The man behind the image of an alleged 'violent protester' that was splashed on the front pages of the country's major newspapers after the Bersih 2.0 rally on July 9 has stepped forward.
Speaking at a PAS ceramah in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday, Abdul Razak Endut said that the alleged knife he was holding was a Malaysian flag and he was not throwing rocks at police. "When the FRU fired tear gas, I saw the wind blowing towards the demonstrators... I picked up the canister and tossed it to a grass field with the hope that the demonstrators would be safe," said Abdul Razak.
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