Thugs, hooligans, ruffians, samsengs….
We find them everywhere: DAP, UMNO, MCA, Perkasa, MIC…
‘Thugs’ fall out
May 12, 2016 – KUALA LUMPUR: Former soldier Mohd Ali Baharom, also known as Ali Tinju, has lodged a police report against Datuk Jamal Md Yunos after …
A ‘THUG’ QUITS!
Remember this guy, Ali Tinju? He says he leaves UMNO.
Two years ago, he made headlines for leading a group of army veterans in performing “butt exercise” in front of human rights advocate Datuk Ambiga Sreenivasan’s house.However, on Tuesday, the Malaysian Armed Forces Veterans president, Mohd Ali Baharom, made an announcement on his Facebook account that he was quitting Umno.Citing issues with the party leadership, Mohd Ali maintained that he was still a supporter of Barisan Nasional (BN).Mohd Ali lamented that Umno’s leadership was ruining Malays and Islam.
In 2012, a group of 15 ex-servicemen organised a “butt exercise” in front of Ambiga’s house in Bukit Damansara.
The demonstration was done in protest against Ambiga, whom the group dubbed “public enemy” for her attempts to tarnish the country’s name by organising the Bersih 3.0 rally.
Mohd Ali, who also goes by the nickname “Ali Tinju”, told Ambiga at the time that they would take action if the lawyer continued to tarnish the country’s name.
Source : The Rakyat Post
Ooi is the third journalist to be assaulted while on duty over the past two days.
Human rights NGO Suaram activists were attacked by a group of hostile youths after attending a rally in support of detained student Adam Adli at the Penang Esplanade last night.
They were chased by the group, some on motorbikes, and were accused of carrying weapons, which they did not.
A journalist with Oriental Daily, Ooi Choon Nam, was also hit during a scuffle resulting in a pair of damaged spectacles and light injuries on his right arm.
The incident happened at about 9.30pm as the 100 odd peaceful protesters, including Penang Suaram coordinator Sean Ho and PSM central committee member Soh Sook Hwa, were dispersing.
As Ho and Soh were leaving the field, they were suddenly confronted by the youths, who aggressively tried to block their way.
The situation grew tense as the duo were pursued and chased by the hostile group until they reached near the iconic Fort Cornwallis.
According to Ho, those on the motorbikes tried to ram him, and one machine hit his legs.
“We tried to leave the scene but they followed us shouting that we were armed and had guns,” he said later.
Journalist Ooi, who was on duty, armed with a digital camera, tried to intervene but a scuffle broke in which he took a hit to his face which sent his glasses flying to the ground.
The hostile youths continued to tail Ho and Soh, and one of the group’s members shouted through his loudhailer that the duo had weapons on them.
He repeatedly screamed, “Where are the weapons? Where are the guns? Let the police check them!”
Ho and Soh were later met by several police officers who managed to restore order, ordering the crowd of hostile youths and curious onlookers to disperse.
Ooi was brought to the Penang General Hospital for a check-up before lodging a report at the Jalan Pattani police station.
HISHAMUDDIN IS NOT SPARED BY MALAYSIAKINI READERS!
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FREE YOURSAY ‘The home minister is not paid to create uncertainty and fear. His job is to ensure the safety and security of the people even under the most trying circumstances.’
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YOURSAY ‘It is obvious BN thugs were the cause of the violent. Until now, no BN leaders have came out to calm their supporters.’
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Hisham blames Pakatan for political violences
The Home Minister suggests that Pakatan Rakyat had been taunting and provoking BN supporters, resulting in the increase in the number of political violences in the country.
BATU CAVES: Home Minister Hishammuddin Hussein today blamed Pakatan Rakyat for the recent violences affecting political ceramahs – interestingly mostly at Pakatan ceramahs, saying that they were disrupting the democratic process.
Hishammuddin, while admitting that the country was witnessing worsening political violences ahead of the general election, accused the opposition as the perpetrator.
“They claim they champion for democracy and freedom, but they are the ones disrupting the democratic process by saying all the nonsense, calling the police names although the police also protect their security.
“Maybe they do this to incite anger, to provoke reactions from the BN Youth.
Home Minister Hishammuddin Hussein has expressed concern that disruptions at political ceramah events may get worse as the general election draws closer.
He noted that there was not enough police on the ground but said the government will pool together resources from different agencies to ensure a safe general election.
“I see it getting worse and the way to deal with it (is for) all the relevant parties (to work together).
“I know the police has made plans to ensure the process of the general election goes through safely but the police on the ground is never enough,” said Hishammuddin after attending a BN Youth rally in Gombak, Selangor today.
Therefore, volunteer corps such as Rela and Malaysian Civil Defence Deparment (JPAM) would be roped in to help with the situation, he said.
“What they are doing now is to coordinate, so it (general election) will go through safely and the people can have their voices heard without trouble,” he said.
Furthermore, he said the contesting parties must also ensure their followers are disciplined.
He also warned the opposition against creating provocation such as insulting the police who would in fact be responsible for their safety.
One of DAP’s election campaign trucks has become the latest victim of political violence ahead of the much-awaited national polls.
A kerosene bottle had allegedly been thrown at the modified three-tonne truck – dubbed as ‘Ubah Dream Machine’ – in Kulai, Johor, at around 2am today.
DAP Wanita deputy publicity chief Wong Shu Qi said the graphic on the truck was slightly damaged due to the burn.
“Luckily no one had been hurt in the incident, as our member had woken up in the middle of the night and heard the sound. He didn’t sleep for the whole night (after the incident),” she posted on her Facebook page.
When contacted later, Wong said that DAP members had taken the truck for campaigning efforts in Skudai last night before driving to the house of a party member in Kulai.
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The ceramah, originally scheduled for 7.30 pm, was delayed by two hours and was eventually held in front of DAP’s Bandar Baru office.
Cops threatened to harm me, says MP
M Manogaran says an officer ordered him to stop his ceramah or face attack by baton-wielding riot police.
TELUK INTAN: Police threatened to harm Teluk Intan MP M Manogaran last night in a bid to stop a ceramah where he was scheduled to speak, the DAP politician alleged today.
He said a police officer rudely told him not to set foot on the field where the ceramah was scheduled and instructed riot police to attack if he were to disobey.
More than a dozen members of the Federal Reserve Unit were at the scene, armed with batons.
Manogaran did not identify the officer.
He said the venue, close to the HSBC office in Teluk Intan, was the alternative the police had suggested after disagreeing with the one the organisers had originally picked, which was the scene of a disrupted ceramah two weeks ago.
LAST WEEK’S INCIDENT:
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Cops rapped for chasing off hecklers’ victims
The Teluk Intan MP says the provocateurs should have been arrested.
PETALING JAYA: Teluk Intan MP M Manogaran today criticised the police for stopping his ceramah last night instead of acting against the group that disrupted it.
“They should have at least apprehended the provocateurs,” he told FMT, referring to about 30 young men allegedly carrying Barisan Nasional flags.
News reports said the intruders, travelling in a lorry, arrived at the ceramah venue some time after the function had started at 7.30pm. They screamed profanities and racist remarks, witnesses said.
“I am unhappy with the lack of police action,” said the DAP parliamentarian.
“They were shouting things like ‘Teluk Intan belongs to Malays’ and ‘DAP can go back.’ They proceeded slowly toward the crowd and became unruly.”
He said the situation would have turned ugly if he had not restrained his supporters and workers.
The group continued with their heckling even after the police had arrived, he added.
Hilir Perak OCPD Goh Kok Liang eventually advised the organisers to call off the forum, which would have seen the participation of several big names in DAP, including publicity chief Tony Pua and the party’s Perak chief, Ngeh Koo Ham.
Central Seberang Prai district police chief Azman Abd Lah said no arrests was made, as the protest was “a normal (situation) during the election” season.
Protesters disrupt pro-BN ceramah in Guar Perahu
Chaos erupted when a group of protesters comprising local villagers and PKR supporters tried to disrupt a pro-BN ceramah held at Sekolah Menengah Guar Perahu in Penanti on mainland Penang last night.
The group had gone into the school compound to stop the event – which centred on the bloody Lahad Datu incident, and the use of the word ‘Allah’ in the Malay Bible.
It is learnt that the group was protesting against the political ceramah being held in a school, when such premises are out of bounds to politics and politicians.
Hundreds of protesters – among them, state PKR Youth chief Amir Ghazali – gathered around the school compound from 9pm, but their bid to enter the site was put off by a 100-strong police force.
The Penang Gerakan headquarters in Jalan Macalister had been attacked by an unknown man, where a thrown brick punched a big hole in the glass door.
The incident took place about 12.15pm, when Gerakan leaders and several staff were around to hand over RM500 BR1M allowances to about five recipients.
“We were shocked when we heard a loud noise. Two bricks were thrown – one hit the door and the other got to our glass door,” said state Gerakan Publicity, Information and Communications chief Thor Theong Ghee.
“He was very bold, and even came into our reception area and sat for about one minute. Our staff managed to take photos of his act, and his vehicle number. We have lodged a police report,” he added.
Negri Sembilan’s Jelebu PAS division has denied a news report which alleged its members threw eggs at a BN speaker onstage during its ceramah at Felcra Ayer Hitam last Monday.
In denying the Malay daily Utusan Malaysia‘s report, Jelebu PAS deputy chief Nor Hanif Selamat claimed instead that it was their members who were the target in the 9.40pm incident, as firecrackers, bottles, rocks and eggs were thrown their way.
In fact, he claimed due to the attack, three people who were attending the Pakatan Rakyat ceramah taking place nearby, were injured after being struck by several of the bottles hurled by the BN supporters.
Rafizi argued that police inaction have forced Pakatan Rakyat leaders to hold Barisan Nasional chairman and Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, who has been silent on the matter, responsible for the violence.
Rafizi: Cops watched as Umno supporters attacked PKR Hq
UPDATED @ 01:59:17 PM 12-03-2013
By Syed Jaymal Zahiid
March 12, 2013
PETALING JAYA, March 12 — Suspected Umno members have again been implicated in a violent attack against the opposition, including a threat to torch PKR’s headquarters here yesterday, just days after the party’s leadership alleged assault by government supporters in Malacca.
Yesterday, hardline group GMM, a known pro-Umno outfit, had gathered in front of the PKR building in a protest against Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim who the group alleged is the instigator of the Sulu militants’ incursion of Sabah.
About 50 of them, wearing white tees printed with anti-Anwar motifs, took turns to pelt the building with rocks, eggs, sticks and traffic cones. The group also torched the party’s flag.
Party strategy director Rafizi Ramliclaimed the police from the Tropicana station, just two doors from the PKR headquarters, merely stood and watch.
“The violence is premeditated because they brought eggs, sticks and traffic cones specifically for (yesterday’s) event. Apart from behaving violently, these Umno followers had also threatened to torch our building which is a criminal offence.
“During the incident, not one police officer intervened to stop the violent conduct which is against the law. It is most embarrassing that the Tropicana police station is just two doors away,” he told reporters here.
Monday, 11 March 2013 17:35
5 INJURED AS VIOLENT PRO-UMNO group, shouting vulgarities, threaten to burn down PKR HQ
Written by Wong Choon Mei, Malaysia Chronicle
UPDATE5 PETALING JAYA – Umno-linked NGOs carried out a violent demonstration at the PKR headquarters in Tropicana, Petaling Jaya on Monday, demanding that Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim and vice president Tian Chua apologize and admit their alleged roles in the Lahad Datu intrusion.
The 3 NGOs were JMM or Pertunuhan Jaringan Melayu Malaysia, Waris Malaya and TIBAI.
At 5pm, shouting anti-Anwar slogans and singing the BN standard, ‘ini lah Barisan kita’, they marched from the corner coffee-shop to the PKR headquarters just a few shop-lots away.
They then demanded that Anwar come down if he was “anak jantan” (man enough) and answer their claims that he had master-minded the intrusion, for which the Najib administration has been caught badly wrong-footed and heavily criticized for being slow in responding to.
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The group of about 50 to 60 men started by throwing dozens of eggs at the PKR building. The situation spun out of control as some of participants became emotional and started to throw hard objects including stones, sticks and a traffic cone.
A ‘peaceful assembly’ held by three pro-BN groups turned chaotic as eggs, sticks and a traffic cone were thrown at PKR supporters outside the party headquarters this evening.
The three groups, comprising some 50 protestors, also burnt the PKR flag in front of the premises.
The gathering was apparently prompted by the purported involvement of PKR de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim in the incursion of Sulu militants into Lahad Datu, Sabah, last month. This accusation has been dismissed by Anwar.
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‘Videos prove Umno behind violence’
PKR has uploaded three video clips onto YouTube that show a rowdy crowd bearing Barisan Nasional flags harassing opposition leaders at a ceramah in Johor Bahru last week.
PETALING JAYA: Video clips showing Umno members harassing PKR leaders and preventing them from delivering a ceramah in Johor Baru last week have been uploaded onto YouTube, said PKR communication director Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad today.
He told reporters that the three video clips would make it impossible for Umno to deny that they were not behind the Jan 15 assault on the group, which comprised PKR leaders such as himself and PKR Johor Bahru division leader Tan Poh Lai.
“[Umno] cannot deny that this is their voice, this is their people,” he said prior to screening the video to reporters.
“This [violence towards Pakatan leaders] is ongoing, and I am disappointed that Umno’s highest leadership have not voiced out their opposition towards this,” he added.
(1) 20130115 Johor Bahru Seri Stulang
Published on Jan 15, 2013
A few Indian UMNO gangsters lead a group of young Malay Children to prevent PKR YB Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad, ADUN Seri Setia and Johor Bahru Parliamentary seat potential candidate Lawyer Tan Poh Lai from entering public flat at Seri Stulang, Johor Bahru for Political Speech. 15th Jan 2013
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Published on Jan 15, 2013
Malaysian children and teenagers posting undesirable hand gesture to YB, PKR leader and the world.
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OF DAP, MCA AND CLAIMS OF AUCTIONING OF PENISES
A Pahang DAP walkabout session at the Kampung Manchis new village in Bentong yesterday was marred by a minor scuffle when the group was confronted by about a dozen MCA members.
MCA member Lee Shu Hwa had went (sic) to see the group, which was led by Negri Sembilan DAP chief Anthony Loke, armed with news clippings highlighting issues involving the Rasah parliamentary constituency.
Ah Kaw, brother of Lee Shu Hwa, pulled Leong from behind by his shirt sleeve.
A short melee ensued after Bentong DAP chief Ching See Tai attempted to stop Ah Kaw. Shu Hwa reacted by angrily shoving Ching away.
On why he had tugged Leong’s shirt, Ah Kaw said he had wanted to ask the former why DAP had allowed one of its ceramah speakers to hurl lewd remarks against MCA leaders.
“I have proof… One (DAP speaker) said MCA had 15 members of parliament (and the public should) remove their (penis), place it in a glass case and auction it off.
Watch the video clip of the incident uploaded by DAP supporters depicted Ah Kaw pulling Leong from behind by his shirt sleeve.
UMNO got video, Pakatan also got ma!
|Harakahdaily,||27 December 2012|
Dec 27: While an “eye-witness video” has been making the rounds to show that participants of the ‘Orange Tour’ organised by National Felda Children’s Association (ANAK) were responsible for the violence last Sunday, another video has emerged showing how several youths from the mob verbally and physically attacked a convoy participant.
The one-minute video was posted on YouTube by pro-Pakatan Rakyat blogger ‘Milo Suam’, showing one of the youths making lewd hand gesture (pic) to a more older member of the ANAK convoy. Seconds later, he was surrounded by other members of the UMNO mob, one of whom slapped him.
Samseng upahan Umno serang, tolak dan lempang orang tua – MiLo SuaM
Pacuan Empat Roda Kembara Oren Cuba Langgar Peneroka FELDA Bukit Roka
Sinar Harian on Monday quoted an unnamed source as saying that the vehicle had hit a resident’s motorcycle.
Negri Sembilan Orange Convoy programme director Abdul Rahman Ramli later on Monday told Harakahdaily that the vehicle “slightly grazed a motorcyle by accident” when reversing to escape the mob attack.
An eye-witness video showing PAS-linked NGO Anak’s four-wheel-drive (4WD) vehicle driving into a crowd in Negri Sembilan last Sunday has surfaced to refute claims that the vehicle was unduly attacked.
The vehicle quickly comes to a stop, and the mob starts to hit it with flag poles, upon which it reverses away at a similarly high speed.
The vehicle, a yellow pick-up truck, was carrying a man at the back. He is seen in the video cowering as the truck reverses away.
Later in the video, a man is seen inspecting a motorcycle, while People’s Volunteer Corps (Rela) members are spotted amongst the mob.
Most of the mob were carrying BN flags.
The video was re-uploaded onto YouTube by blogger Anak Sungai Derhaka, purportedly after Razali removed the video from his Facebook page.
It is believed that the video captures what had happened before the windscreen and side mirror of the vehicle were smashed using flag poles by a group of angry men.
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Noraza Muda, who led the Felda Settlers Children’s Association’s (Anak) convoy in Pahang had his hands tied by an unnamed group trying to stop the convoy from entering a Federal Land Development Agency (Felda) settlement there last Saturday, Sinar Harian reported.
Quoting Maran PAS elections director Shamsuri Hussin, the daily said the group “stopped and tied together (Noraza’s) hands” at Felda Kampung Awah in Chenor.
The report yesterday, accompanied by a photograph of Noraza tied up, noted that he was tied up for 15 minutes, sparking anger among the convoy members.
It said the situation became calm when when Maran district police chief Sulaiman A Hamid intervened and instructed Noraza’s release.
However, in a report today, Sinar Harian said that Felda Kampung Awah village chief Asri Mohd Dahan denied that anyone from the village had laid a finger on the convoy members.
Two activists from Felda settlers pressure group Felda Settlers’ Children’s Association (Anak) suffered injuries after their convoy was attacked by BN supporters in Negri Sembilan yesterday morning.
The incident occurred when Anak’s 30-car convoy, part of the group’s Save Felda Orange Convoy roadshow, was stopped from entering Felda Bukit Rokan Utara, near Tampin.
They were barred from entering the Felda settlement by 100 BN flag-wielding youths, Felda employees and police personnel.
According to Anak president and PAS central committee member Mazlan Aliman, convoy member Naraza Muda sustained head injuries while another, Razali Rashad, had a gash on his eyebrow.
He said that the men sustained the injuries during the scuffle which also saw the mob smashing the windscreen of a four-wheel-drive vehicle, which was part of the convoy.
A coalition of pro-government groups has threatened to perform a ‘butt dance’ in front PKR de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim’s house.
“If he (Anwar) sticks out his (butt), we shall stick ours in front of his house, right or not?” said Malaysian Armed Forces Veterans Association (PVTM) president Mohd Ali Baharom to some 100 supporters, who enthusiastically shouted “right!”
(Kalau dia tonggeng lagi, kita akan tonggeng di depan rumah dia, betul tak betul?)
“We shall give him a warning, right or not? Don’t be insolent to (Barisan Nasional) BN leaders who have worked hard on the ground to help the people, right or not?” he continued.
Ali, also known as Ali Tinju, had previously gained notoriety for leading a ‘butt dance’ in front Bersih co-chairperson Ambiga Sreenevasan’s house on May 15.
He was leading a coalition of NGOs dubbed “Gabungan NGO Ali Tinju” in a rally outside the Umno general assembly venue to show support for Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak and his deputy Muhyiddin Yassin.
Meanwhile, IPMG chairperson Nazlee Aziz Yeop urged Malaysians to support BN because it is the only party that can safeguard the interests of all ethnic groups.
“Ladies and gentlemen, we need to remember that the Malays are (like an) elder brother. An elder brother to other races; an elder brother to the Chinese Malaysians; an elder brother to the Indian Malaysians; an elder brother to all.
Thugs are everywhere, even among the Opposition.
Is it a case of tit for tat? “We believe that you people did it to our vehicle, so we do it to yous, too.”
Teng, the former Pulau Tikus assemblyperson, called on both sides of the political divide to “control” their supporters and members.
He added that the responsibility was now in the hands of the leaders who should advise their members and supporters to refrain from these “degrading acts”.
In what is believed to be a tit for tat assault, the state Gerakan’s Pulau Tikus centre was “attacked” by unknown assailants early this morning.
Only three days earlier, the Penang DAP headquarters and three other service centres had been splashed with red paint.
But instead of paint, the unidentified attackers had thrown coffee and eggs at the Gerakan centre, which is run by its state chief Dr Teng Hock Nan.
When contacted, Teng was upset and said the act was “politically motivated”.
Although it seems a very small attack, Teng said the meaning or message behind the act was very bad.
BN truck splashed with red paint
Posted on 7 September 2012 – 05:40pm
GEORGE TOWN (Sept 7, 2012): Penang Barisan Nasional (BN) are crying foul over one of it’s war trucks – a mobile ‘ceramah’ platform – that was splashed with red paint.
The deed was discovered at about 7am today when the driver went to take the truck which was parked at the state Gerakan headquarters in Jalan Macallister here.
A can of paint and a plastic bag smeared with paint was found near the truck.
State BN Youth chief Oh Tong Keong lamented the incident saying that political violence should not occur.
He said no party across the political divide should engage in such acts of political sabotage as the country practises democracy.
“We live in a democratic society and should use debates, dialogues and discussions to make a point and not our fists,” he said when asked for comments regarding the incident at a press conference.
BN Youth have since lodged a police report at the Jalan Patani police station.
Today’s incident comes just a week after PKR’s “Jelajah Merdeka” (Merdeka Trail) tour bus had its windscreen smashed and splashed with red paint in Kota Bharu, Kelantan.
Saturday September 8, 2012
Barisan’s mobile ‘war truck’ splashed with red paint
GEORGE TOWN: Paint-splashing vandals have struck again in the city.
Their latest target was Barisan Nasional’s mobile “war truck” which has been splattered with red paint.
The lorry parked inside the compound of the state Gerakan headquarters in MacAlister Road was found with red paint on its front at around 7am yesterday.
The “war truck” has a sound system, a projection screen and opens up into a small stage for Barisan leaders to use.
Penang Barisan Youth chief Oh Tong Keong said a can of red paint was found near the locked front gate of the compound.
“We don’t have a CCTV recording of the incident but such an action is regrettable.
I think that this DAP assemblyman is naive. Why should the Police come quickly. They’re the Police. They don’t need to hurry. They expect us to go later and report to them at the police station. That’s a fact of life in Malaysia.
In July, when I was attacked by residents of my housing area, led by DAP office holders, my wife called the police. After 15 minutes, police had not arrived. When I escaped into my son’s car, the mob besieged us. I called the police again, and the police station officer said, “We know about the incident, coming already.” After 15 more minutes, the police were nowhere around. We were allowed to leave not because the mob leaders were so kind but simply because we blocked the whole road, jamming up the traffic. We got away, NO THANKS TO THE POLICE.
Ten minutes after that, my wife called and said, “The police just arrived and they want to see.”
From first call to arrival of the police patrol car: 40 minutes.
At the police station later, the Inspector said, “You must call us; we’ll be there in 10 minutes.”
Should I have laughed out loud in his presence? In 10 minutes?
“I made eight calls to the police (in all), two during the incident, and six calls afterwards to scold them. I will ask my assistant to lodge a police report soon,” DAP’s Komtar assemblyperson Ng Wei Aik.
Claiming that his official car had been vandalised by several protestors last night, the DAP’s Komtar assemblyperson Ng Wei Aik has threatened to send the bill for repairs to the Penang police.
This, he said, is because they had failed to respond to two distress calls made at 8.33pm and 9.15pm.
A police patrol car only arrived 40 minutes later, he claimed, when the Jalan Pattani station is just several metres down the road from the location of the incident – outside the venue of the state DAP Hari Raya open house.
Ng, who is also Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng’s political secretary, alleged that there were special branch officers around but that they did not do anything to help ease the situation.
The protestors allegedly comprised some 20 hawkers who claimed that they have been deprived of doing business at Padang Kota Lama because their applications for licences have been rejected by the Penang municipal council (MPPP).
They turned emotional, shouting for their demands to be heard by Lim and hitting cars carrying state government officials as they were leaving the venue.
“They damaged my vehicle which is a public asset. I will send the bill to the police, to protest their failure to protect the public,” Ng told a press conference today.
“There are scratches on my car. Two or three protestors jumped on my car and squashed the hood. They even hit a volunteer security personnel.”
When Ng called the police the second time, he asked if they were “sleeping on the job and earning their salaries blindly”.
“What if people were injured or had died? (Would the police take responsibility) for that? Isn’t it their responsibility to protect the public?”
A group of 20, who claimed to be hawkers working at the Esplanade in Penang, stormed a DAP Hari Raya open house in Jalan Pattani tonight.
The hawkers carried placards with messages like “where are your promises Guan Eng?” and “what will become of our fate at Padang Kota Lama?”
They protested in front of the venue for about 30 minutes before being asked to leave.
They claimed to have been prevented from plying their trade at the Esplanade even though they had attempted to apply for licenses.
Hawker M Balakrishnan, 65, said he had been doing business at the area for eight years before being stopped by enforcement officers from the local council (MPPP).
He claimed his application for license to operate as a roadside masseur was rejected without reason.
Several men tried to stop cars with government officials from leaving the premises, and even hit the cars. However members of a security corp stopped them.
A police mobile van appeared on the scene only after the group had left, and the commotion over.
The event was attended by about 300 people, and if not for the protest, was a peaceful Hari Raya gathering.
The group which protested denied they were members of Perkasa or Umno, saying they were ordinary hawkers who victimised by the state government.
A man, claiming to be a hawker, recognised this Malaysiakini journalist by name, and when asked if he were from the Malay rights organisation, said “it looks like me, sounds like me but it’s not me”.
The open house was attended by several DAP leaders including Ng Wei Aik (Komtar), Liew Chin Tong (Bukit Mertajam); Jeff Ooi (Jelutong), Lydia Oh (Berapit) and top leaders from PKR – Deputy Chief Minister I Mansor Othman (Penanti) and state executive councillor Abdul Malik Abul Kassim (Batu Maung).
PKR bus attacked by ‘samseng’ in Kelantan
PKR to press on with electoral roadshow despite attack on bus
PETALING JAYA, Sept 1 — PKR said today it will continue its “Jelajah Merdeka Rakyat” roadshow after its bus — customised for the pre-election tour — was damaged on its maiden journey in a pre-dawn attack by unidentified hooligans in Kelantan.
The urban-based multiracial opposition party suggested that the assault may be politically-motivated as part of an attempt to cripple its efforts to win over the crucial Malay votes ahead of national polls due soon.
The party’s top leaders including president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail and her husband, Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, were part of the entourage yesterday heading into the rural Malay heartland in four states that have long been regarded as the fortresses of its political foe Umno, the grand old Malay party that has been the lynchpin of the ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition.
“Keadilan will continue Jelajah Merdeka Rakyat as planned and Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s group will tour Perak, Perlis and Kelantan until Sunday,” PKR deputy president Azmin Ali told reporters today.
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PKR blames Najib, Umno for bus attack
The bus which is being used for the party’s “Jelajah Rakyat Merdeka” campaign was splashed with red paint and its windscreen cracked.
PETALING JAYA: PKR deputy president Azmin Ali has blamed Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak and Umno over an attack on the party’s bus that is being used for the party’s “Jelajah Rakyat Merdeka” campaign.
“The culture of gangsterism and threats has been the practice and main weapon of enemies, especially Umno to curb PKR and Pakatan Rakyat’s march forward.
“Najib’s silence clearly approves these actions. It is a culture brought by Najib,” he said.
“Even former prime ministers Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Abdullah Ahmad Badawi never protected gangsters,” he told a press conference at the PKR headquarters this morning.
The bus is currently on the way to Grik which marks Anwar’s campaign in Perak.
|9:54AM Sep 1, 2012|
PKR’s Jelajah Merdeka Rakyat Series which kicked off yesterday was marred by an incident where one of its buses was smeared with bright red paint in Kota Bharu.
Kelantan is the party’s second stop in its three-day’s programme across the Malay heartland.
The incident, according to a Facebook posting by PKR de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim, occurred at about 5am today.
The windscreen on the driver’s side of the bus was smashed and splashed with red paint. Another window was reportedly damaged.
It is uncertain who the culprits were, but Anwar noted in his Facebook entry that “samseng bermaharajalela” (gangsters are king).
Anwar’s aide Najwan Halimi said that the incident took place in front of Kota Bharu’s Siti Khadijah market just before dawn. He said a police report will be lodged on the attack later today.
According to Anwar, the bus trip was supposed to be PKR’s version of giving meaning to the 55th Merdeka celebrations.
IT IS INCREASINGLY COMMON FOR CERTAIN PARTIES/GROUPS TO RESORT TO VIOLENCE TO INTERRUPT OR STOP OTHERS FROM HOLDING THEIR MEETINGS.
I DON’T MEAN THE POLICE TRYING TO STOP BERSIH 3.0.
READ ON AND DISCOVER WHOM I REFER TO.
Free Malaysia Today
Indraf brothers assault: Three surrender to police
According to lawyer V Ganabatirao, who was one of those attacked, the suspects are also allegedly wanted for a muder case in Klang.
PETALING JAYA: Three men sought over the the assault of Indraf 2.0 organisers, V Ganabatirao and V Pappa Raidu last Wednesday, turned themselves in at the Klang police last night.
In the incident, Ganabatirao and his brother Pappa Raidu, were attacked by three men as they were heading towards their car after attending a funeral in Taman Mutiara, Klang.
Ganabatirao suffered injuries to his nose. He was discharged on June 1 while his brother who required surgery for a broken hand was discharged yesterday from a private hospital in Klang.
“My sources told me that the three had surrendered themselves at Klang Utara police station last night. The police want us to attend an identity parade at 5pm today.
“Three weeks before attacking us, two of the three who assaulted us were arrested in connection to a murder case in Klang,” claimed Ganabatirao.
Indraf brothers assaulted, BN blamed | Free Malaysia Todaywww.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2012/05/31/… – Cached
For earlier reports, see
1 Two Indraf leaders hospitalised with fractures
… on Wednesday night by three men. V. Ganabatirao, 39, and his brother Raidu … Ganabatirao claimed the assault was linked to the Indraf 2.0 …
thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2012/5/31/nation/… – Cached
PKR deputy Azmin Ali’s residence has been disturbed for the second time under 24 hours as a group of 50 people staged a 20-minute protest against him this afternoon.
According to eyewitness Hassan Yusoff, the group of alleged Umno Ampang division members convened at a road opposite of Azmin’s residence at about 4pm, brandishing placards while shouting anti-PKR slogans.
Hassan said the group chanted, “PKR is a liar, Azmin is corrupt.”
The incident took place a day after some 20 bikers revved their engines outside Azmin’s residence last night.
Azmin (left), however, is not at home today. He is on a two-day trip to Sabah to meet party leaders to finalise preparations for the coming general election.
Free Malaysia Today
Indraf brothers assaulted, BN blamed
DAP’s P Ramasamy claims that the violent beating of V Ganabatirao and his brother Papa Raidu was ‘BN-inspired’.
PETALING JAYA: The assault on two Indian Rights Action Force (Indraf) leaders last night was inspired by the Barisan Nasional government, alleged DAP deputy secretary-general P Ramasamy.
He claimed that Indraf leaders, V Ganabatirao and his brother Pappa Raidu, were assaulted as they were gaining support among the Indians masses.
“Some quarters felt that the success of the recent Indraf 2.0 gathering was a threat to their standing,” he added, without naming anyone.
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Selangor DAP state committee member V Ganapathi Rao and his brother V Papparaidu who are leading the Hindraf splinter group Malaysian Indian Voice (MIV) suffered bone fractures after three BN supporters assaulted them in Klang last night.
Ganapathi Rao told Malaysiakini this morning that the assailants armed with a car steering lock and metal objects attacked the duo at a road junction at Taman Mutiara.
Resulting from the 10-minute attack, Ganapathi Rao (above, centre, Papparaidu on the right) suffered a nasal bone fracture, swollen jaw and several bruises while Papparaidu’s right arm was broken and shoulder dislocated.
www.malaysiakini.com/news/199508 – Cache
Lim Kit Siang for Malaysia
Call on Cabinet to initiate an All-Party Conference to nip in the bud the political culture of aggression, thuggery and violence which will mar the holding of free, fair and clean general election
The Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak is at it again – making sweet-sounding highfalutin speeches at international forums but doing the very opposite in the country.
Addressing the 26th Asia Pacific roundtable last night, Najib called on Asian countries to reject the use of force and violence in resolving conflicts.
What struck Malaysians is not his call on Asian countries to reject the use of force and violence in resolving conflicts, but his conspicuous silence and his government’s failure in the past month to stand up and be counted to condemn and dissociate themselves from a new political culture of aggression, thuggery and violence disrupting Pakatan Rakyat functions and activities.
As a result, Malaysians are reminded of his other sweet-sounding highfalutin speeches at international forums calling for a Global Movement of Moderates to unite against extremists, but inside the country, his three-year premiership has seen the unprecedented manifestation of extremism not only officially sanctioned but carried out with impunity and immunity when laws of the land are violated.
The latest incident of growing political culture of aggression, thuggery and violence was the disruption of the Pakatan Rakyat ceramah in Lembah Pantai last Thursday, and other recent incidents include the vandalism and thuggery at the PAS ceramah in Kampung Sayong Lembah, Kuala Kangsar; the high-tea event in Merlimau, Malacca to feature Bersih 2.0 co-chairperson Datuk Ambiga Sreenivasan; the campaign of intimidation to violate the privacy of Ambiga outside her house at Bukit Damansara, Kuala Lumpur and the Perkasa “funeral rite” in front of Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng’s house in Penang.
All Malaysians are struck by Najib’s glaring and prolonged silence on the escalation of incidents of aggression, thuggery and violence particularly at Pakatan Rakyat events and functions which made his call last night to Asian countries to reject the use of force and violence in resolving conflicts sounds so hollow.
The question Malaysians are asking is whether Najib is prepared to walk the talk and renounce the use of force and violence in resolving conflicts in the country, and in particular, to retract his “crushed bodies, lives lost” declaration in his speech at the 2010 UMNO General Assembly to defend UMNO power at all costs in Putrajaya as well as a pledge to accept the verdict of the Malaysian voters in the next general election including a peaceful transition of federal power from Barisan Nasional to Pakatan Rakyat?
The Cabinet meeting tomorrow will provide Najib with the opportunity to prove that he is not making sweet-sounding highfalutin speeches at international forums but doing the very opposite in the country by specifically speaking out clearly against the political culture of aggression, thuggery and violence.
An independent, impartial and credible Election Commission should be convening a Roundtable Conference of Political Parties to check the political culture of aggression, thuggery and violence as such incidents will undermine the holding of any free, fair and clean election in the forthcoming 13th General Election.
This, unfortunately, is not a feasible proposition as the Election Commission has lost public confidence and credibility as an independent and impartial body which could be trusted to carry out its constitutional mandate to conduct free, fair and clean elections, and this is why the sixth of the Eight Demands of Bersih 2.0 is “Strengthen Public Institutions”.
Recently, the Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin claimed that the government already agreed to implement seven out of Bersih 2.0’s eight demands, but this was immediately rebutted by Bersih 2.0 which said that the govermment was only acting on one of its Eight Demands.
On its sixth demand on “Strenthening Public Institutions”, this was Bersih 2.0’s response in its statement dated 24th May 2012:
“6. Strengthening Public Institutions
“The situation with respect to this has in fact deteriorated, with the controversy surrounding the membership of UMNO by both the Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson of the EC still unresolved. In addition, there are comments by the Deputy Chairperson of the EC to the effect that he still considers himself a ‘government servant’, which implies he is still obedient to the will and instructions by government. This is contrary to his position as a member of the EC, which should be independent of government.
“This begs the question: If the EC has failed to perform its most basic duty of managing and protecting the integrity of the electoral roll, how can the EC still be entrusted to implement major and crucial reforms for the electoral system? The EC has proven that it is not independent and no longer commands public confidence. The EC must resign immediately and be replaced by new members who command public confidence.”
In these circumstances where the Election Commission cannot be expected to be the independent and impartial body entrusted with the duty to conduct free, fair and clean elections, the Cabinet tomorrow should take the decision to convene an All-Party Roundtable Conference to nip in the bud the rise in the political culture of aggression, thuggery and violence which if left unchecked, will mar the holding of free, fair and clean election.
DAP and Pakatan Rakyat are prepared to fully play our role to eliminate the political culture of aggression, thuggery and violence.
The question is whether UMNO and Barisan Nasional parties are equally committed to the peaceful democratic and constitutional process as to make an All-Party Roundtable Conference to end the politics of aggression, thuggery and violence a success.
blog.limkitsiang.com – Cached
Monday, 28 May 2012 07:03
Thug Culture & UMNO’s Dilemma
UMNO Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin has denied that his party was a culprit for arranging ill mannered youths and burly looking men to disrupt Pakatan and Bersih gatherings around the country. However, these ruffians have proudly displayed their allegiance and association with his party by wearing UMNO’s t-shirt and waving UMNO’s flag.
UMNO has appeared to have outsourced brainless, use of violence and intimidation and gutter politics to their extreme right-winged association, the Perkasa which is being led by a shameless and noisy opportunist from Kelantan, Ibrahim Ali.
Khairy has denied his party being the chief culprit but he has not come out to criticize these atrocious actions of causing harm and nuisance to his oppositions and the public. He can’t come down hard on Perkasa and their goons because his nemesis Dr Mahathir, who is the party’s patriarch, had categorically asked UMNO to accept and support Perkasa.
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The likes of Umno Youth thugs turning Malaysia into a banana republic
Posted by omong on March 4, 2009
Among decent right-minded people, we know that the way to solve disputes is by talking and not by pushing and shoving.
What’s more, one side cannot take advantage of the other because of any perceived weakness such as size or disability. That is not a fair fight. It’s called bullying.
Of late, politicians have been shoving, calling each other names and doing everything gross and crude to gain an advantage over their political adversaries.
And when called out on these, they refuse to apologise, thereby setting new levels of low in political culture and behaviour.
We used to shout out that big powerful countries should not bully small ones. Yet at home, we see a whole group of able-bodied people behaving aggressively towards an old man in a wheelchair.
Apparently this behaviour is warranted because he said some bad words about the group.
Does this warrant such aggression? Isn’t this a bit like saying that girls who wear miniskirts deserve to be raped? Or maybe this group of thugs does believe this.
Do their leaders admonish them? No, they provide excuses instead. They cannot control their followers, they said. That is a bit like Israel saying they can’t control what their F16s hit on the ground in Gaza.
Leaders who say they cannot control their followers do not deserve that title.
Is it really too much to ask for a return to civility in our politicians? Do we seriously need all this bad-temperedness just because they can’t get what they want?
I don’t know what bubble our politicians live in that they seem totally oblivious to the rest of us.
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THUGGERY: THE INCIDENTS INCREASE BY THE DAY/NIGHT!
www.malaysiakini.com/news/198987 – Cached
Vandals struck at an opposition ceramah again, this time at an event featuring former Perak MB Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin in Perak where eleven cars were splashed with blue paint.
The Bukit Gantang MP said he was addressing an audience of about 400 at a PAS ceramah in Kampung Sayong Lembah, Kuala Kangsar yesterday when he received a slip of paper informing him of the incident.
www.malaysiakini.com/news/198986 – Cached
Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin today denied that the dominant BN party has issued a directive to disrupt opposition ceramah programmes.
Condemning the purported violence that saw rocks and water bottles being thrown at participants of an opposition ceramah, Khairy who is Rembau MP, called for a stop to such intimidation and aggression.
Friday, 25 May 2012 13:21
Violence greets Anwar and Nurul at PKR ceramah
KUALA LUMPUR— A PKR ceramah featuring Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and daughter Nurul Izzah Anwar turned ugly when the crowd as well as opposition leaders were pelted with stones and eggs.
Tensions were already running high before the event began last night, as the scheduled PKR function was located a mere 100 metres away from another ceramah — one organised by Umno.
Some 100 Lembah Pantai Umno youth members were earlier seen blocking the main road leading to the PKR ceramah venue, carrying banners which read “Anwar causes violence in this country.”
PKR’s ceramah had an unceremonious start as guest speakers tried to speak as loudly as they could to compete with the Umno ceramah nearby.
Chaos occurred when Nurul Izzah was about to speak — the wiring to the sound and lights system was cut, delaying the Lembah Pantai MP’s speech by a good 15 minutes.
Shortly after she spoke, Anwar arrived and that was when the stone- and egg-pelting commenced.
www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/nurul–izzah… – Cached
Nurul Izzah claims office pelted with eggs
KUALA LUMPUR, May 25 — This morning just hours after opposition supporters and leaders were pelted with stones and eggs during last night’s PKR ceramah, Lembah Pantai MP Nurul Izzah Anwar found her office premises littered with broken eggshells.
Angered, the PKR vice-president alleged today that the “thuggery” was likely “done under instruction” from Barisan Nasional (BN) leaders, whom she said were determined to instil fear among opposition supporters ahead of the coming polls.
“We certainly feel that because there is no condemnation from the prime minister and the Federal Territories minister, this alludes to the fact that all these acts were likely done under instruction,” she told The Malaysian Insider.
Free Malaysia Today
Best democracy in the world – mobocracy
–>May 25, 2012
Now, Malaysia is under mob-rule which will be used to defend Putrajaya at all costs.
The Malaysians who oppose clean, free and fair elections, otherwise known as Umno and their cronies, have claimed two casualties; democracy and the rule of law.
In place of democracy, we now have mobocracy. S Ambiga and her neighbours have been targeted. Now anything to do with Bersih and the opposition are subject to mob attacks. How soon before the same happens to ordinary citizens like you, should you disagree with Umno policy?
5/25/2012 · The Malaysians who oppose clean, free and fair elections, otherwise known as Umno and their cronies, have claimed two casualties; democracy and the rule of …
4:00PM May 22, 2012
The throwing of eggs and stones at an event for Bersih co-chairperson Ambiga Sreenevasan in Merlimau, Malacca, last Saturday was an attempt by certain quarters to sabotage Perkasa and Umno, Perkasa chief Ibrahim Ali has claimed.
www.malaysiakini.tv/video/23955/eggs–and–stones–thrown… – Cached
Sunday May 20, 2012
Youths pelt Opposition talk attendees with eggs and stones
By ALLISON LAI
MALACCA: An Opposition high tea programme in Merlimau turned ugly when hundreds of youths turned up and pelted those attending the function with eggs and stones.
The youths also surrounded and damaged the vehicles of at least two people, one of which belonged to a DAP assemblyman.
The youths had gathered there after hearing that Bersih co-chairman Datuk S. Ambiga was invited to give a speech at the ceramah which was supposed to begin at 5pm yesterday. However, she did not turn up.
The youths, all clad in red T-shirts, hurled abuses at several local community leaders who came for the function held at a field here.
The group shouted Bersih Bodoh (Bersih is stupid) and Halau (Drive them out).
thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2012/5/20/nation/… – Cached
Photos from Malaysiakini
7:44PM May 19, 2012
Watch Ambiga on video
In a Bersih Youtube posting later, Ambiga (right) said she had wanted to attend the event but decided against it after being advised by organisers.
www.malaysiakini.com/news/198440 – Cached
7:44PM May 19, 2012
An angry mob pelted two DAP state assemblypersons and party supporters at a high tea event in Merlimau, Malacca today that was to feature Bersih 2.0 co-chairperson Ambiga Sreenevasan.
When contacted, Ayer Keroh state rep Khoo Poay Tiong said the some hecklers had attacked him and Bandar Hilir rep Tey Kok Kiew while they were leaving the venue after the event.
“A stone hit me and the eggs hit our vehicles. One of our members’ windshield was also broken,” he said.
Earlier, Malaysiakini’s phone conversation with Khoo prior to the attack was cut off after incessant screaming was heard in the background.
Khoo said some 200 people whom he claimed were linked to Malay rights group Perkasa, had blocked off the main entrance leading to the event in Malacca organised by the Malacca PAS Supporters’ Club.
“Anyone who wants to come in has to use the kampung road, and police have advised people not to attend to event,” he said.