Oct 11, 2008
Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) leader P Waythamoorthy has written to premier Abdullah to complain that Umno-owned daily Utusan Malaysia has been “inciting hatred” against Indian Malaysians. He also stated that the police report lodged against the daily from the Malaysian Indian all over the nation.
Most are very spectacle about this since UMNO; the leader of the ruling Barisan Nasional government owns this company. The newspaper had been giving distorted news about the Prime Minister's and Muslim Cabinet members Hari Raya Open House at Putra World Trade Centre, where the HINDRAF supporters had appeared and handed Prime Minister with a card and teddy bear. The paper had quoted that this group had been unruly and noisy, making it to seem that they are trouble causes. The group had totally disagreed with this reporting.
What seem to appear is that Utusan Malaysia another UMNO putra company feels it is above the law and could say and do anything and they are confident that no action will be taken against them. PM should stop them and at least a show cause letter must be issued on Utusan Malaysia. We Malaysian definitely would not like to witness the riot which started from federal government itself in future; we need a government that realy giving emphasis about racial unity among its citizen and take care of all Malaysian without fear and favour.
It’s the right time for the Home Ministry to take immediate action since various other non-UMNO papers has been punished previously for much smaller offences. Recently, there are a number of quarters demanding that the Home Ministry to take firm action against the Utusan Malaysia for creating racial sentiments among the Malaysian society by suspending or revoking their printing permit as previously they did on several papers.