Thursday, September 19, 2013

Last op against Chin Peng - how much will it cost? DAP asks police

DAP has questioned the rationale behind the decision by the police to closely monitor the country's border checkpoints to ensure that the remains of communist leader Chin Peng do not enter the country.
Segambut Member of Parliament Lim Lip Eng said he was concerned with the time and resources being spent by the police for this purpose. Lim, in a statement today, called on Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar to provide details of the operation at every checkpoint.
"I request that the IGP provide the types of measures that will be taken to identify whether the ashes belong to Chin Peng or some other person or even whether it is human ashes.
"Also the additional costs incurred for this operation and the duration of this ban on Chin Peng's remains," he said. He also asked the IGP to clarify if yesterday's announcement includes a blanket ban on all types of ashes, as this could be confusing to foreigners.
"The IGP needs to reveal details of the ban on Chin Peng's remains for the sake of transparency and accountability in line with the Government Transformation Programme instituted by our prime minister," he pointed out.
Khalid tweeted last night that the police in Malaysia were on alert to prevent Chin Peng's remains from being brought into the country. The top cop said all checkpoints are being watched to ensure that his body or his ashes are not smuggled in.
Many Twitter users disagreed with him, but Khalid insisted that Chin Peng was responsible for the death of many police and army personnel during the Emergency.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak confirmed yesterday that Chin Peng's remains will not be allowed to be buried in Malaysia.
Chin Peng, leader of the Malayan Communist Party (MCP), died in Bangkok yesterday at the age of 88.
Cops on alert for return of Chin Peng's remains

No comments: