Former Umno Youth leader Razlan Rafii called for "puak DAP" (DAP people) to be "shot", following Mengkibol assemblyperson Chew Chong Sin's remarks on the Christchurch terrorist attack yesterday.
"DAP people should just be shot!" he tweeted yesterday in response to a rebuke from Umno Youth chief Asyraf Wajdi Dusuki towards Chew.
Yesterday, Chew said the massacre in New Zealand which had left 49 people dead should serve as a lesson for Malaysians on the need to curb extremism, citing the example of the Umno-PAS alliance and their narrative.
Meanwhile, Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman called on police to investigate Razlan over his tweet.
"Police should investigate this. This doesn't reflect an Umno leader. Differences of opinion are normal but don't be extreme," Syed Saddiq tweeted.
When contacted, Razlan said his tweet was not a threat but a "sindiran" (jibe).
He also defended his tweet.
"Many don't understand how to use Twitter. I was only commenting on the DAP assemblyperson's very rude remarks on Christchurch.
"Throughout this month, DAP has been making hateful statements towards related to Muslims," he said.
He cited remarks by DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng and his deputy Nga Kor Ming as examples.
On March 6, Lim issued a statement in Chinese urging MCA to immediately leave BN because Umno and PAS were now "declaring war" on non-Muslims.
He issued a correction several hours later, which replaced the phrase "declaring war" with "targeting."
At an event in Taiping on March 8, Nga reportedly said that Malaysia was at risk of becoming like Afghanistan under Taliban rule with the Umno-PAS union.
"So the crux of the matter is that (Chew) had to be rebuked," Razlan said.