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By Karen Bong
KUCHING, Nov 29: Eight members of Bulang Birieh Dayak, a civil movement group, have lodged police reports separately at Bau and Serian police stations against Perikatan Nasional (PN) chairman Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin over his claim that Jews and Christians were attempting to “Christianise” the country.
Co-founder of Bulang Birieh Dayak Alim GA Mideh together with three other members lodged a police report at the Bau police station while teacher Wilfred Kutu led another group to make a similar report at the Serian police station today.
“What we want is for the police to initiate investigations and take appropriate action against Muhyiddin Yassin for making such provocative statements that could cause racial disharmony.
“We hope more peace loving Sarawakians will come forward to lodge a police report against Muhyiddin,” Alim told DayakDaily in a message today.
He added that they are expecting another 100 people in Lundu, Simanggang, Sibu, Bintulu and Miri to make similar reports this week.
Muhyiddin’s remarks allegedly made during an election campaign ‘ceramah’ in Johor was captured in a video that went viral on TikTok. It had received a huge backlash from various quarters including religious bodies across Malaysia on Nov 18.
According to various national news reports, the former prime minister in the viral video clip had urged people not to vote for Pakatan Harapan (PH) as the coalition was allegedly backed by a group of Jews and Christians and that it could lead to Christianisation in the country.
He also claimed that Christianisation has been happening in the country and that Malays were spotted going to churches on Sunday.
Muhyiddin later issued a statement that the video was completely taken out of context and was edited selectively to tarnish his image and create a false narrative.
He did not deny making the remark but said he was commenting on an alleged video clip, and it was unfair to judge him based on a 1:35-minute clip when his entire speech was 55 minutes long. — DayakDaily