You couldn’t make this up, could you?
All I can say is that some people are easily offended. I think Teresa’s point was that the meals didn’t exactly constitute a balanced diet; neither were they finger-lickin’ good. Know what I mean?
Anyway, it’s the most read article on theSun website! You got to hand it to ’em… They do know how to keep us entertained… 🙂
But, more seriously, see Wong Kok Keong’s concern below.
Report lodged against Teresa Kok for insulting egg
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 24, 2008) : The Seputeh Umno Youth division lodged a police report today against Seputeh MP Teresa Kok, claiming she had insulted the Royal Malaysian Police and the egg, which is an essential food of the underprivileged.
The division’s deputy head Alawi Dahalin and several other members lodged the report at the Brickfields police station.
Alawi said he had heard Kok complain about the food she was given while detained under the ISA, at a press conference at the DAP headquarters in Petaling Jaya, shown on the night news on TV on Sept 20, a day after she was released from custody.
He said Kok had said the food she was served was “fit only for dogs”.
“By saying this, she had insulted the police and the poor. Eggs are an important food for low-income earners and the poor. As an elected representative of the people she should not have said that,” he said.
Wong Kok Keong detects a more worrying trend:
While this police report is incredibly idiotic, it actually is symptomatic of a disturbing trend emerging. Every group aligned with the government has now resorted to lodging police reports against others they disagree with or dislike by claiming the others as disturbing the peace, causing social instability, offending this or that religion,etc. And these groups are doing it, however idiotic their complaints may be, because they know the police will take them more seriously. When such a practice is becoming the preferred recourse and supported by the authorities instead of exchange of ideas and debates, it is a sign of a police state in the making.