PAS leadership should publicly clarify the Chinese newspaper report yesterday quoting a PAS activist admitting the existence of KMM

Media Statement
by Lim Kit Siang

(Petaling Jaya,  Wednesday): On Monday, I called on the  government to discharge its  immediate duty to prove the existence of the Kumpulan Malaysian Mujahidin (KMM) as a militant religious group linked to international terrorist groups and implicated in murder, mayhem and robberies in the country, including the murder of Barisan Nasional State Assemblyman for Lunas, Dr. Joe Fernandez or release  the 10 people detained under the Internal Security Act (ISA) for their alleged KMM  involvement if the authorities are not prepared to charge them in court in an open trial.

This is because the government has to date been unable to produce any evidence to establish the existence of such a militant religious group with international terrorist links and implicated in murder, attempt murder, mayhem and robberies.

Kelantan Mentri Besar, Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat, whose son Nik Adli is one of the ten detained under the ISA, had also questioned as to whether KMM itself exists or is a figment of the government’s imagination.

PAS President Datuk Fadzil Noor said yesterday that the party had no knowledge of the term KMM used by the government and police and that it was just a figment of imagination and malicious slander targetting a certain group of people, using the issue to link certain people with the militant Taliban movement in Afghanistan. (The Sun)

The PAS leadership, however, should publicly clarify a Chinese newspaper report yesterday quoting a PAS activist and former PAS Youth Central Committee member admitting the existence of KMM, that it does not have more than 100 members but denying that it was militant or part of an international network (Nanyang Siang Pau) as such a report has given rise to confusion and even credibility problems.

The government, nonetheless, must discharge its duty to prove to the satisfaction of Malaysians the existence of KMM as a militant religious group linked to international terrorists group involved in murder, attempt murder, mayhem and robberies and that it was not a pure figment of Barisan Nasional imagination to serve its political agenda to undermine the Opposition.


*Lim Kit Siang - DAP National Chairman