The Star: Campaign to condemn flag-burning incident

Thursday September 13, 2007
KUALA TERENGGANU: The Terengganu Barisan Nasional Youth has launched a statewide signature campaign and a website to gather support to condemn the torching of the Jalur Gemilang.

Terengganu Umno Youth information chief Razali Idris Razali said they were disgusted and dismayed over the burning of several Jalur Gemilang during a riot at Pantai Batu Buruk here on Saturday night.
“They are traitors to our nation, they should not be forgiven and their citizenship should be revoked,” he said.
The riot was sparked off when police tried to disperse an illegal gathering of more than 500 people, which was organised by Bersih, a coalition of 60 non-governmental organisations pushing for electoral reform.
It was supported by opposition parties PAS, Parti Keadilan Rakyat and DAP.
Two men were shot in the ensuing clash.
State PAS commissioner Datuk Mustafa Ali said the party would provide legal aid to the two men.
“They are the ones who were shot but are now facing charges under Section 307 of the Penal Code for attempted murder,” he said.
In Kuala Lumpur, PAS submitted a memorandum to the Inspector-General of Police calling for investigation into the use of live bullets.
The memorandum, which was handed over to Bukit Aman public relations officer Asst Supt N. Venugopal yesterday, also called on police to track down the culprit who burnt the national flag.