Utusan Malaysia has urged Putrajaya to blacklist businesses which funds electoral reforms pressure group Bersih's ongoing roadshow.
In an article by Awang Selamat today, the daily said that it was wrong for businesses to back a group that is tyring to depose a democratically elected government.
"Another issue which needs attention is the business dealings or award of contracts to companies and entrepreneurs who sponsor the series of Bersih gatherings.
"This issue has been repeatedly raised to Awang's. These pro-Bersih companies should rightfully be blacklisted," read the article written by the Umno-owned daily's senior editors under the same pseudonym.
The article also claimed that state governments that are not administered by BN often had the same policy of "blacklisting" companies which are seen as the "enemy".
"What is happening now is (Putrajaya) is empowering the guilty parties.
"These businesses are making a profit which are used to fund Bersih which wants to overthrow a government outside the democratic process," read the article.
In view of this, the authors urged Putrajaya to take preemptive action against the "Bersih 5 threat".
Bersih is currently organising a series of roadshows to drum up support for the Bersih 5 rally scheduled for Nov 19 in Kuala Lumpur.
The Bersih 5 rally is calling for Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak to step down over the 1MDB scandal and for reforms to the electoral system.- Mkini