SHAH ALAM: Five people have been summoned to the Shah Alam police district headquarters to facilitate investigations into the Jelajah Bersih Merdeka convoy that took place on Sunday.
The convoy, organised by Angkatan Muda Keadilan (AMK), allegedly travelled through nine checkpoints in Selangor and Kuala Lumpur in support of the upcoming Bersih 4 rally this weekend.
Shah Alam OCPD Asst Comm Shafien Mamat said the five – Mohd Radzlan Jalaludin, Sangeetha Jayakumar, RT. Saravanan, P. Tharmentran and Daing Muhammad Reduan – were called in at about 2.40pm yesterday to give their statements.
Radzlan told reporters outside the police headquarters that the investigation was classified under Section 143 of the Penal Code for unlawful assembly.
He said the AMK members would help ensure public safety during the rally.
“We expect about 10,000 AMK members to gather that day,” he said.
“We love peace.
“That is why the AMK security squad that will be stationed on that day will help ensure that no property is vandalised and no one takes matters into their own hands,” he added.
In addition to the five, Radzlan said 13 members had given their statements at the Shah Alam, North Klang and Ampang Jaya police stations.
In Ipoh, Malaysian Bar president Steven Thiru expressed relief after Deputy Inspector-General Datuk Seri Noor Rashid Ibrahim said taser guns would not be used at Bersih 4.
“Taser gun can cause serious bodily harm,” he told reporters on the sidelines of a Bar Council forum “Promoting Greater Police Accountability”.