Some say, it is nothing but an attempt to distract us from allegation of corruption against Najib, 1MDB,.... and growing discontent against our present PM/UMNO President/BN Chair?
If TPPA or some other real issues confronting Malaysia, it would have been better... but then the organiser seems to be a sports organisation - silat?
Umno is not endorsing the proposed "red shirt" rally on September 16, said party president Datuk Seri Najib Razak, but added that the party is also not stopping members from taking part in the gathering.Najib also said that the party is not involved in sponsoring the rally."Umno is not involved in sponsoring the rally but we admit there are leaders who represent their respective NGOs who feel they have to be at the rally," he told reporters after chairing the party's supreme council meeting today.To a question if the party will prevent members from joining the rally, he answered, "No, it's a free country, as long as they observe the law. No one is above the law, including Umno members". - See more at: http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/najib-says-umno-cannot-stop-members-joining-red-shirt-rally-but-no-endorsem#sthash.q4ceVhOg.dpuf
[It is sad because Malaysians never really directly chose Najib Tun Razak to be the Prime Minister, unlike in US Presidential Elections. In Malaysia, it all depends on who the majority of the Elected Members of Parliament has confidence in to be the Prime Minister - and that too, we really do not know what percentage wanted Najib - was it just 51% or was it more - wrong to presume that all BN MPs chose Najib - best that all this information be made open - so we all know who exactly wanted Najib as PM]
PAS has also taken a stance that they will not be involved - and Usta Idris Ahmad, the VP of PAS wrote an interesting piece that was published in Harakah Daily - sorry, could not copy and paste it here. The article entitled - Apa motif himpunan merah 16 September?(What is the move for the 16th September RED gathering?) - in which he compares previous protest that did have clear objects, but maybe not this...