Published: Sunday January 13, 2013 MYT 7:04:00 PM
Lee: Police did a good job in controlling rally
KUALA LUMPUR: The competence of the police force in controlling the Perhimpunan Kebangkitan Rakyat gathering on Saturday without any untoward incidents should be complimented, said Malaysian Crime Prevention Foundation vice-chairman Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye.
“Compliments should be given, especially to the force under the Kuala Lumpur police chief, in controlling the assembly well without any untoward incidents.
“The police force has received much negative publicity. I hope what happened yesterday (Saturday) will boost their spirit,” he said.
Lee said the Peaceful Assembly 2012 Act proved that such gatherings could be conducted orderly if all parties, including the organisers and enforcement agencies, worked together to ensure peace.
On the several infringements of conditions for the rally, especially on the bringing of children, Lee hoped the police would investigate the claims.
He said parents were still adamant on bringing children to the assembly, and did not respect the law.
Lee said the Opposition, as the organisers of the assembly, should be responsible for advising and reminding all participants on the conditions. - Bernama