Deputy Education Minister Noh
Omar will be censured in Parliament unless he apologises to Selangor DAP
State Chairman Ean Yong Hian Wah for his loutish and gangsterish conduct Ė
and Hishammuddin should also apologise for making racist and baseless
insinuations against DAP
by Lim Kit Siang
DAP Members of Parliament will censure the
Deputy Education Minister Datuk Noh Omar in Parliament unless he
apologises to the Selangor DAP State Chairman Ean Yong Hian Wah for his
loutish and gangsterish conduct at the Education Ministry in Putrajaya
Au Yong had accompanied Lim Kim Chung and his wife from Pandamaran, Klang
to submit a memorandum to the Education Minister over the punching of
their Remove Class daughter, Lim Nien Nie, 13, by her teacher at the
Sekolah Menengah Raja Lumu, Pandamaran on Monday.
Noh Omar had acted in a way totally unbefitting and unbecoming of a Deputy
Education Minister when he lost control of himself and created a public
scene by abusing Au Yong and crumbling and throwing away the memorandum,
which had to be picked up by his officer.
I am shocked by Noh Omarís public misconduct, as I had thought that he
would have mended from his previous ways of acting and behaving like a
gangster when he was Deputy Internal Security Minister, as he had been
assigned to the task of maintaining school discipline.
How could Noh Omar wipe out the menace of school gangsterism when he
continues to act and behave like a gangster, setting the worst possible
example to students Ė totally without a proper sense of the public
behaviour expected not only of a government officer, but an elected
Noh Omar was creating a red herring when he accused the Selangor DAP of
interfering in a school discipline matter, for Ean Yong and the Selangor
DAP officials were only carrying out their duties to the public when they
were approached for assistance when the school authorities refused to take
appropriate action against the teacher for the physical violence of
punching the Remove Class student.
I am shocked that the Education Minister, Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein
had given blanket approval for the loutish and gangsterish conduct of Noh
Omar, even making racist and baseless insinuations that DAP leaders only
take up cases involving one community.
Hishammuddin even asked why the DAP was never bothered about the death a
few years back of Mohd Farid Ibrahim, the fourth-former at Sekolah
Menengah Agama Dato Kelana Petra Maamor, Ampangan, Seremban who died after
being assaulted by a group of seniors at the school hostel, openly
suggesting that DAP leaders were racists and were not concerned about the
plight of victims if they were Malays.
Hishammuddin was Education Minister when the killing of Mohd Farid took
place at the religious school hostel and he should know that he was
telling a lie when he said DAP leaders were unconcerned about the case.
I personally visited the Mohd Faridís parents in their Seremban home over
their sonís murder and I was in court during the murder trial.
Hishammuddin should apologise for making such a baseless and unwarranted
allegation, which raises grave questions as to whether he sees himself as
an Education Minister for all Malaysians who respects the viewpoints of
all Malaysians regardless of race or whether he is above all else just a
keris-wielding UMNO Youth leader.
Opposition Leader, MP for Ipoh Timur & DAP Central Policy and Strategic
Planning Commission Chairman