumpur over the remarks made by DAP ADUN for Seri Delima, R.S.N Nayer, in Penang.
While we support the right of any group in Malaysia to hold peaceful demonstrations, the behaviour of the UMNO Youth members were totally unacceptable and uncivilized. Not only did they use uncivilized language and shouted at me and DAP HQ staff who were there to receive their memorandum, they also destroyed a DAP signboard and threatened to burn down the DAP office.
They also did not hand over their memorandum but tore it up in front of me and threw it at my face. After collecting the envelope (see attached pictures), I could only find half of their memorandum inside the envelope.
We will be making a police report against UMNO Youth FT for the destruction of DAP’s property.
We strongly condemn the uncivilized and threatening behaviour of UMNO Youth FT and we ask UMNO Youth Chief Khairy Jamaluddin to apologize for the behaviour of his UMNO Youth members.
We would like to thank the police for maintaining peace and security at this demonstration despite the provocations on the part of some of the UMNO Youth FT protesters.