KUALA LUMPUR – The Malaysian Armed Forces (ATM) has denied claims that an ATM owned vehicle was used to transport participants of the #KitaLawan rally in the capital Saturday afternoon.
ATM in a media statement said ATM was not in any way involved in the purported activity which had spread on social media including Twitter, Facebook and WhatsApp.
“The vehicle has been identified to belong to a private company which provides school transport service for children of ATM staff, from the ATM quarters to schools around Kuala Lumpur on school days only,” according to the statement.
Subsequently, ATM contacted the company involved to obtain clarification on the matter and it confirmed that the vehicle was hired by members of the public and was not under the control of ATM.
Supporters of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim had gathered around the capital in three areas, namely Central Market, Masjid Jamek and the PAS headquarters and marched on to converge at the Sogo shopping complex.
The rally was held to show support for Anwar who is undergoing a prison sentence for a sodomy offence.
Meanwhile, a Subang Jaya Municipal Council personnel was detained at Masjid Jamek at 7 pm Saturday for trying to cause provocation at the rally.
Dang Wangi OCPD, ACP Zainol Samah in another statement said the 29-year-old man was being investigated under Section 143 of the Penal Code.
Zainol when contacted by BERNAMA, declined to comment further on the matter. – BERNAMA