Friday, March 12, 2010

Police warn public against taking part in illegal rally

Kuala Lumpur Police Chief Datuk Wira Muhammad Sabtu Othman today advised the public against taking part in any illegal rally when the Parliament session starts on Monday.

“I have received information that pamphlets were being distributed including through the Internet. So, I want such activities to stop,” he told reporters here today.

“We have the freedom of speech but use it wisely and not in the wrong perspective...stop any activities that can disrupt public order.”

Such gatherings would not only disrupt traffic flow but also pose a threat to national security, he said.

Police would not hesitate to take action against anyone who breached the law, he said.

The coordinator of the gathering, Dr Hatta Ramli was reported to have said that about 2,000 people would join the rally, including Pakatan Rakyat Members of Parliament, Human Rights organizations and opposition parties who opposed the Goods and Services Tax (GST) proposed by the government. — Bernama

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