‘Silat group’ fails to show up for protest at Aliran office and Komtar

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Update: It was also a no show at Komtar, where the group was supposed to stage a protest after the Friday solat prayer. In the event, only light strike force and other police personnel were present.

Original post:

No one turned up for a protest at the Aliran office around noon today despite a notice having been circulated over social media saying a silat group would be staging a demonstration outside the reform group’s premises in Jelutong, Penang.

According to the notice, the group was purportedly unhappy over the photo of a picture-stomping incident allegedly taken during the Bersih rally. The photo showed a female stomping on a (doctored?) photo apparently of Najib and Hadi.

Light strike force and other police personnel arrived outside the Aliran office just before noon to monitor the situation but the ‘protesters’ failed to show up.

Aliran, which is part of the Bersih 2.0 coalition and is represented on the coalition’s steering committee, had organised a forum on Bersih 4 in Penang ahead of the rally proper.

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Don Anamalai
Don Anamalai
13 Sep 2015 12.22pm

Possibly sensing that trouble is inevitable in the red shirt rally on Sept 16, various malay groups are now disclaiming themselves as organiser?

Pesaka: Kami bukan ‘baju merah’

Najib should be held accountable for any ill consequence (if) the group run amok.

benny
benny
10 Sep 2015 10.33am

One good comment on Malaysiakini:

During the Bersih 4 rally, orders were given out by Zahid that no Umno members should be seen attending the rally, but now he contradicted himself with “I think that is the individual rights of Umno members”.

Zahid is indirectly encouraging those red-shirt protestors to stage the counter rally (a show of might against the Chinese). If such is not the behaviour of a racist, then what is?

As such, should there be any outbreak of violence, Zahid must solely be blamed and held responsible.

tunglang
tunglang
11 Sep 2015 6.43am
Reply to  benny

Remember, No Impunity.

Sehati Sejiwa
Sehati Sejiwa
11 Sep 2015 10.23am
Reply to  benny

Perkasa and Isma have probably distanced themselves from endorsing the “red shirt” rally for fear of being equated with an event that will likely be viewed as “fascistic” and “ultra-nationalistic. The red shirts rally is clearly an overreaction to the Bersih rally. It will hurt the groups endorsing it rather than be add to their stature or support. Perhaps most important of all, a counter rally with such a vague and amorphous objective, to restore or recover Malay dignity and to directly link it with condemnation of the Bersih rally, will look bad for any group wanting to participate

http://www.msn.com/en-my/news/national/as-conservatives-stay-away-pundits-predict-%e2%80%98red-shirt%e2%80%99-rally-likely-to-flop/ar-AAea7Ze?li=AAaD62f&ocid=onepro

benny
benny
11 Sep 2015 3.54pm
Reply to  Sehati Sejiwa

Trending on social media: MELAYU TIPU MELAYU Raja kita orang Melayu PM kita orang Melayu TPM kita orang Melayu Ketua Polis kita orang Melayu Timbalan Ketua polis kita orang Melayu Ketua tentera kita orang Melayu Gabenor Bank Negara kita orang Melayu Kecuali PP, Menteri Besar/Ketua Menteri kita orang Melayu Menteri Kewangan kita orang Melayu Wakil2 rakyat paling ramai orang kita Melayu Pegawai2 Daerah org kita Melayu Bomoh2 pun ramai yg Melayu Kenapa ditakutkan dgn bangsa lain, Negara ini dikuasai org kita Melayu Bila kena curi duit berbillion kamu pertahankan sb org kita Melayu Orang curi HP, kamu pertahankan sebab org… Read more »

tunglang
tunglang
13 Sep 2015 4.08pm
Reply to  Sehati Sejiwa

Ada kah orang Melayu di lahir istimewa sejak zaman dahulu seperti orang Yahudi yang dilihat?
Pikirkan lah kalau kita manusia yang sama darah merah, berdua mata, dua telinga, satu hidung, satu mulut & satu otak yang boleh berfikir yang adil & saksama.

Oh, how I missed the epoch of P. Ramlee & his melodic songs loved by multiracial Malaysians.

Stylo Logan
Stylo Logan
9 Sep 2015 12.42pm

There is no need for a red shirt rally to counter the Bersih 4 protest, said Mahathir.

benny
benny
8 Sep 2015 10.09am

Prophet Muhammad had said: “An Arab has no superiority over a non-Arab nor a non-Arab has any superiority over an Arab; also a white has no superiority over a black nor a black has any superiority over white except by piety and good action.’ The quote, Nurul Izzah said, clearly showed that Islam forbade tribalism at expense of justice, and this invalidates the need for the Himpunan Maruah Melayu gathering. “The excuses from the Himpunan Maruah Melayu gathering are so superfluous that they range from being a response to Low Yat, Bersih 4 to recovery of Umno’s pride – a… Read more »

Stylo Logan
Stylo Logan
9 Sep 2015 1.41pm
Reply to  benny

Zahid Hamidi will never ban Red Shirt Himpunan Maruah Melayu because he is following the footsteps of TA Razak, Najib’s father who dethrone Tuanku Abd Rahman and took over his position as UMNO President & PM (following) a racial riot May69. So what goes around come around, it is going to happen to Najib and all these will benefit Zahid. My concern should there be properties and lives … taken and destroyed, that’s all. and MCA just stood by to let it happen(?) they have to do someting as they have pledge allegiance to UMNO at all cost…?

benny
benny
9 Sep 2015 6.10pm
Reply to  Stylo Logan

Traders at Petaling Street and Bkt Bintang are learning from history, most of them prefer to take a day off to rest on 16 September.

We shall see how much rubbish and garbage could be left behind by the red shirt protesters.

Sehati Sejiwa
Sehati Sejiwa
11 Sep 2015 10.26am
Reply to  Stylo Logan

At a press conference on Wednesday, Umno president Najib said Umno members could join in the Red Shirt Rally as it is a “free country”. Umno Youth Khairy agreed to show that he is a Yes Man.

Johan Khun Pana
Johan Khun Pana
8 Sep 2015 2.43am

If this group want to hold a protest, let them .
This way, many more Malaysians and the world will get to know which group is demanding fairness and peace.
Which group can hold peaceful protest and which group that will run around … on rampage.

zoro
zoro
5 Sep 2015 7.07pm

Ah yang and mata2 malaysia going to ask interpol’s help. This anti graft conference is interfering in malaysia’s affair and causing disrupting parliamentary demo cracy in malaysia, question rights and religions.

nabil
nabil
6 Sep 2015 1.25pm
Reply to  zoro

Interpol suruh PDRM diam!

zoro
zoro
5 Sep 2015 5.39pm

Dont insult rakyat. 1pm and ah yang is telling rakyat havd power only during election day. Then thd rest of 5 years minus election day everything belongs to 1Pm and he can do anything. My foot, rakyat pau taxes every minutes and what he does are watch by rakyat. No wonder, dumno thinks everything belongs to them within the 5 years

Ed G
Ed G
6 Sep 2015 12.12pm
Reply to  zoro

How was the Perak PR government brought down (and the ‘new’ BN government installed} soon after Najib became the PM? As far as I can remember, there were no election although the then Speaker tried in vain to dissolve the state assembly to pave the way for one. Also not to be forgotten how was how the then Speaker was rudely dragged out from his chair by the police. And above all else, the smug and sinister smile on Najib’s face when he declared that the BN had successfully taken over the Perak state government. So when Najib talked about… Read more »

gk ong
gk ong
6 Sep 2015 2.21pm
Reply to  Ed G

Najib hijacked DUN Perak after 308 … to (entice) the souls of 3 frogs. I believe karma will come back to haunt him as Tun M is (allegedly) initiating the no confidence vote in parliament in October.

Stylo Logan
Stylo Logan
9 Sep 2015 12.36pm
Reply to  Ed G

Anil prefer to take picture with Daim at the art gallery?

benny
benny
5 Sep 2015 3.59pm

Dedicate to Yang clan (iSupercally, Lester, ananar) and red-shirted Silat group,

黄明志Namewee’s《Merdeka Shuffle 4.0》马来西亚国庆日快乐
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=TrGfTRZjPP8

Sehati Sejiwa
Sehati Sejiwa
6 Sep 2015 11.19am
Reply to  benny

This is the original site for the excellent Merdeka Suffle music video filmed at Low Yat Plaza:

nabil
nabil
6 Sep 2015 1.24pm
Reply to  Sehati Sejiwa

Alangkah baiknya kalau rakyat berbilang kaum boleh menari tanpa gangguan politik Umno.

Stylo Logan
Stylo Logan
9 Sep 2015 12.28pm
Reply to  Sehati Sejiwa

Better video for Hari Kebangsaan than the unrealistic one on TV showing an Indian speaks Malay, a chinese speaks Tamil, and a Malay teacher speaks Mandarin.

benny
benny
5 Sep 2015 2.44pm

The Utusan guide to Malay-Chinese relations http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/opinion/ooi-kok-hin/article/the-utusan-guide-to-malay-chinese-relations When Chinese don’t turn up for street protests: See, these ultra kiasu never really bothered about the nation and politics. As long as they are making money and the economy is good, they don’t care about politics. Yang tengah bising dan dihasut untuk turun jalanraya hanyalah orang Melayu. Sedarlah kaum Melayu, golongan Cina tidak pernah dan tidak akan mengorbankan masa atau kepentingan dirinya untuk negara. Hanya Melayu sahaja dihasut untuk buat kerja yang susah sementara mereka (Cina) hidup senang dikelilingi air-con. When Chinese do turn up for street protests: Cina DAP mendominasi Bersih… Read more »

Sehati Sejiwa
Sehati Sejiwa
6 Sep 2015 10.53am
Reply to  benny

A good satire indeed.

Yang
Yang
5 Sep 2015 10.32am

PM IS RIGHT. SHOW US & PROVE TO US, you have the majorities of the people behind you. 100,000 !!!!! is not the majorities. I am waiting for you to oust me in 2 years times if you oppositions and supporters HAVE SO MUCH CONFIDENCE. Then you can put me in jail. Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak said the ‘people’s power’ to choose the government can only be applied during elections. The prime minister said at the polls, the people have the right to judge or prosecute the leaders whom they like or hate. “Elections are the time when we… Read more »

henson
henson
5 Sep 2015 1.59pm
Reply to  Yang

For your article, 1PM (may) grant you a RM60K Felda house, no joking ! You can then sell it off at RM72K to make a tidy profit of RM12K ?

zoro
zoro
5 Sep 2015 6.41pm
Reply to  henson

72k, u must be kidding. It is 720k under dap gomen as now prices went up. Laughing n rolling all the way to Amb.

tunglang
tunglang
5 Sep 2015 8.04pm
Reply to  henson

Ying-ying-yang-yang can sell his condos @ Putrajaya!
Plus mark up also got ready buyers.
Some more: can declare no property gain tax by way of foreign Sheik donations as part of the S&P agreement.

gk ong
gk ong
6 Sep 2015 2.32pm
Reply to  henson

Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng today demanded that Umno minister Datuk Abdul Rahman Dahlan apologise to Penangites over his slanderous remarks on land reclamation projects in the state. Lim said the Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government minister was not fit to be a minister as his “lies” about the state administration proved that he had no ethics and moral values. “He has to apologise to the people of Penang. Not to me, I don’t want his apology. But to Penangites as this was an evil slander and lie made against Penang,” he said after launching the Penang Heritage… Read more »

TEE
TEE
5 Sep 2015 10.19am

SiaBoey revival enhanced by widened bicycle lanes at Campbell St and Buckingham st?

Hope to meet heritage supporters like tunglang and anil etc tomorrow at Sia Boey heritage centre launching programs to know more what’s in store for us. Hopefully its aa colorful event not restricted to Red Or yellow …

benny
benny
5 Sep 2015 3.06pm
Reply to  TEE

Hopefully Anil can have a group picture taken with his ardent readers (maybe different ones for tung tang clan and yang ying clan?) at the asia Boey event on Sunday and post it on this blog?

Yang
Yang
5 Sep 2015 10.12am

Look at how disgusting they are. First stomping on to leaders pictures and now this. There are many such disgusting act that have not gone viral. IS THIS WHAT BERSIH STAND FOR….. I have said many times, many are there not because of Bersih or against the govt. They are just there for some jollying and fun. Sure we cannot be serious about Bersih if you read the PM comments. Only those in OBSESSION and INTOXICATED would believed in the opposition and Bersih leaders. GEORGE TOWN: Penang’s Wanita Gerakan have expressed outrage at a half-naked man who wore a yellow… Read more »

benny
benny
9 Sep 2015 9.08am
Reply to  Yang

MCA joins Umno in playing racial card
http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/311616

Stylo Logan
Stylo Logan
9 Sep 2015 12.35pm
Reply to  Yang

Disgusting behavior can be seen last nite at Shah Alan stadium, where those Ultras Malaya mengamuk, cannot accept defeat of Harimau Malaya!

tunglang
tunglang
10 Sep 2015 9.59pm
Reply to  Stylo Logan

Those who cannot accept defeats, failures, disappointments, etc are the ones who will never learn a thing in life. Very sorry for these souls.

Yang
Yang
5 Sep 2015 9.53am

PM IS RIGHT. SHOW US & PROVE TO US, you have the majorities of the people behind you. 100,000 !!!!! is not the majorities. I am waiting for you to oust me in 2 years times if you oppositions and supporters HAVE SO MUCH CONFIDENCE. Then you can put me in jail. Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak said the ‘people’s power’ to choose the government can only be applied during elections. The prime minister said at the polls, the people have the right to judge or prosecute the leaders whom they like or hate. “Elections are the time when we… Read more »

Agent28
Agent28
5 Sep 2015 11.09am
Reply to  Yang

Election is the time that we choose who to represent the Rakyat. We don’t get to choose the PM. So that’s why People’s Power you mentioned is not present with the Rakyat. If you respect People’s Power, you would have listened and act to the wishes of the Rakyat. Dare you to call snap election to prove you have the support of the people. The rakyat will never support a leader who spent billions to buy his way to Putrajaya. Najib has ever bothered or able to explain where the money went and people have not been proven wrong to… Read more »

Yang
Yang
5 Sep 2015 3.56pm
Reply to  Agent28

Ours is Westminster.style not US style

Ed G
Ed G
5 Sep 2015 12.55pm
Reply to  Yang

Peaceful demonstration is a form of expression by the people to raise certain issues of concern. This form of expression involves the direct participation of individuals as opposed to less direct and ‘faceless’ approaches through representatives or petitions. The animated presence of real people, especially in great number, is able to create a greater impression onto others when putting a message across. It is therefore a powerful democratic tool in the dissemination of information and even more so in the run-up to an election or to force a change peacefully within the boundaries of the constitution. Therefore, it is way… Read more »

Johan Khun Pana
Johan Khun Pana
4 Sep 2015 11.08pm

Is stepping on a picture or photograph a crime? Not too long ago , we had seen people burning effigies and flags belonging to Israel and Denmark. Some even shouted to kill a Danish cartoonist. And there was this incident where money was offered to anyone who slaps a certain politician. Was anyone ever arrested for that? MCA came out with a statement that stepping/stomping on a picture of a person is NOT part of Chinese culture. Well ,he is partially wrong. As it is part of Cantonese Taoist Ceremony. The Chinese Da Siu Yan (打小人) ceremony is about whacking… Read more »

tunglang
tunglang
5 Sep 2015 1.16am

The Cantonese calls it “Ta Siu Yan” Go to Kuan Yin Teng Temple @ Pitt Street, go to the back hall with an air well, look to the left corner & you will find Ho Yeah (Tiger Deity) precisely for this purpose. Buy an effigy for “Ta Siu Yan” (about 6inch tall) & some prayer paraphernalia from the roadside stalls. Don’t get alarmed when the guy who does the quickie ceremony spits on & hits the effigy with chha-kiah (wooden clogs) or Bata sandals near to your feet. In the near future, you may get a 3-D printed “Siu Yan”… Read more »

Yang
Yang
5 Sep 2015 10.31am

Johan, I think you have misinterpret the meaning of Da Siu Yan (打小人). The ceremony of Da Siu Yan is not actually to be directed at any particular person but it has become the norm to do it nowadays (especially in HK) which is wrong. The Taoist ceremony of Da Siu Yan is to drive away not just people but spirits and undivine things that may be attracted to you. During the ceremony by right, you do not spike or whack on the picture of anybody but to whack on a board or floor to sweep away these things unfavourable… Read more »

zoro
zoro
5 Sep 2015 5.48pm
Reply to  Yang

Yang can go to causeway bay in hong kong and tell those ah mahs and ah jias off for not following chinese culture where they chant and whack.

Agent28
Agent28
5 Sep 2015 11.05am

Why the police never take action against the Umno chap who tore the picture of the then CM Koh TK?

Why the police never take action agaisnt those people who sent coffin and black cake to CM Lim at Komtar?

tunglang
tunglang
5 Sep 2015 4.08pm
Reply to  Agent28

Ying-ying-yang-yang. Pls answer.

zoro
zoro
5 Sep 2015 5.43pm
Reply to  Agent28

There are 3 blind mice nibbing in anil’s blog. 3 blind mice(2) see how they run.

gk ong
gk ong
14 Sep 2015 12.46pm
Reply to  Agent28

With two days to go before the “red shirt” rally commences, the Kota Baru Umno division has burnt effigies of DAP leaders donning Bersih 4 t-shirts in a run-up programme to the planned gathering on Wednesday.

In a video clip uploaded on YouTube yesterday, Umno members, led by Kota Baru division head Datuk Mohd Fatmi Che Salleh, were seen burning effigies of DAP parliamentary leader Lim Kit Siang and its secretary-general Lim Guan Eng.

zoro
zoro
4 Sep 2015 5.48pm

Mata2 fair? Why dont question 1pm but questioned whistle blowers and ikan bilis. Mata2 scare if big sharks?

Yang
Yang
4 Sep 2015 2.03pm

The above photo show that the BN govt is fair. Despite only rumours the police have acted fast to provide security to all irrespective of their political affiliation

benny
benny
4 Sep 2015 1.55pm

Got thunder, but no lightning?

drteddy
drteddy
4 Sep 2015 6.50pm
Reply to  benny

More like loud …

henson
henson
4 Sep 2015 1.46pm

The new Red Army (Red Bean lovers ?) may switch demo site to Sia Boey tomorrow when heritage opening ceremony drawing more crowd attention ??????

JJ
JJ
4 Sep 2015 8.11pm
Reply to  henson

Hahaha, if these … are there, they will start stripping once the crowd roar !

Agent28
Agent28
5 Sep 2015 11.17am
Reply to  henson

The Chief Minister of Penang, YAB Lim Guan Eng will officially launch the Sia Boey: Reborn project at the Prangin Market on 6 September 2015 (Sun) at 10 am. In conjunction with the launch, there will also be a series of exhibitions by local art associations and societies. At the same time, the past, present and future of Sia Boey will be celebrated with an exhibition open to the public at the Prangin Market from 6 to 13 September 2015. You will be able to delve into the rich history of Sia Boey and view the future plans for the… Read more »

tunglang
tunglang
5 Sep 2015 4.48pm
Reply to  Agent28

Cheers Kopi-O kau kau. Besides art gallery, how about a Martial Art Corner where Chinese or Malay traditional medicine men can demonstrate their martial art & healing by medicine oil? This being done at night can bring back the 60s good oldie days of roadside entertainment @ Goh Pha Teng opposite the Gama. SX Effect: Cheng, cheng-cheng-cheng, cheng, cheng cheng. “Hia-ti, chi-moe. Kin-me, Phah Thih Tarzan lai pua ien. Ua e Phah Thih hong iu – i am-siong, chi huih, chi ui-thia. Ying-Ying-Yang-Yang siau lang pe, pun bo bun-te” (Brothers & sisters. Tonight, Ironsmith Tarzan come to demonstrate. My Ironsmith… Read more »

benny
benny
6 Sep 2015 9.20am
Reply to  Agent28

tunglang please take pictures of the event (hopefully with Anil if he is there) and provide a write-up for us in your usual style. I cannot attend as I am away outstation on business matter.