“While living abroad, I witnessed demonstrations organised by so many organisations and realised that although they start peacefully, demonstrations will always end up in violence.”
KUALA LUMPUR: In an apparent breaking of ranks with the opposition stand of supporting the Bersih 3.0 rally, DAP’s Senator Tunku Abdul Aziz Tunku Ibrahim said he opposed the street demonstration. Speaking during the debate on the royal address at the Dewan Negara yesterday, Tunku Aziz, 78, clarified that not all members of the opposition supported the sit-in.
“I declare that even though I am from the opposition, I oppose street demonstrations, based on principles“. The party vice-chairman cited the student protest in London last year that caused huge damage to businesses and properties.
“I am in favour of us assembling if that is not breaking the law, but breaking the law is something that I cannot support.”
Speaking to reporters at the Parliament lobby later, he said his opposition to the demonstration was because it seemed like they were encouraging people to break the law.
“We are supposed to be lawmakers. I think there is a contradiction here.”