PETALING JAYA: PKR Wanita chief Zuraida Kamaruddin has found an unlikely ally in Wanita MCA who today urged police to take a tougher stand on the Red Shirts movement and its leader, Jamal Yunos.
Wanita MCA chief Heng Seai Kie said while the party does not agree with the Bersih 5 rally, she and her fellow wing members were alarmed by Jamal’s threats to slash their counterparts in PKR.
“The Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar should not dismiss his threats as merely ‘war of words’ and by that condone his actions, and encourage him to pursue Zuraida further.
“This may lead to untoward incidents which will further embolden the Red Shirts supporters,” she said referring to 50 police reports lodged against the Umno Sungai Besar division chief following an incident which took place in Ampang on Sunday.
Yesterday Zuraida, lodged another police report after Jamal threatened to “cincang” (slash) her supporters.
Heng went on to state that Jamal’s actions have effectively led to public sympathy for Bersih 2.0 chairperson Maria Chin Abdullah and Zuraida.
“It’s time Jamal Yunos stop intimidating people, especially women. We have had enough of his ‘manly arrogance’ and it is time for him to learn his lesson.”
On Sunday, Red Shirts supporters led by Jamal showed up in Ampang where Zuraida and her PKR Wanita members were promoting the Bersih 5 rally planned for November 19, near Ampang Point mall.
When the PKR women headed into the mall, Jamal and his Red Shirts went after them, following them through the main concourse of the mall, shouting and remonstrating with the women.
Police stepped in to block their path resulting in an altercation, as seen on a video in the Malaysiakini news portal, which showed Jamal bleeding and accusing the police of punching him with repeated shouts of “Polis tumbuk saya!”
However, he later filed a police report stating that there was a clash between 150 of his men and a group in Bersih t-shirts. He claimed that those in yellow were acting violently and had disturbed public peace. -FMT