Photo raises fears of troublemakers within Bersih 5


PETALING JAYA: A photo of Jamal Yunos with three youths wearing Bersih 5 t-shirts has given rise to fears that the Red Shirts movement will plant some of its supporters among the yellow shirts in the protest rally planned for this Saturday.

The photo is said to have gone viral on social media, raising questions as to Jamal’s motive for the pose, theSun reported yesterday.

Weighing in on the issue, Bersih 2.0 chairperson Maria Chin Abdullah suggested that it could likely be a sign of potential trouble from within Bersih 5, with such agent provocateurs among the tens of thousands expected at the rally.

However, such accusations were dismissed by Jamal, who is also Sungai Besar Umno division chief.

He told the daily that he happened to meet the three youths, whom he said were teenagers, at the Kampung Melayu Ampang, in Ampang Jaya, on Sunday.

“I met them on Sunday during Zohor prayers. I consider the youngsters like my own brothers.

“I advised them and they were redeemed by god and have repented for joining Bersih,” he was quoted as saying, adding that the three men had changed their mind about joining Bersih 5.

Jamal has previously promised to lead thousands of Red Shirts supporters to Dataran Merdeka on Saturday as a counter-rally to the Bersih 5 gathering.

His supporters have also been harrassing and intimidating Bersih 5 participants across the country during the latter’s nationwide convoy since the beginning of last month. – FMT

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