04 July 2008

Army and Police training together

Inspector-General of Police Musa Hassan's statement two days ago that the army and the police have had training exercises.

Analyst say that this is for a possible deployment in Kuala Lumpur, Petaling Jaya and Shah Alam areas in response to demonstrations planned in the immediate future by NGOs and some Opposition party.

Having the army on the streets is not a good idea and would turn Malaysia into another Banana Republic. They are not trained to fire tear gases and water cannons , and if they are deployed they will most likely bring along their guns. The military were also not trained to interact with civilians and this could lead to more problems with the public.

I hope the government is sane enough not to consider putting our army on the streets in the near future.

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