Police warn rally organisers, Jamal Yunos
KUALA LUMPUR: Police have warned both the organisers of the anti-kleptocracy rally and Red Shirts leader Datuk Seri Jamal Md Yunos that they will face action if they fail to heed the law in regard to tomorrow's planned rally.
Deputy Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Noor Rashid Ibrahim said rally-goers have certain legal and social responsibilities, including not inconveniencing the public.
“We have three factors. Firstly, the people's safety, followed by road congestion near the venue.
Then, we have laws ... the organisers of the rally have to fulfil these requirements.”
Noor Rashid stressed that police would take action if the anti-kleptocracy rally goes on.
“I do not want to comment on the actions but it will be in accordance with the existing laws,” he said.
“We have also engaged with Jamal and I advised him not to trigger any unrest among the people and not to go ahead with his so-called ‘fish stall’ at the rally.”
Jamal had said he planned to sell fish at the rally. He had also said he would bring 10 tonnes of fish to sell at RM5 a kilogramme.
Noor Rashid earlier attended the symbolic handing over of the Self-Monitoring Analytics Reporting Technology (SMART Lokap) between Science, Technology and Innovation Ministry and police at the National Innovation and Creative Economy (Nice) Expo 2017 here yesterday.
Noor Rashid said since the installation of SMART Lokap system in February last year, the number of unwanted incidents at lock-ups had decreased.
In SHAH ALAM, Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali said organisers of the antikleptocracy rally will be meeting the police today to iron out issues amid disapproval by the authority.
“The discussion is to ensure safety, traffic condition as well as to ensure that nearby residents are not disturbed by the rally,” he said after opening the 2017 Selangor Innovation Appreciation event at the state SUK building.
Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) Mayor Datuk Mohd Azizi Mohd Zain said the city council will not reverse its approval to the organisers to use Padang Timur for the rally. He added the permit to use the field is under MBPJ’s purview.
“As far as MBPJ is concerned, the organisers can use the field.”
He also said no reports from residents had been received. –