Tag Archives: Syed Hamid

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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Permatang Pauh by-election will be costly: Syed Hamid

By SIM LEOI LEOI, The Star online

PUTRAJAYA: The by-election in Permatang Pauh, which will see PKR adviser Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim contesting, will be a “costly affair”.

Home Minister Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar said there were both “direct and indirect” costs involved in ensuring that the whole democratic process was run efficiently and peacefully.

“The by-election is too soon after the general election in March. If (former MP) Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail had said earlier that she was giving way to Anwar, then the voters may have decided differently then.

“People don’t usually see the indirect costs. More policemen will need to be deployed to Permatang Pauh to ensure that the whole process is conducted smoothly and peacefully, and to ensure there is no untoward incident.

“This whole operation costs extra money,” he told reporters Tuesday after the ministry’s monthly assembly here. [more]

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Anwar Wants Syed Hamid to Apologize for Calling Him “An American Snitch”

This video clip is actually from July 11, but the contents of this clip still apply.¬†Showing¬† a lack of professionalism, the police has yet to give Anwar a report of the “accusation” by Saiful Bukhari Azlan, and Syed Hamid is still beating the drums of war against Anwar.