TONTON ASTRO AWANI

PENGUNJUNG SETIA

16 Julai 2011

WE'LL ACT AGAINST THOSE WHO OBSTRUCTED COPS, SAYS DEPUTY IGP

TANGKAK: Police will take action against those found to have obstructed the force from carrying out its duties during the Bersih 2.0 illegal rallies.

“We are studying the videos shot during the incident,” said Deputy Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Khalid Abu Bakar.

He reiterated that the police would give their fullest co-operation to Suhakam which intended to hold a public inquiry into allegations of police brutality during the rallies.

Khalid was speaking to reporters after the opening of the Ledang district police station by Mentri Besar Datuk Abdul Ghani Othman yesterday.

Abdul Ghani praised the police department for its commitment in looking after the security needs of the people in Johor.

He added that the crime index in the state had dropped by 20.29% in 2010, while had managed to solve nearly 50% of cases last year.

Separately, Johor police chief Deputy Comm Datuk Mohd Mokhtar Mohd Shariff said police detained Bakri MP Er Teck Hwa on Thursday after he carried out a candlelight vigil for the late Teoh Beng Hock wearing a yellow Bersih 2.0 T-shirt.

“The arrest was made not because of the vigil, but because Er was wearing the T-shirt.” he said.

Er was taken in at about 8.20pm but was released five hours later.

SOURCE: THE STAR, JULY 16, 2011

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