KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 31 — Dato Rizal Mansor, Datin Seri Rosmah’s aide, took a swipe at former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohammad for the latter’s appearance at the Bersih 4 rallies over the weekend, saying there was nothing pro-people about the move.
In a Facebook posting just hours after the rally ended last night, Rizal said joining the “puak kuning” (yellow tribe) was not the most pertinent way to show one is with the people.
“Kalau nak bersama rakyat bukan pegi join puak baju kuning..(If you want to be with the people you don’t go join the yellow group),” Rizal wrote.
Yesterday evening Dr Mahathir, the man who staunchly opposed to public demonstrations during his 22 years in power, became a part of a mass street protest demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak
The 90-year-old made his debut as a street protester in the Bersih 4 rally like many others since yesterday, using the public trains and after alighting at the Kuala Lumpur KTM station and footing it downtown to the Pasar Seni LRT station, Central Market and Masjid Jamek.
“I’m here to show solidarity with the people,” he told a news conference later.
“There’s no more avenue for legal redress. We have to resolve through demo. That’s why I’m here. If there is a taskforce to investigate where is the money, I wouldn’t be here,” he added.
Dato Rizal, on a similar posting praising the spirit of former Prime Minister, Tun Abdullah Badawi, ended his post with a hash tag #ygikutbajukuningtusawan clearly criticising the former Prime Minister, Tun Dr.Mahathir, who attended the illegal rally.