Another PKR ceramah in Felda disrupted

  • Mini-sub begins seventh dive as search goes on for MH370
    Mini-sub begins seventh dive as search goes on for MH370

    The autonomous underwater vehicle Bluefin-21 has started its seventh mission after its previous dives failed to yield any positive results in the search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 that is ongoing in the Indian Ocean, said a statement from the Joint Agency Coordination Centre (JACC) this morning. The statement said Bluefin-21 has... …

  • Langkawi MP unrepentant, continues insults on late Karpal, says Facebook user
    Langkawi MP unrepentant, continues insults on late Karpal, says Facebook user

    A Barisan Nasional MP whose Facebook posting poking fun at the death of Karpal Singh shocked Malaysians has again insulted the late DAP leader, this time comparing him to a hostile figure in Islamic history who fought against Prophet Muhammad. Facebook user Shamsul Kamal Ariffin Mohd Nasir, 42, told The Malaysian Insider that Langkawi MP,... …

  • As Shariah Court flexes muscle, lawyers warn of creeping Islamisation
    As Shariah Court flexes muscle, lawyers warn of creeping Islamisation

    KUALA LUMPUR, April 19 — Lawyers have expressed concern about the gradual invasion of Shariah law into areas beyond Muslim family matters, a jurisdiction that Islamic courts were not meant to... …

  • Karpal a maverick lawyer, but always professional, says retired A-G Abu Talib
    Karpal a maverick lawyer, but always professional, says retired A-G Abu Talib

    Karpal Singh was a maverick lawyer and politician who did what he believed to be right within the system, and not beyond the law, says former Attorney-General Tan Sri Abu Talib Othman in a tribute to the late veteran lawyer. Abu Talib, who had on a number of occasions crossed swords with Karpal in his capacity as senior deputy public... …

  • Malaysia, Australia to ink deal on black box custody, says report
    Malaysia, Australia to ink deal on black box custody, says report

    Malaysia and Australia will sign a deal specifying who handles any wreckage from missing flight MH370 that may be recovered, including the crucial "black box" flight data recorders, according to a report yesterday. Malaysia is drafting the agreement "to safeguard both nations from any legal pitfalls that may surface during that (recovery)... …

  • No Obama meeting for Anwar in next week’s visit
    No Obama meeting for Anwar in next week’s visit

    President Barack Obama does not plan to see opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim when he is in Kuala Lumpur next week, though US officials yesterday did not rule out a lower-level meeting. Obama will become the first sitting US president to visit Malaysia in nearly half a century when he touches down in the country on April 26. Washington has... …

PKR ceramahs in Umno strongholds continue to face hostility. This time, PKR’s vice-president Nurul Izzah Anwar and communications director Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad were the ones affected by the unruly welcome.

The ceramah which took place at Felda Lepar Hilir 1 in Gambang, Pahang last night was disrupted purportedly by local Umno leaders, who set up loudspeakers near the coffeeshop where Nurul Izzah and Nik Nazmi were speaking.

"Several youths tried to assault Nurul Izzah at our ceramah... Nurul Izzah and I were escorted by the police out of the Felda scheme to avoid them," Nik Nazmi told Malaysiakini today.

The plantation scheme is located under the Paya Besar parliamentary seat held by Umno’s Abdul Manan Ismail.

According to him, the group had set up loudspeakers in the vicinity of the coffeeshop where they were scheduled to speak from 9pm to midnight.  

"The local PKR leaders got a the police approval for us to speak... but before the event even began they received threatening SMSes wanting them to cancel the ceramah," said Nik Nazmi.

 

"I was speaking for about 20 to 30 minutes, and throughout they were blasting Umno songs and music, trying to distract the crowd.

"At first, we thought it was a concert or something, later we found out that they had organised a karaoke session," he recounted.

Matters got out of hand when Nurul Izzah started speaking, said Nik Nazmi, as several people from the group barged into the scene of the ceramah, shouting verbal abuse at her.

"They wanted us to leave. They called us outsiders.

"We had to usher Nurul inside the coffeeshop to let the situation cool, but it got out of hand so we left the place," he said.

Cops face vulgarities

Nik Nazmi added that the group had also shouted vulgarities at the police for providing the PKR duo with protection.

“As we were leaving, they were still trying to rush in... we were then escorted by the police," he said.

Last week, opposition leader and PKR de facto Anwar Ibrahim’s ceramah in Sembrong, Johor was met with violence after Umno supporters allegedly threw stones, pieces of wood and firecrackers, as well as kicking at his Mercedes Benz, resulting in a cracked windscreen and a dented door.

The ceramah, organised at the PKR office at Jalan Mersing on Feb 20, was also repeatedly disrupted by youths who were shouting vulgarities at Anwar, blasting their motorcycle horns and revving their engines.

Several PKR supporters were also reported to have been injured after being attacked by youths using slingshots. Police have said they are investigating the matter.

On Feb 13, Anwar's ceramah at the Felda Ghafar Baba in Machap, Malacca was disrupted.

A dozen video clips on the incident were uploaded on YouTube by pro-Umno supporters.

The clips show, among others, the supporters blasting Umno party songs with loudspeakers to drown out the opposition leader’s speech.

‘Umno and Perkasa must answer’

Meanwhile, during a press conference later today, Nik Nazmi said called on Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin to make clear his stance on this matter.

“This is not the first time where youths have been used as tools by Umno to harass Pakatan Rakyat.

“They were waving Umno and BN flags and singing the Umno anthem, someone has to take responsibility, Umno has a responsibility to stop them,” he said.

Nik Nazmi also called on Malay rights group Perkasa to respond, questioning whether it finds such behaviour as examplary bahaviour for Malay Muslims.

“The shop owner had given us permission to use the premises, it’s private property but Umno still attempted to provoke us.

“They (Umno) have the mainstream media, this is the first time we (Nurul Izzah and Nik Nazmi) have gone to Felda and even then we are not given space,” he said.

Follow @YahooMalaysia on LINE for daily news updates.

Comments on Yahoo pages are subject to our link to Comments Guidelines. You are responsible for any content that you post. Yahoo is not responsible or liable in any way for comments posted by its users. Yahoo does not in any way endorse or support comments made by its users.

  • Karpal’s car crashed into lorry, not the other way around, says Perak police The Malaysian Insider
    Karpal’s car crashed into lorry, not the other way around, says Perak police

    Initial investigations have revealed that Karpal Singh’s Toyota Alphard crashed into a five-ton lorry in the accident yesterday that claimed his life and that of his assistant, Perak police said today. State police chief Datuk Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani also dismissed rumours and speculation that the accident was caused by the lorry crashing... …

  • Told to ‘shut up’ on Twitter, Zul Noordin lashes back at Khairy The Malay Mail Online
    Told to ‘shut up’ on Twitter, Zul Noordin lashes back at Khairy

    KUALA LUMPUR, April 18 — A feud is breaking out between former Perkasa vice president Datuk Zulkifli Noordin and Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin on Twitter. Told unequivocally by the minister... …

  • Zulkifli shoots back at Khairy in Twitter row The Malaysian Insider
    Zulkifli shoots back at Khairy in Twitter row

    Former Perkasa vice-president Zulkifli Noordin continued his Twitter row with Khairy Jamaluddin today, taking a swipe at him with a belittling tweet and telling him not to be a knee-jerk politician. Khairy, the Youth and Sports Minister, had told Zulkifli yesterday to 'shut up' after the latter had made insensitive tweets about the death of... …