KUALA LUMPUR: In show of protest against Datuk Zaid Ibrahim for allegedly insulting the Selangor Ruler, Datuk Seri Jamal Yunos has burnt two effigies resembling the former de facto law minister in front of the Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) here.
“Zaid, cross our dead bodies first before uttering rude remarks against the Sultan of Selangor,” he told reporters shortly before his entourage set the two effigies on fire.
The Sungai Besar Umno division chief said that it was necessary to “teach” Zaid a lesson as rude remarks were unacceptable.
“He can insult me 24 hours, day and night. But never insult the Selangor Sultan. We cannot accept that," said Jamal.
Jamal is popularly known for his eccentric antics, such as smashing bottles of beer outside the entrance of the Selangor state secretariat building in October.
On Tuesday, Zaid responded to Selangor Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah, who told The Star in an exclusive interview that the deliberate use of sensitive issues to gain political mileage will destroy the country.
Sultan Sharafuddin had criticised former premier Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad for attacking the Bugis in his political battle against Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
“He is an angry man and will burn the whole country with his anger,” said Sultan Sharafuddin.