Anwar’s supporters to be dealt with professionally

Fri, Aug 08, 2008
The Star

PETALING JAYA, MALAYSIA: Police will not be provoked and will act with “full restraint” even when faced with emotional supporters of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, Home Minister Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar said.

“We are used to dealing with anger and emotions because we always acted professionally in a very restrained way.

“No untoward incident has happened even though so much allegations and provocations were thrown at the police,” he said.

“The fact that the person is a well-known personality does not worry us. We want justice to be done and it is up to the court to decide,” he said after a visit to Menara Star here.

On police roadblocks in the city yesterday in anticipation of Anwar’s supporters gathering in court where he was charged, Syed Hamid said he apologised if they had caused traffic jams, adding that police could not wait for riotous behaviour to occur. [more]

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