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KUALA LUMPUR: A group of 14 army veterans today performed a series of exercises in front of Bersih co-chairman Datuk S. Ambiga’s house in Bukit Damansara to show their protest against the Bersih rally.
The group led by Malay Army Veterans Association (PVTM) president Mohd Ali Baharom marched towards the gate and sang a patriotic song upon arrival before they started with the exercises at 8.30am.
The group had their back facing the gate during the exercises, which consisting of bending down and wiggling their behind.
They also placed placards with the words rejecting the illegal rioters and Bersih infront of them during the exercises.
Mohd Ali said armed forces veterans have the right to protest against an ‘enemy’ who tried to smear the nation’s name and also urged Ambiga to apologise to Malaysians for Bersih.
“We fought for our nation and we do not want anything that could disturb the peace in the country,” he said before leaving.
Meanwhile Ambiga in an interview with a news portal said that there were elements of threats in the protest as they were army veterans but she would let the public to decide on that.
“Let the public decide if it was an intimidation or peaceful protest,” she said.
Brickfields police chief Assistant Commissioner Wan Bari Wan Abdul Khalid said police have yet to receive any report on the latest protest which Ambiga claimed to have element of threats and intimidation.
“So far there was only one report lodged and that was on the set up of burger stall infront of her house,” said Wan Bari.
This is the second demonstration to be held in front of her house.
On May 10, a group of traders, upset over the loss of income from the April 28 rally, held a "burger protest" infront of the house.
On May 1, PVTM, with two other NGOs - Suara Anak Muda 1Malaysia and Kelab Mahasiswa 1Malaysia - made a police report at the Dang Wangi police station urging the government to take action on Ambiga and Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim for allegedly instigating the Bersih 3.0 rally and also to show support for the police force.