Umno division members say their chief Jamal Yunos is not being divisive, but is 'creative' and 'brave'.
SUNGAI BESAR: Umno division members here defend their chief Jamal Yunos’ actions strongly, including his towel protest over the Selangor water cuts and calling singer Siti Nurhaliza infertile.
They are of the view that the Red Shirts leader was not wrong and he was a brave leader to express his views on issues.
One Umno Sungai Besar Youth committee member Imran Tamrin said it was merely Jamal’s creative way of carrying out his political role.
“To me, I see him as thinking out of the box when he tries to highlight an issue, as not much politicians can do so.”
“What he did was in fact good move to put himself in the limelight,” he told FMT today.
Imran, who is also the Red Shirts’ legal advisor, was responding to the public’s backlash against Jamal’s stunt last Wednesday, walking to the Selangor state secretariat building in only a towel and carrying toiletries to protest the water cuts in Klang Valley.
Songstress Siti Nurhaliza criticised this, uploading a picture of him wrapped in the towel. Jamal responded by making fun of her and calling Siti infertile, sparking a social media uproar.
But Imran said Jamal has all his rights to defend himself over Siti’s criticism.
“This is not supposed to be a problem. The netizens have different views. It is up to them if they want to slam him,” he said, adding that every form of attack should be based on facts.
Another Umno member Amir Azman Johar, 23, echoed Imran’s sentiments, saying not all of Jamal’s actions are bad.
However he did have some reservation about Jamal making fun of the 37-year-old singer.
“There are other ways to respond to her. He could have used another way of speaking,” Amir said.