Action should be taken against the Red Shirts movement if they broke the law, Umno’s Kinabatangan MP Datuk Seri Bung Mokhtar Radin said today.
Speaking while debating the 2017 federal budget in Dewan Rakyat, Bung said that action should be taken regardless of the colour or alliances of any movement.
“I walk the middle line here. It does not matter, whether it is red shirts, yellow shirts, if they broke the law, action must be taken,” he said.
He earlier called for action to be taken against electoral watchdog Bersih if they had broken laws and due to past incidents of Bersih participants “insulting national leaders”.
Bersih’s recent nationwide convoy was marred with counter convoys by the Red Shirts movement led by Sungai Besar Umno chief Datuk Jamal Yunos, which had led to scuffles and reports of violence.
Bung also said that Deputy Home Minister Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed “did not mean to” speak on behalf of the Red Shirts when the former said that Red Shirts will stop their actions if Bersih stops theirs at the same time.
Bung was responding to a question from Gobind Singh Deo (DAP-Puchong), who had asked if Nur Jazlan was speaking on behalf of Jamal’s group when he made his statement.
“I accept your comments and let it be inserted in my speech so that the relevant deputy minister can answer later,” Bung said.
Source : RAM ANAND@The Malay Mail Online