Police told to act against ISA marchers

(The Star) – The police have been told to take action against those planning to take part in marches against and for the Internal Security Act (ISA) on Saturday.

Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein said he has told the police to take action if the two parties involved decided to break the law by going ahead with the illegal gathering.

“The police will take the necessary action to stop whatever illegal gathering that is organised, regardless of whether it is in favour of or against the ISA,” he told reporters after the post-Cabinet meeting here yesterday.

Hishammuddin also said that more than 1,000 Civil Defence and Rela members have come forward to become volunteer policemen in crime-prevention activities.

He said the selection process is currently under way at the Civil Defence training centre in Bangi and so far, 115 members from the Civil Defence and 139 from Rela had been short-listed to attend a short training stint.