PETALING JAYA, 12 Mar: PKR today expressed regret that the police force did not take any action to stop violent acts by three pro Umno-BN NGOs that attacked the party headquarters here, yesterday evening.
PKR Strategy Director, Rafizi Ramli said that the police action to merely to ‘cross their hands’ (berpeluk tubuh) when the attack happened is deemed as embarrassing, even more so since the Tropicana Police Station was located only two doors away from the PKR headquarters.
According to him, apart from being violent, these Umno-BN followers also threatened to burn the party’s headquarters, altogether proving that it was a criminal threat.
“I have advised the supreme leadership of the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) to be concerned about violent incidences which are on the rise and to impose tough action against the masterminds.
“PDRM’s top leaders should also reject any enemies who try to take advantage of the invasion incident in Lahad Datu to suppress political opponents such as those happening now,” he said in a press conference at the PKR headquarters this morning.
Rafizi said that similar incidents have also occurred in Malacca (involving PKR Leader, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim) and in front of Batu Member of Parliament, Tian Chua in Jalan Ipoh, last week.
Rafizi also did not deny claims that organised attacks by Umno-BN, taking advantage of the invasion incident in Lahad Datu as a political capital to create hatred towards Anwar.
“This series of aggression has increased recently in conjunction with a defamation campaign attempting to link Anwar and other PKR leaders who allegedly masterminded the invasion event in Lahad Datu.
“In fact, I do not rule out the possibility of political hatred produced by the invasion in Lahad Datu used by certain quarters in Umno-BN to ensure that Anwar himself is arrested, investigated and charged under the security law,” he said.
Yesterday, supporters of the pro Umno-BN NGO threw eggs, sticks and traffic cones towards PKR supporters outside the party headquarters.
The three groups, consisting of 50 people, also burned the PKR flag outside the premises.
The assembly was organised by the Malaysian Malay Network (JMM), the Heritage Organisation and the Malaysian Children Welfare, Selangor (Waris Malaya) as well as the Reject the Individual Called Anwar Ibrahim (TIBAI).