Published on May 15th, 2013 | by FM

DAP says NO to street protest to topple BN

Few days ago, Haris Ibrahim from ABU (Asalkan Bukan Umno) called for a street protest to topple the Barisan Nasional (BN) government. DAP chairman Karpal Singh says such protest may result and could turn unruly if not handled properly


KUALA LUMPUR: DAP chairman Karpal Singh revoked activist Haris Ibrahim from ABU for calling for a street protest on the 18th May (not yet to be confirmed).

” I agree that there were fraud during the general election but we must address this using courst process,” he said

Haris was reported as saying that pro-Pakatan Rakyat at NGO’s would topple the federal government through massive street rallies

He said that the people could not wait for another five years to dislodge BN as democracy is not working in Malaysia.

However, Haris qualified his statement by saying that he was not talking about violent street protests against BN.

Karpal, who is also Bukit Gelugor MP, said that his party is against street protests to topple a government.

Although he commended Haris for opposing violent demonstrations, Karpal warned that a street protest may cause unrest if it was not handled properly.

“I know Haris is a good man. Probably he got carried away by anger on the fact that Najib (Tun Razak) is leading a minority government,” he said.

Karpal also commended PKR supremo Anwar Ibrahim for holding indoor rallies to create awareness among the masses on the electoral fraud that transpired during the general election.

“What Anwar doing is understandable and the police should cooperate by providing security to the participants, not like what happened in the Kelana Jaya rally where there were no police presence at all,” he said.

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