KUALA LUMPUR: Azmin Ali has received more flak in the form of censure from former MACC advisory council member Robert Phang, who has described the Selangor Menteri Besar’s recent remarks about the Inspector-General of Police, as hitting “below the belt”.
Phang was referring to the unsavoury remark Azmin made at a ceramah in Permatang Pauh on Sunday night when he asked the Special Branch personnel in the crowd, if there was any way to “take a message to their boss” and “ask him whether he’s a barua of Umno”, a derogatory word meaning “lackey”.
In a statement today, the Social Care Foundation chairman criticised Azmin, telling him not to bash the IGP and Polis DiRaja Malaysia (PDRM) by making comments that hit below the belt.
“The majority of the nation, especially the residents of Selangor, expects a Menteri Besar to be a well cultured, well-mannered leader who observes good traditions,” said Phang.
“We do not resort to insulting and bashing the IGP or the entire PDRM that serves the nation without taking into account politics, race or religion.”
He called for Azmin to issue a sincere apology to Khalid Abu Bakar and the police for the insults, which he described as alleged defamation and a ‘sin’.
The chairperson of the Gazetted Officers Branch of the Senior Police Officers Association, Shah Ghazali Khan Shahdad said the remark had hurt the police, and that the entire PDRM was very hurt by this statement and strongly condemned Azmin.
Source : http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2015/05/07/azmin-hit-below-the-belt-with-remarks-on-igp/