Some people say the strangest things but then, maybe he has enough buying power to get recruits from the MCA, Gerakan, er, what else?
19 Nov 2016
DID YOU SEE ANY CHINESE IN RED SHIRTS?
There were some Banglas….
KUALA LUMPUR: It appears that Red Shirts leader Jamal Yunos might not make it to his own Bersih 5 counter-rally this morning.
Jamal, who is also the Sungai Besar Umno division chief, was arrested by police at a hotel he was staying in.
In a statement posted on a WhatsApp group earlier today, Jamal said he was taken to Selangor police headquarters in Shah Alam at around 1.30am.
“I was about to leave the hotel (when the police arrested him),” said Jamal.
He however, expressed hope that even in his absence, the Red Shirts’ rally tomorrow will still go on.
“I hope my arrest will not break the spirit of my Red Shirts supporters.”
The group’s legal adviser Mohd Imran Tamrin when contacted at about 2am, said he along with several others were on the way to the police headquarters to gather more information.
It is believed that Jamal’s arrest was conducted under Section 147 of the Penal Code for rioting.
18 Nov 2016
Elusive Jamal applauds police for arresting Bersih leaders http://dlvr.it/MhXYGX .
Sungai Besar Umno chief Jamal Md Yunos has applauded the arrests of Bersih chairperson Maria Chin Abdullah and Bersih secretariat manager Mandeep Singh ahead of the Bersih 5 rally tomorrow.
However, Jamal himself, who leads the red-shirts movement and will hold a counter-rally against Bersih tomorrow, remains elusive as no one appears to know his exact location.
Police have thus far arrested one of Jamal’s lieutenants, Razali Zakaria, who acted as spokesperson when the red-shirts began camping at Masjid Negara today, one of Bersih’s gathering points tomorrow.
“The arrests of Maria and Mandeep by the police are justified to maintain peace in the country.
“It is obvious that Bersih has an evil agenda to incite the people to take to the streets and topple Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak’s government, which was democratically elected through elections,” Jamal said in a statement.
He also criticised Malays who backed Bersih.
14 August 2016
Forty percent of Red Shirts will be Chinese, Jamal vows
The upcoming Himpunan Merah rally will feature some 40 percent Chinese Malaysian participation, pledge rally organiser Jamal Mohd Yunus.
The Umno Sungai Besar division leader conceded that group’s previous rally in September last year attracted a Malay-only crowd, but said this issue has been addressed.
“The difference with the rally this time around is that we have an understanding between Malays, Chinese, and Indians, and this time we will come together, unlike before…
“I have discussed this for nearly two weeks, so there won’t be any problems and I am confident that if the rally is to go ahead, 40 percent of the participants would be Chinese.
“We have discussed; we have prepared. We are serious in this matter and not just fooling around,” he told reporters today.
As of noon today, he claimed, some 58,000 people have pledged support to the Himpunan Merah movement, along with nearly 600 NGOs nationwide.
He added that 50,000 Himpunan Merah t-shirts, have already been printed, 5,000 of which will begin distribution today at RM10 each. A nationwide roadshow will also be held to promote its cause.
Jamal maintained his aim of drawing 300,000 participants to his ‘Red Shirt’ rally, which is meant as a counter-demonstration to the Bersih 5 rally. A 40 percent Chinese participation would mean that 120,000 of targeted 300,000 Red Shirts would be ethnic Chinese.
Jamal gets 50,000 red shirts ready for big rally
To be sold at RM10 a piece to those taking part in a counter-demonstration to Bersih’s anti-Najib protest.
KUALA LUMPUR: After “Red Shirt” leader Mohd Ali Baharom or Ali Tinju offered 5,000 youths RM10 an hour for what he called charity work, “Red Shirt rally” organiser Jamal Md Yunos has printed 50,000 t-shirts to be sold to rally-goers at Putra World Trade Centre.
The shirts will be sold at RM10 a piece, to be worn by participants of the “Red Shirts Rally 2.0” which is meant to counter the Bersih 5 rally by the reform group which seeks to force prime minister Najib Razak to resign.
Jamal told reporters today: “We will not hesitate to go down on the same day, at the same time and in the same place. I, alongside my friends from non-governmental organisations from around the country are taking this seriously. This is not a joke.”
Last week, Ali Tinju said that he planned to gather 5,000 youths to carry out what he called charity work, at RM10 an hour. They would only be required to wear a shirt bearing the slogan “Defend the government, its leaders and country”.
Jamal said he was confident that Ali Tinju and himself would succeed in having a bigger turnout compared to a similar rally last year.