PETALING JAYA: A DAP assemblyman has come under fire for blaming Barisan Nasional over the death of 18-year-old T. Nhaveen who was savagely beaten by a group of teenagers.
Political commentator and blogger Lim Sian See questioned Jagdeep Singh Deo’s motive in blaming the ruling coalition.
“Like this also can blame? And plus, this unfortunate (event) happened in Penang, a state that DAP governs.
“Please grow up, Jagdeep,” Lim said on Facebook Sunday.
He said Jagdeep should tell how Barisan could have prevented the bullying or mishap from happening.
Without mentioning any individual, social activist and moderation advocate Anas Zubedy appeared to have also rebuked Jagdeep.
“The worst of politicians regardless Barisan or Opposition are the ones who use the death of the innocent for political mileage,” he wrote on his Facebook page on Friday.
Jagdeep, who is Datuk Keramat assemblyman, in his Facebook post on Friday said that the Federal Government had “failed” Nhaveen’s family by not preventing the incident.
“Do not fail the country where this is concerned. Where BN has failed, we will succeed given a chance,” he said.
His statement had also earned the wrath of netizens who commented on his status.
“Please don’t try to bring your political agenda in this particular issue. This is a case of a family upbringing failure.
“Blame the parents of the assailants first,” said Sentilnathan Gopal.
Another Facebook commenter, CJ Varun Karthik said Jagdeep should instead focus on getting justice for the victim rather than blaming other political parties over the tragedy.
“This just shows that you are just another politician who is an opportunist. Nothing more than making this tragedy for your own political mileage,” he said.
Nhaveen passed away at the Penang Hospital at 5.31pm on June 15.
He was found unconscious at around midnight on June 10 at a field next to Jalan Kaki Bukit in Bukit Gelugor.
Nhaveen, who was also sodomised and burnt on his back, suffered internal bleeding in his head and abdomen.
Police have since arrested five suspects, aged between 16 and 18, over the attack.
Source: The Star Online