Umno Youth's threat to burn down the DAP headquarters last Thursday is the price the party must pay for allowing its members to utter derogatory words, Home Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said today.
"The actions of Umno Youth are a manifestation of the anger of Umno Youth's leaders. Feeling hurt is not something that can be avoided," the Umno vice-president told reporters at a press conference in Teluk Intan.
"I want to remind all parties to respect other parties and not to use any words that could hurt the feelings of others.
"I am worried that a high price must be paid if you misuse words like what Rayer did."
Armed with banners, some 50 Federal Territory (FT) Umno Youth members protested in front of the DAP headquarters in Jalan Yew in Kuala Lumpur on Thursday.
They had threatened to burn the building and DAP leaders claimed the mob had destroyed the party’s signboard.
The mob was reacting to DAP assemblyman R.S.N. Rayer’s “Umno celaka” (Umno be damned) remark at the Penang legislative assembly sitting on Tuesday. – May 24, 2014