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At rally for Adib in Klang, speaker uses the P-word on Waytha

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Jaringan Melayu Malaysia president Azwanddin Hamzah today took the stage at a rally in Klang and proceeded to use the P-word on Minister in the Prime Minister's Department P Waythamoorthy.

Some 2,000 people had attended the rally to demand justice for the late fireman Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim who succumbed to injuries after being attacked by rioters near the Seafield Sri Maha Mariamman temple last month.

"This is our warning, this is not Waythamoorthy, this is P****h-moorthy," said Azwanddin as the crowd cheered him on.

"We did not change his name, P****h-moorthy," he repeated. "We ask that P****h-moorthy resign".

Azwanddin uttered the word, deemed derogatory to Indians, at least three times.

Azwanddin said this was a message that he wanted to convey to Putrajaya and warned that the Malays will rise up if the government did not accede to the demands.

Calling Adib a "warrior", Azwanddin said his death had united Malays and Muslims.

"He is the reason for this rally uniting Malays and Muslims to stand in solidarity.

"Do not try to create nonsense against Malays or Muslims as we will arise and fight back," he declared.

In the early hours of Nov 26, a group of thugs allegedly hired by the developer that owns the land on which the Sri Maha Mariamman temple sits had tried to take control of the land.

This led to a clash with Hindu devotees that escalated into rioting. The developer has denied hiring thugs.

The following day, tens of thousands of supporters gathered near the temple in a show of support but a second round of rioting broke out.

Adib was part of a Fire and Rescue Department team that had tried to put out vehicles that were set ablaze by rioters.

Authorities had said Adib was dragged out from his vehicle by rioters and beaten, causing him to suffer broken ribs and multiple organ injuries. He passed away on Dec 17.

Azwan, in his speech, also accused Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok of having a hand in the temple riots claiming that she had links to the developer.

He claimed that Kok has not denied the claim, despite the DAP lawmaker having already issued a denial.

"Teresa Kok has to date not dared to make a police report or make a media statement to deny the matter. Today, I demand that police arrest Teresa Kok," he said.

Kok had last month denied rumours on social media that she was linked to the developer.

"Please stop dragging me into the fiasco of the Hindu temple in USJ. I am not related to the developer and I have nothing to do with the project," she said.

The developer, One City Development Sdn Bhd, is owned by Bursa Malaysia-listed MCT Bhd.

MCT Bhd is in turn majority-owned by the Philippines-based Ayala Corporation.

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