A free-for-all at PAS ceramah in Rembau

By Zehfry Dahalan, FMT

REMBAU: A free for all broke out last night between supporters of PAS, PKR and a group calling themselves the movement to dignify national heroes at a PAS ceramah here.

The group’s, Gerakan Memartabatkan Pejuang Nasional (GMPN), target was PAS deputy president Mohamad Sabu, better known as Mat Sabu.

The group was lying in wait for Mat Sabu and when he arrived at the ceramah venue, they marched 300 metres to the ceramah location to heckle him.

But, this time the PAS supporters were prepared for it. In an earlier ceramah in Seremban last month, GMPN also created a fracas.

For the ceramah last night, PAS had mobilised 3,000 PAS and PKR supporters from Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Pahang, Johor and Malacca.

The ceramah was held in the fully fenced Negeri Sembilan PAS commissioner Mohd Taufek Abdul Ghani’s home.

When the 100 plus GMPN supporters neared the gate of the house, PAS supporters formed a human barricade.

Shouting “Jangan ganggu majlis orang” (Don’t disturb others function) and “Balik! Balik! (Go back! Go back!) the PAS supporters forced the group to retreat.

A scuffle broke out and both sides were trading blows for nearly 35 minutes. The situation was brought under control when the police intervened. No injuries were reported.