Tuesday, December 4, 2007
By KAREN CHAPMAN
GENTING HIGHLANDS: There must be a link between the rallies and street demonstrations happening recently, said Umno Youth chief Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein.
The frequency of such recent events was too much of a coincidence, he said.
“We didn’t see any of this before and all of a sudden, in a space of two months, there was the incident in Terengganu, Putrajaya, Istana Negara and Dataran Merdeka,” he told reporters after opening a convention on the National Education Blueprint 2006-2010 at Institut Aminuddin Baki.
It could have been a coincidence if it were a one-off case but somehow more rallies were being planned, he added.
“There must be somebody planning something behind the scenes,” he said.
Hishammuddin said the opposition should make a stand.
“It’s very easy for one party to address its own constituents, to address only one race and promise the world to them, but when you ask them to make a stand which involves the future of the country which is multiracial, they are not able to so.
“That is the difference between the opposition and Barisan Nasional,” he said.
He was commenting on the Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) issue.
“I think we have to dig deep to find out who is behind all this,” he said.
Someone planned recent rallies and street demos