Tan Sri Yuen Yuet Leng, who was an officer with the police Special Branch at the time of the May,13 riots said today:
a) the urination scene in controversial film “Tanda Putera” AS COMPLETE FABRICATION, and
b) the Communists DID NOT engineer the deadly May 13 riots in 1969.
Tan Sri Yuen Yuet Leng, clarified that the communists had little interest in sowing division along racial lines as the Malayan Communist Party (MCP) was “essentially a non-racial party”.
ON THE URINATION SCENE IN "TANDA PUTERA"
“I can also confirm with you, as I was on duty at the time, that the urination incident never happened."
Tan Sri Yuen was referring to a scene of an ethnic Chinese man urinating on a flagpole at the then-Selangor Mentri Besar’s residence as depicted in the local film directed by horror maestro Datin Paduka Shuhaimi Baba.
Tan Sri Yuen criticised Shuhaimi for including the scene in the film, saying that it was something that should have been researched properly to avoid sparking unnecessary tension.
Tan Sri Yuen said
“The director (Shuhaimi Baba) should have called me. IT WAS DURING MY TIME.
This is a very specific incident and it should have been researched properly... now it is only causing so much confusion AND THIS NOT GOOD FOR THE COUNTRY."
ON THE ALLEGED ROLE OF COMMUNISTS IN "TANDA PUTERA"
Tan Sri Yuen said no single political party at the time, save for the Socialist Front and Labour Party, should be identified as being in any way communist.
He added that it would be MISLEADING to blame the communists for orchestrating the 1969 riots.
Tan Sri Yuen said,
“They might prompt riots but not racial riots because they are essentially a non-racial party. If they could have it their way they would have preferred continuing success of their open and legal struggle."
Recounting his version of events, Tan Sri Yuen pinned the blame for the May 13 riots on “stupid Chinese and some Indian hooligans” who taunted the Malay community while celebrating the opposition’s unprecedented sweep of 54 parliamentary seats.
“Communal ultras could only made things even more worse by capitalising on already explosive emotions,” he said.
Shuhaimi, who had initially defended the film as “historically accurate”, LATER DENIED SHE MADE A DOCUMENTARY AND ADMITTED TO USING "ARTISTIC LICENSE" to produce HER INTERPRETATION of incidents leading to the deadly racial riot.