Stepping on the photographs of former Pakatan assemblyman ‘friendly’ to BN is according to Information Communication and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim as uncultured and disrespectful of individual rights and democracy. According to Malaysia Insider:
He said their action was not at all synonymous with Malaysian society or the principles of the Rukunegara (National Ideology) or the Federal Constitution.
The action of those in the DAP who stepped on the photographs of their former colleagues was totally uncultured and demeaning, he told reporters after launching a book, “Kebudayaan Malaysia: Sebuah Pengenalan” (Malaysian Culture: An Introduction), at the Craft Complex, here.
The poster bearing the facial images of Hee Yit Fong (Jelapang), Jamaluddin Mohd Radzi (Behrang) and Mohd Osman Jailu (Changkat Jering) was placed at the entrance to the convention hall where the Perak DAP held its annual convention yesterday, and delegates had to step on the poster to get to the meeting.
“This goes to show that politics is above everything else (for the DAP leaders and delegates) and they do not have any humanitarian feelings or respect for individuals and their democratic rights,” Dr Rais said.
But when UMNO did it as in the case of Ahmad Ismail supporters tearing then Penang Chief Minister Tan Sri Koh Tsu Koon – Rais say nothing.