Deputy Inspector-General of Police Noor Rashid Ibrahim has warned stern action against both Yellow and Red Shirts to maintain public order and prevent clashes between both supporters.
Noor Rashid said at present, police practiced a moderate approach in handling those organising illegal rallies and parades.
“So far we have been taking sensible action to curb such activities. We do not want to create an unrest situation. But if this trend continues, we will take a more vigorous feat,” he told Bernama after attending a Royal Thai Police event in Bangkok today.
The Yellow Shirt Bersih led by Maria Chin Abdullah plans to organise Bersih 5.0 rally on Nov 19.
Currently the group is on a road show campaign nationwide to woo people to attend the rally.
The Red Shirt group led by Jamal Yunos is opposing the Bersih 5.0 rally and has warned to hold a similar gathering to counter the Yellow Shirts.
When questioned about the recent Sabak Bernam incident, Noor Rashid said investigations were ongoing and police will take appropriate action on those involved.
He reminded those who intend to hold a rally or procession to adhere to the rules and regulations under the Peaceful Assembly Act.
However, Noor Rashid claimed that the police have not received any application from either the Yellow or Red Shirts to hold a rally.