KUALA LUMPUR: I was only joking, Negri Sembilan Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan claimed yesterday, over reports he urged Barisan Nasional (BN) Youth in Rembau to take “physical action” against any business premises seen slandering the government.
TheSun daily had reported that Mohamad, who was speaking at the Majlis Pelancaran Briged Gempur Pemuda Umno Rembau on Sunday, said his words were taken out of context.
“Those were just words to inspire confidence among the youth. It’s not like I want them to carry out these actions for real. I always joke around, you can ask all the reporters that cover my press conferences,” he reportedly said.
It was reported that Negri Sembilan police chief Commissioner Datuk Noor Azam Jamaludin said police will investigate the video if a police report is lodged, adding that no report has been lodged against Mohamad.
A two minute video recorded Mohamad calling BN Youths to take action and counter “slanderous allegations” by the opposition media and to convince voters to support the ruling government.
“If there is a coffee shop disseminating slanderous statements against the government, you (BN Youth) storm into the coffee shop, overturn their tables… If you’re picked up by the police, I will bail you out,” he had reportedly said.