The monument in memory of anti Japanese heroes at the Nilai Memorial Park, NS.
Umno leaders in general are racists and extremists. They like to portray themselves as heroes of the Malays by raising issues which could hurt the feelings of the non-Malays. They see it as a platform in climbing up the political ladder.
The Negri Sembilan Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan today joins the bandwagon after Datuk Zainuddin Maidin, the deputy Information Minister, recently hit out at those who erect monuments in Sarawak and Nilai in memory of all anti Japanese fighters. Mohamad Hasan has ordered the monument at the Nilai Menmorial Park to be demolished immediately.
The Sec Gen of DAP Lim Guan Eng has issued a statement today and the party will be holding a protest demonstration against the insensitive move by Umno racists at the Nilai Memorial Park tomorrow morning.
Anti Japanese fighters were also fighters of independence. We have many monuments in memory of these great freedom fighters erected all over the country. 3 years ago, I have visited a grand one erected next to the Bukit China in Melaka. Does it mean that the Umno-led Government will now start to tear down these monuments one by one all over the country? Oh, come on!
Zam and Mohamad Hasan must be exposed for their ignorance in history and be strongly condemned for fanning racist sentiment.