Hornbill Unleashed

August 25, 2016

Calculated move to stop Tangkap rally

Filed under: Politics — Hornbill Unleashed @ 7:01 AM

There will be chaos if the #TangkapMalaysianOfficial1 (TMO1) rally protesters and the Red Shirts were to march on the same day. It is wishful thinking to say there will be no problem if both rallies were held at the same time on Aug 27.

TMO1 rally group’s spokesperson, Anis Syafiqah Md Yusof, says the black-and-white themed rally would take place from 2pm to 5pm on that Saturday. She anticipates a crowd of 5,000.

Throwing their support behind this group of protesters are electoral watchdog Bersih 2.0, Pakatan Harapan’s Youth wing, Suara Rakyat Malaysia (Suaram), Lawyers for Liberty, Persatuan Hak Asasi Manusia Kebangsaan (Hakam) and Sisters in Islam.

Anis Syafiqah welcomes the counter rally announced by Gerakan Merah president Mohd Ali Baharom, also known as Ali Tinju. “If possible, maybe we can even assemble together to call for the arrest of MO1,” she says.

Bersih also says it has problem facing the Red Shirts during the TMO1 rally on Saturday, as long as it remains peaceful. “If the red shirts do come, they can turn up, but do it in a peaceful manner … respect peaceful assembly,” says Bersih 2.0 chairperson Maria Chin Abdullah.

Citing the Bersih 4 rally which was held last August, Chin says it demonstrated that a large-scale rally could be held peacefully without any violence or untoward incident.

“Everyone has the right of expression, but peacefully. We have already done it before, so it should be the norm from now on,” she says.

The TMO1 rally is planned to pressure the authorities to arrest and charge the “Malaysian Official 1” named in the US Justice Department’s civil suits in relation to 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) funds.

The Red Shirts are aligned to the biggest political party in the country and one of their key persons in charge is Sungai Besar Umno division chief Datuk Jamal Yunos. They have announced their intention to hold a counter-rally against TMO1 on the same day and at the same location.

On the counter rally, Anis says she respects their right to assemble, but hopes no untoward incident would take place over the course of the rally. “If possible, maybe we can even assemble together to call for the arrest of MO1,” she says.

How is that possible? The Red Shirts will be marching against the TMO1. They are against what the TMO1 rally is trying to achieve. Ali Tinju has said some 5,000 supporters may be deployed to counter the TMO1 rally.

We know that it will tough for the police to control the opposing rallies if the protesters were to come face to face. Whatever good intentions they harbour, the possibility of clashes is real.

Chances are that these opposing groups of people would turn into angry mobs of uncontrollable fury. We have seen how even sports supporters could turn on each other over a game if they breach each other designated zones.

What more when bigger things at stake. All it needs is some hot heads on either sides or agent provocateurs to turn unruly and we will have mayhem on our streets. The police wouldn’t allow it. It is a calculated move to stop the TMO1 rally.


Eddie Hoo


 

4 Comments »

  1. The moral scandal behind 1MDB is just as shocking and disgusting as the financial scandal. The whole world is now aware about the massive scale of money laundering and financial fraud involved. However, the shameful moral decadence and debauchery of the 1MDB perpetrators are also being revealed inadvertently. 1MDB funds were channeled by the muslim perpetrators to making a sexually-explicit movie, gambling activities, wild sex parties with hollywood prostitutes, extravagant alcoholic drinks, sexually permissive nightclubs, etc, etc. What is even more disgusting is that the chief 1MDB perpetrator is trying to mislead the rakyat into believing that 1MDB is “islamic” by sponsoring thousands of Haj pilgrims, hiring a so-called muslim CEO, quoting quranic verses, taking islamic loans, etc. The muslim 1MDB perpetrators are using their religion as a cover for their financial crimes and lives of debauchery. May God Almighty serve his divine justice on them.

    Comment by Jasmani — August 26, 2016 @ 6:22 AM | Reply

  2. Sarawak Report has revealed a money trail which it claims rebuts night club chain Hakkasan Ltd’s denial that it received money linked to 1MDB.

    The whistleblower portal today disclosed the bank statement of Vasco Investment Services SA which has its account with the Edmond De Rotschild Bank in Luxembourg.

    The document showed that Vasco Investment Services SA, on Oct 2, 2012, transferred US$10 million (RM40 million) to Tasameem Real Estate LLC, which is the owner of Hakkasan.

    Vasco Investment Services SA, owned by United Arab Emirate’s tycoon Khadem al-Qubaisi, was named in the US Department of Justice (DOJ) court filings as a beneficiary of 1MDB funds allegedly misappropriated during the Aabar BVI (Genting/Tanjong) phase.

    Under this phase, US$1.367 billion out of 1MDB’s US$3.5 billion bond was diverted to Aabar Investments PJS Ltd (BVI).

    Subsequently, US$1.1 billion was transferred to Blackstone Asia Real Estate Partners, which transferred US$472.75 million to Vasco Investments Services SA.

    Comment by Basri — August 25, 2016 @ 6:42 PM | Reply

  3. This ” Red Shirts ” has nothing original. Bersih do one thing, they follow likewise to counter. Now TMO1 rally coming, they also follow likewise to counter. Aiyoooo if your Red Shirts leader so smart, do something original for the betterment of the Country . Maybe get some tips from the Gerakan Youth Chief .

    Comment by sipaigong — August 25, 2016 @ 10:14 AM | Reply

  4. And why does the ‘Aku Melayu’ troop not want to know or identify who’s this alleged corrupted Malaysian Official 1? Or are they being funded by this very MO1 and his cohorts to obstruct this peacefully organised and to be conducted Tangkap MO1 rally?

    So far, based on the charge sheet, this MO1 is a relative of PM Najib Razak’s stepson Riza Aziz and helms the 1MDB advisory board.

    But we still don’t know as the Najib’s cabinet ministers, the attorney-general and the inspector-general of police (IGP) have not been able to identify and thus no announcement who MO1 is?

    The people, especially the students are coming out on Aug 27 to search and identify this unnamed person. The police should assist them wholeheartedly, as they, too, are Malaysian citizens who are affected by the alleged act of embezzlement and corrupt practices.

    Comment by Basri — August 25, 2016 @ 9:05 AM | Reply


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