KUCHING – Kuching North City Hall (DBKU) has demanded a public apology from Sarawak DAP Youth (DAPSY) for pasting stickers in Chinese on several road signs around the city, an act which has been deemed as insensitive to the sentiments of the plural society in the state.
Assistant Minister in the Chief Minister’s Department (Islamic Affairs and DBKU) Datuk Dr Abdul Rahman Junaidi said it also wanted the group to remove the stickers immediately.
“DBKU lodged a police report yesterday (at 3 pm) at the Central Police Station and then issued a statement at the Kuching District Police Headquarters regarding the issue,” he told a press conference here today.
Also present were Kuching North Mayor Datuk Junaidi Reduan and DBKU director Dr Morshidi Ahmad.
“Whatever the motive, whether directly or indirectly, DBKU hopes that no other party will repeat such obvious acts of provocation and jeopardise the communal harmony in Kuching City and DBKU also hopes that those involved will take full responsibility for their actions,” he stressed.
Yesterday, former Stampin Member of Parliament Julian Tan led a group of Sarawak DAPSY members to paste the stickers in Chinese characters on several road signs in the city on the grounds that they needed to be translated for the needs of tourists from China.
The act, which went viral, received various comments from netizens.