20 September 2016
After ‘death threat’, Maria fears for her safety
Bersih chairperson Maria Chin Abdullah has admitted that she is concerned for her safety after receiving an alleged death threat.
On Wednesday, army veteran Mohd Ali Baharom, better known as Ali Tinju, was reported as warning Maria that she ‘tidak akan berjalan di atas bumi’ (will no longer walk on this earth).
“I am concerned about my personal security, but also that of my family, my steering committee members, because we are part of Bersih. We cannot stop them, but the police have not taken any action.
“If they (police) can ask (DAP lawmaker) Jeff Ooi to surrender then why not Ali Tinju, (who issued) almost a death threat against me?” she told Malaysiakini.
Yesterday, inspector-general of police Khalid Abu Bakar confirmed that police are investigating Mohd Ali under Section 506 of the Penal Code for criminal intimidation.
Meanwhile, Maria was also asked on the various reports lodged against her and Bersih.
“What Bersih is fighting for is not undermining the nation,” she replied.
14 September 2016
Ali Tinju is clearly a bully and a coward. He only picks on women.
‘Watch your back,’ Ali Tinju warns Maria Chin
PETALING JAYA: Bersih 2.0 Chairman Maria Chin Abdullah should watch her back or she may no longer “walk on this earth” (“tidak akan berjalan di atas bumi”), said Gerakan Merah leader Ali Tinju.
The former soldier, whose real name is Mohd Ali Baharom, issued the warning following Chin’s confirmation that the Bersih 5 rally will take place on Nov 19.
“I will ambush her in the near future. Even if I have to spend 10 years’ in prison, I don’t mind.
“Wait and see. She won’t feel peace and even with 10 or 20 bodyguards, we will whip them.
“She has to remember. I’m worried she may no longer walk on this earth. These are the words of a former soldier.
“Don’t challenge us or we will make it so that her legs point upwards and her head points downward to the ground (kaki dia ke atas, kepala dia ke bawah jalan),” he told FMT today.
Meanwhile, Ali said his group may also organise an “exercise session” in front of Chin’s house to “strengthen their hips”.
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If this is accurate, then Ali Tinju should be arrested
Ali Tinju to wiggle bums again to protest against Bersih 5
Gerakan Merah will hold “butt exercises” in front of the home of Bersih chairperson, Maria Chin Abdullah, “in the near future”.
Gerakan Merah president Mohd Ali Baharom led a group of army veterans to conduct the same “exercise” in front of the house of then Bersih co-chairperson, Ambiga Sreenevasan, in 2012.
This comes after Bersih announced it will hold its fifth mega rally in Kuala Lumpur on Nov 19.