Home > News > Nation
Saturday May 5, 2012 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Sunday May 26, 2013 MYT 7:15:55 PM
PETALING JAYA: DAP vice-chairman Tunku Abdul Aziz Tunku Ibrahim has asked Bersih organisers to "look at themselves first before pointing fingers at the police" for last Saturday's violence.
Tunku Aziz, who had spoken against the rally before it was held last week, expressed his unhappiness that the rally was hijacked by the Opposition.
“Bersih 3.0 organisers are not a group of angels descended from heaven who are completely blameless,” he was quoted in a blogsite The Mole.
“The Bersih organisers should accept that there are substantial elements within the rally from people whose intentions were to create havoc and cause chaos as long as it is possible.
“Instead of shifting all the blame on the police, they need to realise that they are at fault too. Besides, they are not a group of angels descended from heaven who are completely blameless,” he said.
Tunku Aziz, who was Transparency International Malaysia's founding president, said although he did not deny there were people who participated in Bersih 3.0 who genuinely sought electoral reforms and were expecting a peaceful rally, “but as evident, there were people who thought differently”.
“Bersih 3.0 lost control of their agenda because their agenda was hijacked,” he said.
Tags / Keywords:
DAP wants Tunku Aziz to stay
Bersih 3.0 organisers need to realise they are at fault too, says DAP vice-chairman
DAP wants Tunku Aziz to confirm if criticism was repeated
Tunku Abdul Aziz dropped as senator, replacement named
DAP vice-chairman Tunku Abdul Aziz quits party
10 years on, tide of memories still hurts
MCA slams 'irresponsible' Wan Azizah over Kajang floods
Toy store Hamleys apologises for headscarf incident
Floods wash out Christmas do at dog shelter
Ladies, time to stand up and fight for your man
Looking out for your ears
'Digital detox' for flyers thanks to Lufthansa
Remembering Tsunami 2004: Phuket orphanage rises from devastation
Former Liverpool defender Hyypia quits as Brighton manager
Copyright © 1995-2014 Star Publications (M) Bhd (Co No 10894-D)