The red-shirted anti-Bersih group has called of their march just hours after defiantly vowing to go ahead with their protest against the Bersih 4 rally this weekend.
The decision was made after the group's leader, - Sungai Besar Umno chief Jamal Mohd Yunos ( photo ) - met Kuala Lumpur police chief Tajuddin Mohd Isa and Dang Wangi police chief Zainol Abu Samah this evening.
"We had our statements taken by the police and discussed with the Kuala Lumpur CPO and the Dang Wangi OCPD.
"We also heard a briefing by the police on their preparations should Bersih 4 be held.
"As such, we have made a decision to cancel our plans to hold the 'Bersih 4 Keamanan' (Bersih 4 Peace) this weekend because we fully trust the police," he told reporters outside the Dang Wangi district police station.
Earlier today, at a press conference in Dataran Merdeka, Jamal said he was adamant for his red shirts to march against the yellow shirts this weekend.
"We will continue with our rally. (But) we will cancel our plans at any time if the illegal Bersih agrees to police instructions to gather at a stadium," he had said.
'Practice with parang'
He said the group had already prepared some 10,000 red T-shirts for its supporters this weekend.
The red shirts gained media attention after holding several demonstrations outside Sogo in protest against the Bersih rally slated for Saturday and Sunday.
One such which demonstration caught public attention was a video of some participants supposedly going into a 'trance' while being beaten with sticks, which was circulated.
The group then said it would practise silat with parang and swords, but denied this was to attack the Bersih participants.
Inspector-general of police Khalid Abu Bakar did not view the parang practice lightly and cautioned all quarters against criminal intimidation or promoting violence.