Security Under Control At Red-shirt Rally, Say Police

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KUALA LUMPUR – The security situation is generally under control at the “Himpunan Rakyat Bersatu” or red-shirt rally at Padang Merbok here, according to police.

Kuala Lumpur Police chief Datuk Tajudin Md Isa said no undesirable incidents had been reported.

“Participants of the rally, which began at about noon, did not resort to any violence.

“The police will continue to maintain tight control in all areas to ensure the safety of the people,” he said when contacted by Bernama.

Thousands of participants of the “Himpunan Rakyat Bersatu” have gathered at Padang Merbok, led by the National Silat Federation (Pesaka), and with the participation of NGOs.

The rally was organised, among others, in reaction to the Bersih 4 rally held in the city on Aug 29 and 30 and also to express support for the government as well as to reject politics of extremism. – BERNAMA