Thursday, May 12, 2011

Nik Aziz backs MCA’s call to boycott Utusan Malaysia

KOTA BHARU, May 12 : For crying out loud, Utusan Malaysia's recent condemnation of Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim over his alleged use of the Tamil term for 'piglet' to describe prime minister Najib Razak, has prompted comments from PAS's Murshidul Am.

“Strange enough, a newspaper that spreads all forms of obscenity in society today now tries to champion morality?” asked Tuan Guru Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat over the headline splashed by the UMNO-Perkasa mouthpiece.

Nik Aziz also backed MCA's call to boycott the paper, describing it as a correct move.

“It is completely accurate for MCA to urge for a boycott of Utusan Malaysia,” he added.

On Tuesday, Utusan Malaysia accused Anwar of uttering "pandi kutti" (piglet) during a speech, inviting a wrath of condemnations from UMNO leaders.

Najib responded by saying that Anwar's "personal attack" would not cause him to "lose sleep".

Anwar meanwhile denied that he had used the term against Najib.

A check on a video recording of the speech in question showed that the term was used in a different context. Anwar explained he was merely talking in the context of the sex allegations against him.

"It means that, if we fight with desperate parties, they will resort to desperate behaviour including (distributing the sex) video.

"Azizah (Anwar's wife and PKR President) says 'Don't eat too much because later (you will) become like the person in the video'. This is really pandi kutty," explained Anwar.

During the speech, Anwar, saying the word may be harsh, however reminded that nowhere in the world had anybody resorted to use pornography to bring down a politician, referring to the pornographic clip released by several UMNO leaders, showing a man resembling Anwar engaging in sex.


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