KOTA KINABALU September 13, 2012: Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) deputy secretary general Darell Leiking yesterday urged everyone to speak up against those who choose not to live in harmony with other culture and creed.
He also urged all Sabahans to be calm over the article written by an obvious provocateur who was out to create apprehension between Sabahans and Malaysians in the peninsula.
Too many statements are appearing these days that insult not only the intelligence of Sabahans and Sarawakians but their dignity, he said when commenting on an article posted on Suara Pakatan Rakyat blog that denigrated the KadazanDusun traditional dance, Sumazau.
“We urge everyone to speak up against these bigots,” he said, adding that a report was also made under the Communication and Multimedia Act 1998 (Complaint No.0278/09/12) against the article and the website by Penampang division PKR.
Darell said PKR president Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail had in a press statement said that the party had nothing to do with the blog and article.
Darell said the intent of the article was highly suspicious, for while it was critical of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak it was also clearly intended to demean the Kadazan culture.
Meanwhile, Dr Wan Azizah said the blog tries hard to appear to be a Pakatan Rakyat mouthpiece, but she believed it is an attempt at psychological warfare against Pakatan Rakyat.