Saturday, August 29, 2009

Cops say sorry, promise prompt action

The police have apologised for not taking prompt action during the 'cow head' protest that took place in Shah Alam yesterday, said Selangor exco member Dr Xavier Jeyakumar.

He said Shah Alam district police chief Noor Azam Jamaluddin conveyed his apology to several Pakatan Rakyat leaders during a meeting this morning.

The police chief explained that the officer at the scene was a 'junior' (suggesting that he was inexperienced in handling such matters).

"So Noor Azam has given us his word that action will be taken immediately against those responsible (for the protest)," said Jeyakumar, who overseas non-Muslim affairs in the state.

He also revealed that numerous police reports have been filed over the incident.

"Many of the (reports) are by NGOs, councillors, PAS Youth, PKR Youth and some individuals," he said.

The half-hour meeting was held at the Shah Alam police district headquarters and was attended by DAP MP Charles Santiago and state exco Ronnie Liu as well.

Yesterday, some 50 residents enraged with the proposed relocation of a Hindu temple to their area staged a noisy protest with a severed cow's head.

The residents who gathered after the Friday prayers, placed the head outside the gates of the state secretariat building for a short period before removing it.


more news at : http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/111687


seals: "The police chief explained that the officer at the scene was a 'junior' (suggesting that he was inexperienced in handling such matters)." So the top cops are not in control of their own people? And does not know what is going on in their area?

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