Police question Jamal Yunos, six others over Sunday's rally

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  • Tuesday, 20 Oct 2015

KUALA LUMPUR: The police have questioned Sungai Besar Umno chief Datuk Jamal Md Yunos (pic) and six others over last Sunday’s rally.

The six include organisers of the recent anti-Selangor government protest.

Jamal and Umno Youth exco member Armand Azha Abu Hanifah, who was also among the seven summoned, arrived at the Ampang police headquarters at 12.45pm Tuesday.

"We came here after being called in by the police and to show that we are not afraid and we are gentlemen,” said Jamal.

Jamal added that he would continue to hold protests to voice out the problems of the people.

"We (will) sacrifice everything for the people," said Jamal when met outside the police headquarters.

He said the group would hold the next rally at Subang Jaya on Nov 8.

"After that we will do another one in Kelana Jaya. We will keep doing one every month," added Jamal.

When asked if the group would apply for a permit for its rallies, Jamal said that the group has always followed the law.

"We apply but the Selangor government, which owns the venues where the rallies are being held, always blocks our requests because it is afraid," he said.

The latest rally was held in the vicinity of the Ampang Umno branch headquarters along Jalan Ampang after the municipal council here rejected the organiser's application to hold it at the Spectrum shopping mall.

This, Jamal said, had caused the number of protesters to dwindle. He claimed that as many as 10,000 people would have showed up if they were allowed to hold it at the mall.

Jamal added that the Ampang Jaya Municipal Council was under the influence of the Selangor state government.

Police had declared Sunday’s red shirt rally illegal.

The event was organised by eight Malay non-governmental organisations, which had wanted to highlight the alleged failings of the Selangor state government.

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