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Cops quiz Chua on controversial comments

Updated 9:13pm, 3 Dec 2008

KUALA LUMPUR, 3 Dec 2008: Deputy MCA President Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek was quizzed by the police this morning and gave them a statement in regard to his comments on Malay supremacy (ketuanan Melayu) recently.

He said he gave the statement at the Sunway police station at 9.15am.

“It [the police interview] lasted for 41 minutes,” he told reporters at Wisma MCA, here.

Chua courted controversy when he was alleged to have questioned Malay rights and privileges at an event in Sunway on 27 Nov. Chua said the oft-used slogan of “Ketuanan Melayu”, which indicated a master-and-servant relationship was rejected in the 8 March general election.

He had said it was time to change the concept of power sharing within Barisan Nasional.

His remarks prompted numerous groups, including the Young Malay Graduates Movement to lodge police reports against him and demand an apology as well as RM2 million as compensation.

However, he denied this in a statement yesterday, and said his remarks had been taken out of context by some groups with vested interests.

Meanwhile, Subang police chief ACP Zainal Rashid said Chua was called to give his statement because a police report was lodged against him regarding the matter.

“It was to faclitate investigations into the report. Chua gave his full cooperation when the statement was taken,” he told Bernama.

He added that for now, police would not be calling anybody else to have their statements recorded concerning this issue. — Bernama


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