PETALING JAYA: Nobody is above the law, Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government Minister Noh Omar reminded Bersih 2.0 and the Red Shirts today.
Noh said when responding to the recent scuffles between Red Shirts leader Jamal Md Yunos and Bersih 2.0 Chairperson Maria Chin Abdullah.
“I am on the side of the police. The police are there to uphold the law; they know how to do their jobs.
“In the end, we must respect the law. We must respect the rules and we must respect the police,” he told a press conference in Lembah Subang 2 today.
Chin has maintained that threats from the pro-Umno Red Shirts movement would not stop the Bersih 5 rally planned for Nov 19 in Kuala Lumpur.
Noh Omar said Bersih 2.0 should not organise any more rallies.
“Enough is enough-lah. We have laws, we have the Constitution.
“Whatever it is about the general election that Bersih is unhappy about, they should just wait for the polls.
“Everyone must respect the law. Whether yellow or Red Shirts, it doesn’t matter. Nobody is above the law.”
Last week, the Red Shirts clashed with the Bersih convoys at a number of locations, including Teluk Intan, where a fight was reported to have broken out between the rival supporters, while thousands gathered at Gurney Drive as a sign of disapproval.
During the gathering at Gurney Drive, some 3,000 youths on motorcycles demanded Guan Eng’s resignation, as a counter to Bersih’s calls for Najib Razak to resign as prime minister.
Chin, however, said the Nov 19 rally would not be affected by Guan Eng’s case as she believed that “he is innocent until proven guilty by the courts”.