Police to make sure July 9 rallies do ‘not take place’

By Shazwan Mustafa Kamal
July 01, 2011 | The Malaysian Insider

KUALA LUMPUR, July 1 — The police have shut out all forms of negotiations with organisers of the upcoming July 9 rallies, with Datuk Khalid Abu Bakar warning today that the police will make sure the rallies do not take place.

The Deputy Inspector-General of Police said that there would be no more room for discussions, and warned the organisers — Bersih, Perkasa and Umno Youth — to be prepared to be arrested if they did not abort the rally.

“We have given them explanations and warnings and reminders, but they do not heed. We will make sure the rallies do not take place.”

“We will not discuss anymore. Be ready to face the laws of this country,” he said.

Khalid, speaking at a hastily called press conference at Bukit Aman, did not discount the possibility of using the Internal Security Act (ISA) against those involved in the upcoming rallies.

“I won’t discount it,” he said.

Bersih had yesterday asked the police to suggest a route for its July 9 march to ensure that its rally goes off without a hitch.

Bersih chairman Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan said the election watchdog presented the suggestion to the Inspector-General of Police in the hope that he would be open-minded and work with Bersih.

  1. #1 by Bigjoe on Friday, 1 July 2011 - 8:34 pm

    Anyone who knows a policeman, tell them to take MC on July 9. THIS is not their job, this is not what they get paid a miserably salary for. They are endangering themselves, their professionalism and their future (and family future) for WHAT?

  2. #2 by bruno on Friday, 1 July 2011 - 9:11 pm

    The Umno GOM will do whatever is in its power plus some to make sure the Bersih rally does not take place.It has already shown to Malaysians what it can do.It has send out 600 members of its biker gangsters to the PKR headquarters to intimidate and threatened Bersih organisers and PKR leaders lives.It has even threatened to burn down PKR’s HQ.

    The Umno GOM is not shy to let it be known that it can break all the laws of the land,including sponsoring rowdy thugs,Umno bred gangsters and Umno bred terrorism.

  3. #4 by Mike Tee on Saturday, 2 July 2011 - 8:58 am

    The UMNO police hounds cannot stop the MALAYSIAN PEOPLE’S march for true democracy, freedom of speech, fair and equal rights for education and citizen charters !!!!

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