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Can 901 organisers ensure peace, asks Hisham. A stupid and wrong question!

The correct question is Malaysian police is capable and professional to maintain public order?

Demonstrators got no power to maintain public order under the law.

If any demonstrator disturbs public order, arrest him or her accordingly.

If any provocateur from other factions like Perkasa, UMNO, etc. disturbs PR peaceful demonstration, also arrest him/her accordingly.

Hisham, stop asking such silly question, maintaining security and public order is the job of police, not the organizer for any demonstration.

Can 901 organisers ensure peace, asks Hisham
Hemananthani Sivanandam

PUTRAJAYA (Jan 4, 2012): The organisers of the 901-Free Anwar Campaign planned for Monday must guarantee that the gathering will be peaceful, Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein said.

Speaking to reporters after the first post-cabinet meeting for the year, he stressed that safety and public order must be maintained for the security of the people.

“It is highly likely that the organisers will have to convince the police that whatever it is they are planning to do will not affect the people’s safety and public order.

“Even if they plan to assemble, it has to be in line with what is in the spirit of the recently passed Peaceful Assembly Bill 2011,” he said at his ministry here today.

He said the police are fully prepared and capable to handle whatever eventualities during the gathering.

“In fact, they were fully prepared during the Bersih 2 gathering (on July 9 last year) also, but we have learnt a few things since then,” he added.

Among others, he said, the police have learnt of the importance to keep watch on the ground, have recordings, ensure the CCTVs are working and ensure people do not exploit the situation.

“There is also the need to engage foreign missions and the media,” Hishammuddin said.

PKR deputy president Azmin Ali had announced on Tuesday that the Pakatan Rakyat will be mobilising 100,000-plus people in support of federal opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim on Monday.

The 901-Free Anwar Campaign is being held to coincide when with the High Court delivering its verdict in the sodomy II trial of Anwar.

More than 300 police reports have been lodged against the planned gathering.

While acknowledging that organisers of the event have not applied for a permit thus far, Hishammuddin said the police plan to meet the organisers.

Meanwhile, Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Ismail Omar who was also present at the press conference, said he has instructed the Kuala Lumpur police chief to meet the organisers.

“The main issue is public peace and safety. I feel that all parties are responsible for this, including those who want to have the gathering. We are monitoring the situation every day and we will act based on the country’s law and orders,” Ismail said.

Asked if there will be roadblocks or a lockdown of the city on Monday, Ismail said the police are monitoring the situation.

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Dr. Dre says:

All it takes is to have a few Perkasa thugs to disrupt the peaceful gathering, then Hisham can justify his polic brutality. Same trick as always. And Alphard Liow will tell lies once again.