Po­lice warn rally or­gan­is­ers, Ja­mal Yunos

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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. –

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