See­ing red in Ja­mal photo

> Vi­ral im­age of him with ‘provo­ca­teurs’ in Ber­sih shirts viewed as sign of trou­ble

The Sun (Malaysia) - - NEWS WITHOUT BORDERS - BY ASH­WIN KU­MAR

PETAL­ING JAYA: A photo of Red Shirts leader Datuk Seri Ja­mal Yunos pos­ing with three men clad in Ber­sih shirts is a likely in­di­ca­tion that th­ese “provo­ca­teurs” will dis­rupt the peace dur­ing Ber­sih 5 on Satur­day.

Ber­sih 2.0 chair­man Maria Chin Ab­dul­lah said the vi­ral photo is a sign of trou­ble to come from the provo­ca­teurs.

The photo which has been widely cir­cu­lated on so­cial me­dia caused ne­ti­zens to ques­tion Ja­mal’s mo­tive.

When con­tacted, Maria said the pic­ture could show that Ja­mal may have sup­port­ers who are provo­ca­teurs dressed in Ber­sih 5 t-shirts.

Mean­while, in an im­me­di­ate re­sponse, Ja­mal claimed that he spot­ted the teenagers in a mosque at Kam­pung Me­layu Am­pang, in Am­pang Jaya.

“I met them on Sun­day dur­ing Zo­hor prayers. I con­sider the young­sters like my own brothers.

“I ad­vised them and they were re­deemed by God and have re­pented for join­ing Ber­sih,” Ja­mal told theSun when con­tacted.

He added the trio were not Ber­sih sup­port­ers any­more be­cause his prayers were an­swered.

On Sun­day, Ja­mal was al­legedly punched in the face dur­ing a Red Shirts gather­ing in Am­pang.

Ja­mal and his Red Shirt sup­port­ers got into a scuf­fle with Am­pang MP Zu­raida Ka­marud­din as she and PKR mem­bers pro­moted the Nov 19 Ber­sih rally at the Am­pang Point mall, which ended with the ar­rest of two Red Shirts mem­bers and Ja­mal bleed­ing from his nose.

Ja­mal (third left) pos­ing with three men in Ber­sih 5 t-shirts. The Red Shirts leader claims he had suc­ceeded in ad­vis­ing the youths to re­pent from sup­port­ing the move­ment.

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