PASIR SALAK: Former Prasarana Malaysia Bhd chairman Datuk Seri Tajuddin Abdul Rahman has threatened legal action against netizens who accused him of being racist and not concerned over the welfare of the recent LRT train collision victims.
"People started bashing me calling me racist, not concerned over the welfare of the victims. I'll tell you one day, I will find out who these people are...their time will come.
"They have been playing this issue over and over...wait for it...I will take action. I was humiliated and was called racist, not following standard operating procedures (SOP) and not being sensitive about the victims.
"Some even made a petition calling for my resignation. What is that for," he told reporters when asked to comment on claims that he had been insensitive following the train collision.
He was met after handing over food aid at his constituency via drive-through at the Pasir Salak Member of Parliament Service Centre in Chenderong Balai here today.
Tajuddin also urged the people concerned to show him proof that he was not concerned over the incident.
"I would like to ask when was I not concerned over the incident. Look at the video again (press conference video), proof to me when was I not being sensitive?
"Is it because I mentioned the train kissing each other and that context was taken to show that I was being insensitive?
"Prior to my speech, I had expressed my feelings, we felt sad over the incident and this incident was beyond our control.
"Tajuddin Abdul Rahman has never been unconcerned," he stressed adding that he was upset about people's comments against him over the train incident.
The Finance Ministry terminated Tajuddin as Prasarana Malaysia Berhad's non-executive chairman with immediate effect following the collision. The letter was dated May 26 and signed by Finance Minister Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Abdul Aziz.
The letter came on the heels of a public campaign calling for the sacking of Tajuddin from the government-linked company after his seemingly disastrous handling of a press conference on May 25 to address the collision on the LRT Kelana Jaya line near the KLCC station that injured over 200 passengers, leaving six in critical condition.