A factory is printing “hundreds of thousands” of material calling for a Libya-style revolution, say MPs.
(Free Malaysia Today) - A factory in Johor is printing fake Bersih pamphlets calling for a Libya-style revolution to overthrow the government, according to MPs from PAS.
Speaking to reporters in the parliament lobby, Kubang Kerian MP Salahuddin Ayub showed a photographed copy of the pamphlet.
It had a Bersih 2.0 logo directly above a caption that read “Bersama kita tumbangkan kerajaan sekarang! Adakah kita mampu seperti Libya?” This translates to “Together we will topple the government now! Can we be like Libya?”
He said a reliable source told PAS that a factory was printing the pamphlets by the “hundreds of thousands”.
He said his party would make a police report about the development.
Libya is in the midst of a civil war, which erupted after citizens took to the streets in defiance of Muammar Gaddafi’s autocratic regime. More than ten thousand people have been killed since the fighting started in February.
Kuala Selangor MP Dzulkefly Ahmad said he believed the pamphlets were the work of quarters out to sabotage Bersih’s objectives.
“We disown all this nonsense,” he said. “We are no such revolutionary types.”
He told FMT he would not reveal the exact location of the Johor factory, saying the information was relayed to PAS in confidence.
Pokok Sena MP Mahfuz Omar said the message on the pamphlet was contrary to Bersih’s message.
“We are not here to overthrow the government,” he said. “We are gentlemen. We want free and fair elections.”
He said the only way PAS and its Pakatan Rakyat partners wanted to change the government was through the ballot box.