KUALA LUMPUR: About 10,000 representatives of Muslim non-governmental organisations, Umno and Pas will monitor and coordinate the anti-ICERD (International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination) rally here on Saturday.
Gerakan Pembela Ummah (Ummah) chairman Aminuddin Yahya said they would be placed at three checkpoints – Masjid Jamek, Masjid Negara and Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman – before joining the rally-goers in their march to Jalan Raja.
Aminuddin said police, who would be on standby, would step in if there was provocation from other quarters.
“Every area will be strictly controlled by police,” he told the New Straits Times today.
“I cannot guarantee 100 per cent that the rally will be free of any incident, but don’t label the rally as non-peaceful if only one or two individuals cause provocations.
“For that reason, the 10,000 reps are required to record incidents should any happen and hand them over to police as evidence.”
Asked whether Datuk Seri Najib Razak would be at the rally, Aminuddin said they did not rule out the possibility that the former prime minister would give a speech on his views of ICERD.
“We invite all (leaders), include Najib, Tun M (Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad) and Anwar (PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim).
“We do not have the right to bar anyone from joining the gathering.
“He (Najib) is not in the list (to give a speech), but we will see (what happens) that day,” he said.
Yesterday, Ummah deputy chairman Kamaruzaman Mohamad confirmed that Najib would be participating in the event.