16 Oct 2016
Three arrested for roughing up journalists covering Bersih event
Anti-Bersih scuffles: We just wanted to go eat, Umno Youth leader says
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
Anti-Bersih 5.0 group to be investigated for criminal intimidation
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.
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
[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
Pit stop untuk aktiviti seterusnya di Parit Raja, Johor.