KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 11, 2015:
Books with pictures of the Sept 16 Red Shirt Rally are being distributed on the sidelines of the 2015 Umno General Assembly.
Titled Kebangkitan Baju Merah(The Rise of the Red Shirts), the 104-page book starts by describing the rally as an “reaction to a group that always creates havoc and provocation through street demonstrations”.
The book starts with showing old pictures of past Bersih rallies including a few from Bersih 4.
The book described the Bersih rallies as, “rallies that hide under the guise of peaceful rallies.
“However the rallies invite violence, rude behaviour and extreme provocation that forced police to take action.”
The book credits Persekutuan Silat Kebangsaan Malaysia (Pesaka) led by former Malacca Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam, as the organisers of the rally.
The book then depicts pictures of the Red shirt rally calling it a show of “patriotism and the love for religion, race and peace”.
The book also stated the 14 red shirt rally resolutions:
“Defend democracy, encourage respect, love and unity in the country, defend the nation’s stability, reject chauvinistic DAP, reject foreign intervention in local affairs, reject Bersih, reject abuse of Islam, always stand by the government to solve economic problems, defend Malay and Bumiputera rights, defend the democratically elected government, defend the Rukun Negara, reject politics based on slander, reject efforts to bring the government down and to reinstate the Internal Security Act.”
The book, however, did not include pictures of the Red shirt rally participants being doused in water by the Federal Reserve Unit near Petaling Street.