Saturday, February 7, 2009

Nine Demonstrators Detained Near Iskandariah Palace

(Bernama) -- Nine men were detained after over 2,000 Pakatan Rakyat (PR) supporters turned violent and clashed with police near Iskandariah Palace here Friday.

The supporters became violent when police stopped them from moving towards the palace where Datuk Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir was being sworn-in as new Menteri Besar before the Sultan of Perak.

Perak police chief Datuk Zulkifli Abdullah said the nine detained aged 22-55 include an Indonesian national.

"They are detained for rioting using weapons and can be jailed a maximum five years upon conviction," he told a press conference at Kuala Kangsar police headquarters here.

When people feel that even the laws of the land are less than fair this is what will happen. Malaysia sang the praises of the Palestinians facing the mighty Israeli army's tanks and Apache gunships with handheld guns, they said resistance was natural. So what did Malaysian government expect the PR supporters to do? Fact is the protesters were mainly vocal and not violent. As usual the cops fired teargas.

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