Click for Singapore, Singapore Forecast
Click for Hanoi, Viet Nam Forecast
Click for Bangkok, Thailand Forecast
Click for Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Forecast
Click for Jakarta, Indonesia Forecast
Click for Manila, Philippines Forecast
Click for Tokyo, Japan Forecast
Click for Korea, Forecast
Click for Hong Kong Forecast
Click for Taipei, Taiwan Forecast
Click for Beijing, Beijing Forecast

<div style="background-color: none transparent;"><a href="" title="shop">ikiloop</a></div> <p>

‘Protesters wanted to take over Putrajaya’:PM

07-May-2012 Intellasia | The Star | 7:05 AM

Last Saturday’s demonstration in Kuala Lumpur was an attempt by irresponsible parties to overthrow the government, said Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

The prime minister said the demonstrators had intended to occupy Dataran Merdeka to create a scenario similar to the one at Tahrir Square in Cairo.

“They wanted to occupy the square for days. That was why Bersih 3.0 organisers rejected the government’s offer for the event to be held at other venues.

“It was an attempt to take over Putrajaya,” he said when launching the 1Malaysia community carnival.

Najib also expressed sadness that police had become a target, adding that he had visited a policeman in hospital who was repeatedly hit with a baseball bat until “he vomited blood”.

“To these people, I challenge them to fight’ at the ballot box. If you are anak jantan (man), let us fight there.”

At a press conference later, Najib reiterated the government’s commitment to allow for peaceful assemblies.

However, he stressed that such gatherings must be in accordance with the law.

He also dismissed the Opposition’s claims that he had to reconsider the timing of the election following Saturday’s rally.


Category: Malaysia

Comments are closed.