Malaysiakini
NEWS

Red shirts multiracial show-of-force, supporter wants to 'destroy Bersih'

Alyaa Alhadjri

Published
Modified 28 Aug 2016, 3:14 pm

The Himpunan Merah faction of the red shirts led by Sungai Besar Umno chief Jamal Md Yunos showcased its claimed multi-racial makeup today, gathering a 300-strong crowd comprising dozens of Indians and Chinese, alongside its usual predominantly Malay line-up.

Jamal claimed that those present represent hundreds of Malay, Chinese and Indian-based NGOs, who will mobilise to face the 'yellow shirt' governance reform coalition Bersih 2.0 supporters, at the soon-to-be announced Bersih 5 rally.

About one-third of the crowd, 100 or so, were of Indian and Chinese descent.

However, some of the those present at the movement's press conference in the PWTC compound today, do not seem to know the full story.

Those that Malaysiakini talked to mostly claimed that they were there to support peace, Jamal, the BN and as one claimed, to 'destroy Bersih', though he cannot meaningfully explain why, beyond the difference in the colour of their shirts.

Share this story

Comments

By posting a comment, you agree to our Terms & Conditions as stipulated in full here

TERMS & CONDITIONS

Foul language, profanity, vulgarity, slanderous, personal attack, threatening, sexually-orientated comments or the use of any method of communication that may violate any law or create needless unpleasantness will not be tolerated. Antisocial behaviour such as "spamming" and "trolling" will be suspended. Violators run the risk of also being blocked permanently.

REPORT VIOLATORS

Please use the report feature that is available below each comment to flag offending comments for our moderators to take action. Do not take matters in your own hands to avoid unpleasant and unnecessary exchanges that may result in your own suspension or ban.