My lawyers instructed to initiate legal proceedings against Hanif Omar if there is no satisfactory or acceptable response from the former IGP on his allegations against me by 12.30 pm tomorrow
My lawyers have been instructed to initiate legal proceedings against Tun Hanif Omar if there is no satisfactory or acceptable response from the former Inspector-General of Police on his allegations against me by 12.30 pm tomorrow.
Sinar Harian had reported Hanif as saying that he had put me in prison under the Internal Security Act in May 1969 because DAP wanted to divide Peninsular Malaysia into two parts after the 1969 General Election. the East Coast for the Malays and the West Coast for the Chinese.
This is a downright lie and falsehood, as neither DAP nor I had ever made such a preposterous proposal whether in 1969, before or after it.
In fact, in the seven grounds for my detention under the Internal Security Act in 1969, there was no reference whatsoever to the proposal to divide Peninsular Malaysia into the East Coast for Malays and the West Coast for Chinese, and during my initial 60-day custodial detention at the Kuala Selangor police lock-up in 1969, when I was questioned by squads of Special Branch officers I was never questioned about this allegation.
This is why I wanted to know where Hanif had sourced this preposterous allegation.
I had challenged Hanif to quote chapter and verse, date and place within two days where DAP or I had made such a preposterous proposal after the May 1969 general election and that I reserved the right to institute legal proceedings to protect my character and reputation if Hanif failed to do so.