Hornbill Unleashed

November 6, 2016

Umno Youth chief distances wing from Red Shirts protest against Malaysiakini

Filed under: Politics — Hornbill Unleashed @ 9:01 PM

 Khairy Jamaluddin said Umno Youth members were not instructed to join in the Red Shirts demonstration but some could have participated in their personal capacity. File picture shows members of the Red Shirts movement protesting outside the Malaysiakini office in Petaling Jaya, November 5, 2011. ― Picture by Yusof Mat IsaUmno Youth members were not instructed to join in the provocative Red Shirts group’s demonstration against news outlet Malaysiakini yesterday, its chief Khairy Jamaluddin asserted today.

But Khairy who is also youth and sports minister said some might have taken part in the protest without his knowledge.

“We are not involved as an institution.

“Umno Youth wasn’t involved in the protest at Malaysiakini yesterday. If there were any [members] who attended in their personal capacity, I don’t know,” he told reporters after officiating a conference on Youths Against Radicalisation here.

Yesterday, some 700 supporters the Red Shirts movement led by Sungai Besar Umno division chief Datuk Seri Jamal Yunos demonstrated in front of Malaysiakini’s office in Jalan Tandang, Petaling Jaya demanding the news portal’s closure following unproven allegations it is still a recipient of funds from American grant network Open Societies Foundations (OSF), founded by billionaire George Soros.

OSF has been accused of attempting to “overthrow the government” via civil society organisations, a claim that the US-based body has denied.

Malaysiakini also stated previously that it only received a one-off grant from OSF for a couple of documentaries meant for its video arm KiniTV in 2011.

The protest ended without incident due to the heavy presence of the police, which included their anti-riot squad.

Source : MELATI A. JALIL@The Malay Mail Online



  1. Dr Mahathir created the pernicious unequal rights policy. Only ethnic Malays can go to Government residential science schools, MARA and enjoy benefits non ethnic Malays cannot. Dato Jamal is an ardent defender of the policy. Dato Jamal is a product of such unequal rights policy. Inability to account for RM26,000,000,000 by another champion of the unequal rights policy another ethnic Malay does not deter ardent unequal rights defenders. Dr Mahathir did not know that the reason for ethnic Malays lagging behind in schools was the absence of the custom among ethnic Malays of initiating feeding meshed rice to babies at the age 6 months to help in brain development.

    Comment by Amirul — November 8, 2016 @ 7:27 AM | Reply

  2. These scumbags red shirts thugs are a disgrace to Malaysians and Malay Muslims.

    Comment by Mat Som — November 7, 2016 @ 8:10 PM | Reply

  3. What these red shirts scumbags are doing is nothing but cheap stunts to ‘impress’ by striking someone with a twig and nipis plank! That stuff won’t even hurt a monkey like them. Try breaking a one-inch plank with bare fist, or breaking two pieces of the same plank with a flying-thrusting kick? Honestly, I’d love to witness such authentic feats executed by these shallow marvels. However, the maxim amongst martial exponents is to be humble at all time as there will bound to have someone mightier than you. The wisdom lies in the fact that “one mountain can be higher than another” and “a little knowledge is a dangerous thing”.

    With due respect, the CORRECT stance is to SIDE WITH BERSIH. Bersih is for Free amd Fair elections. Non-partisan. A universal ethical value. Red Shits are AGAINST fairness. Anyone against universal humanist value ARE EVIL. Like the brown-shirts 80 years ago. To deliberately equate Bersih with Red Shits is to be to WALK WITH EVIL !

    Comment by Mustafi — November 7, 2016 @ 9:12 AM | Reply

    • The red shirts are created by UMNO to use as an excuse to ban Bersih. The red shirts are all out to create mischief and unrest purposely to create trouble and tension; and right on cue, the UMNO government and the polis will make threatening statements not only directed to the red shirts trouble makers, but also to the peaceful Bersih supporters. This way, they hope, but failed miserably each time, to stop Bersih rallies.

      Comment by Amirul — November 8, 2016 @ 8:10 AM | Reply

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