Negeri royal demands Hisham’s exit – FMT

Bersih2.0 Tuesday May 8th, 2012 0

*This article posted in Free Malaysia Today here

Negeri royal demands Hisham’s exit

Zefry Dahalan

| May 3, 2012

Tunku Harmy says the Home Minister must take responsibility for the violence during the Bersih 3.0 rally.

SEREMBAN: A member of the Negeri Sembilan royal family has demanded the resignation of Home Minister Hishammuddin Hussein, saying he must take responsibility for alleged police brutality during the Bersih 3.0 rally last Saturday.

Speaking at the grand finale of the “Jelajah Jom Ubah Demi Rakyat Negeri Sembilan” ceramah series on Tuesday night in Seremban, Tunku Harmy Tunku Hannan said the police had no reason to turn violent.

He said he was at the rally from noon to 11pm.

“The environment was just like we were going for a picnic at Port Dickson,” he told the large crowd. “There were elderly people and children as well. I didn’t see any bad intentions among the protesters.

“Instead of protecting the protesters, the police became aggressive and beat the protesters just like a pack of wolves.

“Some people in Bersih T-shirts were wearing boots. This makes me suspicious.

“I can’t think of any other theory except that (the violence) was well planned. Hishammuddin must take the blame for the havoc and duly tender his resignation.”

Tunku Harmy also called Hishammuddin a traitor, alleging that he was responsible for allowing foreigners to hold Malaysian identity cards.

“It doesn’t matter whether the MyKad is genuine or fake. As the minister in charge of national security, he should take responsibility for letting things go out of control. The card is given to foreigners to (help BN) win the election,” he said.

“Go and check at Chow Kit Road, Selayang and other parts of Kuala Lumpur. There are countless numbers of foreigners doing business who have MyKads.”

Other speakers at the ceramah included Negeri Sembilan DAP chief Loke Siew Fook, state PAS chief Mohd Taufek Abdul Ghani and Rembau PKR chief Badrul Hisham Shaharin. But the star speaker was former information minister Abdul Kadir Sheikh Fadzir.

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