Sungai Besar Umno division chief Jamal Md Yunos has challenged Petaling Jaya mayor Mohd Azizi Mohd Zain to stop him from selling fish at Padang Timur tomorrow.
He threatened to drench the mayor with wastewater from his fish stall if the latter showed up at the venue, where the opposition plans to hold the anti-kleptocracy rally.
“He should not just issue warnings. If he is really the head of (MBPJ’s) enforcement unit, please come to our stall tomorrow. We will pour ‘air ikan‘ (fish water) on the mayor’s head.
“Please ask him to stop me tomorrow. Don’t stop (us) from doing a good deed. I want people to buy fish at reasonable prices.
“So, Mr Mayor, come tomorrow. I want to shower him with ‘air ikan‘,” he told Malaysiakini.
Yesterday, Mohd Azizi said Jamal needed a permit if he wanted to sell fish at Padang Timur tomorrow.
Jamal has been selling fish far below market prices in recent weeks to highlight the alleged profiteering by “DAP-linked” middlemen.
‘Not a massage parlour’
Meanwhile, the Umno division leader said a permit was not necessary because he and his men would be doing a public service for just a few hours.
“Gambling dens and massage parlours are allowed to operate, although it is immoral.
“(In contrast) we are serving society who are facing high fish prices. What is their problem?” he asked.
Jamal said he respected the call by deputy inspector-general of police Noor Rashid not to cause trouble tomorrow. He said his group has no intention of ignoring the police’s instructions.
“I don’t want to oppose what the deputy IGP said. To me, his job is to maintain order, but I have my opinions as well.
“I am an NGO leader who is given a mandate by our members. I have a responsibility (to fulfil),” he said.
Jamal said he would be selling kembung, cencaru, selayang and mabong at RM5 a kilogram.