Last minute cancellation of the “Thirst 2015” concert at the Mines International Exhibition and Convention Center gives Malaysia a bad name

Media Statement by Dr. Ong Kian Ming, MP for Serdang on the 26th of April, 2015

The “Thirst: We are all Stardust” 2015 concert that was supposed to be held at the Mines International Exhibition and Convention Center (MIECC) was cancelled at the last minute yesterday on the 25th of April, 2015.

Here are the sequence of events, according to information available to me, that led to this cancellation.

The Serdang IPD had issued a letter on the 25th of March, 2015, saying that they had no objections to the staging of this event (Appendix 1).

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Condemn the police probe on UM lecturer Dr. Khoo Ying Hooi for ‘criminal intimidation’ over her article titled ‘Who Owns The Police’

Media Statement by Dr. Ong Kian Ming, MP for Serdang, on the 27th of March

I refer to the article published by The Malaysian Insider entitled “UM lecturer now under probe over article on police” (http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/um-lecturer-now-under-probe-over-article-on-police)

According to this article, UM lecturer Dr. Khoo Ying Hooi, is being investigated under Section 500 of the Penal Code for criminal intimidation over the article she wrote on the 16th of March, 2015, entitled “Who owns the police”  (http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/opinion/khoo-ying-hooi/article/who-owns-the-police)

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In Malaysia, it is not an offense to threaten to burn bibles or buildings

Media Statement by Dr. Ong Kian Ming, MP for Serdang, on the 8th of October, 2014

On the 22nd of May, 2014, a group of UMNO Youth Federal Territories leaders and members, led by Razlan Rafii, protested in front of the DAP Headquarters at Jalan Yew, off Jalan Pudu. During this protest, Razlan Rafii threatened to burn down the DAP Headquarters. I made a police report on the same day at the Pudu Police Department (Laporan Polis PUDU/004003/14) and provided video evidence to the police of the threats made by Razlan Rafii.

On the 26th of May, the police arrested 6 UMNO Youth leaders, including Razlan Rafii. It was reported that they were being probed under Section 427 of the Penal Code for causing mischief and damage and Section 506 for criminal intimidation.[1] It is very clear under Section 506 of the Penal Code that a threat to cause the destruction of any property by fire is punishable offence (see below).

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