Law enforcers are colour blind – Zahid

 |Oct 18, 2016
Zahid warned appropriate action will be taken against any party that violates the law under Peaceful Assembly Act 2012.
Zahid warned appropriate action will be taken against any party that violates the law under Peaceful Assembly Act 2012.

The enforcement authorities will not take sides on either party, let it be Red or Yellow Shirts, if Peaceful Assembly Act 2012 (PAA) has been violated during street demonstrations.

“Enforcement officers are colour blind when taking actions against street demonstrators,’ Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi told reporters at the Parliament lobby today.

He rubbished allegations by certain quarters that police were not taking action against the Red Shirts for their unruly behaviour during Bersih’s Yellow Shirt convoys.

“We will be fair to all parties and will not see the colour, either red or yellow when taking action.

“Appropriate action will be taken against any party that violates PAA 2012,” he warned.

Meanwhile when asked to comment on  allegation by Coalition of Malay NGOs chairman Jamal Md Yunus that Bersih 5.0 had connections with Daesh, Ahmad Zahid said his ministry had yet to receive any information from the police on the matter so far.

Jamal, on Oct 4 handed over a 22-page document to the federal police headquarters in Bukit Aman.

He claimed that the document contained evidence of Bersih alleged links with Daesh.

 

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Murali is a contributor to MO. He advocates the principle of practising human rights with responsibility.