Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Hate posters at TTDI taken down

Source: (By Radzi Razak, 8/2/2012)
Hate posters bearing the face of Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng, Bersih 2.0 chairman Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan and National Laurete Datuk A. Samad Said has been taken down from around Taman Tun Dr Ismail (TTDI) today.
Segambut Member of Parliament Lim Lip Eng said Pakatan Rakyat Segambut, TTDI residents and a special task force from Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) worked since early morning to take down the derogatory posters, as well as ah long stickers from around the suburb.
Thousands of posters dubbing Guan Eng as "anti-Malay", and posters of Ambiga together with poet and national laureate A. Samad Said that read "Vote Ambiga, Vote for free sex" were plastered around the suburban neighbourhood on Feb 4.
The posters were stuck on bus stops, public telephone booths, beneath billboards and plastered over old posters along Jalan Datuk Sulaiman and Jalan Burhanuddin Helmi since early Saturday morning.
Lim said there were complaints from Wangsa Maju, Pandan Indah, Pandan Jaya and Kota Damansara residents about the same derogatory posters. Lim also said that the police have arrested 10 people in connection with the derogatory posters on Saturday. They have since been released on police bail.
He thanked the police for their swift action but wanted the police to release the CCTV footage of the incident as a warning to future perpetrators to no repeat this kind of crime again. He believes that CCTVs which were installed in TTDI last October, under the 'pioneer safe city' initiative by the government must have captured footage of the culprits.
"To those culprits, I respected their views but this is not the way to express their view. If they have problems with Lim Guan Eng, Ambiga or other people, they can hold a peaceful rally to voice out their opinions," he said.
DBKL advisory board member, Dr Idris Ahmad who was also present said he believes that the culprits involved wanted to incite racial sentiments and create havoc in the multi-cultural society of TTDI. "The way I see it, I am sure the man or organisation that sponsored the posters is very rich, as the volume and quality of the posters are very good," he said.

1 comment:

Yee Chai Lih said...


Pioneer safe city initiative. base on what criteria was TTDI chosen?

Would Mount Kiara be selected for the initiative? Where can I find more information on the safe city initiative?

Thank you.