Sungai Besar Umno division chief Jamal Md Yunos traded his signature red shirt for towels to complain against the disruption of water supply in Selangor.
Accompanied by some 15 supporters, Jamal made his way to the Selangor Menteri Besar's Office in Shah Alam this morning to ask if he could use the shower facilities there, because he couldn't do so at home.
Jamal, who had a toothbrush tucked behind one ear and held a dipper filled with toiletries, said the taps at his Ampang residence have been dry for four days.
"This is not a red shirt. This is just a white towel. I didn't come here to protest. I only want to take a bath at the menteri besar's office.
"If I can't take a bath at his office, let me take a bath downstairs," said the Umno man, adding that he would be willing pay 20 sen to use the facilities.
When security personnel locked the locked the front gate, Jamal unleashed a verbal tirade against Selangor Menteri Besar Azmin Ali.
He even attempted to contact Azmin through his cellphone and left a voice message when the latter did not answer.
"I am Jamal from Sungai Besar... I came here to take a bath. The people are suffering. Please pick up your phone," Jamal said in the message.
At one point, Jamal shook the metal gates and taunted security personnel by challenging them to search him for weapons.
"I just want a shower! I did not bring any bombs or weapons," he said, while accusing Azmin and the state government of pointing fingers and politicising water issues instead of providing solutions.
Some 3.89 million people in the Klang Valley have been affected by the disruptions after a water treatment plant had to shut down because a TNB main entry substation in Bukit Badong, Hulu Selangor required maintenance work.
According to Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd, the restoration of water supply is in progress.-Mkini