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MCA, Gerakan and DAP see red, file police reports

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MCA, Gerakan and DAP have filed a slew of police reports against the red-shirts rally yesterday.

Gerakan vice-president Dominic Lau ( photo ) lodged a report with the Sentul police headquarters over the racist banners seen during the gathering.

He urged the police to investigate banners with the words 'Close down Chinese schools' and 'Chinese are outsiders'.

Lau was also disappointed that the rally had taken a racial slant.

He said Article 152 (1)(a) and (b) of the Federal Constitution confirm the Chinese as citizens of this nation and their right to learn mother tongue language

Meanwhile, The Star reported today that MCA Youth lodged a police report over a banner seen at the 'red-shirts' rally yesterday, which the party claimed was seditious.

MCA Youth vice chief Nicole Wong said she saw a banner questioning the existence of vernacular schools, held by some protesters during the rally.

Wong lodged the report with the Dang Wangi police headquarters yesterday, accompanied by Kevin Koo, the MCA Youth legal bureau deputy chairperson.

She hoped the police would look into the matter.

At the same time, DAP Segambut MP Lim Lip Eng also lodged a report with the Dang Wangi police over the rally.

"We want the police to investigate all the statements and provocative remarks against other races and religions by the rally participants," he said.

The police must arrest the culprits who labelled police personnel as 'barua Cina' (Chinese lackeys).

He also asked the police to investigate protesters who linked DAP leader Lim Kit Siang to the May 13, 1969 racial riots.

Another report was lodged by DAP Youth committee member Lai Chun Chian against a banner calling for Chinese vernacular schools to be closed down.

Additional reporting by Anne Muhammad

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