Red Shirts leader Jamal Yunos today claimed that electoral watchdog Bersih 2.0 has been infiltrated by terrorist group Islamic State (IS).
The Umno Sungai Besar division leader claimed he received this information from “reliable” sources.
“I cannot reveal the source but we will hand over the report to police,” he said, referring to the bit of information he got.
Speaking at a press conference outside the Putra World Trade Centre today, Jamal also claimed that Bersih 2.0 had planned to “take over” several strategic locations (during the Bersih 5 rally on Nov 19), such as airports, like what happened during protests in Thailand.
“Our sources also indicate that Bersih’s motive is to topple the government by going to strategic places.
“We believe that they (Bersih 2.0) have acquired consultants from Thailand and Taiwan to ensure that Bersih 5 will successfully topple the government before the next general election.”
Both Taiwan and Thailand have seen major street protests before.
Jamal also announced the launch of “Merah V2” — a campaign aimed at countering electoral watchdog Bersih 2.0’s upcoming nationwide convoy.
Jamal said members of the Red Shirts movement were set to “descend” on all locations announced by Bersih 2.0.
“Our friends of multiple races, including the Malays, Chinese, Indians and Bumiputeras from Sabah and Sarawak, will join Merah V2 to be present at all the locations announced by Bersih.”
Bersih 2.0 had recently announced it would kick off its convoy on Oct 1 in Kota Bharu.
The seven-week convoy will also be held in Perak, Perlis, Johor and Kuala Lumpur. It is also scheduled to take place in Sandakan and Miri.
According to Jamal, the Red Shirts will also hold another rally in Penang soon to oppose the state administration led by DAP’s Lim Guan Eng.
“We will go to Penang to protest against the state government headed by Lim Guan Eng, who is corrupt and has misused his powers,” he said, adding that between 2,000 and 3,000 people will be mobilised in all of their rallies.
“Bersih 2.0 is a tool of the Opposition to spread hate politics towards the government and leaders chosen by the people through a legitimate electoral system.
“They (Bersih 2.0) don’t have a clear objective and they only bring up issues to confuse the people, such as 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).”