Urge IGP to reveal details of the ban on Chin Peng’s remains

Pertaining to the government’s ruling that the remains of Chin Peng would not be allowed to enter Malaysia, I leave it to Malaysians to make their own wise judgment. However, I am concerned with the time and resources spent on law enforcement to closely monitor all of our nation’s entry checkpoints in order to prevent his remains to enter the country. Therefore I am requesting the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) to furnish details on the following:

  1. the types of measures to identify whether the ashes belong to Chin Peng or some other person or even whether it is human ashes;
  2. the additional cost incurred for this massive operation at all entry points into Malaysia;
  3. the duration of the ban on Chin Peng’s remains: whether it is going to last a month, a year or indefinitely; and
  4. whether it is a blanket ban on all types of ashes from now on.

The IGP needs to reveal details of the ban on Chin Peng’s remains, which may be confusing to foreign visitors, for the sake of transparency and accountability in line with the Government Transformation Programme instituted by our Prime Minister.

MP for Segambut
Media statement by Lim Lip Eng in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday, 17th September 2013