Opposition MPs wear yellow to show support for July 9 rally

By Rahimy Rahim, The Star

KUALA LUMPUR: Several Pakatan Rakyat MPs have shown their support for illegal Besih 2.0 July 9 rally by wearing yellow for Thursday’s parliament sitting.

Among them were Lim Kit Siang (DAP-Ipoh Timur), Charles Santiago (DAP-Klang), Fong Kui Lun (DAP-Bukit Bintang), Tian Chua (PKR-Batu) and Datuk Johari Abdul (PKR-Sungai Petani), who wore yellow ties while Nurul Izzah (PKR-Lembah Pantai) and Zuraida Kamaruddin (PKR-Ampang) showed up in yellow baju kurung.

DAP Adviser Lim Kit Siang said the opposition MPs were outraged by the ban on Bersih’s t-shirt or any yellow apparel.

“All we wanted was to express our demand for a clean and free electoral system,” he told a press conference at the parliament lobby.

DAP Chairman Karpal Singh (DAP-Bukit Gelugor) said that the opposition was ready to take legal action against the police of seizing items relating to the Bersih rally.

“We have the intent to take action in court as they did not breach any laws in the country,” he said.