Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar urged online news portal Malaysiakini to lodge a police report if they feel intimidated by Red Shirts leader Jamal Yunos’ statements.
The Red Shirts leader stormed Malaysiakini’s building yesterday afternoon with some 50 supporters and demanded an explanation on their foreign funding.
“He has been making a lot of statements. But nothing comes by,” Khalid told reporters when met after launching the National Urgent Response (NUR) Alerts on Facebook at the Bukit Aman police headquarters in Kuala Lumpur today.
When questioned by reporters, what would happen if the Red Shirts were to protest outside the Mkini office on Saturday, Khalid replied: “We will see that on Saturday.”
To another question on whether the statements made by Jamal were a form of criminal intimidation, Khalid said, “If Malaysiakini sees it that way, then lodge a report.”
Yesterday the Red Shirts leader met Malaysiakini’s editor-in-chief Steven Gan, news editors RK Anand and Jimadie Shah Othman and gave them until 12 noon tomorrow for an explanation on foreign funding.
The Sungai Besar Umno division chief also said if the Red Shirts fail to get an explanation over this issue, there will be a protest outside the building with 20,000 supporters and a ‘part of the building might collapse’.
Malaysiakini previously reported that its CEO Premesh Chandran and editor-in-chief Steven Gan denied that the funding was provided with the aim of toppling the Governmen