KUALA LUMPUR – December 20, 2018: There will not be any large scale rally or marching at tommorow’s gathering in Putrajaya to be organised by Gerakan Pembela Ummah (Ummah) in sympathy with firemen Muhammad Adib Kassim who died during a temple riot on November 21 in USJ 25, Putra Heights.
Instead Ummah chairman Aminuddin Yahaya said the gathering within the grounds of the Putra Mosque is only a show of solidarity and sympathy for Adib. After the gathering following Friday prayers, a memorandum will be sent to Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamed to ask the the government to rescind the death penalty moratorium so that it can be used against those who assaulted Adib.
Another demand will ask for the immediate resignation and arrest of two federal ministers and a Selangor executive councillor for inciting racial hatred. They are Racial Unity and Social Well-being Minister P. Waytha Moorthy, Human Resource Minister M. Kulasegaran and Selangor exco V. Ganabatirau.
At a press conference yesterday, Aminuddin said the trio should be investigated and charged for spreading bad intentions, animosity and hatred among the races, as well as for obstructing the duties of civil servants and issuing statements that caused friction between communities,
Ummah is also demanding that those who claimed Adib was hit by a fire engine instead of being assaulted to apologise to his family and the Fire and Rescue Services Department.
Ummah was one of the organisers of the recent anti-International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination rally here.