We’ll take you on, Selangor PAS Youth warns UMNO ‘thugs’

(Harakah Daily) – Selangor PAS Youth has warned the state UMNO Youth to rein in thuggery among its members so that they could get involved in politics as ‘gentlemen’.

“The Selangor PAS Youth is ready to take on any challenge by UMNO Youth should they continue with provocations in future,” said Selangor PAS Youth leader Hasbullah Mohd Ridzwan (pic).

His warning followed an incident in Gombak on December 4, where a group of UMNO supporters attempted to disrupt an event featuring Pakatan Rakyat leaders by staging a march and shouting provocative slogans.

Their action later led to a melee among opposing crowds, resulting in several injuries including a PR supporter who was stabbed on his shoulder.

Hasbullah said the incident which he blamed on Gombak UMNO Youth members only helped to convince the public about UMNO and Barisan Nasional’s uncivilised character.

He said it also exposed the division’s Youth leader who had been issuing denials over UMNO’s involvement despite video clips and photographs showing otherwise.

“Selangor PAS Youth does not rule out the possibility that UMNO and Barisan Nasional are desperate to restore their damaged image in the eyes of the public, and thus they would commit violence and then play the victims to evoke people’s sympathy,” said Hasbullah.

Saying PR programmes had so far been conducted peacefully, Hasbullah stressed that there was no way such violence was started by PR supporters.