Selangor Umno has no right to stop members from going to the planned rally at Dataran Merdeka tomorrow if they go there in their personal capacity or as members of NGOs, said its liaison committee chief Noh Omar today.
“This matter has to be isolated and understood. You must differentiate between members of a political party and an NGO because NGOs have their own objectives.
“In this matter, we (Selangor Umno) are clear. It is true Datuk Seri Jamal Yunos is Sungai Besar Umno division leader, but he is also a leader of an NGO (Red Shirts).”
He said this when asked whether Selangor Umno would allow its members to participate by either joining Bersih or the Red Shirts at the rally planned for tomorrow.
Noh, who is also urban wellbeing, housing and local government minister, spoke after opening a conference on environmental health at his ministry here today.
The conference aims to identify problems on environmental health and draw up guidelines, as well as resolutions, for the ministry to bring up to the National Council on Local Government.
Source : FMT Reporters Online