PETALING JAYA: Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said that race relations in Malaysia appears increasingly strained due to the “aggressive and racist” Red Shirts.
“With the many encounters between the Red Shirts and Bersih, an organisation that fights for electoral reforms in Malaysia, the Red Shirts have used an aggressive and racist approach to merely catch the public’s attention,” said Muhyiddin in a statement on Sunday.
“The violent actions of this group who claimed they were defending the rights of the Malays, do not reflect Malay manners, etiquette and culture,” he said.
Muhyiddin also pointed out that Red Shirts leader Datuk Seri Jamal Yunos had confessed to the media that most of the members in Red Shirts group were Umno members.
He said if Umno president Datuk Seri Najb Tun Razak was really concerned about race relations in Malaysia, he should have ordered Jamal Yunos and the Red Shirts to stop making provocations and attacks on Bersih members.
On Oct 8, Red Shirt protesters were seen pelting two motorcyclists wearing Bersih t-shirts with eggs in a video.
The Star journalists were assaulted by an anti-Bersih group, presumed to be Red Shirt supporters, at a hypermarket in Kuala Selangor on Saturday while covering Bersih 5.0’s convoy.-The Star Online