The IGP said it saddened him when politicians, who represent the welfare and voice of the people, were sometimes the same people who incited hatred and discord among people.
“Some of these politicians cry about human rights but when they encourage people to break the law, they say it is within their rights to do so.
“They hold illegal gatherings and demonstrations which force us to deploy our personnel to maintain peace and order,” he added.
In 1998, during the height of the reformasi demonstrations, the crime index peaked at 772 per 100,000 population, but that year, the population was only 20 million (total cases were 158,808.)
The high crime rate recorded in 2007 can be attributed to the number of demonstrations organised by political parties and NGOs, including the Hindu Rights Action Force and election watchdog Bersih.
These cowards can't do their bloody jobs, for the love of God!! If I read any further, I might blow a blood vessel.
They arrest such peaceful protestors whose only "crime" was to sing the national anthem. Check out this video for evidence.
But of course, there's a denial to go with it:
Selangor police chief Khalid Abu Bakar has denied that the police moved in on participants at a candle-light vigil last night while they were singing the national anthem.
“That is what they (participants) are claiming,” Khalid told reporters at the Petaling Jaya police district headquarters about midnight.
When told that there was a video recording of the police action, Khalid replied: “I am denying it.”
They deny in the face of evidence.
Reminds me of Shaggy's It Wasn't Me!.