June 29, 2011
KUALA LUMPUR, June 29 (Bernama) — The police will detain anyone who uses words or displays symbols to instigate the people to join the illegal rallies planned by several groups in the city on July 9, Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Ismail Omar said today.
“Not only attire, but cars, buses, shoes, trousers and anything at all that smacks of sedition can be seized under the law,” he told reporters at Bukit Aman here Wednesday.
As such, he advised the people to stay away from the illegal rally for the sake of peace in the country.
Earlier, Ismail met leaders of some of the groups expected to be involved in the illegal rallies at his office and explained to them the implications of the gatherings on the country’s security.
“I called the organisers. Some came. Some did not,” he said, adding that he was using the soft approach but warned that they should not force the hand of the police.
Ismail said the police had not ruled out the possibility of issuing warrants of arrest for those who failed to turn up.
Among those who came to Bukit Aman today were the secretary-general of the right-wing Malay group Perkasa, Syed Hassan Syed Ali, and Umno Youth vice head Datuk Razali Ibrahim.