police brutality, freedom at stake in malaysia

the police are at it again. instead of defending the rakyat, they manhandle them. the Selangor police chief Khalid Abu Bakar says that the FRU did not charge at the crowd when they were singing the negaraku. see the video clip below and judge for yourself. another bag of lies from our police force. the guy should step down and retire.


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update from the STAR:
here is the lame excuse from the police - why sing the national anthem? why sing it three time? i think he has forgotten what is called patriotism. he says if every criminal sings the national anthem, then they can get get away. but this group of anti-ISA protesters are not criminals or involved in a crime!! well, he still denies that he did not hear the anthem being sung. in the video, one can see that the police moved in towards the end of the singing, so he must have been tone deaf or totally deaf. he should just watch the above video and see for himself. maybe he is also colour blind.


Police chief: Why sing the national anthem?

SHAH ALAM: The state police chief has questioned the rationale behind Internal Security Act (ISA) protesters singing the national anthem at their illegal gathering near the Amcorp Mall on Sunday.

“Are they expecting policemen to stand at attention each time they sing the anthem? If so, what would happen if every criminal that we confront starts singing the national anthem?” asked Deputy Comm Datuk Khalid Abu Bakar.

He questioned whether the protesters sang NegaraKu to keep the police at bay or that they (the protesters) themselves did not respect the anthem.

Protesters against the ISA were said to have sung NegaraKu at least three times at three different locations on Sunday – at the mall, Petaling Jaya Civic Centre, as well as near the police station.

“I, more than anyone else present, and that too as a police officer, respect the national anthem, contrary to allegations that we showed no respect by dispersing the crowd when they were singing the anthem,’’ he said.

DCP Khalid said that when police moved in, he did not and could not hear them singing the national anthem as he was some distance away.

He said he was informed by his officers that the crowd sang the national anthem at three different locations before being dispersed.

“I am duty-bound to carry out my job without fear or favour, and my interest was the safety and concern of the general public as well as business outlets which had voiced concern over possible trouble there.

“Nobody can deny that someone could have taken advantage of the situation to stir up trouble there,’’ he said, adding that no permit was sought for the gatherings which had been taking place for the past four weeks.

Police arrested 23 people, including Petaling Jaya Utara MP Tony Pua and assemblymen Lau Weng San and Ronnie Liu, for taking part in the candlelight vigil.

They were arrested under Section 27 of the Police Act for allegedly taking part in an illegal assembly after several warnings to disperse were ignored.

The vigil, organised by the Coali­tion for Clean and Fair Elections (Bersih), started at 8pm at Dataran PJ, near Amcorp Mall.

However, the group, numbering in the hundreds, moved to the civic centre near MBPJ when police ordered them to disperse.


chils said…
He should be arrested under the ISA. His Crime? Committing sacrilege! issuing the order to charge when the national anthem is being sung! Others have been arrested for less eg - sing about the national anthem and suggesting (only figuratively) that our national flag should be flown upside down!