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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Home Minister to probe protest allegations

PUTRAJAYA: Datuk Seri Hisham­muddin Tun Hussein will meet with Section 23, Shah Alam, residents today to see if allegations that Umno members were responsible for the protest against the relocation of a Hindu temple there is true.

The Home Minister said that although there were claims that Umno members were involved, he had received information that members from Parti Keadilan Rakyat and PAS were also present during the protest where a cow’s head was placed in front of the Selangor state secretariat building.

He said the decision by the state government to shift the Hindu temple to the neighbourhood caused concerns that cut across political affiliations and prompted residents to protest.

On calls by the Opposition for Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan to step down because police failed to stop the demonstration, he said it was a normal behaviour on the part of the Opposition.

“This is just political play (by the Opposition) – no one is above the law and they can lodge a police report against the IGP if they feel he has failed to carry out his duties.

“I believe the Opposition will not be satisfied even if Musa is removed,” he told a press conference after receiving a memorandum from Pertubuhan Pribumi Perkasa Malaysia proposing items to be included in the review of the Internal Security Act (ISA). - The Star

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