Ops Lalang sparked by Umno Youth, MCA clash, says Anwar

Amin Iskandar

Jailed opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim has told a high court that Ops Lalang was caused by the racial unrest created by a clash between Umno Youth and MCA. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, January 24, 2018.

OPPOSITION leader Anwar Ibrahim has revealed that the detention and incarceration of more than 100 political leaders and activists during Operasi Lalang in 1987 was due to the strain in racial relations caused by Umno Youth and MCA.

Anwar said most of the 106 people who were detained under the Internal Security Act were not involved in sparking racial tensions at that time.

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  • It's happening again just look at how umno behave..and they'll blame others.

    Posted 4 years ago by Ali Along

    • UMNO AND UMNO Youth should this time the baggage are toooo big for people to digest and believe.

      Posted 4 years ago by Mohanarajan murugeson