Thursday, September 4, 2008

Recalcitrant Ahmad Ismail won't apologise.

Malaysiakini has just reported that Ahmad Ismail will not tender his apology for the alleged racist remarks he made ....

Ahmad Ismail: I'll not apologise
Athi Veeranggan | Sep 4, 08 6:14pm

The elusive Ahmad Ismail, the man at the centre of a 'racial slur' controversy, said today he would not apologise even after the deputy prime minister has already done so on his behalf.

The Bukit Bendera Umno division chief added that he did not feel sorry and would not recant his alleged racist remarks against Chinese Malaysians during the recent by-election campaign in Permatang Pauh.

“I am not apologetic because I didn’t do anything wrong,” the Umno division leader from Penang told Malaysiakini via telephone today.

This is Ahmad's first public statement since the controversy erupted last week.

Arguing that ‘one is innocent until proven guilty’, the Bukit Bendera Umno leader decried the public trial on the issue conducted by certain quarters, including the media.

“As far as I am concerned, I did not say or do anything wrong. So why should I apologise?” said the local Umno strongman, who promised to give a full statement at a specially-arranged press conference in Penang this Saturday.

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