KUALA LUMPUR – The police today denied that they would use the Taser gun on participants of the Bersih 4.0 rally planned for the weekend.
Deputy Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Noor Rashid Ibrahim said the police had the weapon and were distributing the guns to various levels of the security forces.
“The Taser gun can temporarily disrupt voluntary control of muscles or weaken an offender or criminal. However, the guns will not be used during the Bersih rally (this weekend).
“We will use the gun more often (for crime prevention),” he told a news conference after attending the launch of the iSelamat.my website here.
The launch was officiated by Deputy Urban Well-being, Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Halimah Mohamed Sadique on behalf of the minister, Datuk Abdul Rahman Dahlan.
Kuala Lumpur Police regard the proposed Bersih 4.0 rally as illegal because it does not meet the conditions of a peaceful assembly. – BERNAMA