Bersih Convoy: It wasn’t peaceful at Giant, Kuala Selangor!

16 Oct 2016

Three arrested for roughing up journalists covering Bersih event
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Kuala Selangor police chief Superintendent Ruslan Abdullah said the suspects were being investigated under Section 105 of the Criminal Procedures Code (arrest to prevent seizable offences) and Section 506 of the Penal Code (criminal intimidation).
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He said policemen who were deployed to the scene arrested the men on the spot, and police are working to identify their accomplices for further action.
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“Following the incident, police received a report from one of the reporters who said that they were surrounded by a group of men, who had forced and intimidated them into erasing their video recordings taken when covering the event.
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“Police were also told that several of the group members had grabbed her shirt during the commotion.
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“A team of policemen at the scene then intervened. They also arrested three men who had been identified as among those who had roughed up the reporters,” he said in a statement.

Read More : http://www.nst.com.my/news/2016/10/180690/three-arrested-roughing-journalists-covering-bersih-event

Ruslan said police have also received a report over the action of a group, believed to be Bersih supporters, distributing fliers which allegedly contained seditious messages in front of the supermarket.
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He said police have opened an investigation under Section 4(1)(c) of the Sedition Act 1948 over the matter.

Read More : http://www.nst.com.my/news/2016/10/180690/three-arrested-roughing-journalists-covering-bersih-event

Anti-Bersih scuffles: We just wanted to go eat, Umno Youth leader says

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Zikri Kamarulzaman

The anti-Bersih group which clashed with Bersih supporters yesterday in Kuala Selangor just wanted to have a meal, said an Umno Youth leader.

Armand Azha Abu Hanifa said they had no intention to cause a commotion.

“We had been building sand levees all morning… We wanted to eat,” he said, referring to the preparations made by the red shirts to help Kuala Selangor residents face the impending high tide.

“But you know, the boys were tired from lifting sand (bags), and when they got there they saw Bersih (handing out fliers)

“I told one of them (from Bersih) ‘brother, do it somewhere else, we want to eat’, but suddenly there was provocation,” Armand told Malaysiakini.

Yesterday scuffles broke out between anti-Bersih protesters and Bersih volunteers handing out fliers at the Giant hypermarket in Kuala Selangor.

The anti-Bersih group also manhandled and intimidated journalists covering the event.
Armand, however said he had tried to stop the fighting.

“From the start I tried to stop what happened to the journalists, to the Bersih people.

“But Malaysiakini reported that I started the provocation,” he claimed.

Malaysiakini in its report yesterday said Armand had shaken hands and hugged a Bersih volunteer.

However, it was reported that an associate of his was the one seen as starting the provocation.

Journos slam red shirts harassment under watch of party leaders

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Anti-Bersih 5.0 group to be investigated for criminal intimidation

Published on Oct 15, 2016

A group of men roughed up two Star Online reporters thinking that they were from Malaysiakini and asking them to delete photos and footage from their phone device. The reporters were covering the Bersih 5.0 convoy in Kuala Selangor on Saturday and a police report is being lodged.

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PETALING JAYA: The men who assaulted journalists from The Star who were covering the Bersih 5.0 convoy on Saturday will be investigated for criminal intimidation.

Police are expected to investigate the case under Section 506 of the Penal Code.

Under the provision, those found guilty of committing the offence face a maximum two-year prison term, or a fine, or both.

The journalists were harassed after witnessing about 30 anti-Bersih supporters on motorcycles intimidating the Bersih group outside a hypermarket in Kuala Selangor.

About five from the anti-Bersih group, some wearing red attire, started to harass two journalists and a videographer from The Star, and tried to stop them from recording and reporting the incident.

One of the journalists was harshly told to delete a video recording of the standoff that took place between supporters of both groups.

When she refused, they grabbed her by the collar of her t-shirt, pushed her, and shouted “delete, delete” at her.

The Star’s other reporter was also subjected to the same harassment when he tried to defend his colleague from further harassment, as more shouts of “Malaysiakini” were heard.

The Star’s videographer, surrounded by the group, was also forced to delete the visuals he had taken on his smartphone.

The group snatched the phone away from him and took a photo of his media tag.

Several policemen who arrived at the scene managed to control the situation.

Jamal Yunos says sorry over alleged assault against journalists

Jamal said that if the incident – captured on video – really occurred, it could have been unintentional.

“I apologise if there are any damages or injury, and so on, we will be responsible.

“I’m sure it happened by chance and was not intentional,” he said, referring to the group of reporters who were assaulted by the anti-Bersih group.

Jamal said he would get confirmation on the incident, adding that the Red Shirts did not want to cause violence.

He, however, added that as long as there was yellow, while Bersih exists, “we will be here.”

15 Oct 2016

Journalists roughed up at Bersih melee via

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[BM] Baju Merah UMNO ditangkap oleh pihak polis.

Kejadian berlaku di Giant, Kuala Selangor. Peserta Konvoi Bersih sedang membuat edaran risalah secara aman.

Tetapi kumpulan baju merah UMNO ini datang membuat provokasi. Seorang peserta Bersih telah dikasari sehingga baju terkoyak. Polis telah bertindak tegas dan mereka yang bertindak agresif.

Terima kasih kepada pihak polis atas bantuan mereka! Para peserta dalam keadaan selamat dan tiada kecederaan berlaku.

[ENG] UMNO Red Shirt arrested by the police.

The incident took place in Giant, Kuala Selangor. Participants of the Bersih Konvoi was handing out flyers peacefully.

But the UMNO Red Shirts came to provoke. One of the Bersih participant was roughed up and his shirt was torn. The Police took swift action by arresting them.

Terima kasih to the police for their assistance! The Bersih participants are safe and nobody is injured.

Bersih convoy disrupted by scuffles, media threatened

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What was supposed to be a calm event for Bersih’s convoy turned ugly following scuffles between the electoral reform group’s supporters, anti-Bersih individuals and media practitioners.

As part of its activity today, the convoy had split itself into three groups to distribute flyers to locals in Kuala Selangor in relation to the Bersih 5 rally.

The group stationed at the local Giant hypermarket, however, first saw a group of motorists – about 20 of them – circling the area twice.

It was thought that that would be the only case of intimidation but the situation started to change when Umno Youth exco leader Armand Azha Abu Hanifah arrived.

Armand and a Bersih supporter exchanged a handshake and a hug but a man beside Armand suddenly started provoking the Bersih supporter.

“Don’t disturb the people of Tanjung Karang!” the man, clad in a white ‘Hari Sukan Negara’ T-shirt, yelled.

The situation turned chaotic as the man started yelling for no pictures to be taken.

As a result, a videographer from The Star was forced to delete his video footage. He was also pinched while the anti-Bersih group forced him to do so.

More shouting and yelling ensued but police officers stationed nearby quickly came to intervene.

One of the police officers urged everyone – both Bersih supporters and the anti-Bersih group – to disperse.

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Pit stop untuk aktiviti seterusnya di Parit Raja, Johor.

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