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Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein, who is Defence Minister, said the Opposition’s act in lodging a report showed that they were not behaving rationally. Bernama Photo

DAP’s report against Najib reeks of desperation, says Hisham

KUALA LUMPUR: DAP’s action in lodging a police report against Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak over his speech at the recent Umno General Assembly reeks of desperation, says Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein.

Hishammuddin, who is Defence Minister, said the Opposition’s act in lodging a report showed that they were not behaving rationally.

“Have we ever lodge a police report when they made their speeches?

“What Umno been campaigning was welcomed by its members and non-members alike, consisting of both non-Malays and non-Muslims.

“There have been no objection by others, just this one particular party who like to politicise matters and have been actively lodging police reports on the government. Let the police do their investigations,” he said.

He said the speech by Najib, who is Umno president, is far from being racist.

“We are talking about the future of the country, towards National Transformation 2050, which is a struggle for all, not only for the Malays. How can that be seen as a racist approach?

“I am really disappointed that a person with such seniority would reduce himself to lodging a police report on this matter; he should have more substance on what he wants to say,” Hishammuddin told a press conference in Parliament today.

The police reports were lodged by DAP’s Segambut MP Lim Lip Eng and DAP central committee member Ronnie Liu. The two had claimed that Najib had labeled DAP anti-Malay and anti-Islam during his speech.

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