“My car (when it was attacked in Sembrong in February), were there any statements to say stop this or we will not tolerate this sort of violence? No. This means that they are actually condoning it.
“Is this being tolerated by Umno? Yes. Which means Najib as prime minister has abdicated his responsibility,” he said when asked by Malaysiakini after a Pakatan programme to register red IC holders in Klang this afternoon.
Since then, a series of violent acts targeting Pakatan ceramahs have followed, namely Gambang (Pahang), Merlimau (Malacca) and most recently in Lembah Pantai, Kuala Lumpur where two Pakatan supporters and an Umno supporter were allegedly injured.
Asked to comment about Umno’s accusation that he had provoked the fracas in Lembah Pantai during a dual ceramah on Thursday, Anwar quipped: “When my car (windscreen) was broken, I broke it myself, it could be that the elderly man who was injured knocked his own head, too.”
Yesterday, Lembah Pantai Umno Youth chief Mohamad Sazali Kamilan accused Anwar of causing the fracas when he described Umno as sial (damned) and celaka (cursed) despite an observation by Malaysiakini that he had only made the remarks after spotting Raja Ismail Raja Din bleeding from his head after being hit by a projectile.
‘Bottles already flying when I arrived’
“When I entered the ceramah, bottles were already being thrown (from the other side), it was already flying when (Lembah Pantai MP) Nurul Izzah was speaking, you could hear the sound (of the bottles) landing on the roof (of the stage).
“So when I saw what had happened to the pakcik, of course I was angry, and a little girl was crying at the back after that after she was injured in her arm... I was very angry, celaka (cursed) politics,” said Anwar, who is also PKR supremo.
The situation was reportedly tense as the two rival ceramahs were set up within metres of each other.
Anwar added that the incident was regrettable because despite the heavy police presence that night they did not move in quickly to stop the throwing of projectiles when it first began.
“If they see 10 to 15 police officers, they would not dare do that. So what’s wrong? Why aren’t they being professional when it comes to Umno hooligans?,” he said.
‘Police should investigate violence’
Asked to comment on Umno’s claim that one of its supporters, too, was injured, Anwar called on the police to investigate.
“If Pakatan supporters hurt others, we will not defend... Police should investigate, I will not defend, it depends on the outcome of the police investigation,” he said.
He added that Pakatan had submitted a notice to the police for the ceramah to be held.
“Who gave the notice to the police? We gave. I was in Pengerang (on Friday) and it was the same thing, we got the permit and they allowed another session just 50 metres away without a permit,” he said.
Despite Anwar’s Friday trip in Johor being dogged by harassment, the PKR adviser insisted that the party will continue with the party’s political activities in the state.
“This is the culture that they are breeding. I am still committed. I will go to Johor again in the next fortnight,” he said.- malaysiakini
PM biarkan keganasan di ceramah
Katanya, Najib secara tidak langsung membiarkan tindakan tersebut ketika apabila perdana menteri tidak membuat kenyataan supaya perkara seperti itu dihentikan.
Najib juga melepaskan tanggungjawabnya dengan bertindak demikian, kata Anwar lagi ketika ditemui pemberita di Klang petang ini.
Siri serangan yang mensasarkan ceramah Pakatan Rakyat semakin menjadi-jadi seperti yang berlaku di Gambang (Pahang), Merlimau (Melaka) dan terbaru di Lembah Pantai (Kuala Lumpur yang menyebabkan sekurang-kurangnya tiga orang cedera.
Ditanya mengenai dakwaan Umno bahawa beliau yang mencetus pergaduhan di Lembah Pantai ketika ceramah pada Khamis malam itu, Anwar dengan sinis berkata mangsa dalam kejadian tersebut, seorang lelaki yang sudah berumur, mungkin cedera akibat perbuatan sendiri.
Malah ketika cermin keretanya dipecahkan, beliau juga memecahkannya sendiri, kata Anwar lagi.- malaysiakini
Mangsa Keganasan Samseng UMNO "Raja Din Dakwa Dilastik Ball Bearing( Bebola Besi)
Mangsa keganasan samseng Umno, Raja Ismail Raja Din yang berdarah kepala semasa ceramah Pakatan Rakyat, di Pantai Dalam 24 Mei lalu, mendakwa dilastik dengan bebola besi (ball bearing).
Menceritakan semula kejadian di pangsapuri Pantai Permai itu, Raja Ismail memberitahu, kira-kira jam 11 malam, bekalan elektrik yang disambung ke tapak ceramah dipotong.
“Dalam gelap itu tiba-tiba saya rasa ada sesuatu yang berat dan keras kena di kepala. Saya terasa sakit. Bila dikesat, nampak darah.
“Orang kata saya dilastik dengan ‘ball bearing’ dari tingkat atas Flat. Saya berlari ke arah pentas dan pengsan. Hanya sedar ketika di Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL),” jelas Raja Ismail yang kehilangan banyak darah akibat luka di dahi.
“Bukan sahaja ‘ball bearing’, tapi telur tembelang dan batu dibaling ke kawasan ceramah,” katanya yang dibenarkan keluar pada jam 2 pagi, selepas mendapat rawatan di HKL.
Bagaimanapun, pesara Majlis Bandaraya Shah Alam (MBSA) berusia 60 tahun ini berkata, beliau tidak serik untuk datang ke ceramah Pakatan Rakyat pada masa akan datang.
Ini kerana katanya, hanya melalui program ceramah sahaja rakyat dapat mendengar maklumat alternatif.
“Saya takkan serik untuk datang ke ceramah. Kalau himpunan Bersih 3.0 pun saya turun, takkanlah ceramah kita tak pergi?, ujarnya.
Raja Ismail turut kecewa dengan Polis yang ‘membutakan mata’ terhadap keganasan samseng upahan Umno, sedangkan perkara itu berlaku di depan mereka sendiri.
“Bertahun-tahun saya pergi ceramah. Tak pernah jadi macam ini. Polis buat apa? Kalau ‘geng’ dia buat kacau, dibiarkan. Ini tak boleh.
“Malu saya tengok budak-budak muda Melayu terima upah rendah semata-mata nak ganggu majlis orang,” kata Raja Ismail. -kd