Media statement by Tony Pua Kiam Wee in Kuala Lumpur on Friday, 4th November 2011:
DAP strongly condemns act of vandalism against MCA headquarters
The DAP unreservedly condemns the despicable and cowardly act of splashing red paint on the front doors of the MCA headquarters in Jalan Ampang on Thursday, 3 Nov 2011.
We have seen a surge in attacks in recent years of these types of shameful behavior, including the mailing of bullets and death notes, the desecration of places of religious worship, and acts of vandalism/arson on properties belonging to political parties/persons.
These acts are perpetrated by cowards who clearly are unable to discuss contentious issues in a civil and rational manner.
The police must do all it can to investigate this incident and nail the culprits, and all Malaysians have a responsibility to discourage and condemn these despicable acts against any person or party.
However, MCA president Chua Soi Lek should not make the wild allegation that this irresponsible act is the work of PAS supporters without an iota of evidence. Since the MCA has CCTV recording of the vandals committing the act, he should request that the police conduct immediate identification of the culprits and take further action.
The DAP, and I am sure Malaysians will condemn the culprits regardless of whether they are from DAP, MCA, PAS or UMNO.
* Tony Pua Kiam Wee, DAP National Publicity Secretary & MP for Petaling Jaya Utara