27 August 2016
Catch them all or we will rally, red shirts tell police of TangkapMO1
Political pressure group Gerakan Merah today told police that it will stage a protest if no action is taken against those who participated in the student-led TangkapMO1 rally earlier today.
“We will wait for police to take action against the students, backed by opposition leaders, who demonstrated illegally in front of Sogo.
“If they fail to arrest them tonight or tomorrow, Gerakan Merah will stage a protest on Aug 29 at 2pm in front of the Dang Wangi police station in Kuala Lumpur,” its chief Mohd Ali Baharom, also known as Ali Tinju, said in a statement.
26 August 2016
Red shirts scrap counter-protest, Ali Tinju not keen on boxing with kids
Pertubuhan Pembela Nasib Melayu (Gerakan Merah) will not hold a counter demonstration against the ‘TangkapMO1′ rally scheduled to be held at Dataran Merdeka tomorrow.
“We, Gerakan Merah, will not hold a gathering or a protest because we respect the decision of the Kuala Lumpur police and Dang Wangi police.
“Gerakan Merah will follow the instructions of the police not to protest,” said its president Mohd Ali Baharom, who is better known as Ali Tinju, in a media statement.
“This (Tangkap MO1) is a gathering organised by schoolchildren who are learning how to demonstrate. So we will leave it to the authorities to take action against them,” he added.
Meanwhile, Sungai Besar Umno chief Jamal Md Yunus, who heads Himpunan Merah, also confirmed that the red shirts would not be involved in any counter-rallies tomorrow.
“If there are groups opposing the rally, it will not be my group,” he told Malaysiakini.
Jamal, however, is confident that the TangkapMO1 rally would fail to gain public support.
“It won’t be like Bersih. If these kids come, they will gather 100 or 200 people. If they manage to gather 1,000 or 2,000 people, that means they are successful,” he said.
PETALING JAYA: Bersih 2.0 organised the #TangkapMO1 rally after being intimidated by the Red Shirts, alleged Sungai Besar Umno Division Chief Jamal Yunos.
In a statement issued today, Jamal claimed the electoral reform group was using students as it feared its planned rally, Bersih 5, would be a flop.
“I advise students not to get involved with the #TangkapMO1 rally, which seems as though it has no end or motive.”
He did not give any evidence to prove his claims.