15 Oct 2016
‘Jamal doing community service because hotel threatened by high tide’
Sekinchan state assemblyperson Ng Suee Lim has questioned the real reason behind the red shirts movement choosing community service over confronting Bersih today.
At a high tea event – part of electoral reform group Bersih’s convoy activity from Sekinchan to Kuala Selangor today – Ng “congratulated” the red shirts for being busy with the group’s purported community service.
Ng, however, claimed he was told that red shirts leader Jamal Md Yunos’ “Sekinchan Ikan Bakar Hotel” (Sekin Hotel and Resort) may become flooded due to the high tide.
“So he has to fortify it, if not…,” said Ng, to laughter from the crowd at the event in Kampung Permatang, Kuala Selangor.
“It’s not so much for community service, rather, more for (his) own personal interests,” added Ng.
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Jamal: Red shirts choose community service over confronting Bersih
The red shirts movement will not be confronting Bersih tomorrow as it will be busy with community service.
Sungai Besar Umno chief Jamal Md Yunos, who leads the movement, said his men will be aiding villagers who are being threatened by the high tide starting tomorrow.
“Tomorrow, the red shirts movement will not be confronting Bersih 5 which is believed to be travelling from Kuala Selangor to Sekinchan as we will be focusing on welfare work for the people of Sungai Besar and Selangor who will be facing the high tide phenomenon expected to take place from Oct 15 to 19.
“After these dates, we will fight the yellow shirts until…” he said in a Facebook posting, without finishing the sentence.
Jamal also questioned what Bersih was contributing while the local villagers face the threat of high tide.
Meanwhile, Sekinchan state assemblyperson Ng Suee Lim dismissed Jamal’s argument, stating that all preparations against the high tide were already in place.
“My people have made all the preparations. Sand bags and other items have been placed at the villagers while the bridges are also ready.
“The Bersih roadshow will go on as it demands for a clean and fair election and this is for the interest of all the people,” he said.