SHAH ALAM, 29 Oct 2008: The Selangor State Assembly which ended its sitting today approved a motion to censure Sungai Panjang assemblyperson Datuk Seri Dr Mohamad Khir Toyo for making false statements about Teresa Kok.
The motion was proposed by Ng Suee Lim (DAP-Sekinchan).
It said the former Selangor Menteri Besar (Khir) had made statements that Kinrara assemblyperson Kok, had led protests over the volume of the azan at mosques in Puchong and Kota Damansara.
The motion also took to task Utusan Malaysia newspaper for publishing false news and writings of a racist nature targeting Kok on 10 Sept, 12 Oct and 17 Oct.
Ng said the false statements by Khir caused Kok, who is also a state senior executive councillor, to be detained under the Internal Security Act on 12 Sept.
He added that Khir’s agenda in the matter was to discourage investors from coming to Selangor and was a planned conspiracy to paint Kok as anti-Islam and anti-Malay.
Ng demanded that Khir make a public apology to Kok and Malaysians at large, particularly in Selangor for making the false statements.
Meanwhile, speaking to reporters after the assembly sitting, Menteri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim said the state government would not take any further action against Khir regarding the matter as Kok was pursuing redress through the courts.
He said no opposition assemblypersons were present in the assembly when the motion was carried. — Bernama