Did you notice that in the rallies for the price increase, there was no tear gas and chemical water. The Police are also affected by the price increase.
KUALA LUMPUR, June 6 (Bernama) — Police today warned members of the public not to be involved in any demonstration against the fuel price hike.
Deputy Inspector-General of Police Datuk Ismail Omar said in a statement that based on police intelligence reports, there were several groups who were planning to hold a series of demonstrations in several locations in the country.
“The purpose of the demonstrations is to protest against the rise in the price of petrol and diesel. I wish to stress here that any assembly must obtain the permit of the district police chief,” he said.
He asked the public to cooperate in ensuring that public order continued to be maintained.
He said police also received information that several non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and certain political parties would hold a night vigil in front of the Kamunting Detention Camp, Perak tomorrow night to demand for the release of all those detained under the Internal Security Act (ISA) as well as the abolition of the ISA.
Meanwhile, police and members of the Federal Reserve Unit (FRU) were maintaining security at several locations in the federal capital which were said to be the venues for demonstrations against the petrol price hike.
A check by Bernama at several locations such as Kampung Baru, KLCC and the National Mosque found that the overall situation was normal and under control after the Friday prayer.
However, at the Masjid Jamek Kampung Baru, there were about 50 people gathering and holding a peaceful protest on the petrol price hike, but the group was dispersed by police 15 minutes later.