The safety of the police is at risk unless inspector-general of police Khalid Abu Bakar stop the red-shirts from holding a counter-rally against Bersih 5 this Saturday, said Pandan MP Rafizi Ramli.
"The IGP will be remembered for risking the lives and safety of your police force this Saturday unless you do something now (about) Jamal.
"Stop the rabid, fascist and racist messages of the red-shirts," he told reporters at the Parliament lobby today.
He said the recent behaviour of the red-shirts and their leader Jamal Md Yunos showed that they "cannot be controlled" and poses a threat to both civilians and the police.
"You (Khalid) could have stopped this earlier but you allowed it to happen and gave Jamal the space to spread hatred and to gather racists and fascists under the red-shirts," he said.
Lawyers have pointed out that the police could apply Section 18 of the Peaceful Assembly Act 2012 to compel the red-shirts to hold their counter-rally at another time.
In recent weeks, Jamal and his red-shirts have been hounding Bersih supporters throughout the country, often involving one-sided physical violence and repeated threats of violence.
After Jamal sustained a bloody nose during a scuffle with the police on Sunday, he blamed opposition supporters for the incident and vowed to retaliate "with blood" and will "cincang (dice)" his assailant.
Bersih will be gathering near Dataran Merdeka this Saturday to demand clean election, clean government, the right to dissent, the strengthening of Parliament and empowerment of Sabah and Sarawak.
However, the red-shirts claimed that Bersih was spreading hatred and vowed to hound them on Nov 19. -Mkini