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Bloody cow's head thrown in front of Rayer’s home

Susan Loone  |  Published:  |  Modified:

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A bloody cow's head was found in front of DAP’s Seri Delima assemblyperson RSN Rayer’s house in Jalan Tingkat Tembaga, Island Park this morning.

Rayer ( right ) said his wife discovered the head, which is completely skinned, when she was about to send their daughter to school this morning at about 7am.

“My wife alerted me at about that time and I went down and saw it was at my front gate,” he told Malaysiakini when contacted.

“We don't know who did it and why. We do not want to speculate,” he added.

“However, the owner of the shop in front of my house saw the incident, and said a man came by in his motorcycle and threw it there,” he said.

By 9am, police have cordoned off Rayer's semi-detached house and carted away the cow's head for investigation.

Rayer said the police also recorded a statement from him and took a copy of the CCTV footage.

"The recording showed that the unknown man came at 5.58am, he wore a helmet and (his face) was fully covered. After he did the act, he danced around," Rayer added, showing reporters a video clip of the CCTV.

"It would be hard to identify him," he lamented.

"My wife and I were shocked to see the cow's head. We feel it is a threat and an insult to our family," he stressed.

Guan Eng: Insult to all

Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng, who arrived on the scene at 9.15am said he was appalled at the incident.

"The perpetrator insulted the whole community, not just to Rayer. It is a rude act and a threat to national security," he added.

Lim recalled that pro-Umno groups had done a similar act in front of the Selangor secretariat office in Shah Alam in 2009.

"I am not accusing pro-Umno groups of this incident but they had done something similar in 2009, which insulted the Hindu community," Lim said.

Lim also said that Perkasa leader Zulkifli Noordin's recent threat of the recurrence of May 13 and Prime Minister Najib Razak's remarks asking Umno to be like ISIL militants (Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant) can lead to acts of “disharmony”.

"If Najib had denied supporting ISIL militants, he must withdraw his remarks immediately," Lim said.

"The police must act against Zulkifli for his May 13 remarks if peace is to be restored or else it would appear as if it is okay to threaten minority groups," he added.

Meanwhile, Home Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi was reported saying this was the merely the "price" Rayer is paying for being "foul-mouthed", and that the latter should realise his “celaka Umno” had "angered the public".

“As a politician, I sympathise with him. But that is the price he has to pay for being foul-mouthed,” the online news site The Rakyat Post quoted him saying today.

'Celaka' remark

Rayer riled pro-Umno supporters when he uttered the words “Umno celaka” inside the Penang legislative assembly on May 20.

Pro-Umno supporters held a noisy rally outside the state assembly the next day, while 16 people forcefully barged into the hall looking for Rayer.

They demanded that Rayer apologise and withdraw his “celaka” remarks.

Rayer was arrested for his remark last week but his charge under Section 4(1)(b) of the 1948 Sedition Act at the Sessions court was postponed indefinitely, on an order from the Attorney-General’s Chambers.

The 15 intruders (one still at large) were charged in the magistrate’s court with trespassing.

Meanwhile northeast district police chief assistant commissioner Mior Farid Alatrash said the incident will be probed under Section 298A of the Penal Code.

"The section deals with causing disharmony, disunity, or feelings of enmity, hatred or ill will, or prejudicing, the maintenance of harmony or unity on grounds of religion," he told the media.

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