GEORGE TOWN, Dec 21 – DAP Sunday said it would be improper if no action was taken against Umno grassroots leader controversy Ali Tinju, which led a protest outside a shopping complex in Kuala Lumpur City last Friday. DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng questioned why no action taken on what Ali Tinju whose real name is Mohd Ali Baharom, has been done by the allegations alone.
“He was a leader of Umno grassroots. Why is there no action taken against him? The fact that he can organize the gathering and anti-racist minority based on unfounded allegations, the absence of action (the authorities) is something that can not be justified,” he told reporters here on Sunday in Penang.
On Friday, Ali Tinju gathered outside Kota Raya with about 20 supporters and urged people to boycott the mall for a year “to give instruction” to the dealer at there. He called for protests outside the mall after a single incident of alleged customers were confined in a room for refusing to buy mobile phones after questioning.
“Customers were Malay and traders are trying to trick him. I hope the customers from all ethnic groups will boycott the Kota Raya. We will be united at WhatsApp and social media to call for a boycott. They must be taught to respect the users,” he said during the protest.
Ali Tinju, a former soldier, became known in July this year when the allegedly abusive outside Plaza Low Yat during the riots following the incident earlier in which a Malay youth arrested for stealing a mobile phone. Youth may be later claimed cheated mobile phone vendor and the incident turned into a protest racism. He was initially charged with sedition but was later dropped.
In November, the Attorney-General Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali said the sedition charges were dropped because the police have no evidence audio recordings abusive released former soldier. Following the current events outside the Kingdom, vice-president Datin Paduka Chew Mei Fun also blamed the attorney general for failing to prosecute Ali Tinju.
Lim, who is also Penang chief minister questioned the MCA “attacking” the government as it is part of it. He said if the MCA angry, they must withdraw from the Barisan Nasional (BN). He said it can do anything about this incident Ali Tinju and PAS-Umno.He added that there is no point to continue in the BN which wearing a BN component parties on the proposed DAP blame Umno to cooperate with the PAS.