Umno to punish errant members
> Party studying video footage to identify participants: Tengku Adnan
KUALA LUMPUR: Umno will take disciplinary action against party members who joined the illegal assembly in the federal capital on Saturday, said its secretary-general Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor.
The Federal Territories minister said the party was studying the footage of the rally to identify Umno members who participated in the Bersih 5 and Red Shirts Movement rallies, before being taken to the Umno Disciplinary Board.
“We will leave it to the disciplinary board to make a decision and what it should do ... now we will look at all the footage of Saturday’s rallies and see carefully who took part.
“I am very disappointed with what happened, I myself monitored it and found many things that should not have been done by Malaysians,” he told reporters after officiating at the Kuala Lumpur Federal Territory 2016 integrated “War against Aedes” mega gotong-royong here yesterday.
Tengku Adnan was also disappointed with former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad dan former deputy prime minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin who joined the Bersih rally.
Meanwhile, Tengku Adnan said Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) had yet to ascertain the amount of losses incurred and was studying the damage to public property during the rallies.
Earlier in his speech, he said, up till Nov 12, 7,833 dengue cases were reported in Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya, an increase of 569 cases compared with 7,264 cases during the same period last year. “The cumulative number of dengue deaths until Nov 12 is 18, compared with 32 deaths for the same period last year, representing a decrease of 14 deaths,” he said.
He said dengue cases and deaths in the federal capital reported up till Nov 12 showed that Tun Razak parliamentary seat had the highest number of 1,095 cases and four deaths, followed by Segambut parliamentary seat (899 cases, no deaths) and Setiawangsa parliamentary seat (880 cases, two deaths).
Meanwhile, he said the Air Panas Kampung Baru PPR housing project experienced 10 episodes of dengue fever outbreaks this year with 44 cases compared with six outbreaks with 48 cases last year.
“I appeal to the community, especially city residents to keep their residential surroundings clean to prevent aedes mosquito breeding grounds,” he said. – Bernama
The Bersih supporters at the height of the rally on Saturday (top) and members of the Red Shirts walking towards Dataran Merdeka (bottom).