Malaysiakini tells us in Press irked by PKR security volunteers how its videographer Mohd Kamal Ishak was pushed and shoved by PKR security personnel who behaved like fanatical thugs.
It seems strange when their de facto leader would have welcomed the publicity, these hoodlums instead tried to confiscate journalists’ cameras or cover their camera lens, as if their froggie messiah was like a 'certain personality' whose photographs couldn’t/mustn't be taken or allowed to be taken.
The photojournalists and videographers covering Sunday's anti-fuel price rally at Kelana Jaya have been terribly upset by the Brown Shirts behaviour of the Anwar's Elite Shock Troops.
My blogging mate Lucia Lai of Mental Jog had once posted a photo of Anwar surrounded by aggressive looking bodyguards who, rather than behaved discreetly like bodyguards, were glaring at the audience and flexing their muscles as if they were looking for a fight with anyone in the audience.
I suspect it’s these Anwar's sturmabteilung's overnight over-the-top overblown sense of self-importance that has led them down this path of arrogant aggressive aggrandisement – basically a “f* those peasants” mentality when they have Tuanku Raja behind them.
This is reminiscence of 1998, and the Apcet II conference in Kuala Lumpur some ten years ago when acting PM Anwar praised the achievements of the same sort of thugs who had terrorised the conferees into abandoning Apcet II.
We saw this behaviour again in the Ijok by-election last year when these hoodlums sat on the hood of the DPM’s car to prevent it form moving.
This will be what you will get when you support Anwar whom I suspect suffers too from some delusion of grandeur that he needs to be surrounded and protected by Brown Shirts.
These people are worse than Mat Rempits!