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BG: Kg Medan: Percikkan Yang Menakutkan - Isytihar Hari Malapetaka
By Lim Kit Siang
12/3/2001 10:22 pm Mon
[Lapuran akhbar LKS ini mendedahkan beberapa perkara
yang amat penting. Antaranya lebih ramai (4 orang?) yang
dijangka maut kerana keadaan kecederaan yang begitu serius.
Polis telah menahan 153 orang, dimana 95 melayu, 56 India dan
2 indonesia. Seramai 37 orang tercedera dimana 34 adalah dari
kaum India dan 3 melayu.
Apa yang lebih menakutkan ialah berlakunya beberapa pergaduhan
di luar kawasan terbabit seperti PJ, Sg Way dan Kelana Jaya.
Menurut polis 16 kenderaan musnah termasuk sebuah lori dan
dua buah motorsikal yang dibakar. Beberapa buah kereta
dipecahkan cermin, dua van dirosakkan dan sebuah bas separuh
LKS melahirkan rasa hampanya kerana kata-kata Samy Vellu tidak
boleh diterima pakai. Dollah Badawi tidak muncul seperti yang
diharapkan dan bilangan polis yang dihantar pula agak sedikit.
Beliau menyeru kerajaan mengistiharkan hari tragedi kebangsaan
dan menubuhkan satu J/K semua parti untuk menanganinya.
Media Statement by DAP National Chairman Lim Kit Siang in
Petaling Jaya on Sunday, 11th March 2001:
Call on Mahathir to declare the worst ethnic clashes in the
last 32 years as a national tragedy and disaster and the
urgent convening of all-party goodwill committee to prevent
its spread to other areas
With the rise of the death toll from the ethnic clashes at
the several housing settlements off Jalan Old Klang in
Petaling Jaya to five in four days, and its likely further
increase as four of the 37 injured are in serious condition,
and with incidents from outside the area beginning to be
reported, the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Dr. Mahathir should
declare the worst ethnic clashes in Malaysia in the last 32
years as a national tragedy and disaster.
He should urgently convene an all-party goodwill committee
at national and state levels to prevent the spread of the
ethnic tensions in the housing settlements off Jalan Old
Klang to other areas and states. It is because of the
gravity and urgency of this matter that I am issuing a
second media statement on the same subject today.
Deputy Inspector-General of Police Datuk Mohamed Jamil
Johari told a media conference this morning that as of 8 am
today, the police have arrested 153 people, out of whom 95
were Malays, 56 Indians and two Indonesians. Of the 37
people who were injured in the clashes, four of whom were in
serious condition, 34 were Indians and three Malays.
What is cause for great alarm is that three of the victims
slashed in separate incidents yesterday and early today were
outside the troubled settlements in Petaling Jaya, namely in
Jalan Gasing at 8.45 am, Kelana Jaya at 11.15 am and Sungai
Way at 1.45 am. Jamil believed that these three incidents
were connected to the clashes in the past four days. There
have also been unofficial reports of other incidents in the
state, like Bandar Sunway and Puchong.
Among the 96 weapons seized by the police so far were eight
home-made bombs, parangs, knives, samurai swords, catapults,
chains, steel pipes, batons and axes.
Jamil said 16 vehicles were destroyed or damaged in the
clashes including a lorry and two motorcycles which were
burned. During the clashes, several cars had their
windscreens smashed, two vans were damaged and one bus was
Jamil said a total of 692 personnel from the police, Rela
and St John's Ambulance were involved in maintaining peace
and security in the troubled settlements.
It is most disappointing that the police had not sent
greater reinforcements to restore and maintain peace, calm
and security for everyone in the troubled settlements, as
evident by the rise in the number of deaths, injured,
clashes and arrests every day since the major clashes on
I am particularly disappointed as the Works Minister, Datuk
Seri S. Samy Vellu had told me last night when I spoke to
him on the phone that the police were sending one thousand
policemen to the troubled settlements. Now, it would appear
that the actual number of police personnel deployed there is
hardly half the figure given by Samy.
Samy also told me last night that the Deputy Prime Minister
and Home Minister, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi would be
visiting the troubled settlements off Jalan Old Klang.
Up to now, I have not received any news that Abdullah would
be visiting the troubled settlements today and assert
authority to immediately restore peace, calm and security
for everyone in Selangor.
When will the Prime Minister and the Deputy Prime Minister
visited the troubled settlements to show the highest
government concern over the worst ethnic clashes in the
country for the past 32 years?