KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 8 – Pas deputy president Mohamad Sabu should debate with the Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin, not Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin on the Bukit Kepong issue.
Or better still Mohamad or Mat Sabu should debate with historians like Prof Datuk Dr Ramlah Adam or Prof Khoo Kay Kim, said Umno information chief Ahmad Maslan.
He said Mohamad should take up Khairy’s challenge for a debate, which could also involve historians.
Historians should be given the opportunity to shed light on the issue as superficial interpretation on the massacre is dangerous, said Ahmad in a statement tonight.
“If there are historians who want to take on Mat Sabu, I will give my support. Besides a debate, it could also be a public discourse or forum,” added Ahmad.
Mohamad had purportedly told a ceramah recently that those who attacked the Bukit Kepong police station during the pre-independence communist insurgency and killed 25 people were the actual “freedom fighters”.