Bersatu’s associate member wing has called on UMNO deputy president Mohamad Hasan, also known as Tok Mat, to apologise for purportedly disrespecting Hindus.
In a statement, wing information chief S Gobi Krishnan claimed that Mohamad used the word kavadi (chariot) in an offensive manner during a brief interview with Asia Times journalist Nick Kochan.
During the talk, Mohamad used the term “big kavadi” to discuss UMNO’s defeat 14th general election (GE14), in a brief interview with Asia Times. Mohamad also incorrectly stated that the kavadi processions occurred during Deepavali, rather than Thaipusam.
“UMNO was beaten in the 2018 general election not because UMNO did not care for the people, but because we had a big kavadi – you know kavadi?
“They have this during Deepavali, they carry a lot of big kavadi. This massive baggage,” Mohamad explained to the Asia Times journalist, as…