Red-shirts leader Jamal Md Yunos was remanded for four days and it was for four long days, too, that he did not shower.
“Firstly, I want to say that I have not bathed for four days,” was the first thing he said after he was released at the Ampang Jaya district police headquarters today.
Four days spent in detention have also given him the “inspiration” to launch a new campaign, which he called 'Bersih 7'.
Jamal announced that the campaign would be launched tomorrow, to “save Selangor”.
The campaign, set to be launched in front of the Selangor state secretariat building in Shah Alam at 3pm, “is to tell the people of Selangor that they must be saved from the lying state government”.
This, said Jamal, was because the state government has yet to fulfil its promises as contained in the manifestoes issued by the opposition coalition in the 12th and 13th general elections.
However, Jamal does not expect many people to turn up tomorrow, as it would only be the launching ceremony.
He promised that roadshows will be launched in 700 locations in Selangor.
Seven demands to Selangor
Asked why the campaign was named ‘Bersih 7', Jamal said it is because they have seven demands to be made to Selangor Menteri Besar Azmin Ali.
“This is the true picture of Bersih, not like the yellow group’s Bersih.
“Bersih 7 will be truly clean; a government that has been lying to the rakyat needs to be ‘cleaned’ to remind voters not to vote for it again,” Jamal said.
Among the seven demands are for a clean and transparent government, to fulfil promises made in the 13th general election and the need for clean water and affordable homes.
As seen on a banner brought to the police headquarters during Jamal’s release today, several allegations are also made against the Selangor state government.
These include that the people’s money have been misused, cronyism is practised and that the state government is disorganised.-Mkini