KUALA LUMPUR – April 30, 2019: Gerakan Pembela Ummah or Ummah will hold a rally here on Saturday to voice dissatisfaction over issues which it deems to be detrimental to Islam and Malay rights.
Head of the Islamic pressure group Aminuddin Yahaya said the focus will be the inquest on the death of fireman Muhammad Adib Mohd. Kassim and the demand for the resignation of National Unity and Social Well-being Minister P. Waytha Moorthy.
The group had made the same demand on the minister during the Anti-ICERD rally in December.
“We know that several NGOs are still pushing for ICERD to be ratified and their motive remains unknown. What is their end goal? What are they trying to do? We want to end ICERD for good to protect Malay rights and Islam,” said Aminuddin.
As for the ongoing Adib inquest, Aminuddin believes that the Attorney-General’s Chamber was being unreasonable when it filed an affidavit on April 3, stating that Adib’s death was not due to an assault during rioting outside a Hindu temple last November.
Other issues to be raised include the proposed ratification of the Rome Statute and recognition of the Unified Examination Certificate.
The rally will have a white theme, with participants marching from Masjid Jamek to the Sogo shopping complex at 2pm.