KUALA LUMPUR June 20, 2011: Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin urged the authorities to take action against Malay rights group Perkasa's president Datuk Ibrahim Ali for 'threatening' the Chinese community.
"It is a racist and seditious statement that is dangerous.
"Action should be taken against him as his statement is a clear threat," he told reporters at Parliament's lobby here on Monday.
He added that the authorities should use the Sedition Act to investigate Ibrahim over his statement.
Although supporting freedom of expression, Khairy said that Ibrahim had gone beyond that and had made a threat against the Chinese community by asking them to 'stock-up' for July 9.
He assured the Chinese community that the view put forth by Ibrahim was solely his own and did not represent that of Malays in general.
"Umno Youth does not subscribe to such a view," he added.
Ibrahim, who recently announced that Perkasa would hold a demonstration to counter the planned Bersih 2.0 street rally on July 9, had called on the Chinese to stock up on food.