Electoral watchdog Bersih 2.0 denied it has links to any terror group or plans to take over control of airports as alleged earlier today by controversial rally organiser Datuk Jamal Yunos.
The reform pressure group also said it is considering legal action against Jamal over his wild allegations it described as malicious with the intention to create fear and civil unrest.
“Bersih 2.0 rejects in the strongest possible terms the allegations made by Jamal Yunos at a press conference today.
“Bersih 2.0 has no connection with any terrorist groups whatsoever. We have no plans to gather at any airports in Malaysia and will follow the convoy and rally schedule as publicised in our media statements, website and social media,” its steering committee said in a statement.
Jamal who leads a group known as the “Red Shirts”, by the colour of its attire during public demonstrations, had reportedly claimed Bersih 2.0 would take control of airports during their Bersih 5 rally next month.
“Bersih 2.0 is assessing all legal options in dealing with such malicious allegations and will hold all those responsible who fabricate and circulate them,” the group added.
Bersih 2.0 plans told hold the fifth edition of its rally on November 19 after kicking off a nationwide road tour from October 1.
Earlier today, Jamal said his movement will hold rival events at every location where Bersih 2.0 will conduct roadshows ahead of its November rally.
The Sungai Besar Umno division chief said his group will also make an additional stop in Penang where they will protest against Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng over his corruption charges.
The six locations that Bersih plans to visit in its roadshow are Johor Baru, Lumut, Perlis, Kota Baru, Sandakan and Miri.
The Malay Mail Online