Jamal Yunos Threatens Riot At Petaling Street This Saturday
Deputy Home Minister Nur Jazlan warns against race-based rallies
“On behalf of the Home Ministry, I would like to say that such things (race-based demonstrations) only make matters worse and jeopardise public peace.
These do not benefit the country,” the Pulai MP said.
Speaking to reporters in Kuala Lumpur, Nur Jazlan urged Malaysians not to be influenced by those trying to organise demonstrations on the basis of ethnicity.
The call by Nur Jazlan (photo) also comes after Umno supported the Himpunan Rakyat Bersatu rally on Sept 16, to “defend Malay dignity”
Just yesterday, 8 October, an army veteran Mohd Ali, popularly known as Ali Tinju, threatened to hold a protest in Melaka Raya this Saturday following a debacle at a karaoke outlet that left 3 Malacca Immigration Department officers injured:
7 OCT: Jamal to organise another rally on 11 October to "save Selangor"
With a posting made on his official Facebook account, Jamal announced the “Selamatkan Negeri Selangor Daripada Kerajaan Pakatan Cacar Marba (Save Selangor from its Topsy-Turvy Government) calling for the public to join in with the cause.
“The Selangor state government are liars and traitors to its people… Deny the topsy-turvy government… Return the rights of Selangor citizens,” wrote Jamal on his Facebook account.
The demonstration is scheduled to take place this Sunday (Oct 11) at the Spectrum Ampang shopping mall.
Jamal will make an official announcement today, 7 October, at the Ampang police district headquarters to explain his intention
Previously, the Sungai Besar Umno division was arrested under Section 105 of the Criminal Procedure Code, which confers the police power to detain anyone to prevent civil unrest, among others.
Jamal had informed the media via WhatsApp that he would be lodging a police report regarding defamation against him on social media.
28 SEPT: Jamal Yunos announces another Red Shirt rally in Kajang
#Merah169 leader Datuk Jamal Md Yunos, who was arrested over a riot warning here last week, has announced plans for yet another mass rally, this time in Kajang.
The New Straits Times reported Sungai Besar Umno division chief as saying the rally is to protest against Kajang assemblyman Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail over alleged incompetency in resolving the constituents’ woes.
“I have on three occasions met with Kajang folk, comprising Malay, Chinese and Indians who claimed they had previously supported Wan Azizah but have since felt they were cheated and were disappointed with her."
The woes include flooding, traffic congestion and poor waste collection, he said.malaysiakini.com
Jamal, who was detained overnight for his threats on possible riots at Petaling Street, is not giving up and takes his arrest as "an inspiration"
“I take it as an inspiration and will fuel my fight to defend the federal constitution and the nation,” he reportedly told NST.
He earlier said he would take legal action against news portals for misconstruing his statement over the possible riot, leading to his arrest.
No remand was sought and the rally at Petaling Street was cancelled.
25 SEPT: Red Shirt rally organiser Jamal Yunos arrested
"Red shirt" rally leader Datuk Jamal Md Yunos was arrested by police tonight in connection with a protest expected to be held at Petaling Street tomorrow. Jamal, the Sungai Besar Umno chief, was detained by the Dang Wangi police serious crime division near the Ampang Jaya police headquarters after talking to the press at about 9pm.themalaysianinsider.com
Kuala Lumpur CID chief Senior Asst Comm Datuk Zainuddin Ahmad said Jamal was detained at the Ampang Jaya police station where he gave a statement to the police.
"We arrested him under Section 105 of the Criminal Procedure Code to prevent a crime from occurring over his alleged statements that riots would occur in Petaling Street," Zainuddin told The Star Online.
Sources said Jamal was being brought to Dang Wangi police headquarters and expected to be detained overnight. Jamal's press secretary, Durrany Izam, confirmed the arrest and said they would keep the media posted on further details.
"We are not fully informed about the arrest and when he is expected to be released. The lawyers and I will update the development of the case from time to time," said Durrany.
Earlier in the day, Deputy IGP Datuk Noor Rashid Ibrahim said police would summoned Jamal to Dang Wangi to record a statement over statements he made on Saturday's rally at Petaling Street which has now been called off.
The planned second red-shirt rally in Petaling Street has been cancelled on the advice of the authorities, said Malay Armed Forces Veterans Association president Mohd Ali Baharom, better known as Ali Tinju.
Ali Tinju, who admitted to being one of the organisers of Saturday’s protest, said the cancellation was to enable authorities to react to demands that more Malay traders be permitted to carry out business operations in Petaling Street.
Nur Jazlan to Jamal Yunos: Stop threatening to start a riot in Petaling Street
Deputy Home Minister Datuk Nur Jazlan Muhamad has told the red shirts to stop their threats of holding a rally in Petaling Street tomorrow, The Star reports.
While Malaysians, he added, were accorded freedom of speech, the “buck should stop” when racial sensitivities were touched on.
“That is why police were taking action. Even as a Malay, putting aside my position as a deputy minister and UMNO member, I think he should stop,” The Star quoted him as saying.
A couple of days ago red shirt rally front-man Datuk Jamal Md Yunos warned of the possibility of a riot taking place in Petaling Street on Saturday, due to the inaction by the government against traders in the area for selling fake goods.
Meanwhile, vendors in Petaling Street may close shops on Saturday and have been advised to lodge police reports in fear of riot threats by the "red shirts"
Kuala Lumpur Hawkers and Petty Traders Association chairman Datuk Ang Say Tee said about 400 of the 773 traders were afraid that there would be chaos like what happened on Sept 16 when the red shirt rally took place.
“Members have been calling and asking if they should close on Saturday. They fear that business will be disrupted.
“I have advised them to lodge police reports. We are afraid because we are doing business,” said Ang.
23 SEPT: Jamal Yunos to be hauled up by Cops over Petaling Street riot threat
The police will haul up Datuk Jamal Md Yunos for threatening to stage another protest at Petaling Street this Saturday.
Deputy Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Noor Rashid Ibrahim said that police would "definitely" take action against the Sungai Besar Umno chief, including arresting him if he is found culpable of instigating chaos.
Noor Rashid said investigation papers have been opened and added that Jamal will be called in for questioning soon, The Malay Mail Online reported.
He said Jamal can be detained under Section 143 of the Penal Code and Section 105 of the Criminal Procedure Code.
"If Jamal has indeed expressed threatening words, if we find him culpable inciting a riot, we will take action. We will call him in very soon," he noted.
He clarified that police had the authority to detain anyone under Section 105 of the Criminal Procedure Code as a preventive measure.
"We have the authority to carry out arrests to prevent any crime, including rioting, from happening," he added.
He said that the police will deploy officers to Petaling Street this weekend to ensure no chaos erupts, and urged the public not to be concerned.
“Police will definitely ensure no chaos happens ... people can still go there (Petaling Street),” he said.
City Police Chief Commissioner warns 'Red Shirt' against holding rally at Petaling Street
Action will be taken if the so-called red shirt protesters decide to go through with plans to hold another rally at Petaling Street this Saturday. City police chief Comm Datuk Tajuddin Md Isa said any action that disrupts public order or safety would not be tolerated.
“We have never agreed with street rallies or demonstrations. The protesters will face the full brunt of the police if indeed they decide to go on with the protest,” he told The Star Wednesday.
Comm Tajuddin said the police would not hesitate to take action on any individual or group that incites racial tension. “Our priority is the safety and security of the people,” he said.
He added that police have yet to receive any notice or request for permits from Sungai Besar Umno chief Datuk Jamal Yunos or any other individual to hold the rally.
“Any rally must go through the proper procedures. If they do want to have it, then the rally must be held at a proper place,” he said.
UMNO loudmouth and the most visible face behind the 'Red Shirt' rally, Jamal Md Yunos, is now threatening to bring protesters to Petaling Street in KL on Saturday, 26 September, if the authorities fail to act against Chinese traders there selling fake goods
The Sungai Besar UMNO Division Chief said he had met with the head of enforcement from the Ministry of Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism (KPDNKK) over his request for action and wanted the Ministry to act by Friday, adding that failure to act would see protesters descend upon the area, where businesses are largely Chinese-owned, reported The Malaysian Insider.
"If the authorities do not take action, I am 99% confident that a gathering will take place and maybe a riot will take place there as well," The Star quoted him as saying at Ampang Jaya police station
He also threatened the KPDNKK that he will not be responsible
"If (the ministry) does not act by Friday, if any chaos happens there, I will not be responsible. Those who go there will be as many as 5,000 people. I hope retailers associations and the Petaling Street traders will give their full cooperation. We don't want another 916 incident to happen again," Jamal said in reference to the September 16 Himpunan Rakyat Bersatu gathering in Kuala Lumpur.
The rally also saw a rowdy group of protesters attempting to breach police barricades blocking Petaling Street. Police then sprayed chemical-laced water into the crowd to disperse it.
The Umno leader has been stirring controversy with his remarks, such as asking for Petaling Street, also dubbed "Chinatown", to be opened to Malay traders, and for allegedly calling Chinese "pigs", which he insisted was not meant as an insult.
Roslan Mahayuddin, KPDNKK Enforcement Director, while speaking to The Malaysian Insider, said that he is shocked at Jamal's threats
"Why does he want to threaten the government now? How can he do that, that is not how we work," Roslan said, adding that he had met Jamal but declined to reveal what they discussed.
Roslan said that the ministry had already conducted 18 raids and inspections this year on Petaling Street traders, well known for selling fake branded goods such as bags and watches. Last year, 24 inspections were carried out.
Seizures worth RM1 million have been made to date, Roslan added.