It is good that the Police arrested trouble maker Dato’ Jamal Md. Yunos for the alleged statement made, “Riots in Petaling Street’, for planned rally for Saturday 25 September 2015.
The Star story:
Published: Friday September 25, 2015 MYT 9:42:00 PM
Updated: Friday September 25, 2015 MYT 10:45:13 PM
Jamal arrested, rally called off
BY AUSTIN CAMEONS
Jamal at the red shirt rally on Sept 16
Jamal at the red shirt rally on Sept 16
PETALING JAYA: Police arrested Sept 16 red shirt rally organiser Datuk Jamal Yunos on Friday night.
Kuala Lumpur CID chief Senior Asst Comm Datuk Zainuddin Ahmad said Jamal was detained at the Ampang Jaya police station where he gave a statement to the police.
“We arrested him under Section 105 of the Criminal Procedure Code to prevent a crime from occurring over his alleged statements that riots would occur in Petaling Street,” Zainuddin told The Star Online.
It is learnt that Jamal, the Sungei Besar Umno division chief, was detained at 9pm Friday and is being held at the Dang Wangi police station.
Earlier in the day, Deputy IGP Datuk Noor Rashid Ibrahim said police would summoned Jamal to Dang Wangi to record a statement over statements he made on Saturday’s rally at Petaling Street which has now been called off. (Read: Ali Tinju: Rally in Petaling Street called off)
Noor Rashid reportedly said police would not compromise with anybody trying to organise the rally and would take a firm action.
Police have warned Jamal that he would be arrested if he was found culpable of instigating chaotic situations.
On Wednesday, Jamal told reporters that the rally could take place on Saturday if the Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry failed to act on complaints of illegal traders.
He, however, later said he would not be in Petaling Street on Saturday, saying he has nothing to do with rally.
“I am not involved and I am not going to be in Petaling Street,” he said.
Asked if he has information if protesters will gather in Petaling Street tomorrow, Jamal said he does not know.
“I repeat, I am not involved in the rally, so I do not know if one is really going to take place tomorrow,” he added.
Jamal has said that he was present at the Sept 16 rally to counter the Bersih 4 rally “as a middleman.”
“The police asked me to help with dispersing the crowd and that is all I did,” he said adding that he did not organise the Sept 16 rally or the one to be held tomorrow. He claimed the media had “spun” facts about the rally against him.
In first place, it is not his place nor authority to act on behalf of the enforcement officers of the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumerism for the fake goods peddled at the permanent Petaling Street flea market.
Hence, there is no reason for him to organise the ‘Redshirt Rally’ tomorrow, at the planned venue.
Second, the Malays made the point aloud for the surprised turn out for the 16 September 2015 rally called ‘Perhimpunan Rakyat Bersatu’, despite the poor preparation and haze looms the region.
It was the message aloud as a response to the BERSIH 4.o rally which was sanctioned and promoted by DAP, which saw 80% or there abouts of the participants are of the Chinese ethnic.
The chants were guised as “Free and fair elections”, “Democracy and freedom of expression”, “Racism” and so forth. Where else, the underlying message is to rile up Malaysians to topple Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak and the UMNO/BN led Federal Government.
Third, the Malays who constituted the majority of Malaysians in Semenanjung are no longer a group of silent majority and pessimistic in making the stance but instead came out to state that the choice the made shouldn’t be mocked.
Fourth point is that the Malays came out to tell the Chinese not to take their accommodating and tolerant nature as allowance to be treated as push-overs. They outright stated in the rally that they no longer can tolerate provocations, challenges and insults.
It is against the accommodating and tolerant traditional good nature of the Malays. It is against the heritage of the Malays village nature. It is against the principles of the formation of this nation and the practice of togetherness as citizens. It is against the spirit of understanding and unity, the main foundation of this nation.
It is against the teachings of Islam as the faith of the Malays and religion of the Federation.
Thus, there is reason for the ‘Redshirt Rally’ be organised for tomorrow. By far, threats in the likes of “Riots in Petaling Street” is a very serious proposition to be ignored and no action to be taken.