12 Jul '11, 4am

Umno secretary general explains Bersih crackdown to Jakarta

KUALA LUMPUR - The Najib administration took the unusual step of sending Umno secretary-general Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Mansor to Jakarta to explain Saturday's Bersih rally and allay fears of unrest as Indonesia's oldest English paper criticised the crackdown. The Jakarta Post newspaper said Malaysians should be "rich and free" while Tengku Adnan said the Bersih rally calling for free and fair elections was just an opposition ruse by Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, who is popular as a Muslim leader in Indonesia. "Two million tourists visit annually and Indonesian students also come to Malaysia. The riot made me come quickly to Indonesia to explain the issue," the Vivanews website quoted the former tourism minister as saying at a press conference in central Jakarta. He told them that the government feared that tourist numbers would fall if the situation was not explained fully, s...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/World/EDC110712-0000104/Umno-s...

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