After latest protest, exco insists Jamal is face of Selangor Umno
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SHAH ALAM, Nov 14 — The antics of Sungai Besar Umno division leader Datuk Seri Jamal Yunos is reflective of his party in the state, said a Selangor lawmaker today.
Commenting on Jamal’s latest protest, this time camping at a construction site in Semenyih over the state’s alleged failure to provide affordable housing, Selangor housing exco Datuk Seri Iskandar Samad said he already refuted the claim with data to the state assembly.
“I have shown the proof in the House. I don’t want to use harsh words, but his actions are just a reflection of the state of Selangor Umno,” Iskandar said.
“Let him do what he wants,” he added.
Iskandar said the public could watch Jamal’s actions and “judge for themselves”.
Jamal is also the leader of the so-called Red Shirts Movement, and has developed a reputation for elaborate protests, mostly aimed at the Selangor state government.
He previously smashed beer bottles in front of the state secretariat building to protest against a beer festival, drove hearses to the same building to protest against alleged misappropriation of funds, and showed up at the building in a bathrobe to protest against water shortage.
Umno regularly distances itself from Jamal’s more controversial actions by calling these his personal activities.