Former Federal Territories Umno chief Razlan Rafii's Twitter posting on the death of DAP assemblyperson Eddie Ng has drawn flak from netizens.
“A person who likes to slander and possesses a 'vile heart' (hati busuk) towards Malaysians is dead. One less person who slanders! Malaysia is peaceful! RIP,” he said.
Razlan was responding to International Trade and Industry Deputy Minister Ong Kiang Ming's tweet on the Balakong representative's death in an accident this morning.
A Twitter user with the handle saiful_izzan replied that Prophet Muhammad himself had stood up to show respect when the remains of a non-Muslim had passed him.
“When his companion told the prophet 'That is (the remains of) a Jew', the prophet replied, 'Is he not human?' Don't embarrass the race and religion on a Friday.”
Another user urged Razlan to delete the tweet.
“Our religion does not teach us to vent our anger against someone who is deceased. Set a good example,” he told the Umno man.
Meanwhile, the daughter of late Umno MP Abdul Manan Ismail also chided Razlan and recalled how people said hurtful things about her father following his death in February this year.
“You have a vile mouth Razlan? Can you relax?” she tweeted.
“What is the difference between you and those who condemned my late father? Do you know how I felt?
“My heart shattered when people said those things about my father. Have you given thought to the feelings of the deceased's family?” she added.
She also shared a posting in which a user, commenting on her father's death, said, “Another dies supporting an evil ruler who stole billions of the people's money. To heaven or hell, I wonder?”
Ng, 40, was killed in an accident along the Grand Saga highway. The father of three died at the scene due to serious injuries.