Mat Sabu: ‘They try to divide us by race, but they’ve failed’

Parti Amanah Negara head president Mohamad Sabu arrive at the Bangsar LRT station in Kuala Lumpur, November 19, 2016. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 19 — Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) president Mohamad Sabu told Bersih protesters here today that Malaysia was united, and not divided.

The crowd at the Bangsar LRT station here, one of the meeting points at the Bersih 5 rally before protesters head to Dataran Merdeka, has swelled to more than 1,000 people.

“They try to divide us by race, but they have failed,” Mohamad, popularly known as Mat Sabu, said in his speech.

“We have Malays, Indians, Chinese, Bengali here trying to divide us, but they have failed. We’re not divided, we’re united,” he added.

A KTM conductor honked as the train passed by Bangsar.

The crowd at the Bangsar LRT station comprised various ethnic groups, although the Chinese and Indians still outnumbered the Malays.

There were a few Federal Reserve Unit (FRU) trucks in the vicinity of the Bangsar LRT station.

Bersih 5 is pushing for free and fair elections, a clean government and a stronger democracy. The pro-government Red Shirts movement is holding a counter rally.

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