Ali Tinju: Arrest Jamal and Maria

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KUALA LUMPUR: Mohd Ali Baharom has urged police to arrest both Bersih 2.0 chairperson Maria Chin Abdullah and Red Shirts movement leader Jamal Md Yunos over their planned rallies scheduled this weekend.

“Maria is stubborn while Jamal likes to incite violence. They should wait for GE14, where we can fight it out properly,” Mohd Ali, better known as Ali Tinju, told reporters after lodging a police report at the Wangsa Maju station against the two individuals and the two rallies.

The rallies, he added, were an affront to parliamentary democracy.

Ali Tinju, who heads Gerakan Merah, said he had lodged the reports to preserve harmony and avoid conflicts. He said he was also acting to prevent vandalism and damage to public property.

He expressed support for the Inspector-General of Police and urged Malaysians to boycott the Bersih 5 rally on Saturday.

“If all the people supported them, what will happen in KL on November 19? If a murder occurs or a fight erupts, who will be responsible for that? The world and Malaysians will blame the government for not being able to overcome the illegal assembly.”

Ali Tinju went on to state that only five per cent of the 30 million Malaysians were out to cause trouble.

He urged people to make more police reports and to speak out against the two groups.

“I urge Malaysians to speak out, make reports, support the IGP and prevent anything untoward from happening on Saturday.”