Sunday, October 05, 2008

Teresa’s picture ripped out from Raya banner

Teresa’s picture ripped out from Raya banner
By THO XIN YI

A BANNER put up by Kinrara assemblyman Teresa Kok for Hari Raya was found cut up on Sunday morning.

The banner had a picture of her and Puchong MP Gobind Singh. Her picture was cut out but Gobind’s was left intact.

It was put up in Jalan Puchong, near the entrance of Kampung Pasir Baru Puchong.


Vandalised: The banner with Teresa’s picture cut out.

“My friend, who was on his way to the mosque for prayers saw it and informed me. I rushed over to the scene and called Teresa’s assistant Balakrishnan Debarajan immediately,” said Gobind’s political assistant Shamsudin Yusof.

Balakrishnan then made a police report at the Bukit Puchong police station.

Teresa is away in Sarawak on a business trip.

Later, Gobind, at a press con­fe­­rence, condemned the act of van­dalism.

“This is disheartening. The act of putting up this banner to wish our Muslim community Selamat Hari Raya is sincere,” he said.

Gobind urged the Selangor police chief Datuk Khalid Abu Bakar to take a personal interest and speed up the investigations.

“We don’t want more tension. No matter what your political belief is, there must be tolerance when it comes to celebrations,” he said.

For this festive season, Teresa and Gobind have put up 46 banners and buntings with two different designs in Puchong. So far only one has been vandalised.

“I sincerely hope that this will not happen again,” Gobind said

http://www.thestar.com.my/metro/story.asp?file=/2008/10/4/central/2184899&sec=central

seals: we forgot to do the same with the person who blogged the lie..hmmm naaa we wait for the legal action, lets not behave so low like these fellows....

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